Wilkes University

2022-2023 Returning Student Housing & Dining Selection

Extended Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

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 2022-2023 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
Wednesday, February 23 Housing Applications Open
Wednesday, March 2* Housing Selection Info Session
Location: Breiseth 107
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15* Housing Tours on Instagram Live
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Michelini Hall - 7 p.m.
77 West - 7:45 p.m.
134 S Main - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16* Housing Tours on Instagram Live
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University Towers - 7 p.m.
40 West - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22* Housing Station - SUB Lobby
Enter Housing Raffle & Get Questions Answered
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 24* Housing Station - SUB Lobby
Enter Housing Raffle & Get Questions Answered
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8 Housing Applications Due & Roommate Groups Finalized
Thursday, April 14 Housing Selection Times Finalized - Viewable on Self-Service Page
Tuesday, April 26 Same Hall, Same Room Homesteading
(10 a.m. - 4 p.m. selection window)
Same Hall, Different Room Homesteading(Selection times assigned - 4:30-5 p.m.)
Honors Housing Selection
(Selection times assigned - 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 26 Housing Selection for Roommate Groups (Selection times assigned -  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Thursday, April 28 Housing Selection for Individuals
(Selection times assigned - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

*Attendance at these events will earn individuals a chance to enter into our Housing Selection Drawing: The winner will receive the first priority number on group or individual selection day! Students can be entered at each event. A winner will be allowed to select for themselves or for their group if they have pre-selected roommates.

Housing Selection Priority

In almost all cases, housing selection is based entirely around a student or a group's earned credits. Earned credits are defined as any credits attributed to student that are not currently in progress. Spring 2022 credits are not earned credits as they are still in progress.

A student's earned credits are used to determine housing selection times. Students with more earned credits will have earlier selection times and more housing options from which to choose. For roommate groups, the earned credits of each individual is averaged together to determine the group's selection time.

Examples

Group A
  • Charlie has 22 earned credits.
  • Kirby has 18 earned credits.
  • Hunter has 19 earned credits.
  • Jordan has 35 earned credits.
Group A's average is 23.5 credits.
Group B
  • Sam has 55 earned credits.
  • Skylar has 15 earned credits.
  • Justice has 12 earned credits.
Group B's average is 27.3 credits.
Group C
  • Rochelle has 41 earned credits.
  • Karlea has 31 earned credits.
Group C's average is 36 credits.

As you can see in the example above, Sam has the highest earned credits of any student applying for housing. However, Group B would choose housing second after Group C, because their group's average credits is lower than Group C's average credits.

Housing Application Guide

In order to select housing accommodations for the 2022-2023 academic year, you will need to complete a housing application. This application will require you to affirm the 2022-2023 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.

2022-2023 Housing and Dining Contract

Please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to complete your housing contract:

  1. Log on to the Housing Self-Service page.
  2. On the new screen, select the Application tab on the side menu bar.
  3. Select 2022-2023 Returning Student Housing Application (Fall 2022).
  4. Complete each step of the application, starting with an electronic signature and completing all questions ending with the selection of a meal plan.
  5. When your application is complete, select Submit. You should receive an email confirmation. Save this email in the event there is an issue with your application!

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 8, 2022. 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 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. Apartment style housing may be available for Individual Housing Selection if there are apartments unselected during the Roommate Group Housing Selection process.

Please follow these step-by-step instructions on how to create a roommate group.

  1. Log on to the Housing Self-Service page.
  2. On the new screen, select on the Roommate & Room Selection tab on the side menu bar, then select Select Roommates.
  3. Search for your desired roommate(s) with a simple First Name/Last Name and email address search. Your desired roommate will NOT show up if they have not completed their housing application. Check with them to ensure they have completed this step if you do not see your desired roommate when searching.
  4. 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 8, 2022!

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

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 2022-2023 Academic Year, these are the types of housing options available and the halls in which they are available. Click on the Hall Name in the charts below for our Housing Tour Videos!

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 match your group size.

Mansion Style Housing

Formerly available for upperclass students, Sterling Hall, Schiowitz Hall, and Ross Hall will not be available for selection in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Hall Housing Type Bathrooms Air Conditioning?
Fortinsky Singles, Doubles Shared/Community Yes
Slocum Singles, Doubles Semi-Private Yes
Sullivan Singles, Doubles Semi-Private No
Weiss Singles, Doubles, Triples - Single Gender (female) Semi-Private No

Apartment Style Housing

Hall Singles Doubles Triples Quads Quints Air Conditioning Notes
134 S. Main 1 4 0 1 0 Yes Single bedrooms
40 West 3 2 3 10 0 Yes Single bedrooms, Located above YMCA
77 West 0 0 3 3 0 No Single Bedrooms, Efficiency Kitchens
Michelini Hall 0 1 2 2 3 Yes Upperclass Honors Community
Rifkin Hall 1 10 0 1 0 No Efficiency Apartments
University Towers N/A 5 97 13 0 Yes

Doubles/Quads - shared bedrooms
Triples - one shared bedroom, one single bedroom

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), one single efficiency apartment, and one quad apartment (single bedrooms for each student). These apartments will be fully-furnished, contain a full kitchen, and include a washer/dryer combo in each unit. This residence hall is air-conditioned.

