Sep 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Resources and Services


 

Athletics

 
  Location: John J. Long, S.J., Center
  Telephone: (570) 941-7440
  Website: www.scranton.edu/athletics

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, Indoor Track & Field, Swimming & Diving; spring – Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Outdoor Track & Field. Men’s sports include: fall – Cross Country, Soccer; winter - Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling; spring - Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis and Outdoor Track & Field. 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 https://athletics.scranton.edu/General_Information/directory/index.

Expectations

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 “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 participating in authorized Division III competitions should give their professors as much advance warning as possible of class conflicts and absences as indicated in the Student Athlete Academic Absence Policy.

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.
  http: www.scranton.edu/bursar
  Website: www.scranton.edu
  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: http://my.scranton.edu
    Enter your User Name and Password
    Click Student Tab
    Click Nelnet Business Solutions

Here you can view your account balance and transaction details, your current e-bill, make an e-payment, setup a tuition payment plan, manage your tuition refund options, and setup Authorized Payers for your tuition account. 

  My Scranton: http://my.scranton.edu
    Enter your User Name and Password
    Click Home 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 Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS). Please process your application online by logging into the my.scranton portal, click on the Student Tab, and Nelnet Business Solutions, or contact NBS at (800)609-8056.   Payment plans are done by term.  There is a $35 fee per term to enroll in the monthly payment plan.  For additional information go to www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/uscranton

The University of Scranton receives payment updates nightly from NBS, and will apply your payment directly to your student account.

 

The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development

  Location: Ciszek Hall
  Telephone: (570) 941-7640
  Website: www.scranton.edu/careers

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  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  Email: chew@scranton.edu
  Website: www.scranton.edu/chew

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

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are student-leaders who are members of the CHEW team. They are often seen around campus disseminating information to and educating their peers about aspects of the eight dimensions of wellness. In 2018-19, the PHE team developed health promotion programs and materials that reached over 12,900 individuals!

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 www.scranton.edu/chew to learn more!

Center for Student Engagement

  Location: The DeNaples Center 205
  Telephone: (570) 941-6233
  Website: http://www.scranton.edu/cse

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 Leadership Capstone Program, Club Leadership Transition Summit, and the IMPACT first year leadership retreat.
  • 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.
  Website: www.scranton.edu/ctle  

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence encourages and supports a strong and committed academic community that you will find here at the University of Scranton.  The CTLE provides academic support services to assist students in achieving their academic and future goals through the use of the following services:

Tutoring Services

The CTLE Tutoring Program directs all tutoring activity towards creating an environment that encourages and supports student learning and development of academic skills.  Supplemental instruction and drop in tutoring labs are also available for various courses. The goal is to help students become self-regulated learners.

Reading Services

College students read much more than they did in high school, and they are tackling unfamiliar subjects and being asked to work with the material on an advanced, analytical level.  They may need to learn some strategies that will aid them to read effectively and efficiently.  The CTLE Reading Specialist offers individual consultations to collaboratively create an action plan that will help students be more successful with their studies.

The Writing Center

At the Writing Center students can work on their papers and assignments while receiving help from well-trained peer consultants.  Students will be guided through every stage of the writing process, from pre-writing to revising, and do not have to have a draft to begin working with a consultant.  Students can make appointments online.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The CTLE works with students to provide the support that they may need to have a rewarding and successful experience at Scranton.  We seek to ensure that all programs, services and facilities are accessible to Scranton students. We are fully committed to offering our students with disabilities access to programs, facilities and services on an equal opportunity basis.  Students will meet with a CTLE staff member at the beginning of each semester to discuss their accommodation needs.

Instructional Technology Services

Students can obtain assistance with the use of the 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, the creation of electronic portfolios, D2L navigation and usage, 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, www.scranton.edu/ctle, for more detailed information on our services and directions for requesting/scheduling the services you need. 

Computer Services - Division of Information Technology

Technology Support Center

  Location: Alumni Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
  Telephone: (570) 941-HELP
  E-mail: techsupport@scranton.edu
  Website: scranton.edu/techsupport

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 10 preferred or Mac OS 10.7 or higher (note: you must have the English version of the operating systems, server versions are not allowed)
  • 802.11n 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 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 scranton.edu email address. Visit scranton.edu/office365 for more information.
  • Setup your Scranton wireless network. Configure your computer for secure network access by following the directions available at cloudpath.scranton.edu/external/
  • Install University-approved anti-virus software. For PC: Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender (comes pre-installed on Windows 10). For Macintosh: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac are recommended and free to download.

