Aug 15, 2018  
Student Handbook 2016-2017 
Student Handbook 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Resources and Services



  Location: John J. Long, S.J., Center
  Telephone: (570) 941-7440

Intercollegiate Athletics is an integral part of the educational mission of the University, providing opportunities for students to  grow emotionally, socially and intellectually. Student-athletes also get the chance to travel, to represent The University of Scranton, and to learn the art of being a team member. The rewards of participating in intercollegiate athletics are not without sacrifice: the University expects much of its student-athletes and anticipates that they willingly accept the responsibilities associated with team membership.

Women’s sports are: fall - Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball; winter - Basketball, Swimming & Diving; spring - Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis. Men’s sports include: fall - Cross-Country, Soccer; winter - Basketball, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling; spring - Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse and Tennis. Sport schedules are available on the Web. If you are interested in learning more about a particular sport, please contact that head coach directly. The athletic coaching staff directory is located at


Student-athletes, through hard work and dedication:

  • Should maintain a healthy balance between academics, social activities and athletics in order to effectively participate in intercollegiate athletic competition. Factors such as social awareness, effective time management, self-discipline and control, personal sacrifice and goal setting play an important part in a student-athlete’s commitment to a program of academic, athletic and emotional success.
  • Should maintain a healthy lifestyle; committing themselves to a program of wellness, exercise and skill development that promotes positive interpersonal and physical growth.
  • Should develop qualities of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics in order to foster greater acceptance of the value of respect, fairness, conflict resolution, emotional control, civility, honesty and responsibility.
  • Should work to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, in order to impact positive change on our campus, local community and in their personal lives.
  • Should expect to commit 20 hours per week to their sport in-season.

Class Conflicts

The University policy on class attendance states that “students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled classes.” It is inevitable, however, that conflicts will arise between the pursuit of extracurricular activities and students’ academic schedules. Careful planning for and scheduling of classes will help reduce conflicts. Student-athletes should give their professors as much advance warning as possible of class conflicts and absences.

Since students are ultimately responsible for their education at the University, they must be the ones to weigh the consequences of missing class and should make their choices accordingly.

Academic Policy: Probation, Dismissal and Requirements

Per University academic policy, one semester of probation is normally granted to students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, or who otherwise are in danger of dismissal. A student’s dean may dismiss a student without granting probation when the student’s performance is so poor that academic probation would not be in his or her best interest. Students are subject to dismissal if the student receives a failing grade while on probation, if the student incurs two failing grades in one semester, or if the student accumulates three failing grades that have not been successfully retaken. Probationary status may be removed through adequate academic achievement in summer school or intersession at The University of Scranton.

Students on probationary status are ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics without the written approval of their appropriate Academic Dean, Director of Athletics and Head Coach.

In accordance with University policy and NCAA regulations, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credits (full-time status) to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Should a student fall below full-time status they are not eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics unless it is the students’ final semester prior to graduation and they are taking the necessary credits to graduate.

Misconduct Violations

As a team member, your actions reflect not only on yourself but also on your team, your coach, the Athletic Department and the University. Any misconduct, especially drug or alcohol violations and/or hazing and acts of violence, is of serious concern to the Athletic Department. You may face sanction(s) from both the University and the Athletic Department for any violation of policies as listed in the Student Handbook and Department of Athletics Response to Alcohol, Illegal Drugs and Hazing Policy violations.

Bursar’s Office - Payments

  Location: St. Thomas Hall, First Floor
  Telephone: (570) 941-4062 or 1-888-SCRANTON
  Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  Resources: “Current Students”
  Student Services: “Bursar’s Office”

Here you can find general information, view the annual Tuition and Fees, special program information, and print common forms used by the Bursar’s Office.

  My Scranton:
    Enter your User Name and Password
    Click Student Tab
    Click Self Service
    Click Student Services & Financial Aid Tab
    Click Student Records

Here you can view any holds on your student records, check your grades and academic transcripts, and review your account summary with the Bursar’s Office.

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for accepting payments on tuition and fees and other receipts for this institution.

Payment Due Dates

Invoices are due by the date indicated on the remittance form. Failure to make payment or arrange financing by the due date can lead to your account being placed on financial hold for the term. Financial hold will prevent you from registering for the next term, affect housing lottery status, and affect your commencement status.

Fall invoices are due in early August, intersession invoices are due mid-December, and spring invoices are due in mid-January. Periodically during the semester, statements will be sent for unpaid balances; these statements are due upon receipt.

Payment Plan

The University of Scranton has a monthly payment plan administered by ECSI. Please process your application online at, or contact ECSI at (866) 927-1438. There is a $60 fee to enroll in the annual monthly payment plan, which runs from July 15 through April 15.

ECSI offers the choice to receive your monthly statements electronically or by paper. You can make your payment via direct debit from your checking account. The University of Scranton receives payment updates nightly from ECSI, and will apply your payment directly to your student account.

Campus Ministries

  Location: The DeNaples Center 200
  Telephone: (570) 941-7419

Our Mission

Campus Ministries serves the mission of The University of Scranton by making visible and effective our Roman Catholic and Jesuit identity with a spirit of inclusivity of all religious traditions. Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the charism of St. Ignatius Loyola, we offer students opportunities to become women and men for and with others. These opportunities include ways for students to explore their relationship with God, express their faith in reflective service, work toward the transformation of unjust societal structures, and be immersed in cultures and experiences in developing countries of our world.

Sacramental Life

Liturgy Schedule throughout the course of the academic semesters:

Sunday Mass at Madonna Della Strada Chapel:

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.

Weekday Mass at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart:

  • Monday through Saturday, 12:05 p.m.
  • Monday and Friday, 12:05 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, 12:05 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Rosary and Benediction follows the 7:00 p.m. Mass on Thursday

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

  • Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – noon, Reconciliation Room, Chapel of the Sacred Heart
  • Several Jesuits living in the residence halls are available by appointment
Liturgical Ministers

Students serve the University faith community primarily in the roles of Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and Altar Server. Additionally, students assume leadership roles in communal celebrations of prayer, such as the Stations of the Cross and Reconciliation Services.

Music Ministry

Students, dedicated to bringing music into the liturgical life of our community, can participate in Music Ministry as cantors, choir members, and instrumentalists. These musicians provide music for Sunday Mass, seasonal prayer services, and University-wide liturgies.

Building Faith Communities


Integrating our faith with other activities of life is a constant challenge. To help expedite this element of one’s faith journey, students are invited to join the Campus Ministries staff on overnight retreats each semester. Retreats are designed to empower students to explore more deeply their relationships with God. They are planned and led by student peer facilitators with the Campus Ministries professional staff. Some of our offerings include Connections for First Year Students, Search, Born to be Wild Wilderness Experience, Athlete Retreats, and Divinely Designed Women’s Retreat. We also offer Ignatian retreats: the three-day silent retreat and MANRESA. Most retreats take place at our beautiful Chapman Lake Retreat Center, located 12 miles from campus.

Bereavement Ministry

Our Bereavement Ministry provides support to those who grieve the loss of a friend or family member. A Mass of Remembrance is held in November to remember those who have died in the past year to offer support to those who mourn.

Pastoral Counseling

Campus ministers are here to assist students with questions about God and their faith lives. Many students also find campus ministers good mentors to help reflect on and integrate the experiences of joy and jubilation amidst the strains and sorrows that make up the years of young adulthood - like normal bouts of homesickness, roommate difficulties, young adult struggles with addictions, or family and relationship challenges.

Service and Social Justice

Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice

Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice is boldly driven by a commitment to excellence. The University of Scranton responds to the Gospel call to help those in need and upholds the social justice teachings of the Church as an essential part of the Catholic faith. Catholic social teaching is based on and inseparable from our understanding of human life and human dignity. This understanding of social justice leads to action—completing service. Service for any person of faith is not optional but a response to a Divine call to help the other in need in order to foster greater peace and justice in our world.

The Center for Service and Social Justice offers programming and experiences that help inform the individual conscience and challenge each to work toward the transformation of unjust societal structures. Programs include food and clothing drives, domestic service trips during Fall and Spring breaks, poverty and homelessness simulations, and local service opportunities in the Scranton area. Students are empowered to express their faith in reflective service while responding to local and national needs.

Campus Ministries’ International Service Program

Campus Ministries’ International Service Program provides opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff to be immersed in cultures and experiences in developing countries of our world, instilling a deep concern for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor and most vulnerable. The program revolves around simple living, community, generosity, and faith-based reflection. These transformative seven to ten day service experiences in Central and South American countries take place during May and June at the completion of the Spring semester.

CRS Student Ambassadors

The CRS Student Ambassador program mobilizes students and brings to life the mission of global solidarity on campus by learning about and acting on global emergencies and injustices. Ambassadors organize awareness campaigns, prayer services, candlelight vigils, faith-sharing groups, legislative advocacy, and fundraising campaigns for global emergencies.

