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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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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.


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


  • Apr. 13-May 1: Art exhibit: "Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit. Free. Call 570-941-4214.
  • April 17: 7:30 pm, East German Film Festival: “World War 1: A Cold World Perspective.” Free. Call 570-941-6206.
  • April 17: Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “A Brief History of the Jews: From Abraham to Scranton” presented by David Myers, Ph.D., professor of Jewish history and chair of the history department, UCLA. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206
  • April 17: Day long Computer Programming Contest for high school students. Loyola Science Center. Registration required. Call 570-941-7774.
  • April 17: 5 pm Exhibit lecture: “Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nannette Burti” presented by Nannette Burti, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214.
  • April 20: 4:30 pm. Math Integraton Bee. Calculs based competition for both high school and college divisions. Free. Registration required. Call 570-941-6580.
  • April 21: 11 am, Earth Day Fair with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. Free. DeNaples Center Patio. Call 570-941-7520.
  • April 21: 7 pm International Film Series: “East-West” by director Regis Wargnier. Discussion will follow showing of the French/Russian film. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330.
  • April 22: 7 pm, Earth Day Evening of Environmental Science. University student-run interactive science experiments, displays, astronomy observation and exhibit of University of Scranton/Pennsylvania American Water Art & Essay Contest submissions. Free. Loyola Science Center. Call 570-941-7520.
  • April 23: 5 pm, Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally. Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-6194.
  • April 25: 7:30 am, Schemel Forum Bus Trip to New York City: The Cloisters and Museum of Modern Art. $80 reservation required. Call 570-941-6206.
  • April 25: 4 pm, Holi: The Indian Festival of Color. Dionne Green, campus. Free. Call 570-941-5904
  • April 25-26: 9 am, Saturday; noon Sunday. Book sale benefitting Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 570-941-7816.
  • April 25: 7:30 pm, Performance Music: “32nd Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert” featuring two new works by composer/conductor Brian McWhorter performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center.  Free. Call 570-941-7624.
  • April 29: Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Soft Power for Hard Times” presented by William Kiehl, Ed.D., president and CEO, PD Worldwide International Consultants. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206.

2015 Community Relations Calendar