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 dell.com/scranton or apple.com/education.

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 cloudpath.scranton.edu/external/.

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 www.scranton.edu/IT policies

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.
    Please contact the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment
  Website: www.scranton.edu/counseling

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 from the first day of Fall Semester through the last day of Spring Semester. The center also provides after-hours mental health consultation services to the University community from September to May while classes are in session.

The Center is staffed by licensed psychologists, counselors and social workers.  The Counseling Center also provides limited on-site psychiatric services.  For additional information, contact the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620.

Cross Cultural Centers

The Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women’s Center & Multicultural Center) are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community that advocates for the respect of the human dignity of all people. The Centers offer opportunities for awareness, education, and dialogue on issues related to diversity, identity, privilege, oppression, equity, and justice, and recognize this as essential to the formation of people for and with others. Students can engage with the Cross Cultural Centers through work study, volunteer, intern, and service learning opportunities.

Jane Kopas Women’s Center

 

Location:

The DeNaples Center 205F

 

Telephone:

(570) 941-6194

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

 

Website:

www.scranton.edu/jkwc

The Jane Kopas Women’s Center strives to engage people of all genders in advancing gender equity and inclusion. To do so, the Center facilitates meaningful dialogue, co-curricular learning, and skills development in the areas of feminism, advocacy, leadership, and empowerment so that students may become catalysts for a more just world.

The JKWC hosts programs, workshops, presentations, dialogues, and other opportunities focused on educating students about topics of gender equity, including representation, gender-based violence, body image integrity, intersecting identities, and more. The JKWC offers a resource library and gathering space for continued learning and personal development.

Multicultural Center

 

Location:

The DeNaples Center 205G

 

Telephone:

(570) 941-5904

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Website:

http://www.scranton.edu/multicultural

The Multicultural Center (MC) promotes intercultural learning and celebrates and honors diversity for an inclusive community. The Center engages students in the development of knowledge, awareness, and skills about multiculturalism, cultural competence, and advocacy for marginalized populations to live and thrive in a diverse and global world.

The MC offers programs intentionally designed to foster constructive and transformational learning. Through these opportunities, students are challenged to reflect on their own identities, learn about others, engage in respectful dialogue across differences, and honor diversity in all forms. In addition to work study, volunteer, intern, and service learning engagements, students can also get involved in the MC through the supported student club, United Cultures Organization (UCO). UCO sponsors cultural events on campus, including the annual International Fashion Show and Festival of Nations.

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), The Food Court (1st Floor) Einstein Bros. Bagels located in the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall (1st floor) and Montrone Hall Mulberry Food Court. 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

The 30 Block Meal plan

  • 30 Meals per week
  • $25 in Flex dollars 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 Which Wich, Grill Works, Zoca Fresh Mex, Chic-Fil-A and Oath 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 Monday - Friday

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:
Website: http://scranton.campusdish.com/
Phone: (866) 346-4641 (Toll Free)
Email: dining-services@scranton.edu

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
  Email: diversity@scranton.edu
  Website: www.scranton.edu/equity-diversity

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
  E-Mail: finaid@scranton.edu
  Website: scranton.edu/financialaid

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. Scholarship aid is determined upon entry into the University, but it is possible for current students to qualify for restricted University grants. The FAFSA form must be filed at fafsa.gov. 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 my.scranton.edu. 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 be mailed. 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. Faber Award recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. 

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 prior 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 2019 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.

The Office of Global Education

The Office of Global Education (OGE) 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, 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, Global Education
O’Hara, 5th Floor
(570) 941-7575

International Students and Scholars

International students and scholars receive advice and guidance from staff at the Office of Global Education.  The office runs programs to aid them in their adjustment to campus life including their involvement in cultural and social activities.

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 this office 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 Office of Global Education.

Study Abroad

The University of Scranton provides opportunities for students to continue their studies at other universities around the world. This 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, process applications, and provide comprehensive pre-departure.

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
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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.
  Website: www.scranton.edu/library  

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 94 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. Three areas are available by card swipe 24/7:

  • The Reilly Learning Commons, which includes lecture capture facilities, high-end computing, 6 Macs, a 3D printer, a Writing Center Satellite, and reservable 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, group study rooms, large tables, study carrels, Reference materials and Periodicals.