Postgraduate Service

Campus Ministries provides assistance to graduating seniors in finding placement in one of many long-term service organizations. By serving in the United States as well as the developing parts of the world, participants are able to enrich their own cultural vision and come to a deeper understanding of the Christian principle of justice. Volunteers usually give a specified amount of time – often one year – to their postgraduate service commitment. Service is voluntary, but participants are provided housing, meals, and sometimes a small stipend for personal expenses.

Spiritual Formation


The University of Scranton offers RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and Confirmation Preparation for any students interested in receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist in the Catholic Church. Through the RCIA program, students participate in a preparation process that is intertwined with the liturgical life (Mass), the ministerial life (campus ministries), and the mission life (justice and service) of the University. Most students begin the process at the beginning of the Fall semester and celebrate the sacraments toward the end of the Spring semester during the Easter season. 

Spiritual Direction

Those interested in broadening and enhancing their relationship with God can meet with a spiritual director regularly to discuss their prayer lives and their ever-changing relationships with God. Students meet one-on-one with a professional minister, usually for an hour every month or so, to talk about their faith lives. The length and frequency of sessions are determined by the student and her/his director.

For Students who are from Faith Traditions other than Roman Catholicism

Campus Ministries is committed to the faith development of the University family, branching out to embrace the richness of our culturally diverse and multifaith community. In order to discern God’s action in the world, the Campus Ministries’ professional staff seeks to journey with students as each strives to incorporate the beliefs of each person’s faith tradition into daily life. Those who are searching for their place in relation to God, religion, and spirituality are most welcome to explore Campus Ministries’ offerings. All programs offered from Campus Ministries are open to all students. We are also ready and willing to assist students looking to find a house of worship of their religious tradition near campus. 

As a gift to the Muslim community of Scranton, the University established a mosque on campus in 1996. Located on Taylor Avenue, the Campus Mosque is open to the public for prayer and reflection. Dr. Riaz Hussain, Professor of Economics and Finance, serves as imam. The Friday Jum’ah service starts at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Since 1988, the Byzantine Rite Chapel in Ciszek Hall on Mulberry Street has served as a place for personal prayer and Eastern Rite liturgical celebrations. Ciszek Hall was dedicated in 2005 to the memory of Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J., a native of northeastern Pennsylvania and a candidate for sainthood. 


The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development

  Location: Ciszek Hall
  Telephone: (570) 941-7640

The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is unveiling enhancements that put key objectives of the University’s strategic plan into action by offering valuable and transformative experiences to help students succeed in an evolving career landscape.  This team of professionals is dedicated to meeting the needs of each student attending The University of Scranton. This is accomplished through a comprehensive program that is grounded in experiential learning.  Through collaboration, early engagement, and individualized counseling, students are coached and challenged along their career path – from exploration to landing their first opportunity after graduation.


Collaboration – The team regularly communicates with a network of established and new employer partners to stay current with expectations from across a range of career options in the industries in which students are interested.  There are regular partnerships with faculty and staff throughout the University to ensure regular information sharing with students.

Early Engagement – Starting at Orientation and continuing throughout their education, students learn about the importance of experiential learning and how to identify opportunities. Each semester the team facilitates on- and off-campus activities that help students put their learning into action as they understand the expectations of the world of work.

Individualized Counseling – Because each student is unique, the counselors meet one-on-one to coach students through a variety of topics: identifying interests, choosing a major, preparing resume/cover letter, interviewing, behaving professionally, networking, using LinkedIn, and on-boarding effectively to a new job.


Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW)

  Location: The DeNaples Center
Room 205K
  Telephone: (570) 941-4253
  Hours: Monday through Friday
(Evenings by appointment)
 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CHEW is Your Health and Wellness Connection!

The Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) strives to build a healthier campus community and is dedicated to the promotion of wellness in mind, body, and spirit, in keeping with the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis. CHEW provides a variety of programs and resources on a wide-range of topics such as stress management, nutrition and preventive care. The CHEW staff of health education professionals, student workers and peer health educators provide dynamic work-shops, community awareness events and health screenings to support members of our campus community as they gain knowledge, practice skills, and form habits to lead healthy and balanced lifestyles.

Peer Education Programs

Residence halls, classrooms, outdoor events, late night programs, and trainings are frequent stops for CHEW’s Peer Health Educators. CHEW’s crew of nationally-certified peer health educators produce campus health projects and lead active and informative sessions on a variety of wellness topics geared toward the college student population. 

Student Leadership and Involvement

CHEW wants you! CHEW continually seeks students interested in health and wellness and want to make a difference on campus. Leaders among the student body, CHEW’s Peer Health Educators gain not only valuable health information, but useful presentation skills and leadership experience. For more information, stop by CHEW to learn more about the application process! Check out all that CHEW as to offer you. Visit us at to learn more!

Center for Student Engagement

  Location: The DeNaples Center 205
  Telephone: (570) 941-6233

Center for Student Engagement

The Center for Student Engagement encompasses the areas of student programming, student clubs and organizations, new student orientation, and leadership development initiatives. The Center for Student Engagement offers students a streamlined way to meaningfully engage in co-curricular opportunities at The University of Scranton.

The goals of the Center are to provide educational tools and support for transfer and first year students and their families; to offer exceptional educational and social programming; to support and challenge students to become more fully involved in clubs and organizations; and to provide a wide array of leadership development opportunities. Meeting these goals will uniquely allow the Center to advance the strategic plan by challenging, empowering and engaging our students through a commitment to be leaders for change.

Programs and services offered by the Center for Student Engagement:

  • Orientation and Fall Welcome programs assist with the transition into life at the University for first year, transfer students, and their families.
  • Advise The University of Scranton’s Programming Board (USPB).
  • Oversee the leadership development program including the Scranton Emerging Leaders Program, the Ignite Leadership Conference, the Magis Program, Club Leadership Transition Summit, and the Student Leadership Awards.
  • Club support such as the annual club fair, support for the club council and club leadership development programming.

Orientation and Fall Welcome

Orientation and Fall Welcome assists all new students, First Year and transfer students, with their transition to life at the University. The program is the link between the admissions process and students’ arrival at the University for their first semester. The emphasis is on scheduling, academic and social integration and providing a natural connection to the strong sense of community at the University. 

Student Government

Student Government is an organization with the task of maintaining and improving all aspects of student life to provide a productive academic and social environment for the student body. Its familiar faces and widespread involvement give the campus life and energy. Its leadership consists of elected student officers.

University of Scranton Programming Board

The University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB) is a student run organization with the purpose of sponsoring social, cultural, educational and recreational events at The University of Scranton. Students involved in USPB will gain valuable leadership experience and learn more about programming and the implementation of both small and large scale events.

Clubs and Organizations

The University of Scranton encourages students to participate in activities, clubs, and organizations recognized by the University. These clubs and organizations encourage students to become immersed in the campus community. Such activities allow members to develop their leadership skills while meeting the goals of the organization and its members.

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

  Location: Loyola Science Center, 5th Floor
  Telephone: (570) 941-4038  
  Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence encourages and supports a strong culture of scholarship, teaching and learning for a diverse university community. The University’s CTLE provides academic support services to assist students in achieving their academic and future goals by enhancing their reading, writing and learning strategies. The following programs and services are available to University students.

Peer Tutoring Services

The Peer Tutoring Program provides students with tutoring in all academic subjects. Tutors direct all tutoring activity towards creating an opportunity for students to develop the learning skills necessary for becoming self-directed learners. The Learning Enrichment Specialist welcomes the opportunity to meet individually with students to help them explore their academic needs.

Math Tutoring

In collaboration with the Mathematics Department, the CTLE offers Supplemental Instruction for a number of math courses. Supplemental instruction provides regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions, led by an experienced tutor, where students compare notes, discuss readings, solve problems and much more. The goal of Supplemental Instruction is to incorporate what to study with how to study. We also offer Math tutoring, Open Math labs and special workshops in which students have the opportunity to prepare for tests and exams.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The CTLE will provide academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities in accordance with federal legislation. A student must be registered with the CTLE to receive accommodations such as extended test taking time, classroom note taking, computer use for tests, recorded lectures, or any other academic accommodation(s). Students should schedule a meeting with the Learning Enrichment Specialist or the Reading Specialist in order to assure a smooth delivery of services.

Reading Services

The CTLE Reading Specialist works with students to help them develop active reading and learning skills. Active reading and learning skills help students deal efficiently and effectively with the amount of reading and studying required of successful college students. The Reading Specialist works individually with students to assess their needs and create a plan for improvement.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a safe space in which students can practice and experiment with their writing. In the Writing Center, students will receive writing assistance from well-qualified peers who can help with all stages of the writing process:  planning, drafting, and revising.  Students can come to the Writing Center as many times as they’d like in order to meet their goal of becoming more confident and successful writers.

Instructional Technology Services

Students are able to obtain assistance with the use of instructional technology designed to enhance student learning. The CTLE instructional technology staff and student consultants can provide guidance in the following areas: web page development; creation of electronic portfolios;Desire2L navigation; digital presentations and assistance in using other multimedia resources. The CTLE instructional technology staff will work with students to advance their technological skills to make the best use of the excellent resources available on campus.

How to Obtain Services from the CTLE

Visit our website,, for more detailed information on our services and directions for requesting/scheduling the services you need. 

