Wilkes University

First-Year Student Orientation

First-Year Student Orientation

Thank you to all students, families and guests who attended out First-Year Student Orientation sessions! 

As we have completed both summer sessions, we are currently finalizing plans for our Welcome Weekend in August.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Welcome Weekend, please click below.

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First-Year Student Orientation 2016

  • Session 1: Sunday, June 26 (arrival at 8:00 am) through Monday, June 27 (departure at 4:15 pm)
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 10 (arrival at 8:00 am) through Monday, July 11 (departure at 4:15 pm)

Each May, incoming students receive an Orientation Welcome letter, which provides instructions on how to log on to the First-Year Student Orientation portal to register for an Orientation session and complete a list of important tasks.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at orientation@wilkes.edu or call (570) 408-4014.

To learn more about specific parts of Orientation, please refer to the list below and explore! 

Every year, first year students participate in a community service project as part of their First-Year Student Orientation. In small groups, they get to know some of the local organizations, become more familiar with the Wilkes-Barre area and of course, make connections with their new peers! For more information, please click here!

While Orientation is a great opportunity to welcome our incoming first-year students, we also understand that this is a special experience for families as a whole! For information specifically for family members/guests, please click here.

Welcome to college!! Now that you have made your decision on attending Wilkes, it's time for us to prepare you for your time with us! Click here for information geared specifically towards incoming students!

We love hearing from you before, during and after Orientation! However, to make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of questions most commonly asked that you may have thought of yourself! Click here to learn more...

What's the best way to get in the groove for Orientation? By attending our WAE Day Pre-Orientation Hike! Click here to learn about this extra opportunity and how to get involved!

Read through the whole page, but have some more questions? Click here to find our contact info and also learn about our student leaders helping out this summer!

June Orientation 2016 Video

July Orientation 2016 Video