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virtual schedule of events

alumni, faculty, and staff presented on multiple topics via zoom to add even more dimension to virtual homecoming 2020. wittenberg thanks all our volunteer presenters for their willingness to discuss a range of topics throughout the weekend. experience the events all over again below.

friday, october 2

elizabeth ayers '80
gift planning: a conversation about solutions and your legacy

chenelle jones '06
moving the needle of justice: an antiracist approach to pedagogy in the midst of a global pandemic

men's basketball head coach matt croci
women's soccer head coach katie robinson
football head coach joe fincham.

between the stripes: athletics update

wittenberg community members joined together to celebrate 175 years of academic excellence with a special virtual homecoming 2020 event led by president michael frandsen and his wife sharon.

saturday, october 3

dr. ed hasecke, professor of political science
dr. rob baker, professor of political science
Democracy & Elections in a Polarized America

peter franz '04
investing young

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
homecoming tailgate

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sign up for one of our zoom tailgate rooms and invite your friends to join you for a tiger cocktail, courtesy of fadi michael '07.


fadi michael ’07, the owner of park street cantina in columbus, ohio, teaches everyone how to craft the perfect margarita, our choice as the perfect tiger cocktail in celebration of wittenberg university's 175th anniversary for virtual homecoming 2020:

  • cantina’s perfect margarita
  • 2oz of your favorite tequila
  • 1oz cointreau
  • 4oz sour mix
  • ½ orange juice
  • fresh lime juice

mix, and enjoy! oh, and #tigerup!

sunday, october 4

11 a.m.
chapel service
watch on facebook live

this isn’t what anyone had expected or planned for wittenberg’s 175th year, but we were still determined to honor our heritage and celebrate our impact. continue to join us in reflecting on the impact wittenberg had on your life. visit our special celebrating 175 years! website to make a gift to help ensure that the university is a beacon for seekers of knowledge and justice for years to come.

even though we were not together on campus for homecoming, we continue to be together in spirit. members of the reunion classes of 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 are also continuing to meet to plan for in-person gatherings during homecoming 2021, provided conditions allow. if anyone is still interested in serving on their respective reunion committee, please email

questions? contact the office of alumni engagement at or (937) 327-6374

in close coordination with federal, state, and local public health agencies, wittenberg will continue to monitor the covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the wittenberg community. updates and actions, as well as a host of resources, can be found on the university’s witt: we’re in this together website.

future homecoming dates:

  • october 8-10, 2021
  • september 30 - october 2, 2022
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