November 22, 2011: Student News
Shop Scranton, Shop Local this Holiday Season
Enjoy discounts at downtown shops, get in the spirit at special events and bring Scranton home with “Scranton-opoly” – available in the University bookstore in early December. Check-in to downtown locations using Foursquare and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to the Mall at Steamtown.
For more information and updates, visit www.scranton.edu/shoplocal.
Royal Ride Offers Service from Bus Station Sunday
The Royal Ride van will be available in the parking lot of the Martz Station on Lackawanna Avenue between the hours of 3 p.m. and midnight. If you arrive outside those hours or arrive and find the bus not waiting, call 941-7888 and ask for the Royal Ride Safety Escort Van to transport you back to campus.
Thanksgiving Closing for On-Campus Housing
The Fresh Food Company (third floor of the DeNaples Center) closes on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. and reopens on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 4:45 p.m. The first-floor food court closes on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. and reopens on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m.
All residents are required to complete the following closing procedures:
- Clean your room (i.e. remove trash/clean out personal refrigerators).
- Remove any items that may spoil over break (i.e. milk, bread, etc.).
- Close and lock all windows.
- Pull down and close blinds.
- Turn off all lights.
- Close and lock room door.
- Last person to leave, sign the "We're Outta Here" form and place on the outside of the bedroom or apartment door.
On-Campus Housing December Break Information
All University of Scranton housing will be closed over the winter break from 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, through noon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. 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, Jan. 29, 2012, 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 Jan. 2, 2012.
As students prepare to check out of housing in December, they should consider the following information:
- 24 Quiet Hours begin Monday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m.
- All students must check out within 24 hours of their last final.
- Take home keys and Royal card and follow all closing instructions listed on "Outta Here" form posted by RA/CA.
- The residential areas close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, except for graduate apartments in Dorothy Day and Herold House.
- Contact a Residence Life staff member or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
January 2012 Travel Course Offered
We will stay in two eco-tourism centers founded and managed by such indigenous women's co-ops, and we will work side-by-side the women on some projects. The course requires some fall pre-trip class meetings, some online course work, and two weeks of travel to Mexico in January 2012. This course counts as a Latin American Studies and a Women’s Studies elective, and it fulfills cultural diversity (D) credits as well as Social Science (S) credits. The cost will be approximately $1,600 per student, covering airfare, accommodations, workshops and performances plus 1 credit tuition ($846) for the three-credit course (University discounted rate).
The course is open to students in all majors; students must apply by completing an application. Applications can be picked up from Mary Rafter, LA/W/S secretary, in LSC, room 235, or emailing Dr. Meagher, chair of LA/W/S at email@example.com. Dr. Meagher can also provide additional information and answer any questions that you may have.
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