February 10

Welcome back, students! We’re excited to see that campus is up and running again with fun events and activities to kick off the spring semester. Seniors, it’s your last semester here at The U, so start using #USGRAD16 for all things related to senior year!
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Royal Days
By: Michele Schulmeister

royalOn Monday, more than 150 accepted high school seniors were able to live a day in the life of a Royal at the first of this spring’s Royal Days sessions!  Students were able to attend a class, enjoy a meal at DeNaples and meet with students and faculty to hear about what makes the U so great!

Jane Hagemann from Staten Island, New York enjoyed her visit, “I really liked going to an introductory nursing class. Everyone on campus is really inviting and cares a lot about the school,” she said.

After lunch, students attended different breakout sessions. These sessions gave them more information about important aspects of the University, such as: the arts, faith and service, athletics, campus involvement and honors/research programs.

More Royal Days are coming up on February 15 and 22. Registration is full, but there are still plenty of opportunities to see campus. Schedule a campus visit or save the date for our Accepted Students Preview Day on April 2. Learn more here!


Lenten Season
By: Jessica Perillo

The Lenten Season is officially here at the University of Scranton!

As a pre-Lenten celebration, students, faculty and staff gathered in the DeNaples Center to enjoy the Fat Tuesday chocolate fountain.

For the first year ever, Campus Ministries has coordinated a donation drive called “40 Bags in 40 Days,” which will benefit the local community. To begin the season of Lent, the 40 days before Easter, our community will gather in the DeNaples Center Ballroom to celebrate Ash Wednesday Masses. Mass times are as follows and are open to the public: 12:05 pm, 4:40 pm and 8:00 pm.

For the full story, click here.


Super Bowl 50 Watch Party

By: Jessica Perillo

Students gathered for some Super Bowl fun on Sunday.

The University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB) hosted a Super Bowl 50 Watch Party in the Moskovitz Theater on Sunday night.

Students watched the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers battle it out as they enjoyed their favorite tailgate foods, such as mozzarella sticks and wings. USPB also raffled off an NFL team blanket and a football.


Winter Club Fair 2016

By: Michele Schulmeister

The DeNaples Ballroom was filled with students this past Friday for the Winter Club Fair. Anyone who was interested in getting involved was able to see what the University has to offer for the spring semester!

One of the best things about the University of Scranton is there’s no shortage of clubs, organizations and activities. From the Royal Television Network to Colleges Against Cancer, students are able to participate in anything that they are passionate about. There is a wide variety of clubs, from academic to special interest to many other types in between!

“Because I was abroad last semester, I wasn’t able to join any clubs on campus. I really enjoyed the Winter Club Fair because I was able to see almost everything that I could get involved with all over campus,” said Bridget O’Connor, a junior at the University.

If you missed out on the club fair, make sure to check out the list of clubs we have here!


90’s Night
By: Michele Schulmeister

Students had the opportunity to travel back in time this past weekend! Last Friday, USPB hosted their first event of the semester, 90’s Night, in the Byron Center.

The night consisted of some throwback snacks, trivia, games and even a roller skating rink!

“90’s Night was a great way to kick off the semester! We had about 250 students come and enjoy the event,” said Jenna Bruchalski, member of USPB’s Senior Programming Committee. “One of my favorite things by far was the dunkaroo dip!”

If you missed out on this event, don’t worry! USPB has tons of things planned for this spring. Check out this list of their upcoming events here!