Campus Visit FAQs

Campus FAQs

You will park in our University Parking Garage located at:

148 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

NOTE: You need a four-digit code to enter the garage. After scheduling your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with the code. Make sure to bring it with you! If you need assistance upon arrival, call (570) 408-4400.

When parking in the Parking Garage and walking to the Admissions Office to start your appointment please follow the directions below:

  1. Cross Main Street and proceed on the campus gateway.
  2. Cross Franklin Street and continue on gateway.
  3. Turn left at the end of the gateway.
  4. Make the first right turn and continue to Chase Hall.
  5. Enter Chase Hall to begin your meeting!

The Admissions Office is located at:
184 S. River St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Please anticipate at least two hours: one for an admissions meeting and one for a campus tour. Add at least one more hour per activity if you also plan to schedule department tours, faculty and coach meetings, and lunch.

During our 45 minute walking tour you will see:

  • Academic classroom buildings (Cohen Science Center, Breiseth Hall, University Center on Main, Stark Learning Center)
  • Residence hall options
  • Recreation and Athletic Center
  • Henry Student Center
  • Farley Library
  • Chase Hall (Admissions Office)
  • Henry’s Dining Hall (lunch is on us)

Of course! Just let us know when you are scheduling an appointment and we will get the meetings set up for you while you are on campus!

All prospective students will meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor during weekday visits. Group visits with an admissions counselor are available on Saturday. Bring your questions!

An interview is required only if your application has been deferred and you have been selected for an evaluative interview.

High school seniors and transfer students can find out during their visit if they’ve been admitted to Wilkes. Please click here to learn more and see what documents are required.

Please note: Instant Decisions will be granted for general admissions into the University and are not available for select competitive programs with additional admissions requirements (such as the pharmacy professional program, some health science programs, and nursing).

Yes. Students accepted for the freshman class may schedule an overnight visit for Monday through Thursday nights. Please click here for more information.

You can find a list of local hotels here. Make sure to ask for the Wilkes discount when making a reservation.

No problem! Just email us at or call (570) 408-4400 .