Hurricane Sandy

Key Information

A Message from Kevin, P. Quinn, S.J., President

While Hurricane Sandy left unprecedented destruction across several states in its wake, we are grateful that the campus received little damage and no interruption in power. Many of our students, however, live in areas that were significantly affected by the storm, and we want to support them during this difficult time. Read more.

A Message from the Vice President for Student Affairs

In typical Scranton fashion, many members of our University community have inquired about how they can be involved in efforts to assist those most affected by Hurricane Sandy. To this end, the University is coordinating our efforts so that we can be as beneficial as possible to those in need. Read More.

Contribute to Relief Funds for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has had a profound impact on many members of The University of Scranton community.  Your contribution will provide financial assistance to students in need and help fund supplies as our students work on service projects in affected communities.  Click here.

Disaster Relief for Students

If your family experienced a loss of property, reduction of income or livelihood as a result of recent severe weather; review the resources The University of Scranton has to assist your family with educational costs and loan repayment advice. Learn more

Alumni Outreach

The Alumni Relations Office is working closely with the Office of Student Affairs and the Center for Service & Social Justice, which are coordinating the student volunteer response from the University. As specific outreach efforts are identified, we will provide additional information. In typical Scranton fashion, members of our campus and alumni Scranton community are asking about ways in which they can help. Learn More. 

Information for Prospective Students

Visitor Info:

Prospective students and their families who could not attend Open House are encouraged to visit campus for a group information session and/or campus tour. In addition to being open on weekdays and select Saturdays for visits, we have added an 11:00 group information session followed by a tour on  Sunday, November 18 and Sunday, December 2, 2012. You may schedule your visit at or call us at 1-888-SCRANTON.

Applicant Info:

1. We have extended our Early Action deadline to December 1. We will still notify applicants of a decision by December 15. Please visit our website for more information.

2. We have extended our SAT/ACT Optional deadline to December 1. Please visit our website for more information. 

3. If you plan to take your SAT's in November and are also applying Early Action, the College Board has informed us that we will not receive your November scores until mid-December due to Hurricane Sandy. This means that we will review your application for acceptance and scholarship with the scores that we currently have on file and send you a decision on December 15, but we will automatically process your November scores when we receive them, make any adjustments to your acceptance and scholarship status and notify you of any changes to your original decision letter.