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First Year Student Housing

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Housing Information for First-Year Students

Welcome Class of 2018!

The information below is designed to answer any questions you might have about living on campus during your first year of college at Wilkes University.  If you have a specific question and cannot find the answer here, please feel free to contact us at (570) 408.4350 or reslife@wilkes.edu.

Please note that incoming first year students are required to either reside on campus or commute from their permanent home where they reside with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Those selecting on-campus living must fill out the 2014-2015 Online Housing and Dining Contract by June 1, 2014 (prior to the first orientation). Please note that students are contracted for housing and meal plans the full academic year.

In support of student wellness and adjustment to on-campus living, incoming first-year students are required to select the Colonel Gold or Colonel Gold Plus Plan for their first school year. Find out more about Dining Services on campus on the University’s website.

TO APPLY:  In May, you will be receiving a packet of information from Student Affairs. This packet will include information about freshman orientation, how to apply for housing, and a housing survey! 

ATTENTION: Incoming first-year students must apply for housing online by June 1, 2014 to receive full consideration for campus housing for 2014-2015 academic year. Contracts received after the deadline will be waitlisted for assignment. The $300 deposit paid to the University for Admissions already includes the deposit for housing as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Residence Halls & Amenities FAQs

What furnishings are provided?

Each student has:

  • 1 twin bed (mattress and box spring)
  • 1 desk
  • 1 desk chair
  • 1 dresser
  • 1 armoire if there isn’t a closet in the room

 Everything that a student finds in a room must stay in the room.  Furniture may not be moved from the room, as there are no available storage spaces.

What size are the mattresses in the residence halls?

Mattresses in our residence halls are extra-long (36"x80").  Extra-long sheets are the best choice to ensure a good fit! 
 

The Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC) has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items. Proceeds from this program go to the Inter-Residence Hall Council and are used for programming in the residence halls. Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/wcp for more information! 

May Students have appliances?

The following appliances are permitted in our halls:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker (automatic)
  • Computer
  • Desk Lamp (non- halogen)
  • Fan
  • Microwave
  • Radio/ Stereo
  • Refrigerator (5.0 cu. Ft. maximum)
  • Television

Students are not permitted to bring the following:

  • Crock Pots
  • George Foreman Grill
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heating coils
  • Mini grills
  • Toaster Oven 


Will students have Internet usage in their rooms?

We have either wireless network or a combination of wireless and ethernet ports in the residence halls.  Further information will be given to the student when they arrive on campus during Welcome Weekend! Each residence hall is equipped with wireless internet as well. 

Are phones available in each room? 

Phones are not provided; one of the residents must bring a phone for the room. The students have unlimited local calling.  In regards to long distance calls, students can use calling cards. In most cases, students use their cellular phones. 

Who does the cleaning?

Housekeepers are employed by the University to clean the common spaces: hallways, bathrooms, and lounges. Students should bring cleaning supplies if they have an apartment or a private bathroom.

Are there laundry machines available for student use?

Washers and dryers are located within the laundry rooms in the residence halls and they are free of charge!



Residence Hall Policies FAQs

Can I have visitors to my room?

Residential students are permitted to have visitors. All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Only residents of the building can gain access with their ID card or front door key. Visitors must be escorted at all times and residents are fully responsible for the behavior of their visitors. Additional information about the visitation policy is available in the Student Handbook.

Can I have a pet in my room?

In order to maintain our facilities and manage air quality for students with allergies, pets (other than fish in a 10-gallon or smaller tank) are not permitted in the residence halls.

Are students allowed to smoke in the residence halls?

In support of student health and safety, smoking is strictly prohibited in all buildings on campus. Smoking outside of University buildings must be a minimum of 6 feet from any entrances.

Can I have a car on campus? Where can I park?

First-year students are permitted to bring a vehicle to campus. Students may park only in the lot assigned to them. Parking permits are required and applications will be available during Summer Orientation.  We suggest parking at Ralston Field your first year! 

Is there a living requirement?

Yes! All full-time undergraduate students of freshman and sophomore standing who do not commute from the home of their parent or legal guardian must reside on campus.  Students achieving junior class standing may reside off campus. A commutable distance is defined as being no greater than 50 miles away from campus. We do have a housing exemption process for those extenuating circumstances.  Please make an appointment with the Director or Assistant Director of Residence Life in order to learn about the process.  Below is the housing exemption form, this is to be filled out after a meeting with the Director or Assistant Director of Residence Life

 

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