Computer Services - Information Resources Division

Technology Support Center

  Location: Alumni Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
  Telephone: (570) 941-HELP

Student computing accounts are automatically generated when a student is accepted to the University. Students who do not receive a letter with their computing account information may call or stop by the Technology Support Center to acquire this information.

The Technology Support Center staff assists students with computers, network access, telephones, e-mail accounts and software. They assist students in accessing and managing their University of Scranton computing accounts that allow students to send and receive e-mail, transfer files, run various software, and access the Internet.

Assistance is available upon request for students desiring help accessing and using their computing accounts from a residence hall, computing lab or off-campus location. Virus scanning, connecting a laptop to the residential network and resolving Royal Card issues are just a few of the services available at the Technology Support Center.

Computer Requirements

Students are not required to bring a computer to campus, except for First Year students enrolled in the Kania School of Management. If you intend to bring a computer to campus, the computer must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS 10.7 or higher (note: you must have the English version of the operating systems, server versions are not allowed)
  • 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi certified network adapter

You must also have done the following before bringing your computer to campus:

  • Install Windows critical updates. Windows Update is a free Microsoft website where you can install security updates to help protect your computer from malware, viruses and other threats.
  • Install University-approved anti-virus software. For PC: Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender (comes pre-installed on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10). For Macintosh: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac are recommended and free to download.
  • Install and run anti-spyware/adware removal tools. Spyware and adware are one of our biggest concerns. To protect your computer, install and run one of the many free anti-spyware programs available online.
  • Disable all peer-to-peer applications. Examples of these are Ares, uTorrent, FrostWire, Vuze, BitComet and Gnutella. Only BitTorrent is allowed.


Although not required, we suggest you also:

  • Install Microsoft Office Professional. Microsoft Office products are free to download once you receive your email address. Visit for more information.
  • Setup your Scranton wireless network. Configure your computer for secure network access by following the directions available at

We maintain a variety of public and departmental computing lab facilities located throughout the campus, even if most students bring their own computers.

Computer Sales

Although we do not sell computers, we do have a special agreement with Dell to offer computers at discount prices for students. Our Dell laptops offer Dell’s Complete Care and full technical support, as well as solid business-level hardware and specifications that will work for you over the long haul. The Apple Education store offers discounts on iPads, Mac computers and Apple TV.

Students can bring laptop computers to the Technology Support Center in Alumni Memorial Hall at specified times for help getting connected to the wireless networks. Students with a current Dell or Apple warranty can also receive hardware warranty repairs from our certified technicians.

Computer purchasing discounts are available at or

Campus Wireless Network

Our campus wireless network is dedicated to enabling students to effectively and efficiently utilize technology in their education. By using our Wi-Fi, you can make huge savings on your phone data plan. This free service is offered by the University for the benefit of its students.

Network Access Control

RoyalSecure, our wireless network, provides easy and secure internet access. You will not be able to access any websites or email until your device is authenticated. Before coming to campus, you can setup your Scranton wireless network by going to

For security purposes, students are not allowed to configure their own wireless network at any time. If at any time your device is identified as being infected or vulnerable to new threats, your network access will be restricted until you resolve the problem to prevent infecting others.

Responsible Computing

We are making every effort to keep our students protected from viruses and attacks by hackers. All computers connecting to our network should have anti-virus software and Microsoft Critical updates (for PC computers) up-to-date at all times.

Computing Policies

It is your responsibility to abide by all rules and regulations associated with the use of the University’s information technology resources. These include state and federal laws, as well as the University of Scranton Acceptable Use Agreement and computing policies. Please review all computing policies at

Students in violation of these policies are at risk of having their network privileges revoked and/or having fines imposed.

Need Assistance?

Contact our Technology Support Center at 570-941-HELP.

Counseling Center

  Location: O’Hara Hall, 6th Floor
  Telephone: (570) 941-7620
  Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Later or earlier sessions available by appointment

The Counseling Center provides free confidential treatment for all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Scranton.  Hours of operation are as follows:

Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Each year treatment is provided August 15 to June 15. The center also provides after hour mental health consultation services to the University community from September to May while classes are in session.

The Center is staffed by psychologists, counselors and social workers.  The Counseling Center also staffs a part time psychiatrist who provides outpatient services one day every two weeks.  To schedule an appointment please call the Counseling Center, 570-941-7620.

Dining Services

Meal Plan Policies:

First Year Resident Students living on campus must maintain participation in either one of the two offered Ultimate Meal Plans as they do not have full kitchen access. All First Year residents must maintain participation in one of these meal plans for the entire academic year (regardless of the reason for living in the residence halls).

Other Resident Students living in residence halls which have limited kitchen resources, MUST participate in one of the six offered meal plans. Those halls include the following: Gavigan, Condron, Redington.

Commuters, Off Campus Students, and Resident Students (in non-mandatory halls) are considered voluntary meal plan students and may do the following:

  1. Enroll in a meal plan through the UIS system >Student Services>Dining Services
  2. May switch plans or drop their plan during the initial drop/add period as determined by the Registrar (usually the first month of the semester).

Our Meal Plans are designed to offer convenience, flexibility, and value. All Meal Plans guarantee weekly meals needed for a busy schedule. We offer 26 meal periods each week, four meals per day Monday through Friday and three meals per day Saturday and Sunday. Meal Plan students can access meals in the DeNaples Student Center at either the Fresh Food Company (3rd Floor) or the Food Court (1st Floor). The University offers a choice of six cost-effective meal plans providing Unlimited, 14 or 10 meals per week:

Meal Plan Offerings:

The Ultimate Meal Plan provides:

  • Unlimited meals at the Fresh Food Company (3rd Floor)
  • $70 in Flex Dollars per semester
  • 6 guest meals per semester

The Ultimate “Plus” Meal Plan provides:

  • Unlimited meals at the Fresh Food Company (3rd Floor)
  • $170 in Flex dollars per semester
  • 6 guest meals per semester

The 14-Meal Plan provides:

  • Any 14 meals per week
  • $180 in Flex dollars per semester
  • 12 guest meals per semester

The 14 -“Plus” Meal Plan provides:

  • Any 14 meals per week
  • $280 in Flex dollars per semester
  • 12 guest meals per semester

The 10-Meal Plan provides:

  • Any 10 meals per week
  • $260 in Flex dollars per semester
  • 18 guest meals per semester

The 10 “Plus” Meal Plan provides:

  • Any 10 meals per week
  • $360 in Flex dollars per semester
  • 18 guest meals per semester

The Commuter Meal Plan provides:

  • 60 Meals per semester
  • $150 in Flex Dollars per semester
  • 2 guest meals per semester

Flex Dollars:

Flex dollars are automatically placed into an account accessible with the Royal Card ID and can be used as a debit card at any campus Dining Location listed below. Any balance in this fund at the end of the fall semester is carried over to the spring semester. Any unused balance at the end of the spring semester will roll over to the fall semester if enrolled in a meal plan. Any unused balance upon graduation will be forfeited.

Guest Passes:

Guest meals are special, bonus meals accessible with the Royal Card ID and can be used to treat a guest in the Fresh Food Company or DeNaples Food Court. Any unused guest meals are forfeited at the end of the spring semester.

Dining Locations:

Fresh Food Company - 3rd Floor of The DeNaples Center

Monday-Friday 7:00am to 7:30pm, Saturday/Sunday 10:30am to 7:30pm

Nationally recognized “all-you-care-to-eat” dining facility opened in 2008. An open kitchen environment with cooking, preparation and service onsite offering up to 17 unique, freshly made-to-order menu selections.

DeNaples Food Court - 1st Floor of The DeNaples Center

Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 11:00pm, Friday:  7:30am to 10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm to 10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm to 11:00pm

Fast, convenient food on the go from Quiznos, Royal Grill, Zoca Fresh Mex, Chic-Fil-A and Pizza.

P.O.D. Express  - 1st Floor of The DeNaples Center (Convenience Store)

Open seven days a week

Convenience Store featuring grab-and-go items, baked goods, coffee, frozen foods, health and beauty aids.

Starbucks - 1st Floor of The DeNaples Center

Open seven days a week

Fully licensed store

Java City - Weinberg Library

Monday - Friday

Specialty coffee bar offering lattes, cappuccino, gourmet coffee, baked goods, smoothies and more.

Einstein Bros. Bagels - Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

Monday - Friday

Variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages.

P.O.D. Market - Montrone Hall

Open seven days a week

Expanded Convenience Store offers grab-and-go sandwiches, snacks, baked goods, frozen foods, beverages and health and beauty aids.

Mulberry Food Court

Open seven days a week

Casual, friendly dining atmosphere featuring gourmet “made-to-order” deli sandwiches, specialty salad creations, comfort foods and more.

Bleecker Street Café  - Loyola Science Center in the lower level
Monday - Friday

Offers fresh-baked artisan breads, pastries and other baked goods, signature sandwiches and Panini, soups and salads.

Special Dietary Needs

A student who, due to religious, medical or other reasons, has special food needs should schedule an appointment to meet with our chef and/or manager to discuss specific food restrictions. Every attempt will be made to satisfy reasonable needs. Students unable to access meals due to illness or injury, should contact Dining Services. (See contact information below.)

