Student Government Association Past Events

SGA Members at capitol buliding

Capitol Day 2012

Every April, Penn State Wilkes-Barre participates in Capitol Day. This is a university-wide event where Penn State students from all disciplines and campuses meet with legislators in Harrisburg to advocate on behalf of the university. The goal is to discuss state appropriations for Penn State. This effort helps promote state funding to Penn State and prevents tuition from rising rapidly.

Casino Night

This is an SGA sponsored community-building event which is held toward the end of the spring semester. Various clubs are encouraged to participate. Table games are operated by the clubs for “funny money”. The “funny money” can be redeemed by the students at the end of the night for prizes. Students can also enjoy mocktails in the Hayfield House ballroom.

Students at game table
students around a large bonfire


Every fall and spring, the Four Season’s club hosts a bonfire. This is a community-building event which brings students together over food, fun, and spirited competition. The event is held on the lawn of the Student Commons, in the beginning of the fall semester and the end of the spring semester.

Haunted Forest

The Haunted Forest is a fund-raising event, sponsored by the Student Government Association, which benefits children battling pediatric cancer and their families. Planning for this event begins at the onset of the fall semester and progresses through the month of October, during which the event is open to the public. This event is sure to scare the pants off cancer!

SGA members in costume