Being a student at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is more than just taking classes (although that's important too!) As part of your top-notch education, consider participating in a student club, organization, or sport while you're here. It will not only give you the opportunity to meet new people and form life-long friendships, but you will enhance your Penn State experience by learning how to be a team player, sharpening your communication skills, and just having fun!
The Student Commons is the center of student life. A dining center, activities area, game room, and lounge are here to provide for students a friendly, casual atmosphere for conversation and relaxation. The Campus Bookstore, the Student Activities Office, the Student Government Association Office, and offices for student organizations and clubs are all located in the Commons. Noon-time programs featuring musicians, comedians, etc., are held in the Hickory Court Café, with lectures, workshops and presentations featured in the Student Lounge. Space is available for club meetings, workshops, or small group gatherings.
Another area that students frequent is the Athletics & Recreation Building (ARB). Students can utilize the weight room, basketball court, and racquetball courts, as well as take Pilates, Zumba, Yoga and SPIN classes. The Athletic Director’s office is located here; learn about our varsity sports, and share your suggestions for what intramural sports we should be offering.
The Student Activities Office, headed by Student Activities Coordinator Jackie Warnick-Piatt, is dedicated to providing diverse, entertaining, and educational programs and activities for the students, staff, and faculty. Cultural and performing arts events, day and evening programming, and student club and organization activities provide numerous opportunities for students to get involved and to learn outside the traditional classroom setting. Programming to highlight nationally recognized weeks and months, as well as special events, is offered throughout the academic year. Programs are free and open to the community (unless otherwise noted). Recognition programs and Leadership Training programs are also offered through the Student Activities Office. Information on scheduled events can be found on the Campus Calendar of Events.
See Jackie Warnick-Piatt for:
- Student Government Association (SGA) information
- Student club/organization information
- Scheduling events/reserving facilities (2-3 weeks prior to event)
- Event Planning Guide
- Risk Management Issues to Consider
- Posting to bulletin boards, the campus message board system (“blue screen”), and the Calendar of Events
- Off-campus housing information
- Orientation information
- and more...
This office is closed from May 15 to July 15. During this time, please contact Student Affairs at 570-675-9279.
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