Wheaton loves to celebrate our families and friends

2021 Family and Friends Weekend

September 24-25, 2021

Register here for Families and Friends Weekend.

Please note that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, advance registration is required for some events as noted below.

Upon arrival to campus, check-in is mandatory for indoor events, excluding athletic events. Check-in will be located in the Dimple. (Rain location Balfour-Hood Information Desk)

Questions? Contact us at familyfriendsweekend@wheatoncollege.edu.


2021 Schedule

Wheaton College prioritizes the health and safety of our community. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status for all indoor events. We will continue to monitor evolving COVID-19 state and federal guidelines, recognizing that we may need to adjust the program. Please know that we will do everything we can to promptly inform you of any changes to requirements, protocols, or scheduling. Follow this link for up-to-date Travel and Visitor guidance.

Friday, September 24, 2021

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Check-in
Check-in for the weekend. Staff will be available to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.
Dimple (Rain: Balfour-Hood Information Desk)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Arts Quad Party
Come check out what arts@wheaton is all about. There will be live performances, music, tie-dye, screen printing and more. Oh yeah, and a food truck serving up waffles. Come play with us!
Hood Courtyard – located between Watson and Mars Arts and Humanities (Rain: Watson and Mars Arts and Humanities)

7:00 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Wellesley College
Nordin Field
Information on Wheaton College’s COVID-19 Spectator Policy

7:00 p.m.
Tabaco y Ron
Performance from Wheaton’s Paraiso Latino student dance group.
Balfour-Hood Atrium

8:00 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come test your knowledge and win prizes! Sponsored by Late Night Programming (LNP).
Cole Memorial Chapel

Saturday, September 25, 2021

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Check-in
Check-in for the weekend. Staff will be available to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.
Dimple (Rain: Balfour-Hood Information Desk)

9:00 a.m.
Coffee and Donuts on the Dimple
Dimple (rain: Balfour-Hood Café)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Conversation with the President*
Start your day with fellow parents and several college staff to enjoy a cup of coffee. At 9:30 President Hanno will share updates from campus and then take questions. Please note that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, advance registration for all participants is required.
Cole Memorial Chapel

*Alternatively available virtually via Zoom. Link will be posted here on the day of the event.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Student Life Overview*
Life in college can be both challenging and rewarding for students. This session will focus on sharing some tools and resources available for students to help them make the most of their Wheaton experience. Please note that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, advance registration for all participants is required.
Cole Memorial Chapel

*Alternatively available virtually via Zoom. Link will be posted here on the day of the event.

11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Emerson Gym, Haas Athletic Center
Information on Wheaton College’s COVID-19 Spectator Policy

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Grab and Go Lunch
Looking for a quick bite on campus? Head over to the Chase Patio and grab something to eat. Enjoy our beautiful campus and have your student show you their favorite spot to dine al fresco. Meals for students can be purchased with a meal plan swipe and guests pay $10 at the door (cash only).
Chase Dining Hall Patio

12:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Smith College
Mirrione Stadium
Information on Wheaton College’s COVID-19 Spectator Policy

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Roary’s Mini Fun Fair
Meet Roary and have some fun! Grab some sweet treats and memories from the weekend.
Meadows Basketball Court, near Meadows Complex 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Curriculum Pathways & Careers*
Come learn about the many academic pathways available to students through the Compass Curriculum and how these prepare students for their careers after Wheaton. Please note that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, advance registration for all participants is required.
Cole Memorial Chapel

*Alternatively available virtually via Zoom. Link will be posted here on the day of the event.

2:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Keefe Field
Information on Wheaton College’s COVID-19 Spectator Policy

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception with Campus Leadership
Campus leadership invites you to meet fellow Wheaton families and friends while enjoying light refreshments.
Science Center Patio (Rain: Diana Davis Spencer Café)

Dinner on Your Own
List of local restaurants coming soon.

8:00 p.m.
Game Night
Mario Cart Madness, join the Programming Activities Council (PAC) in the Club Hub for classic video games & competition.
Balfour-Hood Club Hub