Have you ever wondered where the name for Smith Hall came from, or how long Ohio Wesleyan has been holding Mock Presidential Conventions? Heritage Day Celebrations help the Ohio Wesleyan Community to come together to learn about these and other important aspects of our abundant and diverse history. Each year a new topic is celebrated bringing together faculty, students, staff, and friends of the University through the Heritage Day committee. The committee works throughout the year researching and orchestrating a day-long event, which will inspire and enlighten us all to the wonders of Ohio Wesleyan.

Heritage Day is celebrated on or as close as possible to November 13th to commemorate the first day of classes in 1844. This unique and enriching event is a testament to the plentiful history of Ohio Wesleyan and the passion that many share for this incredible University.

Please feel free to explore our The Celebrations page to learn about our past celebrations and how you can participate in this year’s event, Nobelest Achievements.

This Year’s Celebration

Where Three Roads Meet: Knowledge, History, and Fun

Friday, October 7 from 5-6:15 p.m. in the Bishop Cafe (Lower Level HWCC)

The word “trivia” comes from the Latin trivium, a public place where three roads meet. In honor of our upcoming 175th anniversary as a university, this year’s Heritage Day will celebrate nearly two centuries of students sprinting down the roads of knowledge with a trivia contest.

Teams of six people can sign up either by picking up an entry form at the Student Involvement Office or by filling out the online form. (Note: You will need to be logged in to your OWU email account to access the form online.) Teams must include a mix of at least two of the following categories: OWU students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and Delaware Community members.

For the smartest (or quickest reflexes) among us, the grand prize of the contest will be a “secret spaces” tour of campus...bell towers, tunnels, and more. Sign up now and show your peers that your knowledge of trivia is anything but trivial.