Wilkes University

Housing Selection

2019-2020 Returning Student Housing & Dining Selection

Applications Due April 5, 2019

Welcome to Residence Life's Housing Selection webpage. Below you will find all the information you need to choose your on-campus housing arrangements for the 2019-2020 academic year! If you have any questions about the information below, please contact the Residence Life office at (570) 408-4350.

ALL CURRENT FIRST YEAR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT COMMUTING ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE ON CAMPUS FOR THEIR SECOND YEAR AT WILKES. IF THESE STUDENTS DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN SELECTION, THEY WILL BE PLACED MANUALLY AFTER SELECTION HAS CONCLUDED.

Housing Selection Important Dates

Date Selection Event
Friday, March 1 Applications Open
Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21 Information Tables in the Student Union Building
Saturday, March 30 Housing Tours at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 Housing Tours at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5 Applications & Roommate Groups Due
Tuesday, April 9 Housing Selection Times Finalized
Wednesday, April 10 Homesteading (Same Hall, Same Room & Same Hall, Different Room)
Thursday, April 11 Honors Hall Selection
Saturday, April 13 General Housing Selection (Apartments)
Sunday, April 14 General Housing Selection (Mansions)

Step 1: Complete Your Housing Application

In order to select housing accommodations for the 2019-2020 academic year, you will need to complete a housing application. This application will require you to affirm the 2019-2020 Housing & Dining Contract. You can find an electronic copy of that by clicking the button below. In addition, once you complete the application, you will receive a copy sent to your Wilkes University email address.

Please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to complete your housing contract.
1. Log on to the Wilkes Portal.
2. Click on the Student Services tab.
3. Scroll down to the Housing & Dining Channel.
4. Click on My On Campus Housing & Dining.
5. On the new screen, click on the Application tab on the top menu bar.
6. Click on the Returning Student Housing Application (Fall 2019).

7. Follow the flow of the application, starting with an electronic signature and completing all questions.
8. When your application is complete, click Submit. You should receive an email confirmation. Save this email in the event there is an issue with your application!

Step 2: Create Roommate Group (Optional)*

If you are interested in selecting housing with several of your fellow students, you will need to create a roommate group before the deadline of April 5, 2019. When housing selection times roll around, you will only be able to see housing options that fit your group's size. If you are a group of three, for example, only triple rooms in mansion-style housing or triple apartments in University Towers will be available for you to select. If you are a single individual, you will only be able to see singles or double/triples in a mansion; apartments in UT, for example, will not be available to select for an individual.

Please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to create a roommate group.
1. Log on to the MyWilkes Portal.
2. Click on the Student Services tab.
3. Scroll down to the Housing & Dining Channel.
4. Click on My On Campus Housing & Dining.
5. On the new screen, click on the Room Selection tab on the top menu bar, then click Roommates/Suitemates.
6. Search for your desired roommate(s) with a simple First Name/Last Name and email address search.
Repeat these steps for all desired roommates.

All requests will be sent via email to your fellow students. Requests will need to be accepted in order for the roommate group to be formed. Make sure that you check back to your housing portal to ensure your roommate requests have been accepted. All roommate groups must be finalized on or before April 5, 2019!

* Students seeking a gender-inclusive roommate group or housing assignment should contact Ray FeDora, Assistant Director of Residence Life at raymond.fedora@wilkes.edu to discuss this option. 

Step 3: Think About your Desired Housing

Take some time to think about where you would like to live next year. This will help speed up your selection process when it actually comes time to choose your housing. For the 2019-2020 Academic Year, these are the types of housing options available and the halls in which they are available. Below, you will also find instructions on how to use our online portal to choose your housing assignment for next year.

WHEN CHOOSING HOUSING, YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SEE OPTIONS THAT REFLECT YOUR ROOMMATE GROUP. FOR EXAMPLE, A ROOMMATE GROUP OF THREE (3) WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SEE TRIPLE ROOMS AND TRIPLE APARTMENTS. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SELECT A HOUSING OPTION THAT DOES NOT MIRROR YOUR GROUP SIZE.

