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Community Relations

The University of Scranton's Office of Community Relations extends a warm welcome to our neighbors. We invite you to engage - as individuals, community leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses - with the University's students, faculty and staff, and to join in the many exciting events, programs and activities taking place on our campus.

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Find out how the University can serve you and how you can become part of University life.

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Spotlight

Ignatian Spirit Prompts Faculty and Staff to Share Time, Talent With Community

“You are the someone else.” Those were the simple words of advice University Broadcast Communications Technician Pete Sakowski had for fellow faculty and staff members who might be considering carving out off-the-clock time, either on or off campus, for service commitments.

News

Economic and Community Impact

Economic Impact

A new 2015 report reviews both the quantitative and qualitative ways in which The University of Scranton makes a positive economic and community impact on the City of Scranton and Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Read more.

Campus & Neighborhood

See below for the latest news on what’s physically happening on campus.

Collaborative Partnership Will Revitalize Vacant Hill Section School

  • The University of Scranton, Greenspace Properties and Hildebrandt Learning Centers announced a project to convert the former Madison Junior High School building at 528 Quincy Avenue into a state-of-the-art learning center and apartment-style housing to serve the University’s growing population of graduate and international students. Read more.

University Building New Center for Rehabilitation Education

  • In the fall of 2013, the University began construction of a new $47.5 million center for rehabilitation education on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. The new building is expected to be completed for the fall of 2015. Read more about the project.  Updates about Pedestrian/Vehicular Traffic

Events

  • May 15: 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: "Pre-Commencement Concert" featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band, Singers and String Ensemble. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
  • May 30: 10:45 a.m. Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401.
  • May 30: 4 p.m. Commencement Beccalaureate Mass. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401.
  • May 31: Noon. Undergraduate Commencement. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-941-7401.
  • June 8: 10 a.m. Carlesimo Gold Tournament and Award Dinner honoring the late Dave Gavitt. Tickets required. Call 57-941-7719.
  • June 9: 6:30 p.m. Greenhouse Project film series: "GMP OMG. $5 donation suggested. Call 570-941-6206.
  • JUne 12-14: University of Scranton Alumni Reunion Weekend 2015, honoring classes ending in a "5" and "0".  Registration required. Call 1-800-SCRANTON.
  • June 16: 6:30 p.m. Greenhouse Project film series: "Fed Up!" $5 donation suggested. Call 570-941-6206.
  • June 21: 7:30 p.m. Scranton Brass Orchestra with conductors Cheryl Y. Boga and Mark Gould. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
  • June 22-26: The Scranton Brass Seminar. Week-long intensive daily program of workshops, masterclasses, clinics and coaching for brass players. Registration required. Call 570-941-7624.
  • June 22-26: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Carl Danzig Boys' Basketball Camp for boys ages 7-15. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7252.
  • June 23: 9:30 a.m. "Coffee and Confidence," a free information session for women interested in starting their own business. Registration requested. Call 570-941-4168.
  • June 27: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Women's Soccer Clinic for female soccer players entering grades 9 - 12 and college-bound freshman. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6191.
  • July 6-10: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Girls' Basketball Offensive Skills Clinic for girls ages 7-15. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6660.

2015 Community Relations Calendar