Family & Guests

First-Year Student Orientation at Wilkes University is not just for your student!

We understand that parents/families also experience the transition to college life. Wilkes offers a Family and Guest Orientation program that coincides with your incoming student's program.

Here are a few of the topics that you and your student can learn more about over the course of this program:

  • Financial Aid
  • Campus Safety
  • Academic Scheduling and Advising
  • Resident and Commuter Life
  • Technology at Wilkes
  • Campus Banking
  • Wilkes Bookstore Resources
  • Health and Wellness

Important Dates

  • Orientation Sessions
    • Wednesday, July 7
    • Thursday, July 8
    • Friday, July 9
    • Monday, July 12
    • Tuesday, July 13
    • Wednesday, July 14

Orientation will be hosted as a face-to face, on-campus, one-day experience. Students will have their choice to attend one of six sessions.

View Orientation Schedule

Explore what Luzerne County and the Wilkes-Barre area has to offer!

New to Wilkes-Barre?

Check out a couple of our local recommendations and area attractions.

Explore Wilkes-Barre

Is your student living on campus? The Office of Residence Life has partnered with DormCo. to provide our students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items. Proceeds from this program go to the Inter-Residence Hall Council and are used for programming in the residence halls. Please visit for more information!