Family Day

Celebrate your Family of Colonels!

Family Day is an annual fall tradition held on the Wilkes campus, providing an opportunity for families to connect with their students while getting a first hand look into a day in the life at Wilkes! 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 Wilkes families.

2022 Schedule

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration and Brunch

Henry Student Center, 1st Floor

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Colonel Corner Campus Store Hours

Henry Student Center, 1st Floor

12 – 5 p.m.

Sordoni Art Gallery Exhibition

The Sordoni Art Gallery is located in the Karambelas Media and Communication Center on campus!

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

5th Annual Multicultural Parade and Festival

The parade begins at the intersection of South Main and South Streets

12 p.m.

Football vs. Widener University

Schmidt Stadium

1 p.m.

Half-time of Football Game: TailGate Lunch!

Ralston Athletic Complex

5 - 6 p.m.

Wilkes Bingo

Henry Student Center, Miller Room, 2nd Floor

Things to Do While Visiting Your Wilkes Student

Looking for things to do when you come to campus? Take a look at some of the cool activitites right around the corner from Wilkes! Northeast Pennsylvania is home to waterfall hikes, an Indoor Trampoline Park, and even axe throwing at The Hatchet Factory. Celebrate Fall with a visit to one of our many pumpkin patches

Visit DiscoverNEPA

Please call (570) 408-3334 or email with any questions about Family Day.

Visit the Wilkes University Parents page for additional important upcoming dates.


Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Wilkes University is an equal opportunity institution. Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or Wilkes University-sponsored events in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact University Events. It is recommended that requests be made at least five (5) business days prior to any event.

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