Explore Lincoln

Welcome! Explore the city throughout the weekend and take advantage of all Lincoln has to offer.

Places to Eat

Things to Do

Contact or visit us

Nebraska Wesleyan University Alumni Office
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2123
alumni [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

Wesleyan Weekend 2023

Mark your calendars and plan to join us from September 28 – October 1, 2023, for Wesleyan Weekend, a new twist on our annual Homecoming and Parents’ Weekends. Filled with traditions new and old, Wesleyan Weekend has something to offer everyone. NWU students, parents, alumni, family and friends are all welcome and encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

For questions about Wesleyan Weekend, contact NWU Alumni Relations at alumni [at] nebrwesleyan.edu or (402) 465-2568.

Reunion Team Volunteers

Join others serving on your class reunion team to help make the weekend a great success. Contact us at alumni [at] nebrwesleyan.edu or (402) 465-2568 to sign up. As a reunion team volunteer, you will:

  • Encourage classmates and friends to attend your reunion and other Wesleyan Weekend activities (via social media, emails, phone calls, mailed notes, etc.). We can provide alumni contact information to help you reconnect.
  • Find lost classmates through personal networks or online searches.
  • Identify and plan special activities specifically for your class.
  • Share Wesleyan Weekend content through your social media channels. To get up-to-date NWU info, please join/follow us on:
    • Facebook – Nebraska Wesleyan Alumn
    • LinkedIn – Nebraska Wesleyan University Alumni
    • Instagram – @nwuconnects

Connect with NWU

We want to keep you informed as we plan Wesleyan Weekend as well as other events throughout the year. We also want to celebrate your accomplishments with you and others.

Update your contact and employment information using our alumni information update form.

Let us know about your recent life events or accomplishments to include in the “Class Notes” section of Archways Magazine at classnotes [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

We are in the process of scheduling activities for Wesleyan Weekend, so the information below is subject to change. Please check back often for the latest updates on this year’s planned events. The ability to register for events will be made available at a future date.

Thursday, September 28

6 p.m.
Legends and Legacies alumni award dinner
Main Ballroom, Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S. 24th Street, Lincoln

Join us for an evening of celebration as the Nebraska Wesleyan Alumni Association honors the achievements of distinguished alumni.

(Awardees TBD)

Friday, September 29

2 p.m.
(Presentation/Exhibit TBD)
Learning Commons, Cochrane-Woods Library

4 p.m.
Global Village
Abel Commons

Learn about a variety of countries and ethnic groups by visiting cultural presentations at table displays. Hosted by NWU International Students, this event is family-friendly. Stay for the entire time or drop in and out during the event.

5 p.m.
Class of 1963 reunion dinner
Heritage Room, Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S. 24th Street, Lincoln

Reminisce with classmates from 1963 during this special event. Continue the celebration at the all-class reunion in the main ballroom at 6:30 p.m.

5 p.m.
Class of 1973 reunion dinner and medallion ceremony
Balcony Room, Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S. 24th Street, Lincoln

We honor the class of 1973 with commemorative 50th year medallions. Continue the celebration at the all-class reunion in the main ballroom at 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
All-Class reunion
Main Ballroom, Country Club of Lincoln
3200 S. 24th Street, Lincoln

Reconnect with classmates and old friends at this special all-class reunion. Milestone classes will be recognized and have their photo taken. Drinks and heavy appetizers will be provided.

9 p.m.
“Howl Like Hell” pep rally
Abel Stadium

Come watch this fun tradition as students participate in a cheer/dance/spirit competition to kick off their weekend celebration. The 2023 Platinum Prairie Wolf honorees will be announced.

Saturday, September 30

9 a.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame induction and breakfast
Snyder Arena, Weary Center

Hear the stories and honor the achievements of these outstanding alumni athletes as we celebrate the 2023 inductees during this annual awards breakfast presented by the ‘W’ Club.

(Inductees TBD)

9 a.m.
Fraternity and Sorority open houses

9:30 a.m.
Campus tour
Lobby, Story Student Center

Take a walk down memory lane as you tour NWU’s historic campus. Led by current NWU students and staff, tour stops include visits to places new and old, including the recently-constructed Acklie Hall of Science. Golf cart transportation will be available.

11 a.m.
Family picnic and carnival
Taylor Commons

Join us for an old-fashioned picnic and carnival. This family-friendly event features free food, inflatables and games.

11 a.m.
Outdoor Yoga
North Lawn, Cochrane-Woods Library

Join members of the NWU yoga club for an all-ages yoga class led by certified yoga teacher and mindfulness instructor, Dr. Karla Jensen. Mats will be available, or you may bring your own.

1 p.m.
Football vs. Luther College
Abel Stadium
Students: $3; Adults: $6 (Pay at the door)

Come cheer on the Prairie Wolves as they take on the Norse. The halftime show includes a performance by NWU’s dance team, recognition of the Hall of Fame inductees and introduction of the 2023 Platinum Prairie Wolf honorees.

1:30 p.m.
Bingo on the green
Taylor Commons

Join us after the picnic and carnival for bingo on the green from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Complete with snacks and prizes! Open to all NWU students, families, friends and alumni.

4:30 p.m.
Music showcase concert featuring students and alumni
O’Donnell Auditorium, Rogers Center for Fine Arts

Enjoy an evening full of vocal and instrumental music at the music showcase. Alumni are invited to perform. 

Sunday, October 1

8:30/10:45 a.m.
Communion worship services
First United Methodist Church
2723 N 50th Street

Recurring Events

Art Exhibition “TBD”
Elder Gallery, Rogers Center for Fine Arts

History Exhibition “TBD”
Learning Commons, Cochrane-Woods Library

Theatre Production “TBD”
McDonald Theatre, Elder Theatre Center