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Second Floor • Passan Hall • 570-408-4100 (T) • 570- 408-7811 (F) • Email

First-Year OrientationFirst Year Student Orientation offers a variety of programs and activities for our new students and their guests. Here are just some of the topics that you learn more about over the course of the session:

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

 Wilkes University First Year Student Summer Orientation

Sunday, June 29, 2014 – Monday, June 30, 2014 (Session I)
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – Monday, July 14, 2014 (Session II)

Sunday (June 29th, July 13th)
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration, Henry Student Center
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. General Session for Parents/Guardians, Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion with Student Leaders, Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Buffet Luncheon, Henry Gymnasium, Marts Center
12:50 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Welcome Address, Henry Gymnasium, Marts Center
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Group Meeting with Advisor, Rooms will be provided
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Resident Student Meeting, Dorothy Dickson Darte Center OR
Commuter Student Meeting, Ballroom, Henry Student Center – 2nd Floor
Monday (June 30th, July 14th)
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Campus Tour or Residence Halls Tour, Henry Student Center
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Parent/Guardian Mixer, Rifkin Café, Henry Student Center – 1st Floor
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Resource Fair for Parents/Guardians,
Student Lounge, Henry Student Center – 1st Floor
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Financial Aid and Billing: How to Help Students Manage Their Accounts Ballroom, Henry Student Center – 2nd Floor
4:15 p.m. Orientation Concludes, Henry Student Center


Registration for Orientation Session will be held in the Henry Student Center (Building #27). Please use parking lots #8, #9 and #13. Please refer to the campus map. Meter parking is also available on the streets surrounding the Wilkes University campus.

First-year OrientationNeed directions to Wilkes?

Housing is not provided for parents/guardians, family members, or 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 Residence Hall Linens 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 the RHL website for more information!

Save-the-Date! Family Day will be held on November 1, 2014!
Stay tuned for more information on registering for this event.

Please call (570) 408-4014 or email orient14@wilkes.edu with any questions about the 2014 First Year Student Summer Orientation.


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