Royal Card

The Royal Card is a student’s photo identification card should be carried at all times. The Royal Card is used to access meal plan privileges. To avoid fraudulent use of the Royal Card students must provide the card to access these privileges. The cards are not transferable for use by others; such use is considered fraudulent and will subject the cardholder(s) to disciplinary action. Students may have their lost, stolen, or damaged cards replaced by contacting the Royal Card Office.

Hours of operation can be found on our website.
For more information:
Phone: (866) 346-4641 (Toll Free)

Office of Equity and Diversity

  Location: Inst. of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Suite 100
  Phone: 570-941-6645
  Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm

The Office of Equity and Diversity Strives to:

  • Ensure the University’s compliance with State and Federal Equal Opportunity laws including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Protect equal opportunity, related to conditions, terms and privileges of employment and education;
  • Provide an internal avenue of redress through the investigation and resolution of complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment;
  • Offer reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities;
  • Support the University in its proactive recruitment, hiring and retention policies to enhance a welcoming, multicultural community for all students and employees;
  • Foster mutual respect and understanding among all campus communities and constituents;
  • Promote an awareness of, and appreciation for diversity through education sponsored programs.

OED plays a leading role in the following:

  • Coordinating reasonable accommodations for employees and assisting with ADA requests for students (primarily handled by CTLE);
  • Coordinating and adjudicating claims under Title IX, and supporting participating parties;
  • Establishing personal networks and professional working relationships with community based agencies, professional associations, businesses and community leaders;
  • Participating in minority and women professional events, monthly meetings and annual conferences;
  • Retaining active membership and participating on community boards and community based organizations;
  • Raising awareness of recruitment and retention policies for minority students, faculty and staff;
  • Developing training programs for all University members;
  • Supporting efforts to expand an inclusive multicultural curriculum;
  • Examining and improving access conditions related to persons with disabilities.


Financial Aid

  Location: St. Thomas Hall, Room 401
  Telephone: (570) 941-7701 or 1-888-SCRANTON
  Fax: (570) 941-4370

The University of Scranton wants to help as many qualified students as possible to complete a college education. Since financial difficulties are often obstacles to this goal, our financial-aid program has been designed to enable students to pursue a college career without excessive financial worries. In addition to making a substantial yearly commitment to student aid from operating income and endowment sources, the University participates in all of the federal and state funded financial-aid programs. Specific details and policies regarding eligibility for any source of financial aid may be viewed in the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid or secured by contacting the Financial Aid Office. You will be responsible for understanding these policies with regard to your financial aid.

Types of Financial Assistance

Approximately 80% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or work study. Most scholarship aid is determined upon entry into the University, but it is possible for current students to qualify for restricted University grants. Students should review our Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs available on our website to be aware of policy and procedures, financial aid academic progress requirements, application procedures and filing deadlines.

Checking Status of Aid Request

Perhaps the easiest way to check on the status of an aid request, whether a loan, grant, work-study appointment, or other type of aid, is to use the Self Service system on the web at This can be used to check on the status of various aid programs, including the Direct Stafford Loan program. You can also use Self Service to check on outstanding requirements needed to complete your financial aid file as well as on your account balance. To access Self Service, you must have your User Name and Password. Of course, a call or visit to the Financial Aid Office will also provide the answers to any questions you might have. Please note that financial aid award letters will not routinely be mailed to currently enrolled students. Instead, students will receive an e-mail directing them to visit Self Service for an update. You can also authorize a Third Party access to view financial aid and student account information. Complete the Third Party Authorization Form on Self Service under Personal Information.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible for financial aid. All students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and earn the minimum percentage of PACE required as indicated in the Comprehensive Guide to Financial Aid Programs according to their academic level. Presidential and Dean’s Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Loyola Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. Recipients of the Arrupe Award are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Need-based grants require a 2.0 GPA.

Changes in Enrollment Status

Students should seek advice from the Financial Aid Office prior to dropping below 12 credits per term in order to obtain clarification of present aid and satisfactory progress requirements for receipt of future aid.

Changes in Family Financial Situation

The University of Scranton recognizes changes in economic circumstances that are impacting many of our families’ ability to meet higher educational expenses. While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) collects income information from the most recently completed calendar year, our financial aid policy will take into consideration changes in financial circumstances. Special funds have been established to augment existing funding that has been used to address family reduced income. Special Condition forms are used to report reduction in family income for the 2016 calendar year due to death of parent, separation or divorce of parents, loss of employment earnings or untaxed income reported on FAFSA. To obtain a Special Condition Form, please visit the Financial Aid Forms section of the Financial Aid website, or call the Financial Aid Office. Our aid policy also allows families to report private elementary and secondary expenses for other dependent children and excessive family medical expenses when determining eligibility for need-based assistance. Other unusual circumstances not addressed on our forms may be considered by submitting a signed statement with supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS)

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) promotes the University mission by facilitating the integration of international students and scholars into our community and by promoting international initiatives such as study abroad, scholar exchanges, international internships, global partnerships as well as other international programs and projects. Our international programs and services are designed to encourage and facilitate understanding and appreciation of the world’s cultures as well as to help prepare our students for successful participation and leadership in a global society.

Contact person:

Huey Shi Chew (Ms)
Director, International Student and Scholar Services
St. Thomas Hall, 5th Floor
(570) 941-7575
(800) 366-4723

International students receive advice and guidance from the Director of International Student and Scholar Services who also aids in their adjustment to campus life including their involvement in cultural and social activities.

Maintaining Legal Student Status

International students maintain their legal status as long as they are pursuing an on-campus degree and are enrolled as full-time students during our normal semester sessions. They are required to report a change of address to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) within 10 days of their move. A complete set of the regulations that pertain to international students and their immigration status is available in the OISSS.

Travel Outside the United States

International students must have their passports, visas and I-20/DS2019 reviewed by the Director of International Student and Scholar Services prior to traveling outside the United States. The director will ascertain that the documents are current and in proper order. The I-20/ DS2019 forms must be signed by the director to verify that the student is eligible to return to the United States to continue studies.

Office of Study Abroad

The University of Scranton provides opportunities for students to continue their studies at other universities around the world. This Study Abroad Office provides one-stop shopping for students interested in studying abroad. Students who have an interest in gaining global experiences are encouraged to stop by early and often in their academic career. The Director will help students identify study abroad options, provide academic advising, process applications, and provide comprehensive pre-departure.

Contact person:

Fr. John Sivalon, PhD
Director of International Learning Programs & Senior Advisor for Study Abroad

Office of Study Abroad
St. Thomas Hall, 5th Floor
(570) 941-4303
(800) 366-4723

The University works closely with institutions around the world and is committed to working with the individual student to identify the study abroad site that is best for them. For fall and spring semester programs all financial aid and University scholarships may be used to study abroad.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library

  Location: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library On the Commons at the Corner of Linden Street and Monroe Avenue 
  Telephone: (570) 941-4000  
  Regular Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Noon - 11:30 p.m.

The 80,000-square-foot, five-story building, named for Harry and Jeanette Weinberg opened in 1992. The facility includes a variety of seating choices including 100 computer workstations, large tables, soft seating, individual study space, group study rooms, quiet study areas, and the Heritage Room, a large reading room on the fifth floor overlooking the campus and community. Three areas are available by card swipe 24/7:

  • The Reilly Learning Commons, which includes lecture capture facilities, high-end computing, 6 MACs, a Writing Center Satellite, and group study rooms.
  • The Pro Deo Room, which includes a computer lab, café seating, and a 46-inch touchscreen table PC.
  • The Second Floor, which includes a computer lab, large tables, study carrels, Reference materials and current Periodicals.

There are 15 laptops, 7 iPads, and 4 Google Tablets available at the Circulation Desk for loan to students. Throughout the building, there is wireless access to the Internet. The Java City Café on the first floor provides hot beverages, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and snacks most hours the library is staffed. Food and drink may be consumed throughout the building.

Library holdings include 618,324 print and electronic volumes; 49,799 print and full-text online journal titles; and 213,402 full-text electronic books that users can read on smartphones, tablets and computers. Some required readings for courses are available through electronic reserves. Over 118 electronic databases are available on the Internet. A proxy server provides remote access to databases and full text documents for those who are off campus. The University Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections houses the University’s historical records, rare books, faculty publications, and other special collections. The Media Resources Collection located on the third floor, holds 23,088 non-print items and provides access to 24,145 streaming media programs.  In addition to the Library’s own collection, books are available for direct borrowing through PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc.) E-Z Borrow, and journal articles may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Special services for delivery of materials are available for distance learners. The library’s digital collections are available at

The Library conducts an extensive information literacy program to orient and instruct students in resources and research techniques. Users can call the Reference Desk at 570-941-4000 to schedule an appointment. Users may also chat with a Librarian via phone, “Ask a Librarian”, IM, or by texting 570-687-8787 any hours the Library is open. Live Chat with American Jesuit College and University librarians is also available 24/7.

