Wilkes University

Benefits of Living On Campus

Academic success


  • Less traveling, less expenses on gas or other sources of transportation
  • Access to academic buildings,  24 hour computer labs, all offices within walking distance


  • Much easier to meet new people and make friendships and connections
  • Living on campus helps first year students transition into college and allows upperclassman to stay connected to campus

Involvement & Activities

  • Clubs, sports teams, study groups meet on campus
  • Resident Assistants host numerous programs each semester
  • Student Development
  • Attending on-campus events gives a diverse experience to students
    • on campus residents are more likely to attend these events


One bill paid once a year (no monthly rent or lease)

All utilities included

  • housekeeping/maintenance, cable, internet, local telephone, furniture
  • Meal plans are included, which reduces expenses for groceries


  • Public Safety on patrol 24/7, available even during breaks
  • Controlled residence hall access (swipe cards or specific keys)
  • Escort service by the Office of Public Safety
  • On-call Student Affairs Staff


  • Maintenance staff available for damage repairs
  • Housekeeping service cleaning bathrooms/common areas weekly
  • Resident Assistants and Residence Life staff available 24/7 

 Cost of Housing 2016-2017

  • Double/ Triple Room Rate: $4,137.00/semester
  • Single Room Rate: $4,348.00/semester
  • Efficiency Apartment Rate: $4,366.00/semester
  • Apartment Room Rate: $4,588.00/semester
  • Furnished Apartment Room Rate: $4,809.00/semester