All the information you need to plan your Move In Day. We can't wait to welcome you to your home for the next academic year!
Below you will find your designated move in dates & times, key pick-up instructions, and move in directions. We look forward to seeing you during Fall Opening Weekend!
Please note: Students and families traveling to Wilkes University via route 309 (the Cross Valley Expressway) are encouraged to take exit 2 (Wilkes-Barre/Center City) due to a road closure on N. River St. near exit 3.
When taking exit 2, follow Wilkes-Barre Blvd. for just over one mile and turn right onto Scott St. which becomes North St. At the fourth light, turn left onto N. River St. and proceed to W. South St.
The Henry Student Center is located at 84 W. South St. The parking lot is accessible by passing W. South St. and turning left into the lot from S. River St. There is also an entrance on S. Franklin St. directly across from the Marts Center. Questions? Please contact us at (570) 408-4350.
Fall 2018 Move In Dates
Here you will find the dates of move in for specific populations. Please see further down, specific arrival times for your move in date. Fall semester student athletes will receive further information from coaches about arrival dates.
|Move In Date||Population (Please see Move In Times Below)|
|Thursday, August 23||All Transfer Students
Early Arrivals (prior approval required)
University Towers (Floors 1, 4, 7, and PH)
|Friday, August 24||All First Year Students
University Towers (Floors 2, 3, 5, 9, and 12)
|Saturday, August 25||All Upperclass Students in Mansions
University Towers (Floors 6, 8, 10, and 11)
Anyone who cannot make their assigned move in date must contact the Office of Residence Life no later than Friday, August 10, 2018.
First Year Student Move In Day
Returning Students: Please See Information for Returning Student Move In Below
In order to reduce stress on families, buildings, and traffic on campus, move in times have been established for each first year student based on the residence hall they have been assigned to. All First Year Students should direct themselves to the Student Union Building (SUB) for check in. Residence Life staff will be there until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24. If you arrive between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., you will need to come to Passan Hall, 3rd Floor (267 S Franklin St) to retrieve your key directly from the Residence Life office.
|Move In Time||Halls|
|8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Catlin Hall
Evans Hall, Floors 2 & 4
|10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Evans Hall, Floors 1 & 3
Waller North Hall
Waller South Hall
Move-In and Unloading Information
- North End Halls
Catlin Hall, Evans Hall, Roth Hall, Sterling Hall and Weiss Hall
After you pick up your keys, drive down River Street and make a right onto Northampton.
On Friday: There will be police officers / public safety officers directing traffic. There will be individuals there to help unload your vehicle. Please park in the UCOM Parkade once all belongings are unloaded. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
- West River Street Halls
Michelini Hall, Doane Hall, Waller North Hall, Waller South Hall
After you pick up your keys, drive to West River Street. The wrap around driveway and street parking is for unloading only (Doane, Waller North, and Waller South). There will be individuals there to help unload your vehicle. Please park in the UCOM Parkade once all belongings are unloaded. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
- Franklin Street Halls
40 West, Fortinsky Hall, Pearsall Hall, Schiowitz Hall and Sturdevant Hall
After you pick up your keys, drive to Franklin Street, in front of your building. The parking meters will be bagged, but this is only for unloading your vehicle. There will be individuals there to help unload your vehicle. Please park in the UCOM Parkade once all belongings are unloaded. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
- South River Street Halls
Ross Hall, Slocum Hall, Sullivan Hall
After you pick up your keys, drive to South River Street. Please park in the parking lot across the street from Sullivan Hall. There will be individuals there to help unload your vehicle. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
Move In Podcast
Please download the podcast from our SoundCloud link here to enjoy a short podcast produced by our student and professional staff. It includes some reminders about move in as well as information about what the rest of First Year Student Move In Day entails.
Returning Student Move In
For all returning students, you will want to make sure that you know which day you will be returning to campus and plan accordingly. All returning students should follow the times listed out to ensure that traffic is controlled and move in is a positive experience for all involved.
Mansion Style Halls
This includes: Fortinsky Hall, Michelini Hall, Rifkin Hall, Schiowitz Hall, Slocum
Hall, Sterling Hall, Sullivan Hall, and Weiss Hall.
Move In Day is Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please come to Passan Hall to retrieve your key and then proceed to your assigned residence hall.
Move in day is Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please come to Passan Hall to retrieve your key and then proceed to Cumberland Hall, which is located at 17 W Ross St, Wilkes-Barre, PA, near the corner of Main St and Ross St.
All University Towers residents may proceed directly to University Towers at 10 E South St, Wilkes-Barre, PA, to check in. Residence Life staff will be there to assist with key distribution. Please refer to the chart below to determine what your move in time will be. As many of you know, University Towers only has two elevators, so it is imperative that you stick to your assigned move in time so that we put as little stress on the elevators as possible.
|Thursday, 08/23||Friday, 08/24||Saturday, 08/25|
|9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||UT 14||UT 12||UT 11|
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||UT 4||UT 2||UT 6|
|12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||UT 7||UT 9||UT 10|
|1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||UT 1||UT 3||UT 8|
|3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||UT 5|
40 West (YMCA)
All residents residing at 40 West (or the YMCA, 40 W Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre,
PA) will proceed to Passan Hall to retrieve their keys on Saturday, August 25. They
will also need to stop at the Front Desk of the YMCA to receive a swipe card that
will give them access to the residential floors. Please see below for your assigned
move in time based on the floor to which you have been assigned.
40 West, Floor 4: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
40 West, Floor 5 & 6: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
View Photos from Past Move-In Days below!