October will be a busy month on the Wofford Campus, starting with Family Weekend. The month also includes A Day for Wofford and the SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum, along with thought-provoking talks and gallery exhibitions.

Three exhibitions that opened in August will continue into October, with Rebecca Forstater’s {Training_camp} closing on Oct. 13 and the other two remaining into December. Information on Wofford’s exhibitions can be found at https://www.wofford.edu/student-experiences/arts-culture/museum-gallery/exhibitions.

All events listed are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Please check the online calendar at calendar.wofford.edu for frequent updates. For athletics events, please go to athletics.wofford.edu.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8

Family Weekend

Various locations across campus.

Multiple events will take place for students and their parents, including informative receptions, a band party, the Terrier Fun Run/Walk and a trivia night. More information is available at https://www.wofford.edu/philanthropy-engagement/parents-families/family-weekend.

Thursday, Oct. 12

A Day for Wofford

Join alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends for A Day for Wofford—a 24-hour giving event to celebrate the collective impact of Terriers everywhere. Make a gift of $60 or more and receive a Wofford College branded notepad. Also, check out our social media kit for graphics for your social media accounts! More information at https://advance.wofford.edu/portal/adayforwofford2023.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14

SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) 2023

Various locations.

This is a great opportunity for students from across the Southern Conference to engage with one another and share creative projects and research. For more information, email the Office of Undergraduate Research at UR@wofford.edu.

Monday, Oct. 16

“The Worst Crime” documentary screening and panel discussion with South Carolinians For Alternatives To The Death Penalty

5:15 p.m., McMillan Theater

The South Carolina Innocence Initiative will host a screening of “The Worst Crime,” a documentary highlighting the intersection of crime, punishment and mental competency, followed by a panel discussion including the Rev. Hillary Taylor, executive director of South Carolina Alternatives for the Death Penalty; former death row inmate Jimmy MacPhee; and Chelsea McNeil, 8th judicial circuit public defender who tries felony cases.

Monday, Oct. 16

Dr. Audeliz Matías, “Voices of Hurricane María: Connecting Oral History and Science”

7 p.m., Microsoft Teams

Dr. Audeliz Matías, geoscientist and Interim Dean of School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State, explains the value of bringing the sciences and humanities together in community-based research to better understand and take action in the era of climate change and climate disasters, such as Hurricane María. Registration link at https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/74e503f4-bac6-483a-9679-b92500dc3468@ddc49e5d-0f07-4043-9ddd-408d78122303.

Through Oct. 13


Richardson Family Art Gallery

Rebecca Forstater, assistant professor of studio art, presents her exhibition {Training_camp}, featuring digital imagery, video, objects and karaoke. The exhibition seeks to examine the creation of public memory in AI software through the lens of pop-culture history. A closing reception and artist talk will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Through Dec. 8


Richardson Family Art Museum

Wofford College's Richardson Family Art Museum and the Department of Art and Art History present VIEWFINDER, a solo exhibition of work by Crystal Z Campbell, a multidisciplinary artist. The exhibition is inspired by travels of Varberg, Sweden, and especially focuses on the African Diaspora in Sweden.

Through Dec. 8

Roots/Routes: Mobility and Displacement in Art of the American South

Richardson Family Art Museum

Presented by the Johnson Collection, this exhibition features work by artists from the American South, focusing on cultural origins and migration. Twenty artists’ works showcase narratives of relocation, identity and displacement. Works span from the 1800s to the present.