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The Juice (Student) - Oct. 12

Kickoff dinner runs until 7 p.m. in Mensa.

Oct. 11, 2022

Happy Homecoming & Family Week(end), Knights! There’s so much fun to be had that we couldn’t save it all for the weekend. Here’s a look at some of the highlights you won’t want to miss; check out the entire schedule any time at www.wartburg.edu/homecoming.


You can still make the Kickoff Dinner, which runs until 7 p.m. tonight. Students without a board plan are invited to join in the fun as well – the President’s Office will pay for students who do not have a board plan this evening. Come with friends, win prizes, and enjoy a meal together!


The Pep Rally begins at 8 p.m. in Levick Arena. There will be performances, speakers, and games, and be sure to stick around after for snacks!


Wartburg’s volleyball team will play Coe College at 6 p.m. in Levick Arena.


Have fun on the football field during Knight's Nite in Walston-Hoover Stadium from 7-9 p.m. There will be yard games and snacks. At 8 p.m., Homecoming will host Battleship in The W’s pool — canoe style! Teams of four will attempt to sink other ships by filling them with water using the provided buckets. Sign up your group of four today! There will be a final round from 8:45-9 p.m. that will be signed up on the spot.


Don't miss Kastle Kapers, the tradition that showcases the talents of your fellow Knights, at 8:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. Solo and group performances from a variety of genres are on the program. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for everyone else.


Wartburg Choir is hosting an alumni reception from 4-4:50 p.m. in Chapel Commons, with an open rehearsal from 5-6 p.m. in the Chapel sanctuary.


Wartburg Wind Ensemble has open rehearsal from 4:50-6 p.m. in the Bachman Fine Arts Center.


Wartburg men’s soccer is playing University of Wisconsin-Platteville at 7:30 p.m. at Salzwedel Field.

Inauguration and class schedule

You are welcome to attend the inauguration of President Rebecca Neiduski at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Neumann Auditorium. To accommodate this, classes are shortened that day:


Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.
Any classes held from 3:50-5:30 p.m. that day will meet as normal.


The annual Homecoming Parade begins at 10 a.m. It starts a few blocks east of campus along Fifth Street Northwest, heading south; then turns and goes west along First Avenue Northwest, behind the Chapel and Bachman Fine Arts Center; and then turns north on 12th Street Northwest to end near The W.

The Renaissance Faire starts immediately following the parade, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus mall, and features many vendors, including food trucks. Mensa will be open for lunch as well. Several student organizations have booths and fundraisers, so come out to support a variety of groups and businesses.


The Homecoming football game starts at 1:30 p.m. at Walston-Hoover Stadium, with the Knights hosting the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves. Students get in free at the gate with your student ID. Adult tickets for friends and family are $6.


Oktoberfest begins just after the game on the campus mall in the tents south of Old Main, about 4 p.m., and goes until 6:30 p.m. Students on a board plan must show their student ID to get their evening meal at Oktoberfest. (Reminder: Mensa is closed for Saturday evening meal! Bonus meals cannot be used for friends at Oktoberfest.) Off-board students can pay at the door for $25 (or register before 11:59 p.m. tonight and pay $20!). Students age 21 and older must show an ID to consume alcohol.


Sunday worship will take place at 10 a.m. in Neumann Auditorium. All are welcome to join in worship where communion will be served.


Wartburg women’s soccer will play St. Benedict at 3 p.m. at Salzwedel Field.


Wartburg Choir will perform a Homecoming concert at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The Wartburg


Wind Ensemble will also perform a Homecoming concert at 3:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium.


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