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Family Weekend 2012 Schedule

Sunday, October 7
All Weekend

Ben Wofford BooksWofford’s bookstore is located on North Church Street, with parking beside the Papadopoulos Building. It will be open during the weekend:

  • Friday, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, noon – 3 pm.

    Take home a memento from your weekend at Wofford! 

Sandor Teszler Library Gallery:  FILM ART FROM BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN. The show, which showcases the graphic design and aesthetic of the culture of Eastern Europe, will be available for viewing all weekend. On loan from the collection of Dr. Matthew Johnson of Spartanburg. 

  • Friday, 8 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday from 1 pm - midnight.

Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery: LEGACY OF ANCIENT CAVES IN INDIA will be on display all weekend. Photographs by David Efurd. Visit the gallery located in the Campus Life Building from 9 am – 5 pm all weekend. 


8:30 am - 2 pm: Ticket Pick-Up. Tickets not previously mailed will be available in the Alumni Office, Papadopoulos Building. Tickets may also be picked up at the tent near Main Building on Saturday.

12:30 pm: Wofford Invitational Golf Tournament. Open to all alumni, lettermen, parents and friends of the college. Country Club of Spartanburg. Shotgun start at 12:30 pm. BBQ lunch provided at 11 am. For more information or to register please visit terrierclub.wofford.edu or contact Dana Mason at masondc@wofford.edu or 864-597-4101. All proceeds from the golf tournament support scholarships for Wofford student-athletes. 

2 - 5 pm: PAC Meeting. Fall meeting of the Parents Advisory Council (advisory panel of parents who serve as liaison between the college and current Wofford parents), location TBA. Bill and Susan Oldham are the chairpersons of the council. 

3:30 - 5 pm: Study Abroad Reception for Families of Spring 2013 Students. Spring 2013 study abroad students and their parents are invited to a reception with the office of International Programs. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about resources available to them and their students. AAAS Room, Burwell Building.

3:30 - 5 pm: Meetings with Professors. Parents are invited to make appointments to meet with professors during this time. Students may arrange the appointments or families may contact professors directly. Visit the online directory at www.wofford.edu for contact information.

5:15 - 6:30 pm: Class of 2013 Reception. Chairman of the Wofford Board of Trustees Harold Chandler '71 invites all seniors and their families to this reception honoring the Class of 2013. Grand Galleria and Village Green Courtyard, Michael S. Brown Village Center. A formal invitation will be mailed. 
6 pm: Women's Soccer vs. Elon. Snyder Field. 
9 pm: Puttin’ on the Dog party. Third Phase of the Village
The Puttin’ on the Dog party, sponsored by the Wofford Activities Council, is one of the weekend’s biggest events. The event features live music by The Ultimates, a Motown variety band that electrifies audiences with a unique blend of classics, contemporary R&B and originals. Like other legendary Georgia artists before them, their main goal is to bring the focus of Funk and R&B music back to the basics. These guys make it look easy with meaningful and soulful arrangements. All of the Wofford community is encouraged to attend.


Admission Fall Hospitality Day: 

  • 9 am Registration in the Papadopoulos Room
  • 9 - 10:30 am Campus Tours
  • 10:30 - 11 am Opening Session
  • 11:15 am - 12:25 pm Special Interest Presentations in various locations
  • Check out www.wofford.edu/admission for more information

8:30 - 9:30 am: Heritage Society Reception. Wofford students and alumni who have had a parent, grandparent, or child graduate from Wofford are invited to his annual breakfast.  Look for your formal invitation in the mail.

9am - 1:30 pm: Ticket Pick-Up - Information Tent. PAC members will be in attendance. Pick up your nametags, ask questions, get directions, or purchase tickets. Tickets purchased in advance and not mailed will be here for pick-up. Lawn near Main Building.

9 am - noon: Meetings with Professors. Parents are invited to make appointments to meet with professors during this time.

10 - 11:30 am:  
  • Open House, The Mungo Center for Professional Excellence. Students and families are invited to meet the staff and ask questions about programs. First floor, west wing, Michael S. Brown Village Center. 
  • Government Department Reception. Parents of students in the Government Department are invited to drop by the home of Department Chair Robert Jeffrey, 801 Palmetto Street, Spartanburg, 29302.
  • Physics Department Reception. Parents of the students in the Physics Department are invited to drop by the Physics Suite in the Roger Milliken Science Center. 
  • Foreign Languages Department Reception. Parents of students studying foreign languages are invited to drop by Olin 115 for light refreshments. 
  • Sandor Teszler Library Reception. The library staff invites students and their families to drop by to see some of the improvements made to the library over the summer. 
11:30 am - noon: "State of the College Address." President Benjamin B. Dunlap will address families and the campus community in Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.

11 - 1 pm: Family Weekend Lunch.
All Wofford parents, students, and other family members are invited for a luncheon with tailgate favorites. Wofford students with a valid ID eat free; Adults $12, Children $8. Under the tents, Horseshoe side, Main Building.

1 pm: KICK-OFF Wofford vs. Furman.
Wear your black and gold and come cheer the Wofford Terriers to victory in Gibbs Stadium. All tickets are reserved; $27 per adult and $12 per child (ages 3-12).


9:30 - 10:30 am: Good Morning Reception. Enjoy a light breakfast with President and Mrs. Dunlap in the President's Home. 

11 am: Worship Service. The Rev. Ron Robinson '78, Perkins-Prothro chaplain and professor of religion, Leonard Auditorium.

2 pm: Women's Soccer vs. UNCG. Snyder Field.