Log-on to the Wilkes Alumni Website.
- Online registration closes on October 3, so make sure you and your classmates register as soon as possible. You'll save $5 on the Tailgate Tent, score your welcome back gift and receive a printed name tag and lanyard when you pre-register!
- Check out the attendee list to see which of your classmates, teammates, coaches and professors have already registered to come back to campus.
- We will send an email to the who have pre-registered for events a few days prior to Homecoming with what to wear, frequently asked questions, directions to campus, etc. For now, check out our Homecoming page for the most up-to-date info!
Bring the Whole Family to Homecoming
This year, at the Tailgate Tent on Saturday, Oct. 7, we are hosting the Colonel's Corner where Wilkes clubs and organizations will provide displays and offer kid-friendly activities. We'll also have balloon animals and face-painting for our future Colonels! Register your family of Colonels by clicking here
Honoring Doris Saracino
Dorie Saracino, mother of Wilkes athletics, passed away on June 2. We will gather at the Tailgate Tent on Saturday, Oct. 7, to celebrate her legacy on the field during halftime of the football game.
Spotlight on the Twist & Stout Downtown Bar Tour
This year's Bar Tour is going to be a whole pint of fun. We're kicking-off the Bar Tour on campus with food and drinks inside of the McHale Athletic Center in UCOM. Then, we'll travel down Main Street to Bart & Urby's and Rodano's for a fun night out downtown! Purchase your tickets
now so you don’t miss any Homecoming fun this fall.
New Major Introduced In Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership
The hospitality leadership major will help students to prepare for managerial positions in a variety of industries, such as lodging, food and beverage, tourism, gaming, cruises, airlines, clubs, and conventions and meetings, give them the skills to invest in franchises, and even prepare them to become owners of their own hospitality businesses. In the process of completing the major, students will discover their strengths and passions...more
Summer Commencement Ceremony Held
On Sunday, Sept. 10, Wilkes held the summer commencement ceremony and more than 400 graduates from bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs were welcomed into the Alumni Association. William A. Perlmuth '51
delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree...more
Karambelas Media & Communication Center Dedicated
On Thursday, Aug. 31, the Wilkes campus community joined to celebrate the dedication of the Clayton & Theresa Karambelas Media and Communication Center
. "The completion of the Karambelas Media and Communication Center continues to position Wilkes University as a unique institution, offering all of the activities of a large university in the atmosphere of a small college. State-of-the-art equipment combined with hands-on learning opportunities with faculty experts prepares our students to be leaders in the communication field," said University President Patrick F. Leahy...more
Get Outside and Get Involved: ON Campus Challenge 2017
The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge
is a 4-week (Sept. 18-Oct. 15) competition among universities and colleges in the U.S. to be the Most Outdoorsy School in America. Wilkes will be challenging more than 90 other schools this year and we believe that we can win with the help of our alumni. Wilkes has been participating in this competition for two consecutive years. It's so easy to get involved. Sign up and encourage friends, family and neighbors to do as well. Go outside for a walk, run, hike, bird-watch, gardening project, bike, etc. for 30 minutes or more and take pictures of whoever is participating. Then, log-on to the site and enter your activities. Registration is open and you can learn more by visiting http://www.oncampuschallenge.org/
. There is an app available for download on iTunes and the Google App Store.
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. 23. You or the student can learn more here
. Can’t come in September? Encourage your student to attend our Nov. 18 open house. You can always schedule a personal tour by calling (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4400 or clicking here
. Make sure to mention that you’re an alumnus/a!
Take the Colonel on Vacation!
The summer may be winding down, but the Colonel is still ready to travel! 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, which features more than 200 photos from around the world. If you would like to bring the Colonel on your vacation, contact the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (570)408-7787 and we’ll send him to you. We’ll share your photos on our Facebook page