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A Scrantastic Summer

A Scrantastic Summer

Hundreds of Scranton graduates gathered in their hometowns this summer for various regional alumni events. Kicking off the summer festivities, more than 90 young alumni welcomed the newest generation, the class of 2012, to the Alumni Society at O’Casey’s Irish Restaurant and Pub in New York City. In July, the celebration continued in Philadelphia at Tavern on Broad. The welcome parties are designed to give the newest generation of alumni a warm summer welcome to the Alumni Society.

Additional summer activities included the sixth annual Brendan J. Giblin ’06 Memorial Golf Outing at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, N.J., and multiple baseball games in Harrisburg, Baltimore, Allentown, Washington, D.C., and New York City. At the end of August, Scranton alumni enjoyed a night at the Red Bulls Arena in Harrison, N.J., to watch the New York Red Bulls battle the Portland Timbers on the pitch!

If you would like to help plan a regional alumni event for the Scranton graduates in your area, email Photos from this summer’s alumni festivities are available online at

ScrantoberFest Returns

Last year, hundreds of Scranton alumni turned October into Scrantober with four Scranton celebrations – in four different cities – every week in October! 

Fall in love with Scranton again as all class years are invited to attend this year’s Scrantoberfest. Guests are always welcome! A private area with limited space is reserved at each venue, so please be sure to RSVP in advance. A portion of the proceeds from ScrantoberFest events will be designated in support of current and future generations of Scranton students. Register at

Photos from last year’s ScrantoberFest are available online at

Upcoming Scrantober Events

Friday, Oct. 5: New York
Midtown 1015 at Sutton Place
1015 2nd Ave.,
New York, N.Y., 10022
Between 53rd Street and 54th Street
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12: Washington, D.C. 
1319 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 19: Philadelphia 
526 S. Front Street
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 26: Scranton
The Banshee
320 Penn Avenue
Time: 8 – 10 p.m.

Alumni Memorial Mass Scheduled

In the Church’s calendar, November is the traditional month for remembering those who have passed away. On Friday, Nov. 2, The University of Scranton Alumni Office, in collaboration with University Mission & Ministry, will celebrate All Souls’ Day by hosting our annual Alumni Memorial Mass in the Madonna della Strada Chapel on campus. The mass will honor all alumni who have passed during the year.

Spread the Word: Alumni Benefits & Services

As a Scranton graduate, you and your family have access to exclusive discounts, programs and services through the Alumni Society. Whether you need car insurance or just want to take an unforgettable trip with Scranton friends, your alumni benefits can help you and support alumni activities at the same time. The Alumni Society provides access to comprehensive and affordable short-term medical coverage for new graduates to keep them insured throughout the job search, as well as auto and renter’s insurance. Read more about your benefits at

Keep Calm and Scrant On!

Keep Calm and Scrant On!
This "Scrantastic" image made the rounds on social media this spring. Thanks, creative Scranton fans – we’re looking at you, John Gownley '06!

Classes of 2008-2013: Save the Date! March 8, 2013

Classes of 2008-2013: Save the Date! March 8, 2013

Be sure to mark your calendars and get your green together! Shamrockin’ Eve 2013 is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 8, in Scranton for alumni in the classes of 2008-2012 and seniors in the class of 2013. Last year, Shamrockin’ Eve brought recent graduates, seniors and friends together in the Byron Recreation Complex. Come back to campus and help up throw a record-breakin’, Irish-jiggin’, Shamrockin’ party.

Welcoming All Entrepreneurs

Celebrate the entrepreneurs among us! Visit our Alumni Small Business Initiative website,, to browse the online directory of more than 200 restaurants, stores and businesses owned by fellow Scranton alumni. If you are a Scranton graduate who owns a business, make sure to submit your business information to be included in the directory.

Attention Medical Alumni

The Medical Alumni Council is creating a mentoring initiative. The main purpose is to connect alumni who are in medical, dental or veterinary school with alumni practicing in those fields. If you would like more information on this initiative, email Lynn Andres ’89, assistant director of alumni relations, at

Did You Recently Earn an Advanced Degree?

We want to keep you informed of the valuable programs our Medical Alumni Council and Council of Alumni Lawyers have to offer. If you recently earned an advanced medical, dental, veterinary or legal degree, please email your information to or update your information on the Online Alumni Community at

Let’s Lend a Helping Hand!

On April 13, 2013, gather with alumni in your area for the National Jesuit Alumni Service Initiative. The Scranton Alumni Office is currently seeking volunteers to organize service projects in regions outside of Scranton. If you know an organization or community project that could use the help of Scranton graduates, contact by Jan. 31, 2013.

Mark Your Calendars for Our Christmas Events!

The holiday season is a great time to get together with Scranton friends. Join alumni, parents and friends at one of our upcoming Christmas parties. We’ve done all the planning, now all you have to do is save the date and call your friends. Registration will be up in mid-November. For further information, visit

Christmas Parties

Friday, Nov. 30
The Scranton Club of Washington, D.C., Christmas Reception, The National Press Club

Saturday, Dec. 1
The Scranton Club of New Jersey Brunch with Santa, Basking Ridge Country Club

Saturday, Dec. 1
The Scranton Club of NEPA Noel Night, reception, The Colonnade, concert on campus 

Sunday, Dec. 2
The Scranton Club of NEPA Brunch with Santa, The Radisson Hotel

Thursday, Dec. 6
The Scranton Club of the Chesapeake Christmas Reception, Heavy Seas Alehouse

Saturday, Dec. 8
The Scranton Club of New York brunch with Santa, Colonial Springs Country Club

Sunday, Dec. 9
The Scranton Club of Philadelphia brunch with Santa, Huntington Valley Country Club

Thursday, Dec. 13
The Scranton Club of Philadelphia Christmas reception with President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., at the Rittenhouse Hotel

Friday, Dec. 14
The Scranton Club of New York Christmas reception with President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., at the Intercontinental Hotel

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