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Welcome Cardinals!

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24, 2021

This weekend is an opportunity for Wheeling students, families, and alumni to reconnect on the Wheeling University campus. This weekend includes activities for the whole family, Cardinal sporting events, campus tours, games, activities, Mass, and more. Family Weekend is a great time for everyone!

Friday, October 22, 2021

Registration: 4pm – 6:30pm
Swint Hall –Troy Theatre Reception Area
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Homecoming Weekend Bag filled with information and more!

President’s Family & Homecoming Welcome Reception: 7pm – 8:30pm
Swint Hall Library Plaza
Join Wheeling University staff, faculty, and our Student Government Association for light refreshments and appetizers, as we kick off Family Weekend. Don’t forget to post photos of Homecoming & Family Weekend using hashtag #WUHomecoming.

Movie on Bishop Schmitt Field: 9pm Friday Night Lights
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and join us on the football field for a movie under the stars!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Family Weekend Registration: 8:30am – 9:30am
Swint Hall –Troy Theatre Reception Area
Stop by to pick up your name tag, updated schedule, and Homecoming Weekend Bag filled with information and more!

Rise and Shine Early Morning Yoga: 7:30am
Donahue Lawn
Join Yoga Instructor Joelle Moray on Donahue Lawn for a yoga session to start your day.

Celebration of Wheeling Breakfast: 8am – 9am
Benedum Dining Room
Meet and mingle with fellow Cardinal families and alumni as you enjoy coffee and pastries. Hear from President Favede about Wheeling’s recent successes and what’s new and exciting at the university.

Alumni In Recruitment (AIR) Training 101: 9:30am
Benedum Dining Room
Alumni interested in becoming an AIR volunteer can attend a one-hour training session. AIR volunteers help Wheeling University’s admissions recruiting efforts.

Wheeling University Disc Golf: 9am – 1pm
LaRosa Field Hole #1 
Want to learn how to play disc golf and the rules associated with disc golf? Meet the designers of Wheeling’s new Disc Golf Course from Northern Panhandle Golf Association at Hole #1 on LaRosa Field between 9-1 to learn how to play and more! Wheeling University Disc included in Registration Packet.

Campus Scavenger Hunt: 10:30am
Hosted by Student Services
Join us for an exciting scavenger hunt. Meet at McShain Plaza in front of the Chapel of Mary and Joseph at 10:30am

Campus Tours: 10:30am and 3pm
Admissions ambassadors will host walking tours of campus for alumni and families. Meet at McShain Plaza at 10:30am or 3pm.

President’s Red Zone Tailgate: 10:30am – 12:45pm
In the end zone located at Bishop Schmitt Field’s scoreboard
Enjoy Kegs & Eggs, music, tailgate games, and celebrate school spirit as we get ready for kick-off! Special gatherings for alumni and athletic alumni teams.

Love Letter to Your Student: 10:30am – 3pm 
Starbucks – Swint Hall Lower Level
Write a love letter to your student and give them words of encouragement for the end-of-the-semester crunch time. Letters will be delivered to your student before finals in December.

Cardinal Games and Activities on the Lawn: 11:30am – 4pm
Donahue Lawn
Take part in arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, face painting, inflatable bounce house, corn hole, Knocker Balls, Ladder Golf and many more exciting activities for all ages. Activities and carnival games are free. Then, grab lunch at one of our FOOD TRUCKS located in McDonough Parking Lot.

Football vs. West Liberty University: 1pm 
Bishop Schmitt Field
Cheer the Cardinals on to victory as they take on West Liberty. The half-time festivities will include the crowning of the Wheeling University 2021 Homecoming King and Queen.

Women’s Soccer vs. Glenville State College: 7pm 
Bishop Schmitt Field
Make some noise for the Cardinals as they take on homecoming opponent, Glenville State.

Oglebay Boo at the Zoo: 11am – 8pm
Wheeling University Shuttles available
Purchase Tickets online at: Boo at the Zoo Tickets at WheelingCVB or call 304-243-4100.

Shopping in Wheeling’s Historic Center Market:  4pm – 8pm
Wheeling University Shuttles available
Visit the eclectic mix of shops and unique dining at the Historic Centre Market in downtown Wheeling. Grab lunch at Later Gator or dinner at Market Vines!

Improv with the Crazy 8’s: 8pm
Towngate Theatre
All tickets are $7. Purchase online or call 304-242-7700. Treat yourself to a night of comedy in Wheeling. Join the Crazy 8s for a night of improvisational comedy in Wheeling. Wheeling University Shuttles available.

Meet me at the RATT:  9pm
Alumni and Family Night at Das Rathskeller “The RATT,” Wheeling’s famous campus pub! Join us for a fun night of food, music, trivia, billiards, prizes, a cash bar, and more!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Alumni Council Meeting: 8:30am
Erickson Alumni Center

Alumni and Family Mass: 11am  
Chapel of Mary and Joseph             

Men’s Lacrosse vs. WVU Mountaineers: 11am
Bishop Schmitt Field

Alumni, Family & Friends Grab and Go Breakfast: 6:30am – 10:30am
Stop by the Benedum Room for complimentary coffee, muffins and donuts before heading home or joining us for Mass.

Don’t forget to stop by the University Apparel Shop located in Starbucks while you are visiting campus.

  • Friday, October 22 8am – 9pm
  • Saturday, October 23 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, October 24 10am – 6pm

Wheeling University will also be at Bishop Schmitt Field on Saturday from 10am to 4pm selling select merchandise. Stop by!

Student Event Weekend Schedule 

  • Cardinal Carnival Night | Thursday 5pm– 8pm Hosted by SGA
  • Party on Don Lawn | Friday 5pm-7pm
  • Bonfire | Friday 8pm- 10pm Hosted by Student Services
  • Wheeling University Homecoming Dance | River City Saturday 9pm– 1am

Registration is $10 and includes a signature Homecoming T-shirt, *official Wheeling University Disc, Welcome Reception, Celebration of Wheeling Breakfast, tickets for the tailgate, football game, Grab & Go Breakfast, children’s activities, and coupons to use throughout the weekend.

When you arrive, pick up your FAMILY WEEKEND all access badge and WRIST BAND at the Registration Table.
Your student does not need to register.