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University News
Scranton  Holds Undergraduate Commencement

The University of Scranton conferred more than 850 bachelor's and associate's degrees at its undergraduate commencement on May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. '93, G'93, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, served as principal speaker and received an honorary degree from the University.     read more

University 2019 Graduate Wins Fulbright

University of Scranton class of 2019 graduate Thomas Gerald McGinley considers nature the "ultimate playground" and is concerned about sustaining it for future generations. McGinley won a competitive Fulbright-Lappeeranta University of Technology Graduate Award to Finland through the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. As a Fulbright student he will examine the extent to which Europe's small- and medium-sized business models promote social and economic sustainability.  read more

Academic Engagement
University Establishes Humanities Center on Campus
University of Scranton President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced the establishment of the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities, which will be housed in a grand Victorian home on the corner of Mulberry Street and Clay Avenue. The Center will advance the University's liberal arts tradition and enhance the core role it plays in the formation of students to become "men and women for others." The Center will serve as a national model for humanities in action. read more

Commitment to Service
Members of Class of 2019 Commissioned as Second Lieutenants

Six members of The University of Scranton's class of 2019 and one graduate from Marywood University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held on Scranton's campus in May.  read more
Graduates Commit to Long Term Service Positions

Seven members of The University of Scranton's class of 2019 committed to post-graduation long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations throughout the country and internationally. Their service begins this summer and includes programs run by the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.   read more
End-of-the-Year Drive

The University of Scranton's annual End-of-the-Year Drive collects all the items that students would normally discard at the end of the academic year. A team of more than 20 underclassmen undertake the effort to collect, sort and distribute the donations, volunteering to stay on campus after final exams. Donations are given to area agencies in need.  read more

Summer Camps at the University
Jack Rubano's 5th Annual Summer Tennis Camp
Head coach of the University of Scranton's men's tennis program will host the 5th annual Summer Tennis Camp from June 17-21, daily from 8:30am-12:00pm. This camp is open to children ages 7-15. All players will receive a special anniversary camp T-shirt. New this year, there will also be a camper and guest tournament! The closing awards ceremony will be held on Friday, June 21st. All are welcome to attend. Email or call 610-613-8478 for more information on how to register.

Carl Danzig Boys Basketball Camp 2019

This year's basketball camp will be taking place from June 24-28 & August 12-16, for boys ages 7-15. Under the direction of Head Coach Carl Danzig, this camp emphasizes the teaching of all phases of the game, including the fun and enjoyment of competing as well as the importance of the team concept. The use of lectures, demonstrations, and drills provides each camper the opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the area.  Visit the camp's website for more information and including how to register. 

K-12 Engagement
University Receives Spitz Foundation Grant

The University of Scranton received a $10,000 grant from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation to support its STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math) Activities for School and Community Groups. The grant was funded in 2018.  The University's SSD partner school is McNichols Plaza Elementary School in South Scranton.  read more

Upcoming Events
June 7-9  Alumni Reunion Weekend 2019, class years ending in "4" and "9." Email the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at

June 17-18, 20-21, 24-25, 27-28  New Student Orientation Sessions. Various campus locations. Contact the Center for Student Engagement at 570-941-6233 or