Wilkes University

Library and Building Access Effective March 20

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered that all non-life-sustaining businesses close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. The goal of this order is to limit face-to-face contact and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. With classes being conducted remotely, Wilkes University is already in compliance with this directive. In fact, there are very few people on our campus. But it will change the resources that we can provide during this recess.

Library and I.T. 

The Farley Library will be closed until further notice. This includes lower-level 24/7 access.

Help Desk employees are working remotely. As a result, we ask that all requests be submitted to helpdesk@wilkes.edu. ITS staff will reply via email or by phone during normal Help Desk hours:

• 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday
• 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday
• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
• Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday

As a reminder, 
Comcast and other internet providers are offering lower-cost services for those in need of connectivity at this time. Learn more here.

Building Access

Effective at noon on Friday, March 20, access to University buildings will be granted only for urgent needs. If students, faculty or staff absolutely must come to campus, please report directly to the Wilkes University Police Department for assistance. This excludes students with special housing arrangements, University police and any facilities personnel.

We understand that this may seem alarming. Please know the state's directive is designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19, protect human life and manage what could be a devastating overload of our healthcare system. Therefore, it is the right thing to do for our campus and our community. 

Please continue to monitor your Wilkes email account for additional announcements.