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Famiy Day


September 17, 2022

RSVP by September 10

Parents, siblings, grandparents & other family members are all welcome!

This is a special day for you to enjoy time on our beautiful campus experiencing college life from your student’s perspective. Visit the academic buildings your Titan spends the most time. Sit in a classroom. Experience campus dining. Check out their favorite place to study or to hang out with friends. Become more familiar with their home away from home! And then there’s TITAN FOOTBALL!

Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. - Noon

Family Day Welcome Center

Pick up your registration welcome packet. Mingle with other WC families over light refreshments. Relax on the Quad with a pickup game of corn hole, badminton, etc., or kick back under a shady tree to observe campus life in one of our comfy adirondack chairs.

First 50 families to pick up their welcome packets will receive a gift from Westminster College. Packets include any prepaid tickets for brunch or football game.

Orr Auditorium

9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Westminster Family Selfie Contest

TEXT your best WC family selfies to 724-651-7376 for a chance to win prizes on display at the Family Day Welcome Center. Two entries per family. Photos will be shared on the parent FB and webpages. The winners will be announced on the parent FB page at 8 pm.

9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Starbucks Coffee

McKelvey Campus Center, 1st Level

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Foster Art Gallery Fall Exhibition

Alumni Exhibition: Class Years 2011-2021

Patterson Hall

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pesed, The Mummy

Visit Pesed, a 2,300-year-old mummy, who has called Westminster home since 1885. Self-guided visit.

McGill Library, 2nd Floor

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Shop at The Campus Store

NEW Westminster Family Day T-Shirts available!

The Titan Gear 2 Go mobile store will be open from 4 p.m. until end of football game at Burry Stadium.

1st level McKelvey Campus Center

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Meet & Greet with President Kathy B. Richardson

Lawn in front of Family Day Welcome Center

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

First Gen Family Meet & Greet with TRIO - RSVP Requested

Start your morning meeting WC’s TRIO staff who are here to support your student’s college experience. First-generation college students are students whose parents and/or guardians have not attended college.

TUB: McKelvey Campus Center, 1st Level
Erik D. Austin, TRIO Program Director

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Family Day Brunch

Special RSVP pricing $10 per person ($12 at the door)

WC student uses their Meal Plan*
*Each student on a meal plan (except the Commuter Plan) receives 5 complimentary “Guest Swipes” to be used within that semester. Students are welcome to use these guest swipes for their families at Galbreath for this brunch! Reservations are requested for Guest Swipes.

Galbreath Dining Hall

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Visit our NEW Cultural Center - RSVP Requested

The cultural center was intentionally created to foster a climate of safety, belonging, and student learning. Come learn about the opportunities to participate in social justice and cultural programs, identity exploration, and immersion trip experiences.

McKelvey Campus Center, 2nd Level
Candace Okello, Associate Dean of Student Affairs

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Amish Society, with a Local Focus - RSVP Requested

Dr. Park will share an overview of basic statistics, social organization, values and religious beliefs and lifestyles of the Old Order Amish as well as discuss common misconceptions about the Amish and the major changes that different settlements negotiate in today’s world. The focus is on our New Wilmington settlement.

Patterson Hall 205
Dr. Kristin Park, Professor, Sociology

1 p.m.

Women’s Tennis: WC vs Franciscan University

Lower Courts, Behind Lake Brittain

2 p.m.

Men’s Tennis: WC vs Capital University

Starting doubles at Upper Courts, Behind Old 77
Moving to Lower Courts for singles, Behind Lake Brittain

12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Explore the Outdoor Environmental Lab

Walk the Sandy Edmiston Memorial Labyrinth. Enjoy a self-guided walk on Westminster’s trails.

Accessible by vehicle to 937 Fayette-New Wilm. Road

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Westminster Bee Company - RSVP Requested

Hosted by Westminster College Center for the Environment faculty Dr. Helen M. Boylan and Dr. Patrick D. Krantz

Learn about Westminster College’s apiary and the more than 1.5 million bees that call it home! In this hands-on session you will meet students enrolled in our beekeeping course as well as students enrolled in our entrepreneurship class. You will learn how bees work together to ensure the survival of a hive. You will also follow the process of honey production from hive to bottle including sampling and bottling your own jar!

Hoyt Science Center, 1st Floor, New Atrium Area

Dinner on Your Own

Lawrence/Mercer counties are full of great places to dine. Check our Parent Engagement Local Shopping, Services & Restaurant Guide (available at Welcome Center) or Visit Lawrence County or Visit Mercer County.

7 p.m.

Football Kick-Off: Westminster vs Allegheny

Adults $10
65+ Seniors: $5
5 & under: FREE
Students NOT WC: $5
WC Students with ID: FREE

Burry Stadium


Visit our COVID-19 Health & Safety Dashboard for up-to-date information.



Connie L. McGinnis

Director of Celebrity Series and Parent Engagement
Connie L. McGinnis