Wilson College offers a wide range of co-curricular, academic, leadership and athletic activities which provide a rich social life on campus. Students who have the best experience at Wilson have found a niche in both the social and curricular environments of the college. The Student Development staff—Student Activities, Residential Life, Career Services, the Chaplain’s Office, the Counseling and Health Centers, and the International Student Office—work with students to plan and coordinate a variety of activities, both educational and social, throughout the year. These activities range from trips to nearby cities for shopping or attending sporting events, local attractions, educational seminars and workshops on campus. Each residence hall offers programming designed to build a sense of community on campus. Wilson is also steeped in tradition and holds many long-standing events such as Sarah Wilson Week, White Dinner, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner, Deans Day, and Spring Fling. Full-time students are able to attend, free of charge, the Performing Arts Series, Van Loy Organ Series, and the Travel Films and Dinners that are held on campus regularly. Academic Departments regularly sponsor film series, discussion tables, speakers, and field trips, and both the Athletic and Equine Departments have a full range of offerings for both participants and spectators.
Centrally located Lenfest Commons conveniently houses all the Student Development Offices, post office, student clubs and organization offices, coffeehouse, and outdoor picnic areas. Enjoy an afternoon snack or study in the sun. There are also several lounge areas that are ideal for studying or holding discussion groups.
Positive involvement with activities and events on campus helps students learn to balance their academic and co-curricular responsibilities, become better at time management, and develop an understanding of what it means to build and sustain community. The Student Development staff, and the staff and faculty advisors who work with student groups are here to help you realize your dream and vision for a vibrant social life at Wilson. We seek and encourage participation from all types of students: extroverts, introverts, ADP, SPS, internationals, residents, commuters, athletes, intellectuals, young, less young, full-time, part-time, all class standings, and everyone in between!