Wheaton loves to celebrate our families
Thank you to all of our Wheaton family and friends for celebrating the strength and spirit of our community during our 2020 virtual Family and Friends Weekend, September 25-26, 2020. We invite you to continue your time “at Wheaton” via the activities and videos below.
Parents and families are integral members of our community and we thank you for your support of your students and of Wheaton College.
We hope you enjoyed the weekend and we are looking forward to celebrating Family and Friends Weekend again in 2021!
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Live Virtual Events
Friday, September 25th
3 p.m. – Remarks from President Dennis M. Hanno – Watch the recording here.
8 p.m. – Trivia Night brought to you by Late Night Programs (LNP)
Saturday, September 26th
11 a.m. – Remarks from Dean Zachary Irish – Watch the recording here.
1 p.m. – Student Government Association (SGA) Inauguration
7 p.m. – Boom Boom Bingo brought to you by Programming Activities Council (PAC)
A View Into Campus
Adjusting to Hybrid Learning
Explore the elements of the hybrid/remote learning experience with Wheaton student Dhruval Thakkar ‘22 as he interviews Associate Professor of Psychology, Christina Riggs-Romaine and Associate Professor of Art, Co-Chair of Visual Art and History of Art, Kelly Goff.
How are students connecting to Career Services virtually or while on campus? Find out from Maggie Becker, Associate Director of Career Services. Then check out the myriad resources and tutorials available to help put your student on the path to career success.
Behind the Mask: Accessing Support from Campus Services
Meet some of the friendly faces of the Wheaton staff, both on and off campus, who are available and looking forward to helping you and your student navigate Wheaton in person and remote.
Two members of Wheaton’s Curriculum Implementation Team, Kate Boylan ’04, Director, Archives and Digital Initiatives and Amy Dumont ’09, Associate Director of Major Gifts and Gift Planning, take you on a virtual tour of the key elements of the Compass Curriculum and the exciting options in and out of the classroom available to Wheaton students today.
Over 100 clubs are available for students to participate and engage in. We celebrated with a virtual activities fair on Friday, September 4th—showcasing the multitude of Wheaton clubs and activities—via live information sessions and club presentations. Check out the latest events and club offerings on engage@Wheaton.
Recreation at Wheaton
Recreation at Wheaton College promotes health, fitness, and wellness through sports, activities, and the concept of having fun. Check out the many activities Wheaton has to offer.
Games & Activities
Run with Roary Virtual 5K
Join Wheaton community members from all around the world for our first ever Run with Roary Virtual 5K! Participants can walk, run, or bike, all at their own pace, on their own time, and in their current locations. Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) between the dates of September 24-30, 2020, and be a part of our community goal of 1,834 miles. Participants at every level are encouraged to join!
ARTS@Wheaton Quad Party
The ARTs Quad Party is going virtual this year! Keep an eye on our social media channels (Instagram: @artsatwheaton, Twitter: @artsatwheaton and Facebook: @wheaton.college.arts) for opportunities to win gift packs that include arts@wheaton swag, tie dye kits, temporary tattoos, tacos (OK, gift cards for tacos) and more! All arts programming for fall 2020 will be virtual. Students, parents, alumni and friends are welcome to join! Events will be listed on the College event calendar and the Watson Box Office site as information becomes available.
Postcards from the Pandemic
This exhibition is an open call for responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether your experience over the last months has included baking with your cat, advocating for justice and equality, or dealing with personal or economic loss, we invite you to participate during this weekend. Work together as family, in person or across the miles, and share your postcards of pandemic perspective with us.
Roary’s Fun Activity Book
Have fun with Roary and spend time with your Wheaton family working through the puzzles in this printable activity book meant for the young and the young at heart.
Challenge your family and friends to see who can assemble a pic of one of everyone’s favorite campus spots first!
Wheaton Community Cookbook
Whip up a family dinner or dive into a dessert with any of these great recipes submitted by members of the Wheaton community. Get cookin’ with recipes that will be sure to have you cooking in the kitchen with Wheaton all year long.