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

In 2018, Library holdings of 829,534 volumes included: 726,863 books (print and electronic), 76,144 bound journal volumes, and 26,527 volume-equivalent microforms. The Library has 60,759 unique journal titles in print and electronic subscriptions. The Media Resources Collection, located on the third floor, holds 22,685 non-print items and provides access to 94,943 streaming media programs. The University Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections, located on the fourth floor, houses the University’s historical records, rare books, faculty publications, and other special collections. The library’s Digital Collections are available at http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/. 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.

126 electronic databases are accessible on the Library’s website. A proxy server provides remote access to databases and full text documents for those who are off campus. Research & Scholarly Services are available in-person on the second floor, and can also be reached by calling 570-941-4000, by texting 570-687-8787, by emailing askalibrarian@scranton.edu, or online via the Ask a Librarian chat box located on the Library homepage. The online Ask a Librarian chat box is staffed 24/7 and is conducted live. The Library also has a robust Information Literacy Program that instructs students in information discovery, evaluation, and use. Students can visit the Research Services Desk or call 570-941-4000 to schedule an appointment with a librarian. Faculty are encouraged to schedule information literacy instruction sessions for their classes by calling the Research Services Desk at 570-941-4000.

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 http://www.scranton.edu/library. To find out what’s new in the Library, visit http://sites.scranton.edu/library.
 

Mail Service

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

Monday through Friday

 

Saturdays

 

 

 

 

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


11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. package pick-up only

                        No postage sales on Saturday

First four weeks of Fall Semester - 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. 

First three weeks of the Spring Semester-10:00 a.m.-2:00p.m.

  Intersession

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., closed Saturday

  Summer

Monday through Friday

12:00 p. m. to 2:00 p.m., closed Saturday

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.  Incoming packages are scanned and an e-mail is sent to the student requesting you come to the DeNaples mailroom to pick up your item.  Please bring your student ID when retrieving packages as it needs to be scanned into the system in order for us to release your package.  Please note – we do not have refrigeration for perishable items.

If you do not live on campus, you are not able to receive mail/packages at the DeNaples Mailroom.  All mail and packages must be delivered to your off-campus address.  If you move off-campus during your time at the University, you are responsible for updating your address.  As a courtesy, we will accept your mail/packages for the first two weeks of the semester.  After that, all mail and packages will be forwarded if possible, or returned to sender if it cannot be forwarded. 

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.  Payment is expected at the time of mailing.  We can only accept cash or Royal Card for all postage purchases.

Please note – we cannot process Overnight Express Mail, Insured Mail, Certified Mail or International packages.  For these services, the student will need to visit the US Post Office.  There is a US Post Office located at 235 North Washington Ave., Scranton Pa. and at 2800 Stafford Street, Scranton Pa.

UPS packages may be dropped off at the DeNaples mailroom ONLY IF THE PACKAGE HAS A PREPAID RETURN LABEL ON IT.  We cannot accept prepaid Fed Ex. packages.  The student will have to make their own return arrangements for Fed Ex.

All USPS mail and packages that are not picked up prior to the end of the semester will be forwarded to the home address that we have in our system.  Any UPS or Fed Ex packages that are not picked up prior to the end of the semester will be returned to sender.

Addressing Standards

It is imperative that all outgoing letter mail and packages be addressed correctly to assure proper processing and delivery.  Never leave old address labels on the packages.  Only the address which the package is being sent to should be on the package with your return address.  If you need help addressing an item correctly, the Mail Staff will be happy to assist you.  We can also provide packaging tape.

When having items sent to you, please use this address for all carriers:

Student’s Name

(Mailbox #) The DeNaples Center

The University of Scranton

900 Mulberry Street

Scranton, Pa. 18510-2407

 

Military Science Department - Reserve Officer Training Corps

  Location: Rock Hall
  Telephone: (570) 941-7457/941-6336
  E-mail: ROTC@SCRANTON.EDU
  Website: www.scranton.edu/rotc

ROTC

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 $52,000 plus full medical and dental benefits, and fantastic résumé-building potential. After only four years, your salary increases to almost $79,000.

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.
 