Library hours are posted on campus and on the Library’s website. The building is staffed 95.5 hours per week, with extended hours during exam periods. For information about the Library, its services, and resources, see the Weinberg Memorial Library homepage at or search “library” from the University’s homepage To find out what’s new in the Library, visit Infospot@WML or

Mail Service

  Location: The DeNaples Center, First Floor 
  Telephone: (570) 941-4282/7492  

Monday through Friday



8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

First four weeks of the Fall Semester-11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

First three weeks of the Spring Semester-11:00 a.m.-2:30p.m.

All other Saturdays during Fall and Spring Semesters-11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Monday through Friday



8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



  Summer Hours:

Monday through Friday


8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Mail Delivery

All resident students are assigned an on-campus mailbox in the DeNaples Center. Each mailbox has a unique combination. Mail is delivered to the student mailboxes Monday through Friday.

Student packages are tracked through an electronic notification system. Students with packages receive an e-mail at the time the package is processed in our mailroom. The student can then retrieve the package by showing their student ID at the Mail Center. If you receive packages that are perishable in nature (i.e. fresh fruit), please note that the Mail Center does not have refrigeration to keep perishable goods fresh.

Services for US Postal Service Mail are limited to First Class and priority letters and packages. Mailing Services staff will assist you in determining postage, and can provide envelopes and Priority packaging in several standard sizes. We cannot process Overnight Express mail, Insured mail, or Certified mail. For these services, students will need to visit US Post Office.

UPS packages may be dropped off at the DeNaples Mail Center only if the package has a prepaid return label.


The University has two different addresses for student mail.

All mail being sent through the United States Post Office should be addressed as follows:

(Student’s Name)

(Box#) The DeNaples Center

The University of Scranton 

PO Box 3958 

Scranton, PA 18505


All mail being sent through UPS, FED EX or DHL should be addressed as follows:

(Student’s Name)

(Box #) The DeNaples Center

The University of Scranton

900 Mulberry St.

Scranton, PA 18510

(Please note, the box number in parenthesis is the student’s mailbox number. It is not a post office box number and should not be addressed as such.


The University’s mail Mailing Services facility is located at 315 Jefferson Avenue. For additional information, contact:

DeNaples Mailroom (570) 941-4282

Main Campus Mail Facility (570) 941-7492


Military Science Department - Reserve Officer Training Corps

  Location: Rock Hall
  Telephone: (570) 941-7457/941-6336


At The University of Scranton, the Military Science Department conducts the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, offering courses in Leadership, Military History and Military Tactics to help prepare students to earn a commission in the United States Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.  Students take Military Science courses in addition to their normal academic workload, and all academic majors are welcome.  Courses are offered as part of three and four-year programs to provide students the leadership skills and military understanding they need in order to become future Officers in the United States Army.  

In addition to the classroom instruction, students are required to take part in a weekly Leadership Lab which focuses on training students in basic military skills such as first aid, land navigation and small unit tactics.  Students are also expected to enroll in the Department’s physical education program and complete physical training four mornings per week. Students who successfully complete the Military Science program, as well as meet other prescribed standards by the University of Scranton, may qualify to earn an academic minor in leadership.

Any enrolled student can take the classroom instruction as First Year or Sophomore students with no military obligation.

Financial Opportunities

First year and sophomore cadets can apply and compete for three-year and two-year scholarships to pay full tuition. If awarded a scholarship and contract, the program leads to a military commission and a career upon graduation. Scholarships typically pay full tuition, plus $1,200 annually for books, and between $300 to $500 per month for living expenses. ROTC Cadets also might qualify for several foreign language incentive pay programs based on demonstrated language skills. Cadets can earn up to $2000 per year through these programs.

Other Benefits

First, whether or not a student decides to complete all four years of ROTC, they will receive the best leadership training available in the country, and will walk away with management skills that can translate to any professional field. Second, ROTC students have the opportunity to participate in dynamic and challenging training sessions during the summer months to include Foreign Language Programs and several internship programs at major military installations around the globe. During this training, the students are mentored by senior cadets and professional military officers. Third, ROTC opens the door to a military career with a starting salary of $42,000 plus full medical and dental benefits, and fantastic résumé-building potential. After only four years, your salary increases to almost $68,000.

Time Involvement

ROTC usually involves an 8-hour time commitment per week between Military Science Class, Leadership Lab, and Physical Training. There are also voluntary adventure exercises and permanent leadership roles available which require a greater amount of time. Many ROTC students are also varsity athletes and participate in other extracurricular activities, and many find that the ROTC leadership training helps them excel above their peers in every area of life.

Multicultural Center

  Location: The DeNaples Center 205G

(570) 941-5904

  Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women’s Center & Multicultural Center) are dedicated to creating and sustaining a campus culture that aligns with the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and intercultural understanding.

Available to all members of the campus community, The Multicultural Center fosters a community of citizens who boldly embrace diverse backgrounds, and recognize the intersection of multiple cultural and social identities.

The Multicultural Center works to maintain a positive campus climate and build a community with a sense of shared purpose. The Multicultural Center collaborates with academic departments and campus partners to offer comprehensive multicultural programs and events centered on multiculturalism, anti-oppression, international awareness, and social justice advocacy. Students are invited to pursue leadership opportunities through our paid and volunteer student staff positions and student clubs and organization. Finally, the center offers workshops to help students obtain the knowledge, awareness, and skills necessary to thrive in an interdependent and global society.

The Multicultural Center welcomes all interested students and visitors. For more information, please feel free to stop by 205G of the DeNaples Center, call (570) 941-5904, or visit the webpage at

Off Campus & Commuter Student Life

  Location: The DeNaples Center 205T
  Telephone: (570) 941-6292
  Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The University makes special efforts to ensure local students who commute from home and upperclass students who live off-campus have equitable access to academic and co-curricular programs, services and opportunities. The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Student Life (OCCSL) serves as a resource providing information and developing initiatives that enrich both the off-campus living and commuter experience.  

Students are required to live on-campus during their first two years of study unless they are local students residing with a parent/guardian or have been granted an exemption from the Office of Residence Life. As such, OCCSL hosts a variety of programs and services for both students commuting from home and those transitioning from living on-campus to renting off-campus.

Commuter Student Association

The Commuter Student Association (CSA) is a student club that strives to help commuter students build connections within the campus community. Through planning social events and by providing a platform for students to discuss commuter specific issues and related topics, the CSA works to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students who commute from home. The CSA is open to all students that commute.

Off Campus Advisory Board

The Off-Campus Advisory Board (OCAB) is a student organization dedicated to fostering open communication and collaboration between students that reside off-campus, the University, and the local Hill Section community. The student members of OCAB partner with University officials to address areas of concern, promote tenant’s rights and responsibilities, and provide information and resources through programmatic initiatives.

To learn more about OCCSL programs and services including the Commuter Student Association and Off Campus Advisory Board stop by the OCCSL office or visit

Performance Music

  Location: Houlihan-McLean Center
  Telephone: (570) 941-7624
  Email:   or

The University of Scranton Bands, Choirs and String Ensembles offer high quality instrumental and choral performing ensemble opportunities in a variety of formats ranging from very large ensembles, to small ensemble and solo performing opportunities.  Participation is open to any and all interested university students (as well as alumni, faculty, staff and administration) with no individual audition requirement nor enrollment or membership fee, in the finest liberal arts tradition.

In addition to performances by the bands, choirs, and string ensembles, the department presents a series of concert and recital performances by outstanding and renowned musicians representing a variety of musical genres. In some instances these guest artists perform as soloists with the student ensembles, and guest artist programming is closely coordinated with the Bands, Choirs and String Ensembles to offer special masterclasses, workshops and lectures by our visiting artists.

All performances are free of charge, open to the public, and take place in the magnificently restored concert hall of the Houlihan-McLean Center, which features an excellent Steinway-B performance piano and a recently restored Austin Opus 301 symphonic organ.

Our tradition of guest artists and clinicians has brought to our student musicians, our campus and our community the joyful experience of performing with and hearing a long list of musical masters, among them Wess “WarmDaddy” Anderson; Kyle Athayde; George Avakian; David Ball; Eddie Barbash; Joseph Boga; Peter Buchi; Antonio Ciacca; Jeffrey and Lauren Curnow; Aaron Diehl; Dominick Farinacci; Michael Fine; Joshua Freilich; Victor Goines; Andrew Gonzalez; Wycliffe Gordon (H. ‘06); Mark Gould; Frederick Hohman; Bridgett Hooks; Caleb Hudson; T. Terry James (H. ‘88); Robert Kapilow (H. ‘09); Mark and Jee-Won Oh Kosower; Wynton Marsalis (H. ‘96); Brian McWhorter; Diane Monroe; Kako Miura; Thomas Murray; Ted Nash; David Ostwald; Sam Pilafian; Marcus Printup; Eric Reed; Joshua Rosenblum; Ted Rosenthal; Loren Schoenberg; Jumaane Smith, Timothy E. Smith, Robert Starer; Warren Vache; Frank Vignola; Lawrence Wolfe; individual members of the New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Minnesota, Cleveland and Dallas Symphony Orchestras and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; “Travelin’ Light”; The Gully Low Jazz Band; The Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars; members of the Empire Brass Quintet and Canadian Brass Quintet; The New York Trumpet Ensemble (who have served as artists-in-residence); and our late composer-in-residence Vaclav Nelhybel (H. ‘85), whose long and productive relationship with the University continues to be honored through close cooperation between the University and the Nelhybel Estate through the establishment of “The Nelhybel Collection.”

