Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
How can my student get involved at Wheaton?
Every student at Wheaton has the opportunity to get involved with clubs and organizations, participate in activities and events and contribute to student governance. At the beginning of each semester, the Student Government Association sponsors a student activities fair with representatives from all student groups and a variety of offices. It’s a great place to shop the clubs.
What if my student does not find any groups that fit with their interest?
One of Wheaton’s greatest strengths is that we support students to seek interest in new and exciting areas. When a student does not find their special interest represented on campus the opportunity to step up, get involved and develop a new student group is encouraged. If your student does not see a groups that meets their interest; send them to the SAIL office to get started.
What are the weekends like on campus? Are there things going on?
Students can participate in a variety of events and activities that happen during the evenings and weekends. There are several social options that are available on a regular basis which include Friday and Saturday night BAC film showings, and enjoying the Lyons Den Coffeehouse. In addition, no matter the season, students can cheer on the Lyons during home games. The SAIL office offers information regarding local trips and transportation.
With 100+ student clubs and organizations, there are often events happening each night of the week.
Does Wheaton have a Parents Weekend?
Yes, each fall Wheaton celebrates Parents & Family Weekend. This community event welcomes parents and families to engage in a weekend filled with athletic competitions, dance, theatre and music. It’s a great opportunity for parents to see their children’s lives in action, as well as, connect with staff and faculty at a variety of events.