Rockefeller Center, a Broadway matinee and lunch at Carmine’s are just a few of the planned stops during a day trip to New York City sponsored by the Wilkes University’s Student Development Saturday, Dec. 7.
“This is something our department budgets for every year,” Jessica Short, Wilkes University Student Development graduate assistant said.
“This trip has become a tradition and offers students an affordable opportunity to see the city during the holidays, an opportunity they may not usually have,” Melissa Howells, Wilkes University Student Development coordinator said.
The trip costs $25, including transportation to and from, for the aforementioned stops plus a few free hours before returning to the university.
To be part of the trip, students can sign up at the information desk on the first floor of the Student Union Building.
When a student signs up, the name will be automatically entered into a “lottery system.” Once the lottery is closed, all students are assigned a number. SD uses a random number generator to pick 50 numbers and then notifies students.
If selected, students will meet at the Marts Gym for morning departure at 8 a.m.
“This trip is possible because Student Development allocates funding for day trips, as well as a multitude of other offerings throughout the year,” Howells said.
Short said the trip is worth the investment.
“Although it is not purely educational, this trip benefits students by giving them new experiences they might not have had before. It is also a nice break from all of the studying,” Short said.