Our annual World Premiere Composition Series performance, the only series of its kind in the nation, has received honor and acclaim from artists throughout the world. Currently in its 34th year, the series has provided our students with opportunities to work and interact with internationally renowned composers and conductors, and has made significant contributions to the wind and choral repertoires. Our programs also include The Nelhybel Collection, which contains the manuscripts of our late composer-in-residence Vaclav Nelhybel; The Scranton Brass Seminar, an intensive one week summer skill building program for high school and college brass players; and The Scranton Brass Orchestra, a fully professional ensemble which offers two to four performances per year during breaks in the academic year.

Hundreds of students participate in the ensembles every year, and are achieving their performance goals in the musical ensemble of their choice.For more information on any of our Performance Music offerings, please visit our website or contact Cheryl Y. Boga, Conductor and Director of Performance Music at 

Printing Services - Print Shop and Copy Center

  Location: Printing and Mailing Services Facility
315 Jefferson Avenue
  Telephone: (570) 941-4198  
  Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  Copy Center:

Monday - Thursday
(Spring and Fall Semesters)


Summer/Intersession Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Services include black and white copying, color printing, an extensive range of finishing options and poster printing (up to 44” wide). While there is a fee for services, the costs are competitive, and the location and turnaround time, convenient. For information, call (570) 941-4198  or email 


University Police Department

  Location: Parking and University Police Pavilion,
(Street Level)
  Emergency 24 Hours/Day: On Campus 7777
Off Campus 570-941-7777

(570) 941-7888


The University of Scranton is concerned with your safety and well-being. Maintaining a safe and open campus is a unique challenge that requires a shared responsibility.

University Police believe integrity, accountability, and communication serve as the foundation of public trust and professionalism. The Department consists of four divisions: University Police, Environmental Health and Safety, Parking Services, and Emergency Communications.

The University Police is the primary law enforcement authority at The University of Scranton. University Police Officers have full law enforcement powers, including the authority to make arrest for criminal violations on University property. University Police operate on a 24-hour basis and patrol by vehicle, bicycle, and on foot.  The University Police Dispatch Center is always in operation and monitor a full array of video surveillance cameras that are both on and off campus. University Police work in close cooperation with Scranton Police, with both agencies patrolling the neighborhoods immediately adjacent to campus.  University Police emphasize problem-solving and relationship building in both a reactive and proactive manner, protect life and property, prevent and deter crime, maintain peace and order, and address safety and security issues consistent with that of our campus culture.

In partnership, students are charged with taking reasonable precautions and employing a common sense approach to personal safety, following all emergency communications, and reporting all incidents, emergencies, or crimes occurring on campus.

Emergency Call Boxes

Each University residence hall or house has a yellow Emergency Call Box located at the front entrance. There are also Emergency Call Boxes at strategic locations on and around campus that provide a direct line to the University Police dispatcher.

In an emergency, pressing the red button will give you direct contact to a University Police dispatcher. Be prepared to give your location, describe the nature of the emergency, and respond to questions and instructions from the dispatcher. The red button on the call boxes should only be used in the event of an emergency.

Crime Reporting

All crimes committed on University property should be reported to University Police. A University Police Officer will respond to, and investigate any incident that occurs on or reasonably close to the University. Incidents or crimes that occur off campus are referred to the Scranton Police.

Silent Witness Program

The University Police Department needs and appreciates your cooperation in the prevention of crime on campus. For confidential reporting of criminal activity visit the University Police Department home page and click on Silent Witness. Selecting this link will provide you access to a short online form. If you have personal knowledge of, or have heard of any crime occurring on or off campus please complete and submit the form. All reports are strictly confidential and you are able to submit the form anonymously.

Safety Escort

Walking safety escorts are available to students as well as other members of the University community on a 24-hour basis. This service includes the areas between Jefferson and Irving Avenues; Ridge Row and Vine Streets, including Poly-Hi and Fitzpatrick Field parking lots; and University off-campus residences and off-campus apartments. Safety escorts will be made on foot unless distance and availability make use of a vehicle more appropriate. Inclement weather does not warrant the use of a vehicle for riding escorts.

Safety Escort Van Service (weekends)

Safety escort van service commonly referred to as the Royal Ride is available Thursday 10:00pm-1:00am, and Friday and Saturday evenings between the hours of 10:00pm and 3:00am. The Royal Ride continuously travels an established route between Adams Avenue and N. Irving Avenue (N & S) and Linden Street and Vine Street (E & W). Students are boarded and discharged only at published stops along the route. Students must provide a valid University ID when using the van service.

Possession and Use of Weapons

On-campus or illegal possession of weapons (or replicas), implements used as weapons, or other dangerous items including, but not limited to, firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, martial arts paraphernalia, knives (except for kitchen knives possessed and used in their intended manner), pistols, rifles, shotguns, handguns, air guns, pellet or BB guns, paint guns, potato guns, slingshots, balloon launchers, or dangerous chemicals is prohibited, whether or not a federal or state license to possess the same has been issued.

Safety Training

University Police conduct annual safety trainings for Resident Assistants in the residences including fire drills in all buildings. The following programs are also provided to inform students about the prevention of crimes and safety; Personal Safety and Crime PreventionEmergency Response Training, Active Shooter Training, Teaching Alcohol Preparedness for Students (T.A.P.S.)Information and Perspectives on Alcohol/Alcohol & Other Drug Education Program (ADEP) and Social Host Workshops. Topics and schedules will be published in the Royal News and The Aquinas. Presentations are provided at no cost to the University community.

Fire Alarms

If a fire alarm sounds, evacuate immediately. Close but do not lock doors as you leave. Know the locations of primary and alternate exits. Do not use the elevator during a fire related emergency. Occupants needing special assistance are to proceed to an Area of Rescue Assistance and ask evacuating persons to notify University Police and emergency personnel of their location.

Evacuation drills are conducted at least once a year in academic buildings and every semester in residence halls at varying times and conditions to simulate a realistic environment should an evaluation be necessary.

Fire alarms due to inattentive cooking and other negligent activity is a major concern. If a false alarm occurs as a result of your negligence, you may be charged $100 for the first response and $250 for each subsequent response.

Emergency Notification System: Mass Notification

The University will without delay, activate the Emergency Notification system, upon confirmation of any significant emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. Additional information may be posted on a University webpage and updated regularly until the emergency is concluded.

Lock Outs

Remember to lock your room door and take your key with you. If you find yourself locked out, RA staff should be your first point of contact to regain entry. University Police Officers will assist in unlocking your door, but you will be charged a $5.00 fee.

Reading Skills Development - Reading Specialist/Academic Development Program

  Location: Loyola Science Center, Room 582E
  Telephone: (570) 941-4218

Reading Specialist

At the college level, reading is essential and will occupy approximately 80% of a student’s available time. Reading must be efficient, and various reading strategies must be used to improve comprehension, retention, and recall. The Reading Specialist provides services on an individual basis to students who wish to improve their reading.

Certainly the Reading Specialist is not here to teach anyone to read. Rather the Reading Specialist helps students use their reading skills efficiently. Reading must be understood as a process of locating the important information in the text. The University of Scranton’s reading specialist helps students hone their reading skills in order to improve their efficiency.

Speed Reading

Although an efficient reader employs a variety of reading rates matched to specific tasks, speed reading is not a useful tool for study reading. Although a reader can benefit from an increased reading speed, increasing reading speed is not easy. The Reading Specialist would be glad to discuss improving reading speed in the overall context of making reading more efficient.

Value of the Academic Development Program

Students themselves determine the value of the Academic Development Program. The value of the program will increase in proportion to the extent that students assume personal responsibility for their own learning: the more students put into the program, the more they will get out of it. The faculty and staff associated with the program can assist students to maximize their potential in many ways, including skill improvement and adjustment to college life. However, the faculty and staff cannot force anyone to use what is presented.

Recreational Sports

  Location: Byron Recreational Center/John J.Long S.J. Center 
  Telephone: (570) 941-6203  
  Hours: Monday through Thursday
6:00 a.m. to Midnight
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Noon to Midnight

Recreational Sports

 The Recreational Sports Department offers a variety of recreation opportunities designed to meet the diverse needs of the University community. Facilities in the Byron Recreational Complex include three gymnasiums that may be used for basketball, volleyball, badminton and tennis; indoor pool and locker rooms containing saunas and steam rooms; racquetball/handball courts; a 3,250 square foot multi-purpose room; and a dance/aerobics room. The John Long Center facilities, located adjacent to the Byron Complex, include a gymnasium, wrestling room and locker rooms. Our 14,000 square foot fitness center is located on the ground floor of the Pilarz Hall apartment complex and is home to 46 pieces of cardio equipment, each equipped with individual cardio theatre, as well as 22 pieces of Cybex VR3 selectorized weight machines and a state-of-the-art free weight area. For more information call the rec office at 570-941-6203.

