Homecoming 2017 - October 6-8

Homecoming 2017 will be held from October 6 – October 8! Reunion groups include classes ending in 2s & 7s, A-list, Business, Communications, Doane Hall, Education, Political Science and Psychology.

This year, we are putting the focus on our beautiful campus! Our student organizations are getting involved by decorating key locations on campus to welcome alumni back to Wilkes for Homecoming weekend. First time back to campus in a few years? Click here to download our campus map.

Please click the buttons below to see what's planned for Homecoming weekend and to register!


Hotel Information


The Wilkes Alumni Office partnered with the following hotels. Each hotel has a block of rooms with different prices for every budget. The hotel blocks will be released about 1 month prior to Homecoming 2017, so make your reservation now for Homecoming weekend! Please call for reservations and when you do, please mention "Wilkes Homecoming Weekend" to receive your discounted Wilkes rate.

Best Western Genetti Hotel | phone: 570-823-6152
pricing: $97 per night for queen room | $97 per night for king room | website
**third and fourth person in room will accrue a $10 extra charge each.

Courtyard Mariott | phone: 570-235-6700
pricing: $109.00 per night | website 

Hampton Inn & Suites | phone: 570-824-1005
pricing: $109 per night | BOOK ONLINE: website 

Hillard House Inn | phone: 570-823-6591
pricing: $140 or $165 per night | website
10% off for Wilkes alumni

Hilton Garden Inn | phone: 570-820-8595
pricing: $104.00 per night | website

Holiday Inn | phone: 570-822-1011
pricing: $119.00 per night | BOOK ONLINE: website

The Woodlands Inn | phone: 800-762-2222 
pricing: $119.00 on Friday/$139 on Saturday | website

View Photos from Homecoming 2016!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pick up my nametag and event tickets?
Your nametag, event tickets and welcome bag will ready for you at the first event for which you have registered.

Where should I park? 
Parking is available in the Wilkes parking garage across from the UCOM building (169 South Main Street) and in the parking lot behind the Henry Student Center (84 West South Street). Click here to see a map of campus.  Don't forget to feed the meters until 6:00 p.m. if you park on the street. 

Is there a shuttle service on campus?  
On Saturday, the Wilkes shuttle will run from 8:00 a.m. through the end of the football game from the rear of the Henry Student Center to the Ralston Athletic Complex. Parking is extremely limited by the field, so you are encouraged to take advantage of this service.  

What should I wear to Homecoming events? 
Blue and gold, of course! Here's a cheat-sheet for you... 
Casual: walking tours, Pints with Professors, Twist & Stout Bar Tour & Tailgate Tent, All Reunion Party
Smart casual: W Club Reception, Memorial Bells 
Dressy: Class of 1967 Dinner

What is a 'Golden Colonel'?
A Golden Colonel is any graduate who has celebrated their 50th reunion from Wilkes University. This year, all Golden Colonels are invited to the Golden Colonels Dinner as the Class of ’67 will be honored on the occasion of their 50th reunion. 

How can I share my Wilkes spirit with everyone at Homecoming?
Tag @wilkesualumni when you post photos on Instagram, share your photos on the Wilkes Alumni Association Facebook page and use our hashtags #wilkeshomecoming #wilkesu #forevercolonel #familyofcolonels #welovewilkes.  
Our 2017 Homecoming Student Team will be handling the Instagram cut-out frame, Sweetheart Stories & Flat Colonel at the Welcome Table on Friday & Tailgate Tent on Saturday.
Just let us know - we're happy to help!  570-408-7787 or alumni@wilkes.edu.  

Don't miss out on Homecoming! Look what you missed in 2014 - view the Homecoming 2014 video by clicking on the video player below

Our 2017 Homecoming Sponsors include:

Wilkes University School of Education

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