Wilkes University

Directions to Campus

Driving Directions:

236 S. River St.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702

Henry Student CenterParking Lot


Take Interstate 84 West to Interstate 81 South to Exit 170B (Route 309 North).
Continue on Route 309 North.

Take Interstate 81 North to Exit 170B (Route 309 North). Continue on Route 309 North.

Take Interstate 81 North to Exit 170B (Route 309 North).

Take Interstate 80 West to Exit 277. At the traffic light, proceed straight and take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 476) North to Exit 105 (Bear Creek/Wilkes-Barre). Turn left onto Route 115 North, which becomes Route 309 North.

Take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 476) to Exit 105 (Bear Creek/Wilkes-Barre). Turn left onto Route 115 North, which becomes Route 309 North.

Take Interstate 80 East to Interstate 81 North (Exit 260). Take Exit 170B onto Route 309 North.

Take Interstate 81 South to Exit 170B onto Route 309 North.
Take Interstate 81 South to Exit 170B onto Route 309 North.


From Rou
te 309 North

Take Exit 3 and turn left at the traffic light onto River Street. Wilkes University is located about two miles south.

Parking for Undergraduate Admissions in Chase Hall

Continue on River Street to 236 S. River St. The entrance to the Henry Student Center parking lot will be on the left. Chase Hall is located at 184 S. River St. For assistance, please call 570-408-4400.

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Parking for Graduate Admissions in Breiseth Hall
Continue on River Street to 236 S. River St. The entrance to the Henry Student Center parking lot will be on the left. Graduate admissions is located on the lower level of Breiseth Hall, 137-159 S. Franklin St. For assistance, please call 570-408-4235.

Directions to Ralston Athletic Complex (Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Tennis, Baseball)

The Ralston Athletic Complex is located just across the river at 302 Northampton St., Edwardsville. Continue on River Street to the seventh traffic light. Turn right onto the Market Street Bridge. Get into the left lane and make the first left turn after the bridge. Follow the curved road, which leads into a parking lot, but turn right before you get to the lot. Turn left into the Wilkes parking lot, which is just before the railroad overpass.

Directions to the Marts Sports and Conference Center (Wrestling, Basketball)

The Marts Center is located at 274 S. Franklin St. Continue on River Street to Ross Street. Turn left onto Ross Street and drive one block to Franklin Street. Turn left onto Franklin Street. The Marts Center will be on the right. Entrance to a parking lot is just past the gym on the left side of the street.

Directions to the Wilkes University Parking Garage (Open House Parking)

The parking garage is located at 148 S. Main St. Continue on River Street to South Street. Turn left and drive two blocks to Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street. The parking garage entrance will be on the right. 

NOTE: When using a GPS navigation system or app, confirm that it is directing you to Wilkes-Barre. Some apps may direct you to an alternate location even if you enter the correct address. For best results, please use the following:

  • Apple Maps: Search Wilkes University Center on Main, which is located across the street from the parking garage.
  • Google Maps or Waze: Search Wilkes University Public Safety Center, which is located in the parking garage. 

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