Wilkes University

Housing Selection

2020-2021 Returning Student Housing & Dining Selection

Applications Due April 3, 2020

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 2020-2021 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
Monday, February 24 Applications Open
Tuesday, March 24
Thursday, March 26
Information Tables in the Student Union Building - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 28 @ 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 @ 7 p.m.

Housing Tours for Apartment Style and Mansion Residence Halls - meet in the SUB Lobby to view several housing options in person!
Friday, April 3 Applications & Roommate Groups Due
Tuesday, April 7 Housing Selection Times Finalized
Thursday, April 9

Same Hall, Same Room Homesteading Selection (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. selection window)
Same Hall, Different Room Homesteading Selection (Selection times assigned - 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Honors Housing Selection (Selection times assigned - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 11 Housing Selection for Roommate Groups
Sunday, April 12 Housing Selection for Individuals

Step 1: Complete Your Housing Application

In order to select housing accommodations for the 2020-2021 academic year, you will need to complete a housing application. This application will require you to affirm the 2020-2021 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.

2020-2021 Housing and Dining Contract

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 side menu bar.
6. Click on the 2020-2021 Returning Student Housing Application (Fall 2020).

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 3, 2020. 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. 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 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 Roommate & Room Selection tab on the side menu bar, then click Select Roommates.
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 3, 2020!

* 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 2020-2021 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, Schiowitz Hall, and Ross Hall will not be available for selection in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Hall Housing Type
Fortinsky Singles, Doubles
Sullivan Singles, Doubles, Triples
Weiss Singles, Doubles, Triples - Single Gender (female)
Apartment Style Housing options


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 each floor. This residence hall is air-conditioned. 

77 West: Located at 77 West Northampton St (across from Evans Hall), 77 West is an apartment building that features three triple apartments and two quad apartments. Each apartment will include single bedrooms. These apartments will include bedroom and living room furniture. Each apartment has an efficiency kitchen and private bathroom. Laundry is located in the basement. 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. 

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

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

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.

April 9 - 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 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. - folks can choose anytime during this window. 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, Pearsall, Roth, Sturdevant, Waller Halls)

April 9 - 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, Sturdevant, Waller Halls)

April 9 - 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 11 - 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 rooms or double apartments, etc.). Only matched-roommate groups will be added to this process. Selection times will be between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. though folks will be able to continue to change/review their assignments through 10:00 p.m.

April 12 - 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 12. Selection times will be between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. though folks will be able to continue to change/review their assignments through 10:00 p.m. Apartment spaces may be available if there are still available spaces after April 11's selection process is complete. 

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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