40 West

Located at 40 West Northampton St., these apartments are located on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors of the YMCA. Each apartment contains single bedrooms for each resident, full-sized beds, a full kitchen, and a private bathroom. Each apartment includes bedroom and living room furniture. Laundry is located on 4th and 5th floors. This residence hall is air-conditioned.

77 West

Located at 77 West Northampton St (across from Evans Hall), 77 Westis an apartment building that features three triple apartments and two quad apartments. Each apartment includes single bedrooms. These apartments include bedroom and living room furniture. Each apartment has an efficiency kitchen and private bathroom. Laundry is located in the basement and requires residents to go outside to access. This residence hall is not air-conditioned.

Michelini Hall

Located at 80 West River St, Michelini Hall is home to our upperclass honors community. The building contains the only five-person apartments on campus, in addition to other occupancy apartments. Each apartment contains a full kitchen, living room space, private bathroom, and single and double bedrooms. Living room and bedroom furniture are provided and laundry is located on the first floor. This residence hall is air-conditioned.

Rifkin Hall

Located at 80 S River St., Rifkin hall is home to a number of efficiency apartments, which means that the apartment does not necessarily contain defined living and sleeping spaces. Each apartment contains an efficiency kitchen, is fully furnished with living and bedroom furniture, and has private bathrooms. Laundry is located on the first and second floors. This residence hall is not air-conditioned.

University Towers

Located at 15 E Northampton St and next to the parking garage, this building is a 14 story apartment style building. Composed primarily of triple apartments (1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom), this building houses the majority of upperclass residential students on campus. There are a select number of quad apartments (2 double bedrooms) and double apartments (1 double bedroom) available. Each apartment includes living room furniture, a full-sized kitchen with dishwasher, and a balcony. Laundry is located on each floor. This residence hall is air-conditioned.

All apartment style housing includes both standard bedroom furniture as well as living room furniture. Residents are prohibited from bringing in their own upholstered furniture to apartments. This includes but is not limited to couches, love seats, futons, recliners, and arm chairs. Residents are allowed to bring hard seating, such as a dining room chairs and table.

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.

For folks with housing accommodations approved through the Office of Disability Support Services, the Office of Residence Life will be in touch with you prior to the start of housing selection (April 5) to consult with you about your plans for housing next year.

April 26 | 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. You must form a roommate group and everyone in that group must currently (Spring 2022) live in the same room or apartment.

Selection time will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - folks can choose anytime during this window.

Not available for first year halls (i.e. Catlin, Doane, Evans, Pearsall, Roth, Sturdevant, Waller Halls)

April 26 | 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. You must form a roommate group and everyone in that group must currently (Spring 2022) live in the same hall. Selection Times will be assigned between 4:30-5 p.m. and will be announced April 14.

Please make sure someone from your group is available to choose housing during your assigned 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, Pearsall, Roth, Sturdevant, Waller Halls)

April 26 | 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 2022-2023 academic year. Selection times will be assigned between 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

April 26 | Roommate Group Housing Selection

This is for all other students interested in living in any of our apartments on campus. Groups will only be able to see and choose rooms or 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 residence hall double rooms or double apartments, etc.). Only matched-roommate groups will be added to this process. Selection times will be assigned between 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. though folks will be able to continue to select their assignments through 10 p.m.

April 28 | Individual Housing Selection

This is for all other students who do not have a matched roommate group. All individuals who have completed applications will be added to this process. However, if you selected housing during Roommate Group Housing Selection, you will not need to select again on April 28. Selection times will be assigned between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. though folks will be able to continue to select their assignments through 10 p.m. Apartment spaces may be selectable if there are still available spaces after Roommate Group Housing Selection is complete.

Tutorial

The following video will guide you step-by-step on how to use the housing portal to complete your application, create roommate groups and choose your housing assignment.

Watch this step-by-step video tutorial on how to use the housing portal.

Questions?

Contact the Office of Residence Life!

(570) 408-4350
reslife@wilkes.edu