Family Day to be held Nov. 1

Sarah Bedford, News Editor

Wilkes University’s annual Family Day is scheduled for Nov. 1 and aims to show the families of current students the different elements of campus as well as introduce them to faculty, staff and administrators.

Family day is a collaborative event hosted by the Division of Student Affairs.​

Activities are to begin with registration and a bagel brunch in the Henry Student Center at 10 a.m.

The first session is an “Academic Success Session” which is set to start at 11 a.m.

Festivities will continue with a football tailgate picnic at the Ralston Athletic Complex at 12:30 p.m. and the football game against Albright College begins at 1 p.m.

There is also Open Climb from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

The day will conclude with a movie screening in the Henry Student Center, first floor lounge.

Melissa Howells, Student Development Coordinator explained changes within the agenda for this years event.

“There is a very robust schedule this year! This is the first year that we will be opening the climbing wall for families; there will be great novelties at the tailgate picnic during the football game; there is an academic component added: families will be able to tour a biology lab and hear from University College on tips for the upcoming semesters; there will be a movie showing in the lounge in the evening!” Howells said.

There will be a faculty exhibition in the Sordoni Art Galley from 12- 4:30 p.m. available.

Those involved with the event are eager for this years Family Day and as an annual event are hopeful that it will continue to gain popularity.

 “I can tell you that it will continue and grow for years to come!” said Howells.

Those interested in attending Family Day are encouraged to register online. An updated schedule of events is available at