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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016

September 23-25

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This will be a very special Homecoming & Family Weekend, Sept. 23–25, 2016, as Kansas Wesleyan University celebrates its 130th anniversary! Make plans now to be a part of it. Bring the family for a fun weekend with a variety of activities that everyone can enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21

5:30 p.m. | Pre-Game Tailgate | Graves Family Sports Complex | $8 Meal, students, faculty, and staff free with ID

7 p.m. | Men's Soccer vs. Hastings | Graves Family Sports Complex | Free admission

Friday, September 23

9 a.m.—7 p.m. | Gallery Exhibit by artist Ruth Moritz | Sams Hall of Fine Arts

10 a.m.—4 p.m. | Homecoming Headquarters; event registration and information | Hauptli Student Center

Noon | Golden W Luncheon; Class of 1966 Induction, Wesleyan Chorale Performance | Muir Gymnasium | $12, free for class of '66: Get your tickets

Noon | Coyote Golf Outing | Salina Country Club | $75, $100 with polo : Register

2—4 p.m. | Welcome Lounge Hosted by Dean Groves '54 and Betty (Conrad) Groves '54 | Brown Mezzanine (in Student Activity Center) | Students, faculty and staff are invited to drop in and speak with alumni

5:30 p.m. | Alumni Awards Presentation | Fitzpatrick Auditorium | Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the recognition of Nicole Heptig Dekat '07 (Young Alumna Award), Stan Razak '73 (Alumni Service Award) and Rex Buchanan '75 (Alumni Achievement Award) Read More | no charge: RSVP

6—9 p.m. | 130th Anniversary Carnival | Students, faculty and staff free with golden wristband | Pick up your complimentary wristband from Jenny Lawson in PH 185 from 10 a.m.−2 p.m., Sept. 19-22 for free admission to the carnival and all-you-can eat food at the carnival | Wristbands for admission ($10 per person) or food ($10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under) for family members can be purchased at the carnival | Front of Campus : Get your tickets now

6—9 p.m. | Sodexo Catering for Celebration | $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under

8 p.m.—Midnight | BASU Meet and Greet Hosted by Brenda McDaniel '73 and Charles Jessamy '72 | Pioneer Hall Music Area | contact hosts

8 p.m. | Prairie Festival Barn Dance | The Land Institute | contact hosts

Saturday, September 24

7 a.m.—4 p.m. | Homecoming Headquarters; event registration and information | Hauptli Student Center

8 a.m. | W Club Breakfast and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | Muir Gymnasium | $10, free for 2016 inductees: Get your tickets | Hall of Fame Inductees

8:30 a.m.—Midnight | Prairie Festival | The Land Institute | contact hosts

9 a.m.—7 p.m. | Gallery Exhibit by artist Ruth Moritz | Sams Hall of Fine Arts

10 a.m. | All Alumni Meeting hosted by the KWU Alumni Council Officers | Student Activities Center 203

11:30 a.m. | Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Friends | Mabee Arena

11 a.m. | Alumni Flag Football hosted by Patrick Shelton '10 | Graves Family Sports Complex practice field | Cheer on alumni playing in two simultaneous flag football games all in the name of fun

Noon | Miss Wesleyan Recognition | Special recognition of the former Miss Wesleyans in a ceremony between the JV and varsity Volleyball games | Mabee Arena

1 p.m. | Varsity Volleyball vs. Friends | Former Miss Wesleyan Recognition | Mabee Arena 

1:30 p.m. | Wesleyan Showcase Concert | Sams Chapel | Special homecoming concert highlighting vocal and instrumental performance | no charge

2:30 p.m. | Campus tour following concert  | Front steps of Pioneer Hall | No charge : Please RSVP

3 p.m. | KWU Today | SAC 203 | Discover what the student & faculty experience is like today and get a university update | No charge : Please RSVP

4 p.m. | Alumni Band Clinic | Pioneer Hall room 159 | Bring your instruments to join the band | Hosted by director of Bands Sarah Bernard-Stevens | No charge : Please RSVP

4—5:30 p.m. | Campus Tailgate Party on the Quad | food, fun and games for the whole family | Students, faculty and staff no charge with golden wristband | Keep your wristband from the carnival for free all-you-can-eat food Mexican buffet at the tailgate | purchase food for family members on site | Pick up your complimentary wristband from Jenny Lawson in PH 185 from 10 a.m.−2 p.m., Sept. 19-22 | Legacy Families hosted by Michelle Jenson | Class of 2006 reunion hosted by Krista Marsicek Blaisdell '06 | Class of '66 tent | Sixes Tent for all other classes ending in 6

5:30 p.m. | Graves Family Sports Complex Dedication Ceremony with Bill Graves '76 and Martha Graves | honor Gov. Graves and other donors who made the dream a reality

6 p.m. | Football vs. Southwestern | Wear Purple. Be Proud | faculty and staff show ID at the gate to receive two complimentary tickets | Get your tickets

8 p.m. | Peter Buffett and Company at the Steifel Theatre

8 p.m.—Midnight | BASU Banquet Hosted by Brenda McDaniel '73 and Charles Jessamy '72 | Pioneer Hall Music Area | contact hosts

9 p.m. | Yotes on the Patio | Speakeasy

Sunday, September 24

10:30 a.m. | KWU Choir Performance at University United Methodist Church Service

Registration will open soon! 
Schedule subject to change.

Check your mailbox for the save-the-date highlights mailer, Contact magazine, and homecoming brochure for more information and check back here for updates.

Hotel Discounts

Host Contacts

Black American Student Union Events
Brenda McDaniel
brenda_mcd10@yahoo.com
(785) 825-4084
     - OR -
Charles Jessamy
warp.6@sbcglobal.net
(310) 202-6053

Smoky Hill Museum
211 W. Iron Ave.
Salina, KS 67401
785.309.5776
museum@salina.org

Speakeasy
2030 S. Ohio St.
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 823-7687

St. John's Missionary Baptist Church
215 S. Chicago St.
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 827-7082

Stiefel Theatre
151 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 827-1998

The Land Institute
2440 E. Water Well Rd.
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 823-5376

University United Methodist Church
1509 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 825-9505