2018 Parents & Family Weekend

September 21 – September 23, 2018

Friday, September 21

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Select Classes Open for Parents and Families
Open classes TBA

12 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Clark

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Parent Luncheon
*Advance registration required

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gallery Exhibit: Fiber/Paper/Love

2 – 4 p.m.
WinHub & MakerSpace Open House
The “hub of making” on campus. An innovation space to provide tools and a place for students to develop and collaborate on a wide range of projects, from hand-built drones to musical instruments.

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner
Open to all. Sponsored by Wheaton’s own Hillel group.
*Advance registration required

8 p.m.
Observatory Open House

9 p.m.
BAC Family Movie
Boosting Alcohol Consciousness (BAC) offers recently released films to the campus community.

Saturday, September 22

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

9 a.m.
Parents Breakfast with President Hanno

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grit ‘N Wit Challenge Course

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Life Outside of the Classroom

12 – 3 p.m.
Peacock Block Party
Food, shopping and fun in a festival atmosphere! Lunch will feature the student dining experience at Chase Dining Hall and food trucks will provide sweet treats for dessert. Be sure to check out the selection of local vendors, play outdoor games, enjoy music and more!
*Advance registration required

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gallery Exhibit: Fiber/Paper/Love

1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Husson 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Student Government Association (SGA) Inauguration
Hear what SGA has planned for the coming year. Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Kate McCaffrey will host this year’s event and swear in the 2018- 2019 SGA Executive Board, Senators & Class Officers.

3:30 – 5 p.m
Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony & Reception
The nation’s oldest honor society, Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal, arts, and sciences. This fall’s inductees will be inducted into the honor society. Reception to follow.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Student Performance Showcase
Wheaties are very talented in a variety of ways! Some sing, some dance, some make us laugh and some even move us. Come watch Wheaton’s student groups perform for their families and friends during this special showcase. The doors will open at 7 p.m. This is not a show to be missed!

10 p.m. – midnight
Late Night Bingo
Join the SAIL Late Night Programmers for a fun, family friendly night of bingo, awesome prizes and a caramel apple bar!
*Advance registration required

Sunday, September 23

9 a.m – 12 p.m (1st seating 9 a.m – 10:30 a.m, 2nd seating 10:30 a.m-12 p.m)
Jazz Brunch
Enjoy a delicious brunch in one of campus’ cherished venues while listening to smooth jazz music. A great way to round out your weekend visiting with your Wheaton student.
*Advance registration required

family in front of a food truck
Check out the food trucks!


Students decorated pendants to cheer on the Lyons
Cheer on the Lyons!
photo of student with faculty during a past Shabbat dinner
Shabbat dinner during Parents & Family Weekend
shopping at the IndieArts Festival
Check out student fundraisers
Indie Arts Fest 2013 Photo
Parents & Family Weekend