Homecoming /Fall Family Weekend 2019

This special weekend will be like none other at Wilson! Alums, students, benefactors, faculty, friends and family will gather to celebrate all that is Boldly Wilson. Festivities kick off on Friday with our annual BBQ & Brew; then Saturday follows with a gala– our signature Sesquicentennial event–with performances by the Children’s Orchestra Society of New York, led by Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma. Event details are being finalized now. Visit the Sesquicentennial page for additional information and events.

Van Looy Organ Concert Series – 25th Anniversary

Mark your calendar and plan to join us as we celebrate the 25th year of our Van Looy Organ Concert Series with special performances. Once finalized, details for this event and tickets will be available by calling 717-262-2003 or emailing

Sesquicentennial Common Hour Series: Boldly Wilson

Join us for the first Boldly Wilson Common Hour Series presentation as part of our Sesquicentennial Celebration. You’ll hear from Wilson faculty as well as guest speakers. Reflect on what it means to be bold, get inspired to act boldly, and learn from bold historical figures that helped shape Wilson as we know it today.

Annual Mt. Gretna Church Service

Mt. Gretna Playhouse

The Rev. Derek Wadlington will again provide the message for this commemorative service, with special music selections provided by the Eaken Trio. Nancy Adams Besch ’48 plans to host a luncheon following the service at her summer home, which is within walking distance. An RSVP will be required. Additional details forthcoming. 

ChambersFest 2019

Chambersburg, Pa. will be bustling with activity for the 34th Annual ChambersFest. Wilson College is proud to sponsor this event that celebrates our hometown! There is something for everyone with a wide range of events, including ChambersFest Restaurant Week, Scoop-a-Palooza, Tim and Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race, Old Market Day and 1864: The Burning re-enactment. See you downtown for some family-friendly fun.

Sesquicentennial Alumni Art Invitational

Visit the Cooley Gallery and explore a special invitational alumni art exhibit. This show will feature works by graduates of Wilson’s bachelor’s and MFA degree programs that celebrate all that is Boldly Wilson. Cooley Gallery is named in honor of Wilson alumna Sue Davison Cooley ’44, a Portland, Ore., area philanthropist and Wilson College benefactor.


Annual Wilson College at Rocky Spring 2019

Presbyterian Church Service
May 5 at 3 p.m.
Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Derek Wadlington, Wilson College’s Helen Carnell Eden chaplain, will lead a special church service to celebrate the College’s Presbyterian heritage. Rocky Spring Church near Chambersburg served as the lifelong church of college benefactor Sarah Wilson. An additional service will occur May 9 to commemorate the church’s 225th anniversary.

2019 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Join us for this annual juried undergraduate art exhibition. An opening reception will be held April 3 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.


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