Wilkes University

First-Year Student Orientation

First-Year Student Orientation

First-Year Student Orientation 2018

  • Session 1: Sunday, July 1, 2018 to Monday, July 2, 2018 
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, July 16, 2018

Sample Orientation Schedule (.pdf)

Each spring, incoming students receive an Orientation Welcome letter, which provides instructions on how to log on to the Wilkes University 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.

Orientation Parking

Due to many exciting renovation and construction projects being completed around campus and the Wilkes-Barre community, we encourage you to use the South Franklin St. entrance to parking lot #6, located behind the Henry Student Center. The lot #6 entrance is accessible at 253 S Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Need extra parking? Overflow parking is available in the parking garage, located at 148 S. Main St.


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