Wilkes University

Welcome Weekend

Welcome WeekendWelcome Back, Class of 2023!

We are excited to welcome you back to campus.

Welcome weekend is the first weekend for first year students at Wilkes that acts as an extension to Orientation. A variety of activities will take place, such as a Convocation ceremony for both families/guests and students, a scavenger hunt of library resources, social activities, introduction to Wilkes University traditions, and a variety of mandatory, informational workshops.

Welcome Weekend is a 3-day program for all residential and commuter first-year students. Registration for Welcome Weekend is not required.

Welcome Weekend 2019

Welcome Weekend will take place from Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25, 2019.  Updated schedules will be available as the date approaches.

View Sample Welcome Weekend Schedule (.pdf)

Move-in for first year students will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019. Students will be assigned specific times to move into their residence hall. Check wilkes.edu/moveinday for a schedule and more information.

View Move-in Day Schedule

Families of residential students are welcome to help move their student into their residence hall.

All families and guests of first-year students are invited to attend the First-Year Student Convocation ceremony. The tentative date is Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3 p.m.  Convocation serves as a ceremonial welcoming to the academic life and begins building the connection to faculty.