Aerobic classes. Aerobics classes are held weekly during the academic year. Schedules are available in the recreation office during the second week of each semester. Classes are conducted on a drop-in basis — no registration is necessary.

Intramural Leagues. Intramural leagues form during the first two weeks of each semester and include Frisbee, softball, basketball, football, volleyball, walleyball, whiffleball, soccer, badminton, dodgeball, kickball, corn hole and tennis. A listing of leagues offered, roster sheets, dates and times for captain’s meetings and deadline information is available in the recreation office (third-floor Byron Complex).

Part-time Employment. The Department of Recreational Sports is one of the largest student employers on campus. Students are hired as sports officials, facility security, fitness center attendants, lifeguards, and intramural supervisors. For more information on employment opportunities call the Recreation Office at 570-941-6203. 

Office of the Registrar and Academic Services

   Transcripts; Grade Reports; Course Registration; Exam Schedules
  Location: O’Hara Hall, Room 106
  Telephone: (570) 941-7720

The Office of the Registrar and Academic Services performs an essential role in supporting the educational mission of the University by serving the needs of our students in their pursuit of academic achievement. The Registrar connects the student to the faculty, curriculum and classroom through the course-scheduling and registration process. The office also documents the progress and achievements of our students in the form of grade reports, transcripts, diplomas and other University reports.

The Office of the Registrar and Academic Services is responsible for promulgation of the course and final exam schedules, assignment of classrooms, registration of students, reporting of grades, maintenance of academic records, issuance of academic transcripts, certification of enrollment status and degree eligibility, and some aspects of commencement.

The office also advises students of academic policies and procedures, important dates, events and deadlines.


Transcripts may be requested by mail or in person. All transcripts are available for a fee of $5.00. Unofficial transcripts are also available to current students through their Self Service accounts at no charge.

Course Registration

Eligible students register for courses in advance of each semester or term - in April for the rising summer term and fall semester, and in November for the intersession term and spring semester. Registration times are assigned by class level, with seniors first, then juniors, sophomores and freshman in that order.

To prepare for registration, students should obtain a copy of their CAPP program planning report through the Self Service tab in the my.scranton portal. Using the CAPP report to identify next-needed courses, and then consulting the online course schedule for those courses, students should prepare a preliminary schedule. Students then review that preliminary schedule with their academic advisor to make sure the schedule is on track for their program of study. The advisor then will give the student a registration term PIN to access web registration on a specific date and time.

Detailed web registration, course search and CAPP retrieval information is available on the registrar’s website at www. That website also has information about college-specific registration procedures and for some special programs such as Study Abroad and Accelerated Baccalaureate/Master’s degree programs. Students are also encouraged to consult with their department chair, program director, academic advising center or dean’s office for issues specific to their own situation. Additionally, the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services can assist with web registration functional guidance and questions about the online course schedule.

Any student who has unpaid bills at the University or any hold on his or her account cannot register for classes. To resolve the problem, the student should contact the office or department that placed the account on hold.

Adding and Dropping Courses

To add or drop a course after self-service access to web registration ends in accordance with the academic calendar, students should obtain a course-schedule change form from the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services or their academic advising center. Before the end of the 100% refund period each semester, this form should be submitted to the Assistant Dean of the student’s school or to the student’s academic advising center. After the end of the 100% refund period, schedule change forms should be submitted to the Registrar’s office after Dean’s office approval is obtained.

Grade Reports

After final grades are processed, they are viewable and printable at through the student’s Self Service account. A student may also grant third party access to grades and/or additional information from his/her Self Service account. If a student needs an official final grade report sent to his/her home address (for purposes such as employer’s tuition reimbursement), instructions for submitting this request may be found on the Registrar’s website at under the link, Requesting Transcripts & Grade Reports.

Mid-term grades are submitted by faculty for all first year students and for those upperclassmen with deficient grades. Students may access mid-term grades through their Self Service accounts in the my.scranton portal.

Change of Address

For an address change, the student should submit a change-of-address form to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services, O’Hara Hall, Room 106.

Office of Residence Life

  Location: 100 Condron Hall  
  Telephone: (570) 941-6226  
  Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Office of Residence Life challenges students to expand upon their academic experience with a focus on educating the whole person through engagement in opportunities within their living communities. Committed to forming “men and women for and with others,” Residence Life offers safe, inclusive, and supportive living environments for students to pursue their academic and co-curricular interests while developing meaningful interpersonal relationships. Students are expected to actively participate in their residential communities, respecting the rights of others while embracing the responsibilities associated with positive community building. This includes, but is not limited to, participation in community conversation and events, ensuring healthy decisions regarding substance use, managing time and stress effectively, developing relationships, and exploring faith.

Benefits of Residence Hall Living

The residence halls are set up specifically to assist you in your transition to The University of Scranton. We are proud to do this in a variety of ways. First, our student staff, Resident Assistants (RAs) work for the University and aim to make your stay filled with both learning and positive experiences. Second, the many policies we outline in this handbook are designed to promote a collegial and supportive environment. Lastly, the programs and events offered by the residence hall staff are designed to educate you to some of the many opportunities and challenges of the University environment.

Responsibilities of Residence Hall Living

As a member of an educational community you possess certain privileges and responsibilities. We expect all residents to be active in their residential communities; this involvement will enrich the student’s college experience through community involvement and will make the academic program more meaningful, no matter what the student’s major. Along with the privilege of being independent and away from home comes the responsibility of meeting the expectation set by the University as expressed in this handbook. Our goal is to provide an environment full of opportunity for all students who live in our residence hall community.

Roommate Interactions

For many of you, this may be the first time you are sharing a bedroom with a non-relative. The Residence Life staff asks that you make every attempt to get to know your roommate and realize that each person comes from a different background. Please recognize and appreciate positive differences in your roommate and in other people within the community. Although the staff  understands that each student is an individual in their own right, there are some things that you should not tolerate, such as a roommate who violates University policy. If you need to speak to someone about a roommate concern, please speak with your Resident Assistant. Other resources include Jesuit Counselors, Campus Ministers, Area Coordinators, or Counselors from the University Counseling Center.

Jesuit Heritage

The University of Scranton is a Jesuit and Catholic University. We are fortunate to have Jesuit priests living in some of our residence halls. These staff members are available for counseling and various issues that may arise in your life. As a Jesuit institution, the University is proud of its Ignatian, or Jesuit heritage. The Jesuit Counselors, Campus Ministers, other faculty, staff, administrators, and fellow students work equally hard to keep the Jesuit vision alive in all of their work.

Royal Card Office - Student Identification Cards

  Location: Alumni Memorial Hall 102  
  Telephone: (570) 941-4357  

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


The Royal Card is the multiple-purpose photo ID card for all students, faculty and staff at The University of Scranton. In addition to identifying you as a University of Scranton student, it is also your meal card and library card and will provide access to residence halls and academic buildings. Make sure to carry it with you at all times.

Royal Card Account

By depositing funds into a Royal Card account, you can use your card similar to a debit card to purchase items on campus in the University bookstore and convenience store, in all on-campus dining facilities, in vending and laundry machines, in Printing Services for duplicating, in the Library for photocopying, microfiche machines and for printed pages, in the Chemistry and Biology departments for lab supplies and fees, and in the University Police Department for parking decals and fines.

Credit card deposits can be made via the web at Cash deposits can be made at the Royal Card value-transfer station (VTS) located in the Library and the DeNaples Center. The Bursar’s Office located in St. Thomas Hall can accept cash in person, check in person or by mail, and credit card in person or by phone.

Report Lost Cards

A lost card should be reported immediately so that it can be de-activated. You can contact the Technology Support Center (TSC) at 570-941-4357 to report the card lost (after hours, contact University Police at 570-941-7888). You can also deactivate your Royal Card yourself by going to, select Card Services and Deactivate Card.

If you should find your card, come to the TSC to have it re-activated at no charge. Replacement cards can be issued at $10 to replace a lost card or $5 for a damaged card.

 Division of Student Formation & Campus Life

  Location: The DeNaples Center 201
  Telephone: (570) 941-7680
  Fax: (570) 941-7963

The Division of Student Formation & Campus Life, inspired by our Catholic and Jesuit identity, challenges students to recognize their unique gifts and talents, reach beyond their perceived capabilities, develop a restless desire for excellence grounded in gratitude, and discover and embrace who they are called to be.

Committed to forming socially responsible, engaged, and reflective men and women, the Division facilitates transformative learning experiences aimed at advancing students’ understanding of and lifelong commitment to

  • developing adult faith and spirituality,
  • fostering a healthy and balanced lifestyle,
  • cultivating a sense of personal responsibility and accountability,
  • honoring diverse thoughts, perspectives and cultures,
  • integrating knowledge into lived experiences,
  • engaging in service for and with others, and
  • discerning one’s vocation and direction.

