Wilkes University

Welcome Weekend

Welcome WeekendWelcome Back Class of 2019!

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 parents 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 will take place from Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th.  Updated schedules will be available as the date approaches.

Move-in for first year students will be held on Friday, August 28th. Students will be assigned specific times to move into their residence hall. Check http://www.wilkes.edu/moveinday for a schedule and more information.

Parents of resident students are more than welcome to help move their student into their residence hall. All parents of first-year students are invited to attend the Convocation ceremony on Friday, August 28th at 3:00p.m..  Convocation serves as a ceremonial welcoming to the academic life and begins building the connection to faculty.  

Wilkes University Welcome Weekend

 Friday, August 28, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015

 Friday, August 28, 2015

6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Check in for Resident Students, Henry Student Center
1:30 p.m. Check-in for Commuter Students, Henry Student Center
2:30 p.m. Doors open for Parents/Guests for FYS Convocation, Henry Gymnasium, Marts Center
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. First-Year Student Convocation, Henry Gymnasium, Marts Center
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Parent/Student/FYF Faculty Mixer, Henry Gymnasium, Marts Center
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Henry’s Food Court, 3rd Floor, Henry Student Center
6:30 p.m. – 8:00p m Evening Information Sessions
8:00 p.m. Social Activities 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Morning Information Sessions and Library Tour and Scavenger Hunt*
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Henry’s Food Court, 3rd Floor, Henry Student Center
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Information Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Henry’s Food Court, 3rd Floor, Henry Student Center
8:00 p.m. Social Activities

Sunday, August 30, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shuttle Service to Shopping Areas, Henry Student Center
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. University College Academic Success Workshops, Locations and Topics TBD
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Interfaith Services, 2nd Floor, Henry Student Center
7:00 p.m. Word and Worship, Savitz Lounge
8:00 p.m. Roman Catholic Services, Miller Room 

*Please note there will be make-up sessions for this progra.m. on Tuesday, September 1st from 2:00-4:00p.m. and Thursday, September 3rd from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m..

Please contact the Office of Student Develop.m.ent by email