The following items highlight the many alumni events and initiatives at The University of Scranton.
The University of Scranton’s Center for Service and Social Justice is looking for Scranton alumni to participate in a few upcoming holiday projects.
Choose a gift valued at $20-25 for a child in need, boys and girls, ages infant to teen, and return unwrapped to the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice Office, DeNaples Center, room 205B, by Monday, Dec. 10. Gifts are given to Friends of the Poor, United Neighborhood Centers and Catholic Social Services to be given out at their annual toy giveaways in which families in need register for holiday assistance
We are collecting gently used winter coats to give out at our annual Christmas Breakfast. Coats should be clean and in good condition. We are accepting all sizes, but men’s large and X-Large are most in need. New and gently used winter hats, gloves and mittens accepted as well. Coats are now being collected through Thursday, Dec. 20, to the Center for Service & Social Justice, DeNaples Center, room 205B.
For more information, contact the Center for Service and Social Justice at (570) 941-7429.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy has been felt all along the East Coast, affecting many within The University of Scranton community, as well as prospective students. To address the many issues following this natural disaster, the University has created a website, www.scranton.edu/hurricanesandy, to act as a central resource regarding the institution’s response to the storm and its aftermath.
As information becomes available, the University Response website will provide updates regarding:
Please check back regularly for new information.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and all the communities who are recovering from this profound disaster.
Royals vs. Cardinals Basketball Game and Reception
The Scranton Club of Washington, D.C., is sponsoring a between the game(s) reception on Jan. 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the back gym in the DuFour Athletic Center. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. The event is complimentary. Click here to register.
Lehigh Valley Basketball Reception
Alumni, family, and friends are invited to a pregame reception hosted by the Scranton Club of the Lehigh Valley to be held Feb. 13, 2013, in the HUB across from Johnston Gym on Moravian College’s campus. Join us at 6 p.m. before the Royals play the Greyhounds and at half time for light refreshments and soft drinks. Click here to register.
Shamrockin’ Eve - Save the Date
Created for alumni by alumni, Shamrockin’ Eve is Scranton’s newest tradition. On March 8, 2013, on the eve of the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the senior class and alumni five years out or less reunite on campus for food, drinks, live music and plenty of Irish shenanigans. To see photographs from the 2012 event, click here.
As a graduate of The University of Scranton, 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 the benefits of being a Scranton alumnus at http://www.scranton.edu/alumnibenefits.