Campus Activities

Cupcakes at a Student Picnic

There are many ways for your to enjoy campus life and and get involved during your time at W&J! Campus offices and student organizations sponsor dozens of events each semester. Twice a week you will receive an electronic newsletter (W&J Weekly) which will provide more details on events for the week. In addition, campus events are posted via flyers around campus. Listed below is a small sampling of activities that are available to you as a W&J student.

Campus Traditions

Campus Involvement Expo – Every fall, student organizations come together in a large fair to provide information about activities and invite students to sign up for different opportunities.

Late Nite Breakfast (pictured above) - Typically hosted during finals, students are invited to the dining hall at night for a free breakfast served by staff members. This is one of the most popular events offered each semester.

Commonsgiving - Thanksgiving Dinner in the Commons Dining Room is a popular tradition on campus. Last year over 1100 students turned up for the event.

Finals Week Stress Busters - Every finals week, students are treated to a variety of events to help them relieve some stress. These include events such as a donut feast (sponsored by the local Church of the Covenant) and chair massages.

Symposium on Democracy - Held on Presidents Day each year, the symposium is led by expert speakers and examines a range of topics including the challenges inherent in founding and sustaining a democracy, the intersection of democracy and technology, and a holistic analysis of the founding fathers – particularly our namesakes – from a 21st century perspective.

President's Events - President Knapp and his wife Kelly host a variety of events at their home for students throughout the year.

Recurring Events

Feel Good Friday - Throughout the fall and spring semesters, various offices on campus host "Feel Good Friday" events during lunchtime on Fridays, in which they do giveaways of prizes or free food to students.

A Taste of Washington - Local business come to campus throughout the semster and provide information on their student discounts as well as a sampling of their food or services.

Monticello’s (Monti’s)- Student run and open every Friday and Saturday night, come enjoy free snacks, milkshakes and entertainment! Monticello’s also hosts frequent Karaoke nights and special theme nights. Sponsored and run by the Student Activities Board (SAB).

SAIL Movies - Watch some of the newest, biggest hit movies right on campus while enjoying some great snacks. Sponsored by Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL)

DIY (Do it Yourself) Events – Learn from fellow students, staff, and/or faculty about the ‘how to’ of the latest trending DIY crafts and projects.

Free Friday Bowling - Enjoy 2 free rounds of bowling and free shoe rentals at Alpine Lanes in Washington with your W&J ID. Occurs every Friday from 1-3pm.

Live Performances – There are various live performances around campus throughout the academic year. These include comedians, singer-songwriters, and instrumentalists just to name a few!

Produce to People - Every month students, faculty, and staff members volunteer to help distribute fresh food to the local community.

Big Events

DubJam- An annual celebration of the end of the school year that, in the past, has included things such as carnival rides, live animals, game booths, a drive in movie, and laser tag. At the end of the day, Student Government Association hosts the big concert of the year. In the past, bands such as Third Eye Blind, The Clarks, Uncle Kracker, Mike Stud, Kid Ink and Wale have performed.

SAB’s Big Bingo- A bingo event where some very popular prizes can be won! Admission is free!

Holiday Light Up Week- An annual classic celebration sponsored by the President's Office, Student Life, and Student Activities Board (SAB) where the W&J community celebrates the holidays with a celebration dinner, SAB's WinterFest event, representations of various holiday celebrations, and it all kicks off with the lighting of the President's House!

Off Campus Shopping & Entertainment Shuttles

Student Life sponsors various shopping, entertainment, and service shuttles. These include the shuttles listed below as well as providing access to local shopping and dining.

Shopping Shuttles - Weekly shuttles are available to take students to various shopping destinations.

The Pittsburgh Pipeline - Takes students to various points in downtown Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Pipeline runs Saturday afternoons and evenings. This service is available during the academic year.

Academic Break Airport Shuttle Service – Available during academic breaks, this service provides transportation to the Pittsburgh International Airport. This service is available during the academic year and students must present W&J ID and pay a minimal fee.