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Homecoming

 

Virtually welcoming you back with events that will make you smile.

September 28, 2020 - October 3, 2020

 

 

 

Week-Long Titan Celebrations


Digital Homecoming Bulletin Board #WCHC2020


All week long you can celebrate and post messages about Homecoming and to your classmates using our digital bulletin board. We encourage you to wear your Titan gear and send your videos, messages and photos to alumni@westminster.edu or use #WCHC2020 on social media!

 

Lessons from your Living Room


Expand your knowledge in one of many areas while you ‘audit’ one of our current courses. Options range from joining as a guest in a virtual, live session to viewing pre-recorded current lessons from faculty. Be sure to register to receive the links to the lessons and sessions.

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Schedule of Events


*Please note that all events listed are VIRTUAL. No alumni activities are happening physically on campus this year.

**ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME. For our West Coast alumni, events that are conducted via Zoom (with the exception of reunions and campus tours), will be available in the hours following on this page. Those issued on Facebook will be available on our Facebook Page.

Monday, September 28

12 p.m.

Homecoming Kick-off

The Titan will join us at noon on Monday, September 28 for a live Facebook kickoff to homecoming. You can view the mini-celebration at ​www.facebook.com/WCAlumniAssociation​.

5 p.m.

New Construction Tour

Rain Date: Wednesday, September 30 at 5 p.m.

 Check New Wilmington weather

Join Ken Romig, Vice President for Finance and Management Services, and Jason Janusziewicz, Director of Facility Operations, for a cruise around the newest areas of campus, including the softball field, baseball field, UPMC Sports Complex which includes the soccer and lacrosse field, and Hoyt! Alumni can post questions about the new projects to Ken and Jason during registration then listen for your question to be asked during the live session!

7 p.m.

Melodies of Titan Country

The Westminster College Chamber Singers, under the direction of Andrew Withington, and the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Tim Winfield, will conduct a joint live performance for our alumni. Tune in to experience toe tapping numbers and beautiful ballads.

Tuesday, September 29

6 p.m.

Leadership Team BINGO

Join President Kathy Richardson and members of the College leadership team for updates about all the various areas of WC, including academics, admissions, fundraising and budgets, athletics, strategic efforts and goals, and student life. Listen carefully and be the first to complete your Titan BINGO card for a chance to win Tavern sticky buns and a gift card to The Campus Store. Be sure to register to gain access to the BINGO card and Zoom link.

7:30 p.m.

Alumni Happy Hour and Titan Trivia

Place your Fractured Grape order and prepare for a virtual all-alumni happy hour paired with Titan Trivia! All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend this ‘free-for-all’ Zoom gathering. Alumni will go head to head in Titan Trivia (no cheating allowed!). Winners will secure a Campus Store gift card!

If you missed Trivia you can test your knowledge on your own--play along here. Game pin is: 05259865. This game will be active until 10/10 at 12 noon.

Wednesday, September 30

12 p.m.

Artistry of a Titan Variety

Take a cultural lunch break! Explore our Foster Art Gallery with Assistant Professor, Summer Zickefoose, who will take you on a virtual tour of the ​"We Are Here: Black Identity in White Spaces" installation and introduce you to the works by current and former students being showcased.

Stay online with us....
At the conclusion of the gallery walk-through, we warmly encourage all alumni artists to share a piece of your creative work with the Titan community. Be sure to have one piece on hand to share! Let us know of your intentions to participate by registering in advance!

7 p.m.

30th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 1989, 1990, 1991

Let's have a drink together and toast Westminster! Classmates and friends from 1989, 1990 & 1991 are invited to attend a virtual reunion hosted by Tim Brennan '91 and Patrick Sentner '90. Please be sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link.

7:30 p.m.

Legacy Family Virtual Campus Preview (open to all students interested in learning about WC)

Brag a little! Show off Westminster to your college-bound student through this virtual exploration of campus. Admissions counselors will participate live on this chat to answer your admission questions, share about our Legacy Scholarship opportunity, and to give you first-hand information about being a student at WC!

Thursday, October 1

4 p.m.

Canoe Ride with Karson

End your workday with a tranquil virtual float on Brittain Lake with student leader and social media personality, Jack Karson. Jack will answer burning questions about student life for our modern undergraduate, provide updates about student organizations and projects, and share some fun facts you might not know! Be sure to register and deposit your burning questions, then tune in to hear the answers!

7 p.m.

10th Cluster Reunion - Classes of 2009, 2010, 2011

All members from the classes of 2009, 2010 & 2011 are invited to a virtual gathering hosted by David Dean ’09 and Mark Drabick ’10. Let’s share how we are coping through this time and enjoy planning an in-person reunion next year. Please be sure to register in advance to receive the Zoom link.

8 - 9 p.m.

