Wilkes University

How to Get Around

Versión en español

There are several ways to get around Wilkes-Barre & Wilkes University.  One of the easiest is walking.  Many stores are within walking distance of Wilkes’ campus.  Another way to get around is to take the bus.  Several public buses travel to the Wyoming Valley Mall and other local areas you may need to visit. 

For more information about the buses, check out these websites: 

Where to Go On Campus
Office of International Student Services
Max Roth Center
215 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18766
(570) 408-4106 OR (570) 408-2029
Office Admissions
Chase Hall
184 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18766
(570) 408-4400
Financial Management and Registrar
165 S. Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
Wilkes University Public Safety Office
University Center on Main Garage
148 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
**For Emergencies, Call:  extension 4999 on a campus phone**
Graduate & Professional Student Services
Breiseth Hall
South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Eugene S. Farley Library
The Corner of West South and South Franklin Streets
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
University Dining Hall
3rd floor, Henry Student Center
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18766
Dining Hall information

Where Not to Go in Wilkes-Barre

As in all cities, there are certain places that are not as friendly or safe as other parts.  In Wilkes-Barre, one place to avoid for safety purposes is not far from Wilkes’ campus.  Traveling south past Academy Street can be unsafe at night if you are alone.  

  • It is always best to be on the safe side, as Americans say.  No matter where you are going in the city, use caution.
  • If traveling by car, keep the doors locked at all times—while in the car to protect yourself and while not in the car to protect your belongings.  
  • Avoid hitch-hiking.  It is not a safe practice, especially if you are female.
  • Don’t walk alone at night and stay in well-lit areas.  
  • Don’t give money to panhandlers.  Always keep a close eye on your belongings, especially your wallet and documentation papers.