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Virtual Family Day

Each Fall we invite our Titan families to our beautiful campus to experience campus life from your student’s perspective. This year, we can’t be together due to health and safety concerns related to COVID, but this won’t stop us from spending time together! We have many interesting and diverse events and activities for you to enjoy!

Many of our wonderful 2020 Homecoming events are the same or similar to what we would have planned for you virtually, so we are incorporating these into our parent programming to present Family Days for you rather than just one day. In addition, Parent Engagement has a special time for you to chat with President Richardson and to have some good old-fashioned fun with your Titan. We invite you to participate in as much as you can, and we hope you learn a little about your Titan’s home away from home and why it is so special!

 

Homecoming 2020 Events Recommended for Parents


 Register for Homecoming Events
For accurate counts, please enter PARENT in Class Year (Unless you are a WC alum)

 

Lessons from your Living Room

September 28 - October 2


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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Monday, September 28

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.

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.

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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!

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!

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.

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).

 

Parent Engagement sponsored Family Days 2020 Events


Please register by October 5

Saturday, October 10

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Coffee With President Richardson

Parents only because, let’s be real . . . college students are still in bed! Please join us virtually over a cup of java in your favorite Westminster mug for a relaxed and informal coffee chat with President Richardson. The President will update parents on the latest campus news followed by a Q&A of topics of interest to those who attend. We hope to see you there!

RSVP by Monday, October 5 to mcginncl@westminster.edu with Coffee with President Richardson in subject line. Details how to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Titan Scavenger Hunt

Get the list in your hands and divide and conquer! Win great prizes! Hunt is designed for all Titans - residential, commuter and students studying from home online this semester!

Rules:

  • Register by Monday, October 5 to participate.
  • To register, email parent email address and student email address to mcginncl@westminster.edu with Titan Family Scavenger Hunt in subject line.
  • Students and Parents receive scavenger list via email at 1 p.m. sharp. The list will also be posted on the Westminster PA Parent Facebook page at 1 p.m.
  • Once hunt begins, you have 1 hour to finish the list
  • Divide and conquer to find and/or go to the various locations, take pictures of the items on the list and when you are finished or time is up, attach your photos to a post to the Westminster PA Parent Facebook page in ONE post.
  • The first three families to send ALL of the pictures or the MOST pictures to mcginncl@westminster.edu will receive a beautiful Westminster quilt from The Campus Store.
  • The next 25 participants will also receive a Westminster prize!

We can’t wait to see your pictures! Have Fun!

 

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