Mansion Style Housing Options

Formerly available for upperclass students, Sterling Hall and Weiss Hall will be first year residence halls for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Hall Housing Type
Fortinsky Singles, Doubles
Schiowitz Singles, Doubles, Triples
Sullivan Singles, Doubles, Triples
Apartment Style Housing options

Wilkes University will be introducing three new, apartment style housing options for the 2019-2020 academic year:

134 S. Main
 St.: A newly renovated building on S. Main Street, three doors down from Public Safety, this building will include four double apartments (single bedrooms for each student) and one single, efficiency apartment. These apartments will be fully-furnished and include a washer/dryer combo in each unit. 

77 W. Northampton St.: An apartment building located across the street from Roth Hall and the center of campus, this building will feature three triple apartments and three quad apartments. Each apartment will include single bedrooms equipped with loft-style furniture to maximize space in the bedrooms. These apartments will include bedroom and living room furniture. 

Cumberland Hall: Located at 17 W. Ross St. (Across from the Dollar General), this building is privately owned and student apartments will be mixed in with community members. These units are efficiency-style and single occupancy, so they are ideal for someone looking for a solo, independent living option. You get all the benefits of living off-campus, while the convenience of campus service and security. 

Hall Notes Singles Available Doubles Available Triples Available Quads Available Quints Available
134 S. Main St. Fully Furnished1 1 4 N/A N/A N/A
40 West Fully Furnished1 3 2 3 10 N/A
77 W. Northampton St.  Fully Furnished1,2 N/A N/A 3 3 N/A
Cumberland Apartments Efficiency Apartments3
17 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Michelini Hall Sophomore Honors N/A 1 2 2 3
Rifkin Hall Efficiency Apartments3
1 10 N/A 1 N/A
University Towers Fully Furnished N/A 5 97 13 N/A

Students living in fully-furnished apartments (such as University Towers, 40 West, and 134 S. Main) should know that external soft-style/upholstered seating (couches, futons, recliners, etc.) will not be permitted in those apartments.
These apartments will include a loft style, twin XL bed for each occupant. 
These apartments will be furnished with standard furniture including a bed frame, twin XL mattress, desk, desk chair, dresser, and closer or wardrobe. 

Step 4: Choose your Housing Assignment

Once you have thought about where you'd like to live next academic year, you will wait for an assigned selection time. Please refer to the different housing selection options below to see what day you will be selecting housing.

April 10 - Homesteading: Same Hall, Same Room Selection
This housing selection time will be specifically for folks who have indicated their interest in remaining in their current housing assignment. Selection time will be open starting at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. - no assigned times will be necessary for this selection. Folks are required to fill a space and all members of a group must currently be assigned to a space to choose that space for next year. Not available for first year halls (i.e. Catlin, Doane, Evans, Michelini, Pearsall, Roth, Sterling, Sturdevant, Waller, and Weiss Halls)

April 10 - Homesteading: Same Hall, Different Room Selection
This housing selection will be specifically for folks who have indicated their interest in remaining in their current hall but want to choose a different room. Selection Times will be assigned between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and will be announced the morning of April 9. Please make sure someone from your group is available to choose housing during this time. All members of your group must be in the same hall in order to participate in this housing selection. Not available for first year halls (i.e. Catlin, Doane, Evans, Michelini, Pearsall, Roth, Sterling, Sturdevant, Waller, and Weiss Halls)

April 11 - Honors Hall Selection
This Housing Selection time will be specifically for first-year and returning honors students who wish to live in Michelini Hall for the 2019-2020 academic year. Selection times will be assigned between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

April 13 - General Housing Selection (Apartment Style Residence Halls)
This is for all other students interested in living in any of our apartments on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year. Groups will only be able to see and choose apartments that match their group size (i.e. a group of four will only be able to see four-person apartments, a group of two will only be able to see double apartments, etc.). Only matched-roommate groups will be added to this process. Selection times will be between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

April 14 - General Housing Selection (Mansion Style Residence Halls)
This is for all other students interested in living in any of our residence halls/mansions on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year. All folks that do not have a matched roommate group will be added to this selection process. Selection times will be between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Questions and Tutorial

If you have questions about how to complete the housing selection process, please refer to the video below for guidance on using the housing portal to complete your application, create roommate groups, and choose your housing assignment.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Residence Life at (570) 408-4350 or reslife@wilkes.edu. You can also contact Ray FeDora, Assistant Director of Residence Life at raymond.fedora@wilkes.edu or (570) 408-4354.


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