Welcome to the new members of our community, and welcome back to those who are returning. It is my pleasure to serve this year as the interim president of the University. I am looking forward to working with you during your journey at the University.
You make this journey not by yourself, but with fellow students, faculty, staff, and administrators all of whom are deeply invested in your success. In addition, you make this journey with the support and prayers of your family members who have sacrificed to see you to this moment and who will love and support you during your years here. Remember also, that you make this journey with God at your side. He has promised to accompany you and He will be true to His word.
We hope and pray that your journey ends with a heart that has been transformed. This transformation is at the very center of the mission of this Catholic and Jesuit University. We want you to leave here not only with that cherished diploma, but also with a heart that desires to use your many gifts and talents in the service of God’s people on this earth.
This will take commitment and hard work on your part. However, know that members of our campus community and your family will work with you and support you. There may be times along the way when you experience a setback or get discouraged. When that happens, I ask you to remember the words of Pope Francis: “The most important thing in the life of every man and every woman is not that they should never fall along the way. The important thing is always to get back up…” I promise that you will have people with you on this journey who will help you to get back up and set your face once again towards your dreams and goals.
May God bless us all and may God bless The University of Scranton.
Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J.
Dear Fellow Students,
To the Royals of the Class of 2021, welcome! We are excited to welcome you to a place that we are proud to call our second home, and a place that will soon become yours. The friends you meet, the experiences you have, the Jesuit education you are a part of, and the challenges you encounter will help you to grow over the next four years. No other school can compare to Scranton when it comes to our faculty; the smiles, warmth, and advice offered by our staff; or the ongoing support and empathy of those who strive to enhance your education and life at the administrative level, you have a home at Scranton!
As you will soon discover, the speed of each semester at this amazing university accelerates. Make sure to cherish every moment you have here. It is hard to believe that just three short years ago we were in your shoes, beginning our Scranton journey.
Last May, we committed to advocate for you, to advance your ideas and interests, and to ensure that you are represented in our community. Student Government will be available as a resource to you throughout this coming year, and the years to come. Do not hesitate to call or email us, drop by our office, or attend any of our public meetings. Our office is in the DeNaples Center Student Forum (205R) and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, watch for updates on RoyalSync and our webpage, www.scranton.edu/sg.
We look forward to serving you this year and meeting as many of you as possible! Whether you are new to the community or returning for another great year, do not hesitate to stop us when you see us around campus to introduce yourselves or ask questions!
Steven Browning & Lauren Tomasic
Student Government President & Vice-President