Undergraduate Admissions

Intersession Roundup

As students wind down from a week of final exams, papers and presentations, intersession quickly approaches. Intersession is our two-month “break” from school. Students choose to do a variety of things over intersession.

For example, Josef Kampfe and Emily Calderone, senior nursing students, along with a group of other nursing majors, are going on a service trip to the Dominican Republic on a medical mission to provide medical services and supplies to hospitals in the region.

Or, like Kelly Lappin, senior captain of the swim team, you may stay on campus to participate in Division III athletics and be with your team. Others, like like Nicole Borrelli, a senior, will be working. Borrelli is going home to work two part-time jobs at a restaurant and Journey’s.

There are also some students, such as junior marketing major Kassie Dunn, studying abroad during the break. Dunn will be studying international marketing in Spain throughout the month of January, an opportunity she is looking forward to.

Others are taking courses at the University in everything from art history to statistics.

My advice? No matter what your intersession break plans are, students should find some time to make new memories with family or friends and rest up for the upcoming spring semester!

Have a great intersession! Happy Holidays!


Campus Corner will be back in February!

Internship Deadline Advice

There comes a point in the year when students start to think about summer jobs and internships. Jason Schwass, the assistant director of student internships, offers valuable advice regarding deadlines:

  • Truthfully, it is never too early to start looking for a summer internship because deadlines do quickly approach. Summer internships can sometimes have deadlines as early as late fall.
  • A lot of times, the deadline to apply for internships can be different pertaining to each major.
  • Internships for finance and accounting will begin to close their applications as early as the second week of September, so it is important to get a jump start on those as soon as the school year starts or even as early as summer. Continue reading

Christmas on the Commons

This past Sunday, The University of Scranton hosted Christmas on Campus and USPB later hosted Christmas on the Commons. The night began with Advent Liturgy, which includes a candle lighting. Students then proceeded to the Christmas tree located on the Dionne Greene holding their candles. This year, Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., interim president, initiated the tree lighting. Students, faculty and locals from Scranton come to celebrate this exciting moment.

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On Campus: Study Tips and Spots

Mid-way through Dead Week, we asked students on campus for tips on getting through studying and exams. Read below for some advice from your fellow Royals:

“Remember that this is the last leg and then you have plenty of time off with your family. You can do this!” -Brianna Johnson




“No matter how tired you are or how little you sleep, make sure to eat a good breakfast every morning to keep you going.” -Nina Abate


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International Thanksgiving

As we approach our Thanksgiving break it’s the perfect time to take a step back and reflect on what we are thankful for as well as take a much-needed rest from the daily stresses of writing papers, studying for exams and preparing for the upcoming week of getting ready for finals.

While most students will return home, one group of students  — our international students — won’t. We asked some of our international students how they plan to celebrate the holiday:

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