Families & Benefactors

Every fall, Families and Benefactors brings together two parts of the Heidelberg community: the families of current students and our members of the Berg Benefactors (formerly known as Fellows). During this celebratory weekend, families and Berg Benefactors listen to presentations, attend athletic competitions and theatre productions, and participate in a variety of fun activities. We hope you make plans to attend this exciting weekend on campus! Registration closes Monday, September 13 at 11:00pm.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Coffee House and Bonfire sponsored by the Berg Events Council
8:00pm Legacy Patio, University Commons
Join us for an evening of live music, fresh coffee, and a relaxing atmosphere...the perfect way to spend an evening on campus!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Bookstore Open
9:00am - 4:00pm in the Campus Center
Check out the newest ‘Berg Gear!

Families & Benefactors Registration
10:00am – 11:00am, Campus Center Front Lawn
Check in, grab your registration packet, and get ready for a great day at Heidelberg!

Families and Benefactors Opening Ceremony
11:00am – 11:30am in Campus Center Front Lawn
Join us as we celebrate our families and our donors with a warm welcome back to the ’Berg, and present the annual Alumni of Distinction Award!

Berg Benefactors Tailgate under the Big Top
11:30am - 12:45pm 

Families Lunch
11:30am – 1:00pm in Seiberling Gymnasium
Enjoy a great meal and great conversations with members of the Heidelberg community. Lunch attire is casual (’Berg colors are encouraged).

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Geneva College
1:00pm at Hidden Valley Soccer Complex
Support the Student Princes as they take on the Geneva Golden Tornadoes!

Football Game vs Capital University
1:30pm at Hoernemann Stadium
Show your ’Berg Pride by supporting the Student Princes as they take on the Capital Crusaders! Don’t forget your complimentary entrance ticket to the game!

Men’s Soccer Game vs. Hope College
4:00pm at Hidden Valley Soccer Complex
Support the Student Princes as they take on the Hope Flying Dutchmen!

Classes without Quizzes
6:00pm in Frost Lecture Hall
Enjoy mini-lectures from Heidelberg’s esteemed faculty and get a taste of what your students are experiencing!

The Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre presents The Addams Family
7:30 pm in Gundlach Theatre

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Matters of Faith and Bagels!
10:00am in Herbster Chapel, Pfleiderer Hall
Enjoy twenty minutes of music and a message on Matters of Faith followed by Bagels and Cream Cheese for a late breakfast in Herbster Chapel. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life.  

Families Registration     

  • $20 per person                
  • $10 Children 12 and under        
  • Children 2 and under – free!        
  • Your ‘Berg student – free!    

Please note a Theatre Ticket is not included in Families Registration and is $5.00 per person extra.

What's Included with Families Registration

  • All Family programming for the weekend
  • An exclusive Families and Fellows Weekend gift
  • A fun Berg giveaway for the big game
  • Saturday coffee and lunch 
  • Entrance to all athletic contests for the weekend

Click here for Families registration.

Benefactors can visit for more information on registration!

Contact Person:
Student Engagement
Event Sponsor(s):
Student Engagement
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