Undergraduate Admissions

Club Fair

Need a great way to get involved? Luckily, The University of Scranton has an abundance of clubs and organizations that get you active within the community, help you meet new people and — an added benefit — looks good on your resumes!

Every semester, the University’s clubs come together for the fair to show off what they are all about. Each club sets up a table with a poster board and other information pamphlets to inform the fair attendees of what they are all about. There is an abundance of clubs and organizations that students can join to get involved.

First-year members of Autism Speaks Annaliese Roller and Sydney Vanvoutellis said that they enjoy being members of the club because they like to spread Autism awareness. They have sold hats and had a Chipotle fundraiser. Along with the fundraisers, they hold monthly meetings and host scavenger hunts, fall formals and trivia games.

Along with clubs like Autism Speaks, there are also club sports teams. Francesca Pinto, a member of the cheerleading team, said it is a great way to get closer to people. She specifically loves bringing spirit to the school and getting involved in the community. Junior Sarah Barquero is a member of women’s rugby. She said it was a great way to make new friends and immerse herself in the university community. It “taught me how to have relationships on and off the field,” she said. She has come to love the sport because it builds character.

No matter what your interests, there is a club for you to join. Check out the University’s website for more information!

Back on Campus!

Returning to campus after a (rather long) intersession break can be just as hard as an adjustment as starting a new school year after a summer at home. That’s why we asked Dean Rivera, the associate vice provost for Student Formation & Campus Life and dean of students, her thoughts on what students should keep in mind as they settle back into life on campus and hunker down for another semester at The University of Scranton.

Develop a schedule:

“As students return for the start of a new semester with new courses, it’s important to remember to develop a new schedule to manage your time wisely, establish relationships with your faculty, and ensure you are connected to the appropriate support, for example, tutoring and counseling. Don’t wait until you are struggling to do these things!”

Get involved:

“Sometimes people, especially first-year students, are reluctant to get involved in clubs, service, retreats, etc. in the fall semester for fear of being overwhelmed. With the fall semester behind you, challenge yourself to get involved in 1-2 positive campus social experiences. You won’t regret it!”

Help others:

“Remember how special our community is and do your part to foster this! Be active – in the classroom, in clubs and in service. Help others in need – it’s what Royals do! Honor your commitment to the Student Code of Conduct.”

So, as we all look to the semester ahead keep Dean Rivera’s advice in mind!

Have a great semester and welcome back!

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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