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Homecoming Registration is Now Open!
You can now register to celebrate with your Family of Colonels at Homecoming 2015! Click here to view the full schedule. Weekend highlights include the Gateway to Campus Dedication and Share the Spirit.  Purchase your tickets now so you don’t miss any Homecoming fun this October 2-4!

It’s time to vote for your favorite Homecoming t-shirt design! Choose between design 1, which is an old school collegiate style and design 2, which is a 70s retro style. Both are made of soft, vintage-style material that will be the perfect addition to your Wilkes wardrobe. Click here to select your favorite. We’ll announce the winning design in the August issue of the alumni e-newsletter. Purchase one of these limited edition tees for $12 on the Homecoming registration form and also during the weekend of Homecoming. Quantities are limited, so purchase yours now and we'll include it with your welcome bag at the first event for which you've registered.

Homecoming Highlight: Kevin Gryboski ’95
One of the highlights of the weekend will be our “Share the Spirit” event which celebrates school spirit at Wilkes. It will be held on Saturday, October 3, and feature special guest, Kevin Gryboski ’95. Kevin was a member of the 1995 Wilkes team that won the conference title that year and made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2002. Read Kevin's bio here and see photos from when he was a student by clicking here.

Gateway to Campus to be Completed August 3
Throughout the summer, improvements are being made to campus to enhance the experience of Wilkes students, faculty and staff. The new Gateway to Campus is quickly progressing and is slated for completion at the beginning of August. Click here to see our photo gallery of the Gateway progress. We'll post more photos of current projects on Facebook, so be sure to like the Wilkes Alumni Association page to keep up to date on all the latest news from campus. Better yet, see the changes for yourself by taking a student-led campus tour at Homecoming.

Wilkes Dedicates Creative Writing Building to Harold Cox
On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the building located at 245 South River Street was dedicated in honor of our friend and colleague Dr. Harold Cox, Professor Emeritus of history. This building houses the Wilkes University Creative Writing Program, which Dr. Cox serves as a faculty member. His financial support has made possible numerous renovations to the building…more

The Wilkes Colonel is Ready for Vacation

The Colonel is ready to go with you on all of your summer adventures! Contact the alumni office to receive your own paper Colonel or print your own by clicking here. Then, take him on your summer vacation, road trip or through your everyday travels and snap a photo to send to the Alumni Office. We’ll add him to our Facebook photo album. Let’s keep the Colonel very busy this summer! 

Introduce a Young Person to Wilkes University
Have a relative, neighbor or friend starting the college search process? Introduce him or her to your alma mater!  Wilkes University will host an open house for undergraduate students on Saturday, Sept. 19. You or the student can register at Can’t come in September? Encourage your student to attend another open house, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15.  You can always schedule a personal tour with a prospective student by calling (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4400 or clicking here. Make sure to mention that you’re an alumnus/a!

Class of 2015: Do you have concerns about health insurance options following graduation?
Some of you will secure new coverage through an employer, but others may need short-term coverage until they lock down their first job. While open enrollment via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) doesn’t begin until November 1, 2015, the end of student health insurance is classified as a Qualifying Event, so many of our newest graduates qualify for a special enrollment period for 60 days following the end of student health insurance coverage. If coverage is needed, an opportunity to purchase an ACA-compliant policy via the private health insurance exchange is available through the alumni insurance program. Click here all of the coverages available or call our program partner at 888-404-3121 for free quotes and additional information.

We want to know what you've been up to!  Share your news with your fellow alumni by emailing information to Jacki Lukas at and it will appear in the next e-newsletter.

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October 2-4

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