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Family Weekend Slated for Sept. 24-26 at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Sep 22, 2021

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College will host the annual Family Weekend September 24-26. Families, students and the whole Wesleyan community are invited to participate in a wide variety of fun and engaging activities that will help you become even more familiar with our college, as well as the local community.

Registration begins Friday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library and reopens 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday.

On Friday, after enjoying the MIB Gallery Art Show on 48 East Main St. from 4 to 8 p.m., join us in the French A. See Dining Hall – open from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – or visit a local restaurant. Conclude your evening by joining Dr. Tracey DeLaney, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering, at the practice track field on the riverwalk for stargazing at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, your Home Among the Hills offer several activities starting from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. with Yoga with Orin, screen printing T-shirts with the Art Department (bring your own T-shirt), and a tailgate lunch before the 1 p.m. home football game against West Liberty University on the Cebe Ross Field. Check out the Main Street Sidewalk Sale as many shops will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Buckhannon.

The day will conclude with Trivia Night hosted by Heavy B Productions. Grab your family or friends and compete for gift card prizes from Bobcat Entertainment at the French See Dining Center. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the game will start at 8 p.m.

Wesleyan students, families and parents are also invited to participate in two community service initiatives: “Spread the Love” and “Clothes for Pros.” Bring peanut butter to be donated to the local food pantry. Donations may be dropped off during registration in the library.  More information on these events provided on the WVWC website under Family Weekend 2021.

Family Weekend will end on Sunday with brunch at 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. on Sunday in the French A. See Dining Center. Later in the day, cheer on the women’s soccer team as they host West Virginia State at 7 p.m. at Culpepper Soccer Field.

All Family Weekend attendees will need to complete the required WVWC COVID Guest Waiver at registration. Please follow the universal indoor masking policy in effect.

To register or find more information, please visit .


West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2022 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit