PREVIEW THIS PAST (Family Weekend 2013) Schedule of Events!

We hope to see you at our next Family Weekend Celebration, scheduled for September 19-21, 2014.

In the meantime, take a "peek" at the fun we had in 2013 (below)!

Welcome to Family Weekend!  We have planned activities for you and your family on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which will allow you to reconnect with your student and get a first hand look at their home away from home.


5:00pm - 9:00pm Registration
7:45pm -8:45pm Wine Tasting 101
9:15pm - 12:00am Late Night: Family BINGO!

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

Wine Tasting 101

"Wine Tasting 101"- Sal Maiolatesi owner and winemaker of Maiolatesi Wine Cellars will give an in-depth discussion of wine and food paring, how wine is made, how to properly taste different wines, and of-course, sampling of six different wines from dry to sweet. Join us for some fun wine tasting and great discussion on wine and wine & food paring.  You must be 21 to participate; photo ID is required.  (Tickets required. $15 per person)  Brennan Hall, The Rose Room-509

Late Night at Scranton Presents: Family Weekend BINGO!
Spend quality time together and play bingo at this event sponsored 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 mission of Late Night at Scranton is to provide students alternative opportunities to alcohol-related activities and to foster a sense of community. Click here to learn more.  Dionne Green


8:00am - 10:00am

Complimentary Coffee & Pastries

10:00am Nay Aug Park 5K Royals Run
8:30am - 4:00pm Registration
8:30am -9:15am Campus Community Tour
9:30am - 10:30am Informational Break Out Sessions 1
10:45am - 11:45 am Informational Break Out Sessions 2
10:30am -1:30pm Clubs, Organizations & Community Fair
10:30am 2:00pm Lunch Available
12:00pm Women's Field Hockey Game
1:00pm Men's Rugby PINK Game
2:30pm - 3:30pm Scranton's Got Spirit!
3:00pm - 3:45pm Campus Community Tour
4:00pm Family Weekend Mass

Dinner on Your Own

5:00pm-7:00pm Lackawanna County College Battle of the Bands

Family Weekend Reception

8:30pm - 11:00pm Casino Night!

Coffee & Pastries

Stop by The DeNaples Center first floor to fuel your day with complimentary coffee and pastries, sponsored by PNC Bank.  The DeNaples Center First Floor Lobby

Royals 5K
On Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m., families are welcome to join the University community in a 5K walk/run to benefit the Scranton athletic teams. Pick the team you would like to support and join the players and coaches on a 3.1 mile journey around Scranton's Nay Aug Park. This event is not included in Family Weekend pricing.  Register here!

A warm welcome awaits you when you check in to receive your Family Weekend pass, personalized schedule, nametags and event tickets. (Cost of registration is $35 per family)  The DeNaples Center First Floor Lobby

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

Informational Break Out Session 1

  • Scranton 201

    We introduced you to the City of Scranton with Scranton 101 at Freshman Orientation. Now, Director of Community 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 discounts available on Family Weekend. The Ann and Leo Moscovitz Theater.   Learn more about Community Relations.   
  • Science is Fun!, with Dr. MC2
    Join Dr. Michael C. Cann, Professor of Chemistry, and have fun seeing, feeling and hearing some fasinating science demonstrations.  The Loyola Science Center-133

Informational Break Out Session 2

  • Career Services-A Four Year Plan & Beyond: Empowering Students to Succeed 
  • Maureen Ciliberto, Outreach Specialist in the Office of Career Services, 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!
    Dr. Joan Grossman, 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 

 Clubs, Organizations & Community Vendor Fair
Stop by the Dionne Green and meet student representatives from over 30 student clubs and organizations on campus, and browse the samplings from several Community vendors. Dionne Green

    Lunch is available from 10:30am -2:00pm at the University's Fresh Food Company located on the 3rd floor of The DeNaples Center (cost for adults-$8.35, children-$3.99).  At the retail food court on the first floor of The DeNaples Center, options include: Chick-Fil-A, Zoca and Starbucks and begin serving at 11am.  Join our students for a meal, and experience the wide variety of healthful options they enjoy each day.

    Women’s Field Hockey
    Scranton vs. Neumann University
    Fitzpatrick Field Directions and
    Women's Field Hockey highlights.

    PINK Rugby Game
    Men's Rugby Annual Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. Men's Rugby will compete in Pink Match Jerseys which are auctioned off after the match. Food and memorabilia will be sold during the game. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.  Awareness and informational tables and tents line the field during the afternoon. 
    Southside Sports Complex Directions  and Rugby information.

    SCRANTON'S GOT SPIRIT *Don't Miss This Event!*

    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 Beat
    s, 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

    Campus Community Tour

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

    Family Weekend Mass

    Join Our Community as We Celebrate the Eucharist and Commissioning of New Student Ministers at this 2013 Family Weekend Mass. Families of all faith commitments are warmly invited. The Byron Recreation Complex

    Dinner on Your Own
    In honor of Family Weekend, many local merchant’s are offering discounts. Here is a list of local shops and restaurants offering discounts for Family Weekend.

    Lackawanna County College Battle of the Bands Courthouse Square, (Linden St., between N. Washington Ave. and Adams Ave.), Downtown Scranton
    Local student bands will compete to be the best college band in Lackawanna County!  Come and support The Universityof Scranton's band, Scumbag Petty.  This event is free and open to the public.  Stop in on your way to dinner or back to campus and enjoy live music in downtown Scranton!  For more information contact 570-941-4419 or email

    Family Weekend Reception
    The University of Scranton, and our fair City, welcomes you!  Enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet members of our campus community, 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 Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny Ballroom-4th Floor

    Casino Night!

    Supported 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 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.  Get ready to be a high roller, win big, and have your choice of great prizes!
    The Byron Recreational Complex
    Cost: FREE!

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

    9:30am - 10:30am Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Jesuit 
    10:00am -2:30pm Brunch Available
    10:30 -11:30am Campus Community Tour

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Jesuit
    Come to this session hosted by Vice President of 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. A light breakfast will be provided for participants. The Ann and Leo Moscovitz Theater-4th Floor

    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-$8.35, children-$3.99

    Campus Community Tour

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


    As major sponsors, Careworks and PNC Bank is proud to help The University of Scranton families celebrate Family Weekend 2013. Visit them during the event for information on walk-in clincs and campus banking. 
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