Join the Family of Colonels

We offered you acceptance, now it's time to seal the deal. Let us know you plan to join us by confirming your enrollment.

Welcome to Wilkes

Your admission to Wilkes means we know you’re a unique individual with the power to succeed here! And we know you’ll make the blue and gold look great on campus and out in the world.

Join the Colonel family and take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that our nationally ranked research university has to offer:

  • Discover a favorite class.
  • Dive into your major.
  • Make lifelong friends.
  • Work with an expert professor on research.
  • Join a team or a club—or both.
  • Study abroad.
  • Build your resume with an internship.
  • Start a business.
  • Work hard.
  • Have some fun.

Wilkes Campus

Our compact, 35-acre campus blends stately mansions with state-of-the-art facilities in a historic downtown neighborhood. Explore hot spots on our interactive map and watch videos featuring current students.

Explore Wilkes

Wilkes Clock on Campus

Ready to confirm your Colonel status? Here are some next steps for you!

1. Make your tuition deposit.

The fastest and easiest way to submit your deposit is through your admissions portal.

Make Your Deposit

2. Plan to visit us, either in-person or virtually.

We have lots of great options for you to talk with current students.

Visit Wilkes

3. Learn more about Summer Orientation.

You’ll be able to sign up for dates this spring. We have a general overview of what you can expect.

Summer Orientation

4. Connect with your classmates.

Join our Facebook group for your class. We have one just for your parents, too!

Class of 2026 & 2028

5. Login to your Admissions Portal to view any personalized next steps.

Your portal is customized to you! You’ll find your admissions counselor’s contact info and even more details on what’s next for you as a Colonel.

Admissions Portal

Join Your Classmates on Facebook!

Connect with incoming first-year students on the Facebook page created just for your class.

Join on Facebook


Students on campus

Financial Aid

A college education is a big investment, and Wilkes is committed to making sure you and your family get the most return from your education. That’s why Washington Monthly ranked Wilkes among schools offering the “best bang for the buck” — for offering marketable degrees at an affordable price.

More than 90% of Wilkes students receive some form of financial aid, including merit scholarships that reward your academic performance regardless of financial need. 

Learn more about the types of financial aid available, including grants, scholarships, work-study funds and direct loans, and contact our team of financial aid experts with any questions. We can help make sure a Wilkes education works for you.

Health and Safety

We’re committed to the health and safety of you and the entire Wilkes community.

Health and Wellness Services, conveniently located on campus, offers routine health care and counseling free of charge for all students. Staff includes a registered nurse practitioner, a registered nurse and licensed counselors. A physician staffs the office two days a week, and we can provide referrals to local health care practitioners if needed. 

Our Department of Public Safety has highly trained officers on duty 24/7. You’ll see them around campus in SUVs, on bikes and on foot. They’re here to help.

New Student Welcome Kit

Showcase your Colonel spirit during your high school graduation!

Download and print the mortar board design below to decorate your high school graduation cap!

"I'm headed to Wilkes University!" mortar board decal

Select the sign design(s) below to download a high-quality PDF to provide to a sign vendor.

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Personalize this sign with your name!

Wilkes University Bound yard sign
I'm headed to Wilkes University yard sign
"Proud Home of a Wilkes University Colonel!" yard sign

Select an image below to download and save to display on your phone.

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