Wilkes University


Find Helpful Information on Summer Campus Enhancements

Wilkes is in the midst of a $100 million campus enhancement plan that will create a cohesive look and feel on campus, while improving safety and alleviating traffic congestion. In addition, over 30 new parking spaces will be created as a result of these efforts.

During the summer months, construction will impact access and travel around campus. Please read below for more information and download our campus map, which identifies walking paths, building access and parking. Print copies of the map are available by contacting the campus print shop.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Cary, executive director of facilities at charles.cary@wilkes.edu or ext. 4553.


Henry Student Center:
The rear entrance to the Henry Student Center is closed for construction of the South Campus Gateway. This includes the north end of the parking lot and the driveway on W. South St. The student center is only accessible to pedestrians via West South Street. The student center parking lot is only accessible to vehicles via South Franklin Street, across from the Arnaud C. Marts Center. Though some parking spaces are impacted, much of the lot is open. Walkways by Passan and Slocum Halls provide access to neighboring streets to walk to campus.

Fenner Quadrangle: Expansion of the East Campus Gateway into the heart of campus is also underway. As a result, a significant portion of the Fenner Quadrangle is fenced off, hindering foot traffic through the interior of campus through Aug. 15. Entrances to University buildings via the Greenway, including Stark Learning Center, Cohen Science Center, Breiseth Hall, Chase Hall, and Kirby Hall, are closed. Please use street-facing entrances to campus buildings during construction.

E.S. Farley Library: The library is closed for electrical work for approximately four to six weeks. This includes the 24/7-access area. Library staff members are available to gather required materials for University users. Library departments have temporarily relocated to Breiseth 105. Information technology is housed in Breiseth 108. There are no changes to Help Desk services or hours.

Stark Learning Center: The interior courtyard of Stark Learning Center, as well as the loading dock and south-facing entrance, are now closed. In addition, the passenger elevator near the former art gallery will be closed from June through Aug. 15. The new east passenger/freight elevator is expected to open by May 31.

University Towers: Electrical and HVAC work will occur in University Towers through Aug. 15. Though the majority of the work is not impacting the use of the building, it is closed from May 21 to 23.  This impacts the business operations of human resources, SHINE and institutional research. The employees of those departments are accessible via email and are operating at alternate locations through Wednesday of this week.

Handicapped parking is available in the lots next to the Farley Library and Chase Hall, as well as the UCOM parking lot adjacent to Weckesser Hall.