Wilkes University

Residence Life

Residence Life

The Residence Life Program at Wilkes is committed to providing a living environment that is supportive of academic pursuits while contributing significantly to personal growth.

The residence hall staff serves to help students enjoy and benefit from their on-campus living experience. Each residence hall is staffed by one or more Resident Assistants, each of whom has been selected on the basis of character, demonstrated qualities of leadership, and the ability to interact effectively with students. Throughout the year, the residence hall staff sponsors various educational and social programs for their residents. The Resident Assistants are also responsible for crisis management, discipline, maintenance requests, and ensuring that the University policies are upheld.

The Residence Life Program offers students a wide variety of residential options. Each residence hall has its own unique style, whether it is a traditional residence hall such as Evans, one of the older Victorian mansions such as Weiss, or an apartment-style residence hall like University Towers. Some residential spaces are reserved exclusively for students enrolled in the University First-Year Student Living-Learning Communities. Each residence hall has a full kitchen and laundry facilities. Single-sex or coed facilities are available. Rooms are equipped with cable television access, internet (wireless or data ports), telephones, single beds, dressers, desks, desk chairs, and closet space.

All resident students are required to participate in the University Meal Plan, and Wilkes offers a variety of meal-plan and dining options. These options are described on the Dining Services Web site: https://www.wilkes.edu/campus-life/dining-on-campus/.