Wilkes University

Capital Projects

Campus Renovations


Many renovations are planned during the next several years in conjunction with the Campus Master Plan. As new projects are approved and current projects are completed, the venue will change to reflect the locations that are under construction. Please visit this page for updates on the work as it progresses.

The Campus Gateway
Wilkes University breaks ground on its campus gateway project at a ceremony on Thursday, April 23 at 10 a.m. The Campus Gateway will create a new entrance to the Wilkes campus, enhance the South Main Street area, and add pedestrian safety and lighting improvements.

 The New Sidhu Business School 
Cohen Science Center  |   Fortinski Hall Munsion Fieldhouse
Passan School of Nursing |  Bedford Hall |  Nursing Simulation Center

The new home of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership
Wilkes University invested $4.5 million in renovating buildings to house its business school and to create administrative offices located on South Main Street. The multi-phase project included transforming its University Center on Main (UCOM), located at 169 S. Main Street, into the new home of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership.
The Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center
The $35 million Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center was completed in the fall of 2013 and dedicated on Oct. 4, 2013. Construction began in March 2012 on the project, named for Lawrence Cohen, a graduate of Wilkes’ class of 1957, and his wife Sally. The 72,500-square-foot building houses the University’s award-winning biology and health sciences, chemistry and biochemistry and environmental engineering and earth science departments.
Cohen Science Center
Fortinsky Hall
Renovations to the Fortinsky residence hall created remodeled rooms, new room configurations and upgraded bathrooms. It was completed in time for fall semester 2013.
Fortinsky Hall
Munson Field House
Renovation of Wilkes University’s athletic field house included cosmetic improvements, the addition of new lockers and renovated locker rooms. The project was completed in August 2013 and cost $713,782. Contributions for the renovation project were raised through an alumni campaign.
Munson Fieldhouse
Passan School of Nursing
The Passan School of Nursing, previously housed in multiple campus sites, will be consolidated into one site in the Stark Learning Center by the end of March 2014. The consolidation will place nursing faculty and classrooms in proximity to the new Clinical Nursing Simulation Center in Stark, which opened in August 2013.
Stark Learning Center
Bedford Hall
Bedford Hall, one of Wilkes’ most architecturally noteworthy buildings, was renovated in fall 2012 to house the art department. It provides both studio space and faculty offices and includes a first-floor area to exhibit student and faculty work.
Bedford Hall
Nursing Simulation Center
The Clinical Nursing Simulation Center (CNSC) is a state-of-the-art center located in the Stark Learning Center. It includes computerized anatomical manikins, a computer lab, two hospital patient rooms and classrooms. A model apartment on site allows students to complete a home health rotation. Through the CNSC, students gain experience and ease the transition from classroom learning to clinical rotations.
Nursing Simulation Center

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