Family Weekend

 Friday Activities (October 4)

Time Event Location
6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The W Pool Open
Family members get in for half off with a student.

The W
5:15 p.m. Volleyball Game: Wartburg vs. St. Olaf Levick Arena

7:30 p.m. Volleyball Game: Wartburg vs. St. Thomas Levick Arena

Saturday Activities (October 5)

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Wartburg Store is open!

10 a.m. Alpha Chi Induction
This ceremony honors students in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

Wartburg Chapel
10 a.m. Phi Eta Sigma Induction
This ceremony honors students who achieved a 3.50 GPA or better and were in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year at Wartburg.

Wartburg Chapel
Cancelled Career Preparation for your Student
This is for all parents! Derek Solheim, associate director of the Pathways Center for career services, will lead a session on how to prep your student for the career search after graduation. This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you would like information sent to you, please email Derek Solheim.

Pathways Center
11 a.m.-1 p.m. President's Tailgate
Wartburg President Darrel Colson hosts lunch under the tent on the mall in the heart of campus. There will be a short program at 11:45 a.m. You will also have an opportunity to participate in the parent/student look-alike contest. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for youth (ages 5-12), and free for children (under age 5). Please note: In case of rain, the tailgate will take place in the Knights Ballroom in Saemann Student Center.

 Campus Mall
12:15 p.m. Volleyball Game: Wartburg vs. Elmhurst Levick Arena

1 p.m. Football Game: Wartburg vs. Simpson
Come to Zimmerman Field and watch the Knights take on the Simpson College Storm! Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for students (Wartburg students get in free with ID), and free for children (under age 5).

Walston-Hoover Stadium 
2:30 p.m. Volleyball Game: Wartburg vs. Concordia (Minn.) Levick Arena

4:30-5:30 p.m. Readings in Common
Join us by the fireside! Have coffee and cookies while discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, the book selected for the Readings in Common program and assigned as summer reading for all new Wartburg Knights. Chat with faculty who teach Inquiry Studies 101 to see how the book’s themes of medical ethics, poverty, race, and more are being woven into the varied sections of the first-year course. Come, learn, and share, regardless of whether or not you’ve read the book yourself.

Hagemann Castle Room
5 p.m. Women's Soccer Game: Wartburg vs. Loras Soccer Field

7:30 p.m. Kenya Safari Acrobats
Kenya Safari Acrobats perform non-stop, gravity defying human pyramids, balancing, tumbling, limbo dancing, hurling through hoops and breathtaking contortions, all while clapping to a joyful Benga beat. Combining artistry with humor and playfulness, these gymnasts provide a unique blend of traditional arts and circus skills in classic African style. This show will leave you ¬filled with a sense of awe and amazement — a wonderful show for the entire family! Tickets cost $5 for family members and are free for students (tickets must be purchased at the ticket office with student ID present).

Neumann Auditorium
 7:30 p.m. Men's Soccer Game: Wartburg vs. Loras Soccer Field

Sunday Activities (October 6)

Time Event Location
10:30 a.m. Family Weekend Worship Wartburg Chapel

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Buffet Brunch
Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 5-12), and free for children (under age 5).


11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wartburg Store is open!

1 p.m. Kappa Delta Pi Initiation
International honor society for education majors will induct new members
Hertiage Room, Saemann Student Center