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Orientation Students in group photo.This year represents a major turning point in your life—your first year of college. While you are busy preparing for the next chapter in your life, the Wilkes University Orientation Team is eagerly awaiting your arrival and preparing a fantastic Orientation experience!

Orientation is a vital part of your college experience. This summer, you will set foot on campus for the first time as a Wilkes University Colonel! There will be opportunities to meet other classmates in small groups and with your academic advisor, as well as to learn about campus services and activities. Of course, there will also be a lot of time for fun! 

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Wilkes University First-Year Student
Summer Orientation

Orientation MentorsThis year represents a major turning point in your life—your first year of college. While you are busy preparing for the next chapter in your life, the Wilkes University Orientation Team is eagerly awaiting your arrival and preparing a fantastic Orientation experience!

Orientation is a vital part of your college experience. This summer, you will set foot on campus for the first time as a Wilkes University Colonel! There will be opportunities to meet other classmates in small groups and with your academic advisor, as well as to learn about campus services and activities. Of course, there will also be a lot of time for fun!

You may have some questions about what to bring to Orientation or how you should dress for the event. Check out some Frequently Asked Questions to find out more!

Would you like to attend WAE Day? Click here to find out more about the day's activities!

Each incoming student is paired with an upperclassmen student mentor to guide you through the first semester. Meet your Mentor HERE!

Every year, students, staff and faculty participate in community service throughout the area. Learn more about some of the locations and projects the Wilkes University Colonels have contributed to during Orientation.

Registration for both Orientation Sessions will be held in the McHale Athletic Center within the University Center on Main, located 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. 

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Are you going to be living on campus in the Fall? The Residence Hall Council (RHC) 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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