Family Weekend

Family Weekend

September 19 - 21, 2014

Family Weekend is a special time to visit The University of Scranton community, and your student!

Learn what being a Royal is all about.  Join your student this Fall 2014, for Family Weekend and experience their campus life.

Thank you to our Family Weekend 2014 Sponsor PNC Bank who are proud supporters of The University of Scranton!

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Below is a list of events offered at Family Weekend 2014.

 

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014plus or minus

    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Registration and Hospitality Center

    A warm welcome awaits you when you check in to receive your Family Weekend pass, personalized schedule and event tickets. Cost of registration is $35 per family. No cap on registrants.   The DeNaples Center First Floor Lobby

    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Family Weekend Welcome Reception

    The University of Scranton President, Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., extends his warmest welcome to you!  Enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet members of our campus community, the Mayor of Scranton, as well as other parents from all over the country. Fr. Quinn will deliver a warm greeting to all! Space limited. Tickets required. $15 per person. The DeNaples Center Ballroom - 407

    9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Family BINGO!

    Spend quality time together and play bingo at this event supported by Late Night at Scranton. Come have some fun with our Family Weekend Committee callers and play for a chance to win many fabulous prizes!     The Dionne Green

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014plus or minus

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration

    A warm welcome awaits you when you check in to receive your Family Weekend pass, personalized schedule, name tags and event tickets. Cost of registration is $35 per family. No cap on registrants.     The DeNaples Center First Floor Lobby

    Breakfast - Starbucks will be open for a light breakfast and coffee, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.     The DeNaples Center First Floor

    8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.  Campus Community Tour

    Take a campus tour, visiting our buildings and grounds, and learn about our University history, past, present and future! Tour Meets on the The DeNaples Center Second Floor

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Informational Breakout Sessions 1

    Scranton 201
    We introduced you to the City of Scranton at Freshman Orientation.  Now the Director of Community and Government relations, Julie Schumacher Cohen, will moderate a panel of Scranton “experts” who will tell you everything you need to know about the Electric City. You will leave this session having learned how the University and community partner with each other, as well as practical information on where to shop, eat and where discounts are available during Family Weekend.      The Ann and Leo Moscovitz Theater

    Science is Fun!, with Dr. Mc2

    Join Dr. Michael C. Cann, Professor of Chemistry, and sophomore Biochemistry major, Kyle Rodgers for their “Science is Fun” presentation.  Have a great time seeing, feeling and hearing some fascinating science demonstrations.      The Loyola Science Center - 133

    10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Informational Breakout Sessions 2

    Career Services - A Four Year Plan & Beyond: Empowering Students to succeed

    Maureen Ciliberto, Outreach Specialist in the Office of Career Services, and Betty Rozelle, Assistant Director of Career Services and Career Development Specialist, will present valuable tips and guidelines students may utilize throughout their academic experience to best prepare for their future success. Learn about the many resources offered, as well as the integral role you play in the process.      The Ann and Leo Moscovitz Theater

    Healthy Eating - Food Labels-What You Know Can Impact Your Health!
    Joan Grossman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport will share valuable information on food labels. Can you trust food labels? What is hidden and how do you know if a product is “fat free”, low in salt or “organic”? Join us for an informative discussion and learn how to impact your health and make informed decisions about the foods you consume.     The DeNaples Center-405

    10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Community and Vendor Fair

    Stop by the Dionne Green to explore a variety of goods and services that our community offers. Also, visit the independent farmers market stand offerings of fresh fruit, vegetables and a variety of goodies! The fun will also include games and family photo opportunities! 

    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch Available

    Lunch is available from 10:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the University’s Fresh Food Company located on the 3rd floor of the Denaples center.  Cost for adults-$8.60, children-$4.15.  At the retail food court on the first floor of the Denaples center, options include: Quiznos, Chick-Fil-A, Zoca and a
    Pizza, Pasta, and Grill Station.  The 1st floor begins serving at 11 a.m.  Join our students for a meal, and experience the wide variety of healthful options they enjoy each day.

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Scranton's Got Spirit

    Scranton students take pride in their University and the diverse and talented community of which they are a part. This event, showcases student performers, such as Urban Beats, the Dance Team, Cheer Leaders, Octaves, Royal Harmony and many more. This event gives parents and students an opportunity to win prizes and watch our students showcase their talent. Come have fun and see Scranton students shine!       The John J. Long Center

    3:30 p.m. Women's Soccer (Fitzpatrick Field)

    3:00 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. - Campus Community Tour

    Take a campus tour, visiting our buildings and grounds, and learn about our University history, past, present and future! Tour Meets on the The DeNaples Center Second Floor

    4:00 p.m. - Family Weekend Mass

    Join our Community as we celebrate the Eucharist and commissioning of new Student Ministers at this 2014 Family Weekend Mass.  Families of all faith commitments are warmly invited.     The Byron Recreation Complex

    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner on Your Own

    In honor of Family Weekend, many local merchants are offering discounts.  Visit the website for a list of local shops and restaurants that are offering discounts for Family weekend.  Third Floor Dining is also available.  Cost for adults -$12, children -$6.

    7:00 p.m. - Men's Soccer (Fitzpatrick Field)

    7:30 p.m. - In Concert - The New York Trumpet Ensemble

    In concert-The New York Trumpet Ensemble The University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center (Mulberry St. at Jefferson Ave.)  Admission: FREE!

    7:30 p.m. - University Players Presents "Table Manners" by Alan Ayckbourn

    The first of Ayckbourn’s acclaimed Norman Conquests trilogy, Table Manners is a wonderful family comedy that follows a humorous weekend at the home of a British family. Ayckbourn, the playwright is one of the UK’s leading comedians and one of the most successful English-language playwrights of the past 30 years. Join us for what’s sure to be a wonderful family comedy! Center for Literary Performing Arts

    8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Casino Night!

    Sponsored by The University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB). Join USPB as they bring the thrills of Atlantic City to Family Weekend! Students and their families will be given an allotment of “money” and will be able to test their luck with Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, Keno, and Slot Machines.  VIP dealers include University student leaders, faculty, and staff. The Byron Recreational Complex Admission: FREE!

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014plus or minus

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Jesuit

    Come to this session hosted by Executive Director for Campus Ministries, Rev. Rick Malloy, S.J.  Using his own brand of wit, Father Rick will entertain his audience while sharing with them how The University of Scranton gets students thinking about their own spirituality and impact on the
    world.     The Ann and Leo Moscovitz Theater

    10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Brunch Available

    The Fresh Food Company invites you to enjoy a traditional University of Scranton Sunday brunch.  Fresh Food Company can be paid for onsite by using your student’s guest swipe on their Royal ID card, or by paying in cash. Cost for adults-$8.60, children-$4.15.     The DeNaples Center 3rd Floor

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Campus Community Tour

    Take a campus tour, visiting our buildings and grounds, and learn about our University history, past, present and future!     Tour Meets on the The DeNaples Center Second Floor

    2:00 p.m. - University Players Presents "Table Manners" by Alan Ayckbourn

    The first of Ayckbourn’s acclaimed Norman Conquests trilogy, Table Manners is a wonderful family comedy that follows a humorous weekend at the home of a British family. Ayckbourn, the playwright is one of the UK’s leading comedians and one of the most successful English-language playwrights of the past 30 years. Join us for what’s sure to be a wonderful family comedy! Center for Literary Performing Arts