Wilkes University

Family Day

On behalf of the entire Wilkes University Community, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend Family Day 2018, scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Family Day is an annual fall tradition held on the Wilkes campus, providing an opportunity for families to reconnect with their student 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 families.

Registration will be open August 1, 2018 . Below is a sample schedule from 2017 for reference on what the day has to offer!


2017 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!

10:00am – 9:00pm: Wilkes Bookstore Hours

Visit the Barnes and Noble at Wilkes University Official Bookstore, located at 7 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 for the latest in Wilkes apparel and accessories!


Hear from a Financial Aid expert to discuss the how-to's of completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This session will be held in Breiseth Hall, Room 107.


Representatives will be available in Breiseth Hall, Room 105 during this timeframe to assist in the step-by-step process of completing a FAFSA application. *Please note: you must have your FSA ID in order to complete the application.

12:00P.M. - 5:00P.M.: Sordoni Art Gallery Exhibition

Visit the current exhibition, 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, by Andy Warhol. The newly renovated Sordoni Gallery is now located in the Karambelas Media and Communication 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, and receive a complementary Wilkes foam finger to help cheer on the Colonels!

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

Watch the Colonels take on the Stevenson Mustangs 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 McHale Athletic Center. See what it's like to climb the top the Wilkes WAE! All ages welcome!

5:00pm: Women's Soccer MAC Championship Game

Watch the Lady Colonels take on the Misericordia University Cougars for the Freedom Conference Women's Conference Championship at Schmidt Stadium!

6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.: Wilkes Bingo

Come to the 1st floor lounge in the Henry Student Center to win Wilkes swag sponsored by the Wilkes University Programming Board!

8:00p.m.: Movie Screening - Beauty and the Beast

Enjoy the live-action remake of the Disney tale Beauty and the Beast and enjoy some classic movie snacks in the 1st Floor Lounge of the Henry Student Center!

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