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Famiy Day


September 9, 2023

RSVP by September 1

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. Walk through the academic buildings. Sit in the chairs on the quad. Experience campus dining. Check out their favorite place to study or 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 (includes any prepaid tickets for brunch or football game). First 50 families to pick up their welcome packets will receive a gift from Westminster College. Mingle with other WC families over light refreshments.

Orr Auditorium

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Meet & Greet with President Kathy B. Richardson

Lawn in front of Family Day Welcome Center

9:30 a.m. – 5 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 6 p.m.


9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Starbucks Coffee

McKelvey Campus Center, 1st Level

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Foster Art Gallery Fall Exhibition

Patterson Hall (2nd Floor/Ground Level)

9 a.m. – Noon

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. – 3 p.m.

Shop at The Campus Store in McKelvey Campus Center

Westminster Family Day T-Shirts available! Also, the Titan Gear 2 Go trailer will be open at Burry Stadium from 10 a.m. until end of football game.

McKelvey Campus Center, 1st floor

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

First Gen Family Meet & Greet with TRIO

Start your morning meeting WC’s TRIO team 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. – 11:30 p.m.

Visit our Cultural Center

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

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 requested for Guest Swipes.


Galbreath Dining Hall

1 p.m.

Football Kick-Off: Westminster vs. Thiel

Titan Sports Hall of Fame Day!

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


Burry Stadium

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Explore the Center for the Environment’s Outdoor Lab

Accessible by vehicle to 937 Fayette-New Wilmington Road

Walk the Sandy Edmiston Memorial Labyrinth. Enjoy a self-guided hike or experience “nature therapy” on Westminster’s trails.

937 Fayette-New Wilmington Road

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 or




Connie L. McGinnis

Director of Celebrity Series and Parent Engagement
Connie L. McGinnis