Wilkes University

Family Day

Family Day

On behalf of the entire Wilkes University Community, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend Family Day 2019, scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019.

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.

Register for Family Day 2019 

Sample Family Day Schedule. Check back in July for the full 2019 schedule!

10 a.m. – 11 a.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 a.m. – 9 p.m. | 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!

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Information Session - TBD

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Sordoni Art Gallery Exhibition

Visit the current exhibition, A Stirring Song Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, by William Earle Williams. The newly renovated Sordoni Gallery is now located in the Karambelas Media and Communication Center at 141 South Main Street.

12:30 p.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 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Football vs. Misericordia University

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

3 p.m. – 5 p.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 p.m. | Women's Field Hockey vs. Eastern University

Watch the Lady Colonels take on the Eastern University Eagles at Schmidt Stadium!

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Wilkes Bingo

Come to the Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Henry Student Center to win Wilkes swag! Sponsored by the Wilkes University Programming Board!

8 p.m. | Movie Screening - TBD

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