Mission and Ministry

The University’s mission and our pastoral care of students, faculty and staff are a central and shared responsibility for everyone on campus. The division of Mission and Ministry includes the offices of the Jesuit Center, Campus Ministries, and the Center for Service and Social Justice. Through these offices, students can avail themselves of a number of opportunites that are described below.
 

Campus Ministries

  Location: The DeNaples Center 200
  Telephone: (570) 941-7419
  Website: www.scranton.edu/ministry
  E-mail: campusministries@scranton.edu

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, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:  4:40 p.m.
  • Thursday:  7:00 p.m. followed by Devotions to the Blessed Mother (Rosary, Litany of Our Lady, and Benediction)
  • Friday:  Devotions to the Sacred Heart following the 4:40 p.m. Mass (Litany of the Sacred Heart, the Promises of the Sacred Heart, and Benediction)

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

  • Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and on Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel 
Liturgical Ministers

Students serve the University faith community primarily in the roles of Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Minister of Hospitality, 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

Retreats

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 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, most taking place at our beautiful Chapman Lake Retreat Center fourteen miles from campus. The length of retreats vary from one day, overnight, weekend, and week-long experiences. Some retreats are designed for specific groups of students, like Connections for First Year Students, Athlete Retreats, Divinely Designed Women’s Retreat, and our January Commuter Retreat. Others include Search, The Desert Experience in California’s Death Valley, and the Born to be Wild Hiking Retreat to Mount Tammany in New Jersey. We also offer Ignatian retreats: a Three-Day Silent Retreat and MANRESA. 

Bereavement Ministry

Our Bereavement Ministry provides support to those who grieve the loss of a friend or family member. A monthly student group called L.I.G.H.T (Living in Grief Healing Together) gathers to provide mutual support and comfort. 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 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.
 

Spiritual Formation

RCIA

The University of Scranton offers RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) for any students interested in receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist in the Catholic Church. 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 one-on-one with a certified spiritual director regularly to discuss their prayer lives and their ever-changing relationships with God. 

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. All programs offered from Campus Ministries and the Center for Service and Social Justice are open to all students. In order to discern God’s action in the world, professional staff seek 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’ and Center for Social Justice offerings.  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 Emeritus, 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. A Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy is celebrated on Thursday at 4:40 p.m.
 

The Center for Service and Social Justice

  Location: The DeNaples Center 205
  Telephone: (570) 941-7429
  Website: www.scranton.edu/volunteers

Center for Service and Social Justice

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

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

The Center 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.

Service Trips

Service trips immerse Scranton students, faculty, and staff into the challenges and issues that confront marginalized persons living in various locations in our country and around the world. These seven- to ten-day faith-based trips are open to all Scranton students of all religious traditions. The International Service Program takes place in May and June in Central and South American countries. The Domestic Outreach service trips take place during March Spring break and after finals in May to locations across the United States. Some trips immerse participants in understanding cultural concerns, like immigration, migrant workers, and global citizenship. Other trips are service-based and can include the following types of service:

  • Preparing and serving food in soup kitchens & food pantries
  • Disaster relief
  • Tutoring/mentoring children
  • Refugee assistance
  • Working with persons with disabilities and former gang members
  • Construction of homes

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.
  Website: www.scranton.edu/occsl
  Email: occsl@scranton.edu

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. OCCSL hosts a variety of programs and services for students who commute from home, live off-campus or are transitioning to off-campus living.

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.

Off Campus Ambassadors 

Off Campus Ambassadors 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 ambassadors partner with University officials and local property owners 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 Ambassadors stop by the OCCSL office or visit www.scranton.edu/occsl

Performance Music

  Location: Houlihan-McLean Center
  Telephone: (570) 941-7624
  Website: www.scranton.edu/music
  Email: music@scranton.edu or cheryl.boga@scranton.edu 
  Facebook: Performance Music at The University of Scranton
  Twitter & Instagram: UofSMusic

