Come visit our campus during our November in-person open house! Tour Wilkes, meet with our alumni and expert faculty, learn about our academic programs and hands-on learn opportunities and more.

  • Saturday, November 7
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Note: in-person registration is full for our November Open House. We encourage those interested who have not registered to attend virtually.

Register to Attend Virtually

In order to conduct this event in a safe manner for you and our Wilkes community, we will be following all local, state and federal guidelines. Because of these guidelines space will be limited. More details about guidelines and restrictions will be shared via email closer to the event.

Schedule

Time Session Name Speaker(s)
8:30-8:50 a.m. Registration Admissions
8:55 a.m. Welcome Dr. Greg Cant, President
9 a.m. Admissions Presentation Admissions
9:15 a.m. Dismiss to Sessions Admissions
9:25-10:20 a.m. Sessions  
  Group 1: Academic Session: Pharmacy; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education Wilkes Faculty
  Group 2: Campus Tour: Engineering, Sciences, Business Admissions Ambassadors
  Group 3: Campus Life Session: Nursing, Undeclared Wilkes Staff
10:25-11:20 a.m. Sessions  
  Group 1: Campus Life Session: Pharmacy; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education Wilkes Staff
  Group 2: Academic Session: Engineering, Sciences, Business Wilkes Faculty
  Group 3: Campus Tour: Nursing, Undeclared Admissions Ambassadors
11:25 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Sessions  
  Group 1: Campus Tour: Pharmacy; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education Admissions Ambassadors
  Group 2: Campus Life Session: Engineering, Sciences, Business Wilkes Staff
  Group 3: Academic Session: Nursing, Undeclared Wilkes Faculty

FAQ

Registration opens a month prior to the Open House date.

Join us to meet with our students, expert faculty and alumni. You will learn about our majors, minors, internships and hands-on learning opportunities and be able to tour most of our academic facilities and residence halls.

There are 2 sessions to choose from as well as lunch. An academic fair is also held in the morning so that you can meet and speak with any faculty from sessions you could not attend, or for any other questions you can think of! The day is all about YOU and designed around your specific interests. When registration is available, you can register online and choose your desired sessions.

Registration for the Open House begins at 8:30 a.m. The event typically concludes by 2:30 p.m.

You will be parking in the parking garage on South Main St. There will be students on campus with foam fingers to guide you along the way! The GPS location is:

148 S. Main St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Some sessions can include:

  • Financial Aid
  • Transfer Session
  • Academic Sessions for each major
  • Campus Tour

High school seniors and transfer students can now find out immediately whether they’ve been admitted to Wilkes. Please click here to learn more information and what documents are required for your to submit before the event or bring with you that day!

Accepted Students Day registration is only open to students who have already been accepted for the fall and are current high school seniors or transfer students. Families of accepted students are also welcome to attend.

This day allows you to experience the life of a Wilkes student, before you become an official Wilkes student. Instead of traditional Open House major-related sessions, each session will include mini academic classes taught by our faculty. You will be able to chose classes based from your major. Please be aware, classes may close during registration as some provide hands on projects which will limit classroom capacities. It is important to register early for a larger registration selection.

Full campus tours, tours of residence halls, financial aid meetings, and lunch will also be available to chose during registration.

We will also hold an Information Fair so you can speak with staff from various departments (such as: academic affairs, athletics, book store, dining services, information technology, public safety, etc.) and current students from some of our student clubs and organizations.

Don't know if you are accepted into Wilkes yet and want to attend Accepted Students Day? Please either speak with your specific admissions counselor to complete your application, or start by applying online today!

During our 45 minute walking tour you will see:

  • Academic Classroom Buildings (Stark Learning Center, Cohen Science Center, Breiseth Hall, UCOM)
  • Various residence hall options
  • Recreation Center
  • Henry Student Center
  • Library

Yes. Make sure to ask for the Wilkes discount when making a reservation!

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


Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or Wilkes University-sponsored events in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact Special Events at 1-570-408-4330 or events@wilkes.edu to request such services/accommodations. It is recommended that requests be made at least five (5) business days prior to any event.