Wilkes University

Family Day

On behalf of the entire Wilkes University Community, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend Family Day 2017, scheduled for Saturday, November 4.

Family Day is an annual fall tradition held on the Wilkes campus. The weekend will afford you many opportunities to spend time together as a Family, as well as to meet faculty, staff, administrators, friends, and other families. Below, you will find a schedule of activities that will be available for you and your Family during the day. We encourage you to dress comfortably and enjoy!

Registration for this year's events will begin Wednesday, September 20th.
Please check back for the registration link at that time.


Last year's schedule of events:

10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.: Registration and Bagel Brunch

Family Day registration will be held in the Henry Student Center to check-in for the day. Families will have the opportunity to mingle and grab a light breakfast and receive an extended schedule of the day's events. Student organizations will be present to sell Wilkes "gear" to families!

11:00A.M. - 12:00P.M.: HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF Wilkes University Campus

Learn more about the area's history and its impact on the Wilkes University community! Tour will depart from the 1st floor of the Henry Student Center.

12:00P.M. - 4:00P.M.: Sordoni Art Gallery Exhibition

Visit the current exhibition, Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths, located on the 1st floor of the Stark Learning Center.

12:30p.m. – Half-time: Late Registration and Football TailGate Lunch!

Lunch will be served to families at the Ralston Athletic Complex. While enjoying a full tailgate menu, families will be able to enjoy activities, take home Family Day photo booth photos (Knot Just Any Day, LLC), and receive a complementary Wilkes pompom to help cheer on the Colonels!

1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.: Football vs. Misericordia University

Watch the Colonels take on the Misericordia Cougars at the Schmidt Stadium

3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.: Open Climb

Join Wilkes Adventure Education at the climbing wall in the University Center on Main Recreation Center. See what it's like to climb the top the Wilkes WAE! All ages welcome!

5:00P.M.: Women's Soccer vs. Messiah College

Watch the Colonels take on the Messiah College Falcons at the Schmidt Stadium!

7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.: Wilkes Bingo

Come to the 1st floor lounge in the Henry Student Center to win Wilkes swag sponsored by student organizations and University departments!

7:30P.m.: Men's Soccer vs. Lebanon Valley College

Watch the Colonels take on the Lebanon Valley College Flying Dutchmen at the Schmidt Stadium!

8:00P.M.: ROCK OF AGES, NEPA Premiere

Head to the Little Theater of Wilkes Barre (537 N Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705) to watch the local stage production of the Broadway hit, Rock of Ages!To learn more about the production, please click here!

8:00p.m.: Movie Screening

Enjoy some popcorn and the screening of a classic film in the 1st floor lounge in the Henry Student Center!

Please call (570) 408-4645 or email studentdev@wilkes.edu with any questions about Family Day.