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, guest artists perform as soloists with the student ensembles, and guest artist programming is closely coordinated with the student 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 excellent Steinway B & L performance pianos, and a fully 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 very long list of musical masters, among them Wess “WarmDaddy” Anderson; Kyle Athayde; David Lao Ball; Eddie Barbash; Joseph Boga; Janet Sora Chung, Jeffrey and Lauren Curnow; Michael Davis; Aaron Diehl; Dominick Farinacci; Marion Felder; Wycliffe Gordon; Victor Goines; Mark Gould; Carlos Henriquez; Riza Hequibal; Frederick Hohman; Caleb and Amanda Hudson; T. Terry James; Rob Kapilow; Mark Kosower; Jennifer Krupa; Brandon Lee; Joanne Lessner; Wynton Marsalis; Kako Miura; Thomas Murray; Ted Nash; Jee-Won Oh; Sam Pilafian; Leigh Pilzer; Marcus Printup; Jay Rattman, Eric Reed; Joshua Rosenblum; Loren Schoenberg; Jumaane Smith;  Tim Smith; Erica von Kleist; Ron Stabinsky; Robert Starer; Andres Tarantiles; Warren Vache; Frank Vignola; Lawrence Wolfe; Pamela Wolfe; Greg Zelek; The New York Trumpet Ensemble; “Travelin’ Light”; David Ostwald’s Gully Low Jazz Band; The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars; DIVA Jazz Orchestra; The New Wonders; and members of the New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Minnesota, Cleveland and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Empire Brass Quintet, and The Canadian Brass; and many others. Our long and productive relationship with our late composer-in-residence, Vaclav Nelhybel, continues to be honored through close cooperation between the University and the Nelhybel Estate in 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.  Since 1984 the series has provided our students with opportunities to work and interact with nationally and 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 and materials of our late composer in residence Vaclav Nelhybel; The Scranton Brass Seminar, an intensive summer skill building program for brass players and teachers; and The Scranton Brass Orchestra, a fully professional ensemble which offers two to four performances 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 at or contact Cheryl Y. Boga, Conductor and Director of Performance Music.

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)
Friday

Saturday

Summer/Intersession Monday - Friday

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

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

Closed

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

Our on-campus copy center provides an extensive range of services, from black and white copies to full-service printing and binding and large format poster prints (up to 44” wide). Prices are competitive, and orders are placed online through Royal Printing https://www.myorderdesk.com/SignIn/Default.asp?Provider_ID=28931&OrderFormID=430248&rd=JobSubmit%2Easp

All students can pick up their jobs at our 315 Jefferson Avenue location (next to Hyland Hall). Royal Card and cash are accepted.

 

University Police Department

  Location: 820 Mulberry St., Parking Pavilion,
(Street Level)
 
  Emergency 24 Hours/Day: On Campus 7777
Off Campus 570-941-7777
 
  Telephone

(570) 941-7888

 
  Website: http://www.scranton.edu/about/university-police/index.shtml  

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.

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 monitors 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. http://forms.scranton.edu/silent-witness-form/

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)

A 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 makes stops at the following places:  DeNaples Center at the ATM entrance, O’Hara Hall, Quincy Avenue and Vine Streets, Liva House (intersection of Vine Street and North Webster Avenue), Katherine Drexel House, Redington Hall, Brown Building (intersection of Linden and Adams), intersection of Spruce and Jefferson. Students are boarded and discharged only at the aforementioned 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 Prevention SeminarsEmergency Response Training, Active Shooter Training, Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.),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 personnel will assist in unlocking your door, but Residence Life will charge a $5.00 fee.

Recreational Sports

  Location: Byron Recreational Center/John J.Long S.J. Center 
  Telephone: (570) 941-6203  
  Hours: Monday through Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
6:00 a.m. to Midnight
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. 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 spin room; 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 over 50 pieces of cardio equipment, some 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.

Spin Classes. Spinning classes are offered daily throughout the academic year. Registration for classes is on-line at IMLeagues.com.  Class schedules are available on line and in the rec sport office.

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, whiffleball, soccer, badminton, dodgeball, kickball, corn hole and tennis. League and registration information is available on line at IMLeagues.com.

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, 2nd Floor
  Telephone: (570) 941-7720
  Website: www.scranton.edu/registrar

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

If you are a current student, you may print your unofficial transcript at no charge by logging into my.scranton.edu and clicking on ‘Self-Service.’

The University of Scranton has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript orders for official transcripts via the Web.   Transcript ordering information can be found on the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services website: http://www.scranton.edu/academics/registrar/undergraduate/transcript-request.shtml

There are several transcript ordering options, including: sending an official, electronic PDF transcript; an official transcript via mail; an official transcript via overnight mail; an official transcript via in-person pick-up.
 

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, followed by juniors, sophomores and freshman.

