Wilkes University



First-Year Student Orientation at Wilkes University is not just for your student! We understand that parents/families also experience the transition to college life. Wilkes offers a Family and Guest Orientation program that coincides with your incoming student's program.

Orientation ParentsHere are just some of the topics that you and your student can learn more about over the course of this two-day program:

  • Financial Aid
  • Campus Safety
  • Academic Scheduling and Advising
  • Resident and Commuter Life
  • Technology at Wilkes
  • Campus Banking
  • Wilkes Bookstore Resources
  • Health and Wellness

Family / Guest Schedule

Sunday, July 1, 2018 – Monday, June 2, 2018 (Session I) & Sunday, July 15, 2018 – Monday, July 16, 2018 (Session II)

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Registration for both Orientation Sessions will be held in the McHale Athletic Center located within the University Center on Main at 169 S Main Street.

Wilkes is in the midst of a $100 million campus enhancement plan that will create a cohesive look and feel on campus, while improving safety and alleviating traffic congestion. In addition, over 30 new parking spaces will be created as a result of these efforts. During the summer months, construction will impact access and travel around campus. Please refer to the campus map or download our Summer Projects Campus Map which identifies walking paths, building access and parking. Meter parking is also available on the streets surrounding the Wilkes University campus.

Housing is not provided for families and guests during the orientation sessions. Here are some suggested places to stay near Wilkes University.


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Please visit the Wilkes University Parents website for important upcoming dates, helpful resources, and a virtual tour of our campus!

Is your student living on campus? The Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC) has partnered with College-Ave 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 www.wilkes.college-ave.com for more information!

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