225-227 & 229 South Franklin Street 570-408-4350 (T) 570-408-5096 (F) Email
Fortinsky Hall has many options.
The 225-227 half of this building...
is a renovated co-ed apartment-style living environment. The capacity of this building is 20 beds with a support staff of one RA. Triples and quads are offered as housing options. Included in each apartment are a refrigerator, kitchen, and bathroom.
Sorry, freshmen, this building is reserved for upperclassmen.
The 229 side of this building...
is a single-sex living environment (male only) for 1st year students. The capacity of this building is 21 beds with a support staff of one RA. Singles, doubles, and one triple are offered as housing options. is a quiet house, which makes it a perfect place for studying.
The building is also pretty centrally located, so it is convenient to get to the cafeteria, the library, and most classroom buildings.
If you were at Wilkes around 1987...
you might have taken a class or two in Fortinsky Hall.
Wilkes acquired the apartment building, named it Fortinsky Hall, and made it home to the School of Business, Society and Public Policy. With neighbors Schiowitz Hall and the Max Roth Center, Fortinsky completed a cluster of academic buildings on this block of South Franklin Street.
In 1995, Wilkes constructed a new Classroom and Office Building (COB), which was later named Breiseth Hall. Boasting new facilities, Breiseth Hall allowed the School of Business, Society and Public Policy to move out of Fortinsky Hall, and allowed Fortinsky to be converted into a residence hall.
The building was donated to Wilkes by Robert and Shirley Fortinsky who are known for their committment to community and philanthropic causes.