Guest Information


Driving and Parking Directions

Throughout Commencement weekend, many events will occur on-campus. Please be patient and arrive to campus well before your ceremony in order to allow time for parking and arrival at your event location.  For a detailed map including driving and parking directions to campus, please click here. For a detailed map, listing all of the Commencement event sites on-campus, please click here.

Parking at the Mohegan Sun Arena for Undergraduate Commencement is free and parking attendants will be on hand to direct traffic both before and after the ceremony.


Accessibility Information

General On-Campus Events:

  • There is a special accommodation access area for parking needs. Please view the map for additional information on this service. At the special accomodation access area, University personnel will assist the passenger with special needs to get into the pertinent building with one or two family members while the driver is directed to a parking lot.

Graduate Commencement & Baccalaureate Mass in the Byron Center:

  • There are areas marked for those guests that need to park their personal wheelchair in the Byron Center. The wheelchair accessible seating is in the first row of the second section of seats. The University has staff dedicated to servicing this area. Please note that we are able to allow one or two family members to sit in this area with the guest in the wheelchair and other guests will need to sit elsewhere in the Byron. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Mohegan Sun Arena:

  • Parking for guests with special needs is available near the West Gate; you should stay in the left lane as you enter the Arena grounds. To obtain a permit for handicap accessible parking at the Arena, please contact Peggy Burke directly at 570-941-7520 or peggy.burke@scranton.edu
  • Seating for guests with special needs is available in Row S which surrounds the Arena at the main concourse level. In order to best serve persons with special needs, we ask that no more than two persons sit with the guests in Row S. 

If you have questions regarding accessibility issues at any of the Commencement events, please contact Peggy Burke in the Office of the Provost at 570-941-7520.


Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Inn ***
77 E. Market St.
Wilkes Barre, PA  18701
(570) 823-6152
(I-81 Exit 168)
BestWestern.com

Four Points by Sheraton ***
300 Meadow Ave.
Scranton, PA  18505
(570) 344-9811
(I-81 Exit 184)
FourPoints.com

Comfort Inn (Clarks Summit) ***
Rte 6 & 11, 811 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA  18411
(570) 586-9100
(I-81 Exit 194)
Comfortinn.com

Comfort Inn
1067 Wilkes Barre Twp Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA  18702
(570) 823-0500
(I-81N Exit 165B, I-81S Exit 165)
Comfortinn.com

Comfort Suites
44 Montage Mountain Road
Scranton, PA  18507
(570) 347-1551
(I-81 Exit 182)
Comfortsuites.com

Courtyard by Marriott ***
16 Glenmaura National Blvd.
Moosic, PA  18507
(570) 969-2100
(I-81 Exit 182)
* Two-night minimum stay
Marriott.com
(discount is not available during commencement weekend)

Days Inn (Dunmore)
1226 O’Neil Hwy.
Dunmore, PA  18512
(570) 348-6101
(I-81 Exit 188)
DaysInn.com

Days Inn (Wilkes-Barre)
760 Kidder St.
Wilkes Barre, PA  18702
(570) 826-0111
(I-81 Exit 170B)
DaysInn.com

Econo Lodge (Wilkes Barre)
1075 Wilkes Barre Twp. SR 309
Wilkes Barre, PA  18702
(570) 823-0600
(I-81 Exit 165)
Econolodge.com

Fairfield Inn by Marriott ***
949 Viewmont Dr.
Dickson City, PA  18519
(570) 346-3222
(I-81 Exit 190)
Marriott.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites
884 Kidder Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 208-4455
(I-81 Exit 170B)
www.marriott.com/avpfi

Hampton Inn at Montage
22 Montage Mountain Rd.
Scranton, PA  18507
(570) 342-7002
(I-81 Exit 182)
HamptonInn.com

Hampton Inn-Clarks Summit ***
890 Northern Blvd.
S. Abington Twp., PA  18411
(570) 586-1515
(I-81 Exit 194)
HamptonInn.com

Hampton Inn & Suites - Wilkes Barre
876 Schechter Drive
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
(570) 824-1005
HamptonInn.com

Hilton Garden Inn
242 Highland Park Blvd.
Wilkes Barre, PA  18702
(570) 820-8595
HiltonGarden.com

Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
100 Adams Ave.
Scranton, PA  18510
(570) 343-3000 ext 1113
http://www.scranton.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express ***
30 Concorde Drive
Pittston, PA  18641
(570) 654-3300, 1-800-HOLIDAY
(1-81 Exit 178A)
HIExpress.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites ***
1265 Commerce Blvd.
Dickson City, Pa 18519
570-307-HIES (4437)
hie_dicksoncity@yahoo.com

Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East
1063 Highway 315
Wilkes Barre, PA  18702
(570) 825-3838
(I-81 Exit 170 B)
www.holidayinnexpress.com/wilkesbarrepa

Host Inn All Suites Hotel
860 Kidder St. Rear
Wilkes Barre, PA   18702
(570) 270-4678
(I-81 Exit 170B)
www.hostinnwilkesbarrepa.com

Nichols Village Hotel & Spa***
1101 Northern Blvd.
South Abington, PA  18411
(570) 587-1135
(I-81 Exit 194)
NicholsVillage.com

Marriott Residence Inn
947 Viewmont Drive
Dickson City, PA  18519
(570) 343-5121
(I-81 Exit 190)
Marriott.com

Microtel Inn and Suites
232 Main Street
Dickson City, PA  18519
(570) 307-1200
(I-81 Exit 190)
Microtel.com

Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
880 Kidder Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 824-8901
(I-81 Exit 170B)
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/pa627

Radisson Lackawanna Station ***
700 Lackawanna Ave.
Scranton, PA  18503
(570) 342-8300
(I-81 Exit 185)
Radisson.com

Ramada Inn
20 Public Square
Wilkes Barre, PA  18701
(570) 824-7100
(I-81 Exit 168)
Ramada.com

Ramada Plaza Hotel ***
Rt. 6 & 11, 820 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA  18411
(570) 586-2730
(I-81 Exit 194)
Ramada.com

Sleep Inn
102 Monahan Ave.
Dunmore, PA  18512
(570) 961-1116
(I-81 Exit 188)
Sleepinn.com

TownePlace Suites by Marriott ***
26 Radcliffe Drive
Moosic, PA 18507
(570) 207-8500 - Hotel Phone
(570) 207-8505 - Hotel Fax
www.Marriott.com/SCRCS

Woodlands Inn & Resorts
1073 Highway 315
Wilkes Barre, PA  18702
(570) 824-9831
(I-81 Exit 170B)
TheWoodlandsResort.com
**At these hotels, mention The University of Scranton to get possible discounted rates.

Visit the Downtown!

While visiting Scranton for Commencement activities, please consider heading downtown for some delicious food options and shopping! For more information on the Downtown Scranton area, please view our Community Relations webpage.