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 should 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. scranton.edu/registrar. The 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 my.scranton.edu 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 www.scranton.edu/registrar 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.

Student Advisor Profile

The Student Advisor Profile is a University of Scranton application installed jointly by the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services and Information Technology. This application allows students to have an overall view of their academic information in a centralized location. Each student’s assigned academic advisor has a similar view of their advisee’s profile.

The following information is available on the Student Advisor Profile:

  • Student biographical information - Name, Email, Phone Number, and Royal ID Number
  • General information - Academic Level, Class, Active Status, Student Type, Campus and the First and Last Terms Attended
  • Advisor(s) name
  • Current curriculum, including Institutional, Transfer and Overall Earned Hours and GPA
  • Prior Schools Attended and Test Scores
  • Current classes
  • Advising notes
  • Registration status
  • Current Holds
  • Link to view your unofficial academic transcript and generate a CAPP

To use the Student Advisor Profile:

  1. Log in to the my.scranton.edu portal using your username and password.
  2. Click in the Self Service link.
  3. Click on the Student Services & Financial Aid tab.
  4. Click on the ***NEW Student Profile*** link.

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.
  Website: http://www.scranton.edu/reslife
  Email: res-life@scranton.edu  

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  
  Hours:

Spring/Fall
Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday


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.

  Email: royalcard@scranton.edu  
  Website: www.scranton.edu/royalcard  

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 scranton.edu/royalcard. 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 scranton.edu/royalcard, select Additional Resources > Royal Card Office > 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. 

 Division of Student Life

  Location: The DeNaples Center 201
  Telephone: (570) 941-7680
  Fax: (570) 941-7963
  Website: http://www.scranton.edu/studentlife

Animated by our Catholic and Jesuit identity, the Division of Student Life nurtures the gifts each student brings to our campus and challenges them to become a person who, in the words of Jesuit Founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will “set the world on fire.” Through a committed and caring staff and in collaboration with members of he faculty, 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 departments include: Athletics and Recreational Sports, University Bookstore, Center for Career Development, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Center for Student Engagement (Leadership Development, Orientation, Student Activities), Counseling Center, Cross Cultural Centers (Multicultural Center, Jane Kopas Women’s Center), Dean of Students, Dining Services, Residence Life (Housing Operations, Off Campus and Commuter Student Life, and Residence Education), Student Conduct, Student Health Services, and University Police.

Office of Student Conduct

  Location: The DeNaples Center, 201E  
  Telephone: (570) 941-7680  
  Fax: (570) 941-7963  
  Website: http://www.scranton.edu/studentconduct  

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
Friday
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.

Staff:

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. 

Confidentiality:

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 www.scranton.edu/studenthealthservices for a full referral directory.

Costs:

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.

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

  Location: Alumni Memorial Hall, 102
  Telephone: (570) 941-4357
  Email: techsupport@scranton.edu
  Website: www.scranton.edu/techsupport

The Office of Network and Security Services 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. 

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 www.scranton.edu/tvchannels.

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 dependents must establish eligibility for educational benefits by applying online at va.gov. For more information, go to the Veterans Administration (VA) website at benefits.va.gov/gibill or call 1-888-442-4551.

Once eligibility is established, students must submit a copy of their Veterans Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Statement of Educational Benefits to the Financial Aid Office or email to finaid@scranton.edu.  Students need only to submit another copy of their Certificate of Eligibility or Statement of Educational Benefits if they elect benefits under a different chapter of the GI Bill.

Every term: The student needs to complete a University Request for Certification. Submission of this form prompts the Financial Aid Office to certify to the VA the student’s enrollment. This form is available on my.scranton.edu under University Links and then select Student Links. For more information visit scranton.edu/financial-aid/veterans_information.shtml. 

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 https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx and https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/documents/VoterApplication_English.pdf

Web Support for Courses

Many courses at the University require that students have access to a computer and the Internet in order to gather information for assignments, research, discussion groups, etc. The University provides each student with an account number to allow access to University computing systems using their own personal computers or computers in University computer laboratories.

Desire2Learn (D2L) is The University of Scranton’s Course Management Systems and many faculty use D2Lto support or teach their courses. D2L 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. 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. D2L 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 other students.

To find out more about Desire2Learn visit The University’s Desire2Learn web site which is accessible via the My.Scranton portal.