The 9th Annual Passport to Springfield event will by held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 1st, hosted by The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement. If you were able to attend last year, you might remember the fun and energy shared by all as more than 600 students gathered to learn what Springfield is all about.

This event will be a wonderful opportunity to interact and connect with students who will be customers for years to come. To encourage the students to visit your local business, we are inviting you to come to campus to set up a booth featuring your organization and its products. Some suggestions for catching the attention of our students might include: coupons, student rates, product samples, food samples, informational brochures, T-shirts, etc. In previous years, nearly all businesses offered some sort of sample or coupon.

The fee for this event is $10 which will ensure your spot at the event.

Throughout the duration of the event, there will be multiple raffles in which the students will have a chance to win prizes. All participating organizations are highly encouraged to donate prizes as it creates a greater opportunity for the students to become familiar with your name and products. Even if you are unable to attend the event, donations to the raffle will still be accepted.

“Passport to Springfield” will take on the campus lawn outside the Student Center weather permitting. This time and location will provide a convenient gathering place and should deliver an excellent student turnout once again. The event will begin promptly at 5 p.m., so please plan to arrive between 4-4:30 p.m. to set up.
The deadline for registration is August 24, 2016, but space is limited so please respond as soon as possible. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

We hope that you will help Wittenberg students celebrate Springfield by bringing a “sample” of your organization to campus. For more information, please call (937) 327-7936 or e-mail shivlers@wittenberg.edu.