Phi Kappa Tau/Beta Phi Reunion

Join your Phi Kappa Tau/Beta Phi Chapter brothers from every decade on a Zoom meeting. Share your stories of your time in the house, meet some of the current Phi Tau brothers and reconnect with old friends. Please contact Tim Brennan at timothybrenn@gmail.com '91 for the Zoom link.

Friday, October 2

12 p.m.

Virtual Campus Preview (open to all high school aged students and their school counselors or Titan teachers and preachers)

We invite those who teach or counsel high school aged students to make it a point to join together and virtually visit the beautiful campus of WC, together! Encourage your students to find out more about your alma mater. Admissions counselors will participate live on this chat to answer your admission questions, share opportunities like the Jerb Miller and Young Presbyterian Scholarships, and to give you first-hand information about being a student at WC!

7:00 p.m.

45th Cluster Zeta Tau Alpha Reunion (Classes 1974, 1975, and 1976)

Join alumni host, Karen Campman Emmett ‘75 for a virtual gathering via Zoom to reminisce and reconnect with fellow sorority sisters.

Saturday, October 3

8 a.m.

'Nama-stay' on the Quad

Begin your day with mindfulness and meditation and stay awhile with us on the Quad. Certified yoga instructor and Titan parent, Lori Allen, will take Titans on a virtual yoga flow for beginners that’s aimed to promote flexibility, strength, and Titan camaraderie. Be sure to register in advance for the link.

9 a.m.

Meditation with College Chaplain Rev. Jim Mohr

Recall the memories of chapel and log in to hear a special meditation message from College Chaplain, Rev. Jim Mohr who will share with you the heartfelt, soul-pleasing message you are accustomed to hearing during our Homecoming Chapel service!

 Watch the recording
10 a.m.

Illusions of Blue and White: A Magic Performance

Tiny Titans! Are you ready to be amazed? We’re excited to welcome a very special magic performance especially for our alumni and their tiny titans. Join us from the comfort of your living room as you sit on the edge of your seat to witness magic and illusions before your very eyes. Be sure to have your sound on--you might be called on to participate!

12 p.m.

Virtual tour of Westminster’s Apiary

Join Dr. Helen Boylan and Dr. Patrick Krantz from Westminster College’s Center for the Environment at the Outdoor Laboratory for a once in a lifetime tour of the College’s largest incoming class! Learn beekeeping basics including hive structure, bee culture, honey production, the role of pollinators, and more. Join us on zoom and see what the buzz is all about!

2 p.m.

Turn up the Volume: Marching Band Performance & Homecoming Court Announcement

The Titan Marching Band will perform in your home! Who doesn’t want to dance and jive to the beat of the Titan Marching Band? Under the direction of Dr. Tad Greig, our marching band will showcase their halftime numbers so that you can enjoy the sounds of a Titan Homecoming from your corner of the planet. Stay on the line with us as we present this year's Rising Titan Award to Megan Parker '21, meet the homecoming court, and crown the King and Queen with President Richardson! This will be showcased live via WCTV (link available for registrants).

Only participants are permitted at this live event. In order to maintain proper gathering guidelines and safety protocols we respectfully ask that all spectators watch the live stream from home. Thank you for your understanding.

 Watch the recording
3 p.m.

45th Cluster Music Dept. and Friends Affinity Reunion (Classes 1974, 1975, 1976)

Join alumni host, Steve Talley ’75, for a virtual gathering via Zoom to reminisce and reconnect with fellow “conserv” music department friends. (majors, non-majors, choir, band and orchestra alumni and friends welcome).

4 p.m.

25th Reunion - Class of 1995

Grab your favorite beverage and join classmates Heather Bloom Hall and Nanci Kleese Hosick for a virtual Happy Hour. Take us back to 1995.... dress as if you are still on the Quad. Prizes will be awarded for best representation of you in 1995. Register to receive the Zoom link.

4 -5:30 p.m.

Alpha Sigma Phi Virtual Reunion

Alpha Sigma Phi alumni will gather for a virtual homecoming reunion via Zoom. There will be a brief opening program, a virtual tour of the fraternity house, and breakout rooms for clusters of class years. Encourage your pledge brothers to attend. Please contact Rob Sheehan ‘79 for Zoom info. drrobsheehan@gmail.com​.

7 p.m.

65th Reunion - Class of 1955

Join alumni host Bob Rankin ‘55 and Wendall Wagner ‘55 for a virtual gathering of your class. Register to receive the Zoom link.

Get Free Goodies!

Those who register by September 20 are guaranteed a spirit kit.

We know you love your Homecoming freebies so don’t worry - they are still available! For all alumni who formally register for Virtual Homecoming using our ​official registration form​, a spirit package will be sent to you. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis using the address listed at time of registration.

 

Homecoming Enhancements

Needing a little something extra to make you feel like you’re in New Wilmington for Homecoming? We have you covered: