Wilkes University


Starbucks Opens At Wilkes University

Wilkes University announces the opening of a full-service Starbucks on campus. Located in the University Center on Main at 169. S. Main St., Starbucks at Colonel Gambini’s Café brings the largest and most recognized coffee brand in the world to the University and to downtown Wilkes-Barre. The addition is part of the campus dining options offered by Wilkes University Dining/Aramark.

The location opens on Monday, Jan. 18 with a grand opening celebration slated for Feb. 18, featuringbeverage samples, prizes and giveaways. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Starbucks is the latest in a series of additions and amenities at Wilkes that are creating a great campus experience for students. These include the opening of the new campus Gateway which unites the campus and connects South Main Street to the heart of campus, the addition of dining options such as the area’s Which Wich sandwich shop and a POD convenience store in Stark Learning Center, and academic facilities that include a NeuroTraining and Research Center opening this semester in Breiseth Hall.

“Wilkes is proud to partner with Aramark to bring a full-service Starbucks to downtown Wilkes-Barre,” said Wilkes University President Patrick F. Leahy. “It’s all part of our strategy to serve our students better and to aid in the redevelopment of our city.” 

Starbucks will provide students with a much-needed café space where they can relax and enjoy the chain’s trademark beverages, such as lattes and Frappuccinos. Bakery goods, sandwiches and other food items will be featured.

 “We are excited to being the Starbucks brand onto the campus,” says Jerry Bogdan, food service director for Wilkes University Dining/Aramark. “We are confident that the new addition to campus dining will be a popular choice among students, staff and guests.”

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities, and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring, and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. In addition to 41 undergraduate majors,Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master’s degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu

About Aramark:

Aramark (NYSE: ARML) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s live through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. United by a passion to serve, our nearly 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference every day for millions of people in 22 countries around the world. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admied Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with on Facebook and Twitter.