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

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Ready to start your Wilkes adventure?

Confirm your enrollment with a $300 tuition deposit. Your confirmation will save your seat in this year’s class of Colonels and secure your invitation to student orientation in the summer.

Pay Your Deposit

Students on campus

Join us on Facebook!

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

Wilkes University Class of 2025 & 2027

Students must request to join and will be approved by an admin, who verifies that the person is accepted or confirmed at Wilkes. Parents will not be admitted in this group.

Wilkes University Parents of Class of 2025 & 2027

Anyone who requests to join this group will be approved by an admin.


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.

Wilkes Admitted Student Yard Sign 1

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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