Housing & Residence Life

Check out our On Campus Student Housing at Wilkes!

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Residence life at Wilkes is truly unique. Whether it's high-rise, residence halls or mansion-style living, we’ve got you covered.

Wilkes University's Office of Residence Life is committed to helping our residential students resolve any concerns that may arise during their time living on campus. Our live-in hall staff includes resident directors and resident assistants who serve as tremendous resources and who have been trained to assist our students in a wide variety of situations. The director and assistant director of Residence Life also live on campus and can respond quickly and appropriately to any situations that may arise.

The Wilkes University campus is located in the historic district of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of housing options for our residential student population, ranging from traditional halls to apartments to mansions. We hope that you will join us and more than 1,000 of our students who live on our beautiful campus!

The Office of Residence Life's goal is to foster a residential environment supportive of individual student growth and development through programming, training and the room selection process. The collaboration between students in our residence halls and dedicated University staff helps to create a community in which the students can experience feelings of identity, security and intellectual stimulation. Our mission is to encourage student success by creating a quality living environment that provides opportunities for socializing and learning outside the classroom.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

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What unique housing options are available on campus?

Whether you want the atmosphere of a traditional college room, a modern apartment or a grand mansion, there’s a spot on campus for you to call home. Wilkes offers traditional, apartment and suite, and mansion-style housing options. All rooms are furnished with one bed (extra long mattress), dresser, desk, chair and wardrobe (or closet space) per student. In addition to the furniture, each room has basic cable and telephone service. Each student also has access to either a wireless or ethernet connection.

Explore Our Residence Halls

Interior of a student residence

Make Your Space Your Own

Whatever housing style you choose, you can make it your own. Show off your style and make Wilkes a place you can call home.

Make Your Space Your Own
Get some inspiration on how to decorate your room from these Wilkes students!

Benefits of Living On Campus

Stay close to all the resources you need to excel in your studies.

Living on campus is a great way to stay involved on campus, make new friends and transition into college.

  • Easier to meet new people and make friendships and connections.
  • Easier to stay connected to campus.
  • Clubs, sports teams and study groups meet on campus.
  • Resident Assistants host numerous programs each semester.
  • Attending on-campus events gives a diverse experience to students on campus.

On-campus housing is one bill paid once a year (no monthly rent or lease) and includes all utilities.

  • Housekeeping/maintenance
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Furniture
  • Laundry
  • Meal plans are included, which reduces expenses for groceries.

The following are available for residents of on-campus housing.

  • Public Safety on patrol 24/7, available even during breaks.
  • Controlled residence hall access (swipe cards or specific keys).
  • Escort service by the Office of Public Safety.
  • On-call Student Affairs Staff.