Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend acts as an extension to Orientation. A variety of activities will take place, such as social activities, introduction to Wilkes University traditions and a variety of informational workshops that help you get ready for the start of the semester!

This multi-day program is required for all residential and commuter first year students. Registration for Welcome Weekend is not required. You will receive communication about this program and some things to complete prior to your arrival on campus via your Wilkes email, so be sure to check that account regularly.

For more information specific to Move-in Day, including move-in schedules, please visit the Move-In Day page.

Move-In Day at Wilkes

2024 Weekend Schedule

The 2024 Welcome Weekend schedule is coming soon!

First year students will move in on Thursday, August 22nd. Activities and a detailed activity schedule will be posted once finalized.


Wilkes University is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, please consult our nondiscrimination policy statement.

Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or university-sponsored events in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact University Events.

It is recommended that requests be made at least five (5) business days prior to any event.

University Events