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December 1, 2009: Student News

USPB Movies

We will be showing G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, on Tuesday December 12th at 8:00 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center 401.  FREE FOOD! If you have any questions contact Liz Klassner at or the Student Forum at X 6233.

USPB Senior Programmers

Seniors join us for our holiday party at Tink's on Friday December 4th from 7-10 p.m.. $20 for Open Bar from 7-9 p.m. and free food! You Must have senior social status to attend. Ticket, Valid State ID & Royal Card required for entrance to Tink's & State ID & Royal Card required to purchase tickets. Tickets are on sale December 1st through the 4th  from 11-1 p.m. (cash & royal card) & 5-7 p.m. (cash only). If you have any questions contact Analiese Crosby at, Becky DeMilio at or Mindy Markus at or the Student Forum at X 6233.  Don't forget to visit out website at

Housing Deposits Due

December 11, 2009 by 4pm in Bursar's Office
Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who wish to live on campus next Fall.
**Note:  Current Freshman do not have to pay the deposit.
Lottery Timeline
Rising sophomores (current freshmen): March 10
Upper-class Pool A: March 24
Upper-class Pool B: March 25
Upper-class Pool C: March 26
Upper-class Pool D: March 29
Information about lottery information sessions will be sent via email

Applications for Alternative Spring Break Service Trips

Applications for Alternative Spring Break Service Trips to Washington DC, Philadelphia, Kentucky, San Diego and Chicago are due by 4:00 p.m. in The Community Outreach Office, 205B DeNaples Center on Wednesday, December 2nd.  Applications should be returned completed with a copy of current drivers license, copy of medical insurance card, and proof of tetanus.  Choices should be ranked from 1-5.  After acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of $100 will be due by Thursday, December 10.  Deposits may be made by cash, check or royal card.  Arrangements can also be made to use credit cards by making transfers through the Bursars office from MC and Visa to Royal.  Questions? Contact Pat Vaccaro at

On Campus Housing December Closing Information

This is a reminder that all University of Scranton housing will be closed over the Winter Break from 6:00 P.M. on Saturday December 12, 2009 through Noon on Sunday, January 31, 2010. Please note that the University of Scranton, including the Office of Residence Life, is closed from December 24 through January 3.  Access to all buildings will be denied to any student who did not receive official written approval from the Director of Residence Life.  Students will not be permitted to return to campus prior to the regularly scheduled opening of the residence halls at Noon on Sunday, January 31, 2010 unless they have registered for intersession classes or received permission to return to campus for Intersession housing due to extenuating circumstances (athletics, employment, internship, etc.).  Intersession housing for those students opens at Noon on January 3, 2010.

As you prepare to check out of housing in December, consider the following information:

-24 Quiet Hours begin Monday, December 7 at 8pm.

-All students must check out within 24 hours of their last final.

-Take home your keys and Royal card and follow all closing instructions listed on your Outta Here form given to you by your RA/CA.

-The residential areas close at 6pm on Saturday, December 12.

-Contact a Residence Life staff member if you have questions.

All residential students living in freshmen or sophomore buildings are required to maintain a dining plan if they are residing on campus during Intersession.   All residents with a dining plan can make an online request through UIS to decrease their plan for Intersession.  Residents who live in the on campus houses or apartments can request to remove their dining plan during Intersession.  These online requests must be completed prior to the end of the fall semester.


Campus Discovery is offering scholarships for college students who complete an online survey about their college experience. The award will be $5,000, to the student who best answers a question regarding making the transition into college life.

  • To enter the contest you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; enrolled or recently graduated from a 2 year or 4 year college or university in the United States.
  • Students may view the complete list of rules and submit an online application by going to
  • Deadline: January 31, 2010.


The John Heinz Institute Auxiliary
  • Open to Luzerne County residents who are pursuing an education in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy or Speech Therapy at an undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Return applications to the John Heinz Institute Auxiliary, Rose Brader Scholarship Committee, 150 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre Twp 18702.
  • Deadline:  March 17, 2010
  • Questions regarding applications, please contact Kathleen Chernavage, Scholarship Chairperson at 829-5639 or the John Heinz Volunteer Department at 826-3736.

Shamrockin’ Invitation for Graduating Seniors – SAVE THE DATE, MARCH 12!

Hey Class of 2010!  Don’t be too hasty planning your spring break just yet!  Make sure you save the date for the biggest event on campus!  On March 12th, 2010, the University of Scranton’s Alumni Society is hosting its second annual Shamrockin’ Eve. The event is for those only of the graduating class of 2010, as well as alumni from the past five graduating years.  It is one big celebration to introduce you to the Alumni family, while kicking off Parade Day Weekend!  Save the date – March 12th, 2009 featuring Blackthorn (a Celtic Rock band from Philly) and of course, YOU!

Visit for more information.

Student Discount Shopping

Students can receive a discount at participating downtown stores on Thursday, Dec. 2. Look for the “Show it, Save it” logo on participating businesses. For more information about the Student Discount Shopping Night and other downtown Scranton events, including free offers for area college students, visit

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