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Your Guide to Wilkes-Barre

At Wilkes University, you’ll discover your future on a campus that melds the past and the present.

Our compact, 35-acre campus blends stately mansions with state-of-the-art facilities in a historic downtown neighborhood. Take a walk and enjoy some delicious cuisine from around the world. Visit the River Common Park for a jog, bike ride or picnic. Hop in the car and take advantage of the recreational activities available in the nearby Pocono Mountains - when you’re finished studying, of course.

Campus Essentials

Are you looking for the admissions office? Want to find the library? Need to reach the Registrar? Locate all the of the campus hotspots and contacts at Wilkes.


Chase Hall
184 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(570) 408-4400

Registrar & Financial Management

Capin Hall
165 S. Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706

International Student Services

Max Roth Center
215 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(570) 408-2029

Henry Student Center

Home of the Dining Hall and Colonel's Corner Campus Store
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Dining Hall: 3rd Floor
Colonel's Corner Campus Store: 3rd Floor

Public Safety

Wilkes University Public Safety Center
148 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Graduate & Professional Student Services

Breiseth Hall
South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Eugene S. Farley Library

Corner of West South Street and South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Ralston Athletic Complex

302 Northampton Street
Edwardsville, PA 18704

Marts Sports & Conference Center

274 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Navigating Wilkes-Barre

Our campus can be easily navigated on foot. Many stores and restaurants are within comfortable walking distance of campus. For locations a bit farther out, several public buses routinely run routes to various locals areas you may need to get to.

Area Highlights

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There's plenty of entertainment in the area. Catch a play, check out an aquarium, take in a concert or even test your deductive skills in at an escape room!

Skiing, hiking and sports opportunities can be found all over Northeast Pennsylvania!

Sporting Events & Venues

Wilkes fields 23 NCAA varsity sports teams. Students are encouraged to attend games and cheer on their fellow Colonels! In addition, Wilkes-Barre is home to two professional sports teams.

Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding region are rich in history. Some top attractions include a coal mine tour, the Scranton Iron Furances, a trolley museum and the Houdini Museum.


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