Wheaton loves to celebrate our families and friends
2021 Family and Friends Weekend
September 24–25, 2021
Thank you to all our family and friends who joined us in person and virtually for our 2021 Family and Friends Weekend! We hope you enjoyed the weekend and we look forward to celebrating again next year.
In the meantime, please enjoy our virtual activities and experiences, including recordings of some of the weekend’s in-person events.
See you next year!
The below events took place on Saturday, September 25.
Conversation with the President —WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.
Enjoy a cup of coffee virtually with fellow parents. President Dennis M. Hanno will share updates from campus and answer questions from the community.
Student Life Overview —WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.
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.
Curriculum Pathways & Careers —WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.
Come learn about the many academic pathways available to students through the Compass Curriculum and how these prepare students for their careers after Wheaton.
Livestream Athletic Events
LET’S GO WHEAT!
Grab your blue and white and get ready to root for Wheaton from your living room, or anywhere, via these livestream varsity games. All games were recorded and can be viewed using the below links. Goooooo Lyons!
Games & Activities
Hands across the Dimple
Wheaton invites family and friends to participate in a community act of kindness in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Donate food in-person or in your own community and help us reach our goal of 1,834 items.
Let’s join together as family and friends to help those in need.
Family and Friends Weekend online raffle
Thank you to everyone who entered.
The lucky winner will be contacted soon!
To Scatter or Sow—Diaspora in Contemporary Art
This gallery exhibition, both virtual and in-person, serves as a central event for Wheaton’s campus-wide initiative to consider Diasporas: Economies, Boundaries, and Kinship. View videos, photos, ceramics and more.
Roary’s Fun Activity Book
Have fun working through some Wheaton games and trivia or surprise your student with a “3 Cheers” letter from you and Roary with this printable activity book meant for the young and the young at heart.
Assemble this interactive puzzle and when you’re done, enjoy one of the most gorgeous views on campus.
A touch of home-cooking
At certain times of the year, some Wheaton community recipes are chosen to be a one-time featured cuisine option at a campus dining hall. What a lovely touch of home for your student to see their favorite meal on the menu!
A View Into Campus
Faculty-student summer research
Wheaton is well-known for its amazing experiential learning opportunities and faculty who are dedicated to working closely with students to achieve results in and out of the classroom.
Wheaton’s Global Honors Program
Global Honors asks students to discover and experience cultures outside of the United States, learn a second language, and reflect on their place in the world.
Take a look back at the work and learning of students who received funding to pursue an internship, volunteer, or research experience last year. Celebrate their accomplishments and see the multitude of possibilities that await your student.
An Ecosystem of Equity
Wheaton’s entire campus works in partnership with your student to weave equity and belonging into everything we do. We strive to create an inclusive living, learning, and working environment for every undergraduate.
Lyons Live Webinars
From dining to the counseling center and beyond, these previously recorded sessions geared towards first-year students and families are a great resource or refresher for any parent or guardian who navigates Wheaton’s helpful departments.
Review our campus resources.
Take in the sights
Kick up your feet, sit back and see what’s been happening at Wheaton in this montage of early semester scenes. You might even see a familiar face!
Find all you need around Wheaton and beyond with this extensive guide of local shopping, hotels, restaurants and more.
Want to sport your Lyons pride? Take a trip to the online campus store to grab some Wheaton gear.