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Buildings, Residence Halls

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What is it like to live at Wilkes?

Varied! The Wilkes campus is located in the historic district of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. That means hall dwellers are just as likely to live in a building with contemporary styling as they are to live in the ornate grandeur of one of our renovated mansions.

Buildings are open to students of all class years -- first year through seniors. Apartment buildings, however, are reserved for upperclassmen.

What else is available -- besides a room?

All houses have lounge areas (some are truly exquisite), which offer lots of seating space and television with cable service. A few lounges even boast pool tables and pianos!

Kitchen and laundry facilities are also available. No need for students to save quarters or to drag home laundry -- washers and dryers are free to use!

Rooms are equipped with basic cable and local phone service, and an Ethernet jack for Internet access.

Rooms are furnished with one bed, dresser, desk, chair, and wardrobe (or closet space) per student. Apartment residents are welcome to bring additional living room and dining furniture, but it's always a good idea to coordinate with roommates before loading up the moving truck!

What about safety?

Residence halls are locked 24/7. All halls also have security screens. The fire alarm systems are hard wired so no one has to remember to replace batteries; they are always operational.

Each building is staffed with at least one trained Resident Assistant (RA).

Now that you have an overview

Wander through campus by using the links on the left side of this pge. We think you'll see why we like to call this place home.

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