Wilkes University

Henry Student Center

Henry Student Center Exterior FrontThis 48,000-square-foot building is the hub of student activities.

Students can grab food-to-go in the Rifkin Café or dine in the 400-seat Cuscela Dining Room with food from Henry's Food Court.

The Henry Student Center (HSC) also features offices and meeting rooms, a ballroom, an info office, a TV lounge, a pool table and the campus mail facility, all under one roof!

Students can often be found crowded around the first-floor fireplace enjoying coffee or reading the latest issue of The Beacon. Other amenities include a three-story skylighted atrium, and a patio with a balcony that looks out over the Susquehanna River.

If you were at Wilkes in 1999...

you were probably thrilled when the doors of this sparkling new $7.7 million building opened in the fall. The multi-use building gave Wilkes a centralized location for extracurricular activites for the first time in its history. It also provided an opportunity for resident and commuter students to interact outside of classrooms. Henry Student Center Interior

In November 2001, Wilkes dedicated the building in honor of Frank M. Henry, chairman of the Frank Martz Coach Company, and his wife, Dorothea. The Student Center is not the only area on campus named in honor of the Henrys' generosity. The Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Gymnasium was named in May 1990, in recognition of their gifts to the Wilkes Tomorrow Capital Campaign. Mr. Henry has been a member of the Wilkes University Board of Trustees since 1977.

The Henry Student Center was planned by a committee of Wilkes students, faculty, parents, administrators and trustees, who visited student centers at colleges in several states. The best ideas they found were presented to the Clarks Summit architectural firm Highland Associates, and incorporated into the design. The building was constructed by Quandel Group, Incorporated, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.