Interact with other parents and family members, students, faculty and staff members on September 23 & 24. The entire BW community is invited to join in celebrating our students' experience at BW in making CONNECTIONS since 1845.

Parent and Family Weekend

September 24, 2022
9:30 AM

Baldwin Wallace Parent and Family Weekend 2022

All parents and family members are invited to Connect: Parent and Family Weekend (PFW) on Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Come and experience a fun-filled BW weekend with your student! Enjoy social activities and learn more about academics, support services and everything BW.

Parent and family weekend is open to all parents, guardians, siblings and family members of current BW students.

Plan for the Weekend

Plan on two exciting days of events and activities.


Registration is closed for Friday and Saturday events.

Adult: $15.00
Youth: $7.00


  • Friday night dinner
  • Friday night social events
  • Saturday lunch
  • Tickets to the BW football game and soccer match
  • An exclusive Parent & Family Weekend shirt
  • And tons of priceless memories!


BW has partnered with many area hotels and motels at all price levels. See the full list of lodging options. Please be sure to mention that you are associated with Baldwin Wallace University for the discounted rate.

Campus Map

Parking and locations on campus are all within walking distance. Plan your arrival with the BW virtual map.


Friday, September 23, 2022

Registration is closed for Friday night events.

5 - 6:30 p.m. Parent and Family Check-In
Union Lobby, Strosacker Hall

5 - 6:30 p.m. Visit the BW Spirit Shop
Main floor of the Union, Strosacker Hall

5 - 8 p.m. Art Exhibition: Paintings by Emil Robinson
Fawick Art Gallery, Kleist Center for Art & Drama

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Union Dining Hall, Strosacker Hall

6:30 - 6:45 p.m. Kick-Off & Welcome to Parent & Family Weekend
Grand Street Walkway
(Rain site: Union Dining Hall, Strosacker Hall)

7 - 8 p.m. Academic Showcase
Kamm Hall

7:30 p.m. Lecture: "How Star Clusters Dissolve"
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
Burrell Memorial Observatory
Reinhold and Margaret Kader Memorial Astronomy Lectures & Burrell Memorial Observatory Open House featuring Dr. Don Terndrup of The Ohio State University. Free tickets required. Learn more >>

8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Choose Your Own Adventure
During check-in, you will be able to choose your own adventure for our social events for the evening.

Carmel Tent (across from Strosacker Hall)
(Rain site: Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG))

Last Call Team Trivia
Student Activities Center (SAC)

Community Drum Experience
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center

Mix-n-Mingle (Yard Games)
Circle of Warmth
(Rain site: Inside Games in The Hive and Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall)

8 - 10 p.m. Late Night
Union Dining Hall, Strosacker Hall

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Registration is closed for Saturday events.

North Campus – Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

10 a.m. Parent and Family Check-In
(For guests who did not check-in on Friday)
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

10 - 11 a.m. Parent and Family of BIPOC Students Reception
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

10:30 a.m. Campus Self-Guided Tours
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Welcome & Tailgate Kick-Off
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Parent Resource Fair
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

11:15 a.m. Jacket Walk

11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m Open Play Cornhole
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tailgate Lunch Program
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot
(Rain site: Lou Higgins Center)

11:30 a.m. Scenes from "The Sound of Music"
Music Theatre Program
Kleist Center for Art & Drama Parking Lot

1:15 p.m. BW Marching Yellow Jackets

2 p.m. Football Game
George Finnie Stadium

7 p.m. Men's Soccer Game
George Finnie Stadium

Download the BW Guidebook

Before arriving on campus, download the BW Parent & Family Guidebook that will provide you with the detailed daily schedule and other important information. Link to the Guidebook to come with your confirmation email.


Please feel free to contact the BW Parent and Family Programs office staff with questions.

Marc West, Director, Parent and Family Programs
Ruvimbo Mareya, Graduate Assistant, Parent and Family Programs

Phone: (440) 826-2111