We roll out the blue carpet for Wingate University families during Family Weekend.
This year, Family Weekend is scheduled for September 15-16. We invite you to visit Wingate University for this exciting weekend, when your student can give you a tour of their favorite places and introduce you to the friends who have become family. Activities are designed for all ages, so bring the whole family. Many Family Weekend activities are free; select events require ticketing in advance; all events require an RSVP (so that we can be great hosts).
Please join us for Family Weekend 2017. Family members of all ages are invited for a weekend of food, fellowship, and fun. Events that require ticket purchase are as follows:
- Clambake and Auction: $35 for adults 21+, which includes all-you-can-eat dinner and wristband for beer and wine. $15 for anyone younger than 21, which includes all-you-can-eat dinner but excludes beer and wine. Buffet includes: fried fish, fried shrimp, steamed clams, roasted oysters, hush puppies, slaw, and peach cobbler.
- Family/Faculty/Staff Mixer: $15 per adult; one student/child granted free entry per paying adult. Come enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and get to know some of your student’s favorite faculty and staff in a casual atmosphere. We’ll make it easy to identify faculty and staff by area of expertise so you can get the conversation started.
Prices at the door may be slightly higher, so purchase your tickets in advance! Athletic tickets are sold separately. We encourage you to book your room at the Courtyard Marriott Matthews, the preferred hotel for Family Weekend 2017.
We hope you’ll register now for Family Weekend 2017. You can do it online, quickly and easily!
2017 Family Weekend Schedule
Friday, September 15, 2017
|6pm||Clambake & Auction||Campus Lake||Ticket required|
|7pm||Ivan Pecel: Making Juggling Tolerable||Batte Center: McGee Theater||Free|
|7pm||Women’s Volleyball vs. Anderson||Cuddy Arena||Ticket required|
Saturday, September 16, 2017
|9am||Sleep in, grab breakfast, make a Target run!||Off-Caumpus||Free|
|11:30am||Wingate University Update from Dr. Rhett Brown||Batte Center: McGee Theater||Free|
|Noon||Families/Faculty/Staff Mixer||Batte Center Rotunda||Ticket required|
|1:30pm||Family Tailgate||Football parking lot||Free|
|5:00pm||Women’s Soccer vs. Anderson||Soccer Complex||Free|
|6pm||WU Football vs. Carson-Newman||Irwin Belk Stadium||Ticket required|
|7:30pm||WU Men’s soccer vs. Anderson||Wingate Soccer Complex||Free|
If you have questions, please use the form below to contact us. We’re looking forward to seeing you!