Wilkes University

University Activities

University Activities

In addition to the curricular and co-curricular activities sponsored by specific organizations and academic units, many all-campus and campus-community events are held each year. Family Day, Homecoming, and the Annual Block Party are typical of the social events that help to promote an active and involved student body. The University joins area cultural groups each year for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and for the Fine Arts Fiesta, a four-day festival of music, drama, and the arts presented each spring on the Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. A series of University sponsored concerts and lectures is presented throughout the academic year at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts and in other venues on or close to campus. These university-sponsored events are open to University students, faculty, and staff, and to members of the surrounding communities. Admission for most events is free of charge. Consult the Events Calendar on the University Web site for schedules of events and admission information.


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