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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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University Receives National Recognition for Community Engagement and Service

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has awarded The University of Scranton its highly respected 2015 Community Engagement Classification. The University is among just 361 colleges in the nation, and one of only 24 colleges in Pennsylvania, to earn this prestigious classification. The classification will stand for 10 years.


Collaborative Partnership Will Revitalize Vacant Hill Section School

Madison 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.

Campus & Neighborhood

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

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


  • Feb. 21: 9:30 a.m. “Ignite: Student Leadership Conference.” $25 fee for non-University of Scranton students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6233.
  • Feb. 27: noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “American Foreign Policy: Is History a Useful Guide?”. Registration required, fees vary. Call 570-941-6206.
  • Feb. 27: 5 p.m. Exhibit lecture: “Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary” Free. Call 570-941-4214.
  • Feb. 28: 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
  • Mar. 6: Ang Lee Film Series: Three Decades of Fearlessness, "The Life of Pi".  Call 570-941-7643.
  • Mar. 10: 5 p.m. 20th Anniversary of the 14th Decree on the Status of Women. Free.  Call 570-941-6194.
  • Mar. 11:  Noon. Schemel Forum Work Affairs Luncheon Series.  Fees vary.  Call 570-941-6206.
  • Mar. 11: 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: Recital featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music Students.  Free.  Call 570-941-7624.
  • Mar. 18: Noon. Schemel Forum Work Affairs Luncheon Series.  Fees very.  Call 570-941-6206.
  • Mar. 22: 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: "in Recital" featuring organist Christopher Johnson. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
  • Mar. 25: 7 p.m. International Film Series: "Shadow Magic". Free.  Call 570-941-6330.
  • Mar. 26: 11 a.m. Empty Place at the Table Exhibit. Free.  Call 570-941-6194.
  • Mar. 28: 9 a.m. Preview Day for accepted students to the University's class of 2019. Various locations on campus.  Call 570-941-7540.

Schemel Forum Course:

Thursdays Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26: 6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Not Demons, But Genies: Leonardo and His World”. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206.

2015 Community Relations Calendar