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The Juice - Oct. 10 Homecoming and Family Weekend

Events kick off with the Pep Rally at noon.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023

Get ready for Homecoming & Family Weekend, Knights, with events that start at noon today. 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.


The Pep Rally begins at noon in Levick Arena. Come get pumped up with our athletics teams and take part in fun games!


The women's tennis team takes on Central at 3:30 p.m. at the Meirink Family Tennis Facility.


Vote for the winner of the window-decorating contest through 10 p.m. Thursday. The winner will be announced at Kastle Kapers.


It's Beat Luther time for the volleyball team at 6 p.m. in Levick Arena.


Knight’s Nite, an exclusive event for students, takes over the Saemann Student Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Activities include karaoke with the Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association in the Lyceum, succulent decorating, prize drawings, a sketch artist, Swiftie friendship bracelets, and trivia at 8 p.m. with ETK in Mensa.


Come enjoy make-and-takes, snacks, trivia, activities, and excitement for the rest of Homecoming & Family Weekend!


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.


The volleyball team takes to the court in Levick Arena for a doubleheader: St. Olaf at 5 p.m. and Bethel at 7 p.m.


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. Sit by the grandstand on First Avenue to hear commentary from our announcers, and don't miss exclusive homecoming merch, candy and other surprises!

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 like Totally Rolled Ice Cream. 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 University of Dubuque Spartans. Students get in free at the gate with your student ID. Adult tickets for friends and family are $6.


Oktoberfest begins at 4 p.m. after the game on the campus mall in the tents south of Old Main 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 $30 (or register before 11:59 p.m. tonight and pay $25!). All attendees must show an ID if they wish to consume alcohol.


Kammerstreicher will perform a Homecoming concert at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.


The Castle Singers will also perform a Homecoming concert at 8 p.m. in the Chapel.


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.


The Wind Ensemble will perform a Homecoming concert at 2:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium.


The Wartburg Choir will also perform a Homecoming concert at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel.


The men's soccer team will face St. John's at 5 p.m. on Salzwedel Field.


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