The Division’s programs, services, and other initiatives are intentionally designed to help educate, transform, and support students. The following departments and functional areas with the Division of Student Formation & Campus Life are instrumental to these efforts: Campus Ministries (Center for Service and Social Justice, International Service Programs, Liturgical Life and Retreats), Center for Career Development, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Center for Student Engagement (Leadership Development, Orientation, Student Activities), Dean of Students, Recreational Sports (Aquatics, Fitness Center, Intramurals, Club Sports), Residence Life (Housing Operations, Off Campus and Commuter Student Life, and Residence Education), Student Conduct, Student Health Services, University Chaplain, and University Police (Emergency Management, Police Operations, and Parking Services).

Office of Student Conduct

  Location: The DeNaples Center, 201E  
  Telephone: (570) 941-7680  
  Fax: (570) 941-7963  

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for interpreting and enforcing the University’s Student Code of Conduct. In doing so, the Office of Student Conduct seeks to educate students regarding their behavioral responsibilities as members of the University community and to ensure the process used to adjudicate matters of misconduct is consistent and fair-minded. Recognizing the uniqueness of each student, the conduct process is grounded in the Ignatian ideal of promoting the development of the whole person. The discipline process is educational and formative in nature.

Additional information about the Student Code of Conduct and the University’s student discipline process is located in this Student Handbook.

Student Health Services

  Location: Roche Wellness Center  
  Telephone: (570) 941-7667  
  Fax: (570) 941-4298  
  Hours: Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Maintaining good health is an essential component of student success.  Student Health Services is committed to providing holistic health care which emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit.  Health promotion, education and preventative care are considered important components of every visit.  Students are encouraged to visit Student Health Services to explore any aspect of their personal well-being.


Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners provide care during business hours.  A Registered Nurse is also available for consultation.  In addition, a limited number of physician appointments are available each week.  Referrals may be made to local specialists or diagnostic facilities as needed. 


Student Health Services maintains a strict policy of confidentiality to safeguard the privacy of your personal and health information (PHI). This is an essential component of quality health care and required by federal law.

Every student has a confidential health record that is maintained in Student Health Services during your student years and is kept on file for seven (7) years beyond the date of graduation or departure from the University. Student Health Services does not release personal health information to anyone without your written authorization including faculty, administration, family members, fellow students, employers, etc. Exceptions include life threatening illness/injury or those reasons required by law such as court subpoena or public health reporting requirements.

An Authorization for Release of Confidential Health Information form can be downloaded here.

Note: View the Full Privacy Statement.

Access to Care:

Students are seen by appointment.  A limited number of walk-in appointments are also available each day.  Students can make an appointment by calling (570) 941-7667 or on-line via the online Student Health Portal found in the MyScranton account.

After hours emergencies can be treated at any of the three Scranton Hospitals which are located within a four to ten block radius from campus.  In case of emergency, the student should call the University of Scranton Police Department at (570) 941-7777.  Ambulance transport services will be arranged as needed. Students are responsible for any fees incurred for emergency transport and services.  Students are encouraged to schedule a follow up visit with Student Health Services if emergency care is accessed. 

For less serious problems or concerns, students can access any of the neighborhood walk-in/urgent care clinics.  Pharmacy services are available within walking distance as well. Please visit our website at for a full referral directory.


Visits to Student Health are covered for undergraduate students by tuition fees.  Utilization of the health care services offered by Student Health Services is optional for graduate students.  Graduate students who wish to see health care providers on campus become eligible by paying a fee of $65 per semester, this fee can be paid for online in your MyScranton account. Students in undergraduate programs are automatically eligible as a result of undergraduate fees which are part of their tuition/fee process. 

A limited number of prescription medications are available for purchase at Student Health Services and can be paid for by cash, or Royal Card.  Tuberculosis testing and certain immunizations including the influenza vaccine are also available for a fee.  Students are encouraged to utilize their private insurance whenever possible to avoid out of pocket expenses.  Fees for services provided by an off campus facility or provider are the responsibility of the student.   Students should be familiar with their health insurance coverage; they are also encouraged to carry a copy of their insurance information. 

Access to Emergency and After Hours Care:

We encourage students with minor illness or injury to come to Student Health Services during our hours of operation. However, in the event of an emergency, students are asked to call the University of Scranton Police Department at (570) 941-7777.  Ambulance services will be arranged as needed.  Students are responsible for any fees incurred for emergency transport.  Students are encouraged to schedule a follow up visit with Student Health Services if emergency care is accessed.   


Telephone and Television Services - Office of Network Infrastructure

  Location: Alumni Memorial Hall, 102
  Telephone: (570) 941-4357

The Office of Network Infrastructure provides video and optional voice services to students in University housing.

House phones are placed within buildings on campus for free campus and local calling. Long distance calls may be made from those phones by using a calling card. Emergency phones are installed throughout the campus for safety and emergency use. Call boxes are also placed on each Student Residence building. These phones automatically connect to Public Safety.

Personal telephone lines are available for students in their rooms for a fee. If you are interested in having a personal telephone line, please contact the Technology Support Center at (570) 941-4357. You may request a telephone line via our website at

Video Services

The campus-wide integrated network serves academic and administrative buildings as well as residence halls and some on-campus houses. The video network operates as an on-campus cable television provider. In addition to channels carrying regular television programming, the video network also has local channels for University programming.The TV channel lineup can be found at

If you plan on bringing a television to campus, you must: 

  • Bring a coaxle cable to hook it up to our network.
  • Make sure your television has a QAM tuner installed in order to successfully pull down all the digital channels that our TV network provides.

Call the Technology Support Center at (570) 941-4357 with any questions.

Veterans Education Benefits

Veterans and eligible dependents should consult their regional Veterans Administration (VA) counselor to establish their eligibility for veterans education benefits, or apply online. For more information, please go to the Veterans Administration (VA) website at

Once eligibility is established through the VA, students must submit a copy of their veterans Letter of Eligibility to the Financial Aid Office located in St. Thomas Hall, Room 401.  (Students need to submit another copy of their Letter of Eligibility only if they elect benefits under a different chapter of the GI Bill at a later date.)  In addition, veterans or their dependents must submit a University of Scranton Request for Certification form to the Financial Aid Office prior to each term for which they would like to have their enrollment certified to the VA.  This form is available to students through the University Links on You may also contact the Financial Aid Office at or by calling (570) 941-7701.

The Military Science Department can advise veterans on their eligibility for military scholarships and the possibility of obtaining credit toward the ROTC program. Contact the Military Science Department in Rock Hall at (570) 941-7457/6336.

Voter Registration

The University of Scranton encourages all members of the University community, students and employees to exercise their right to vote. Voter eligibility requirements, Lackawanna County election process information and Pennsylvania Voter Registration Application Forms can be accessed at[1].pdf Hard copy voter registration forms are also available in the Office of Human Resources (St. Thomas Hall, suite 100).

Web Support for Courses

Many courses at the University require that students have access to a computer and Internet for assignments, research, discussion groups, etc. The University provides each student with an account number and there are computer labs on campus for student use. In addition a number of faculty are using Desire2Learn to support or teach the entire course. Desire2Learn is the standard university web-courseware tool that enables an instructor to supplement a course with online materials and activities, or to deliver a course with online materials and activities or to deliver a course solely online. Desire2Learn is one of the most widely used courseware tools in higher education today. Due to its ease of use, intuitive navigation, and pleasant graphic interface, the tool is accessible to all students, from novice to advanced computer users. Desire2Learn contains modules for announcements, course documents, online tests/quizzes, discussion board, chat and assignments.

Students can use the Desire2Learn site to get more information about class notes, find pertinent Web sites that enhance the classroom discussion, and collaborate via the discussion board and/or chat room with the instructor and the other students.

Here at Scranton Desire2Learn is also used to deliver courses solely online. The class documents are posted on the web and the students are responsible for submitting the assignments, using the provided tools in Desire2Learn. There are virtual office hours via the chat room when the instructor can communicate with one or several students simultaneously.

To find out more about Desire2Learn and what you need to know before taking an online course visit The University’s Desire2Learn accessible via the My.Scranton portal.

Jane Kopas Women’s Center

  Location: The DeNaples Center 205F
  Telephone: (570) 941-6194
  Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

The Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women’s Center & Multicultural Center) are dedicated to creating and sustaining a campus culture that aligns with the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and intercultural understanding.

The Jane Kopas Women’s Center serves the students, staff, and faculty of the University. The Center’s mission is threefold: (1) to offer educational programs on topics related to gender equity and feminist theories, (2) to develop women as lifelong learners and confident leaders through skill training, educational opportunities, and advocacy training, and (3) to encourage social justice activism through collaborative projects between the campus and the larger Scranton community.

The Jane Kopas Women’s Center hosts a large variety of educational programs addressing topics of women’s leadership, gender-based violence, healthy relationships, body image, pay and equity, and feminist and social change movements. Involvement opportunities are available to students with options to apply for a leadership work study position, volunteer, complete service learning hours or become a Promoting Awareness of the College Transition (PACT) peer facilitator. To learn more about the work of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center, please visit our website to view programs and services at

Everyone is encouraged and welcomed to visit the center, check out the resources, and engage in intellectually inspiring conversations.