Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

College to host ninth annual Relay For Life

Lycoming College will host its ninth annual Relay For Life from 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the College’s Recreation Center. All donations will benefit the American Cancer Society.

This year’s theme is birthdays. Clubs and organizations will decorate birthday party-themed tables and provide snacks, activities and a variety of entertainment during the 12-hour walk-a-thon. Students and faculty will compete in volleyball, dodgeball, a cupcake decorating contest and trivia.

Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by a Survivor Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. To donate, or view a complete schedule of events, click here. The Lycoming chapter of Colleges Against Cancer hopes to raise $26,000, according to Relay For Life chair Briana Wingrove, of Williamsport, a junior psychology major.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit