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Office of Residence Life

Live. Learn. Belong.

Scranton Residence Life Hosuing Dorms

Mission Statement:

The Office of Residence Life challenges students to expand their learning beyond the classroom with a focus on education of their whole person.  We enhance the formation of “men and women for and with others” by providing safe, inclusive, and supportive environments for students to pursue their academic interests and develop meaningful interpersonal relationships.  Our staff encourages active engagement from students in their residential communities to foster respect for differences among people and prepare for entering a global community after graduation.

The Office of Residence Life will support this mission by providing students the opportunity to:

  • Develop self-awareness regarding values, goals, and identity.

  • Identify university resources or support services as needed.

  • Learn how to make informed choices by considering the positive and negative consequences for self, others, and community.

  • Develop a passion for life-long learning through academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular experiences.

  • Learn how to live collaboratively in communities by openly and respectfully addressing challenges and celebrating successes.

  • Cultivate professional and functional skills to transition to post-Scranton experiences.

2015 Spring Break Information

Dear Campus Resident,

The staff in the Office of Residence Life hopes your semester is going well and that you are looking forward to the upcoming break. As you are aware, the residence halls will close at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and students should plan ahead to coordinate appropriate travel arrangements. Exceptions to remain in campus housing during Spring Break will be extremely limited. All residents given permission to remain on campus beyond Friday, March 13 will not be permitted to host guests including other University students during Spring Break.

Students wishing to request housing between Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 21 may do so online prior to Friday, February 27 by accessing the housing portal through these steps:
•    Self Service
•    Student Services/Financial Aid tab
•    Residence Life
•    Housing Portal
•    Spring Break Request Form
Seniors and graduate students registered for Shamrockin’ Eve, specific student athletes and University service trip participants have received prior permission and are not required to submit individual housing portal requests. All approved residents will receive a confirmation email with reminders, resources and behavior expectations.

Please note that on-campus housing will re-open on Sunday, March 22 at Noon.

There are concerns that some residential students will ask off-campus and commuting students to stay overnight locally from Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15. Off-campus and commuting students have been informed that hosting guests during this weekend carries significant increased safety concerns and legal liabilities, particularly when alcohol is involved. As such, the Office of Residence Life strongly discourages you from asking peers to host you in a manner that increases these risks.

Feel free to email if you have any questions prior to closing weekend. On behalf of the entire staff, please travel safely and enjoy your break from classes.


Mr. Brad Troy
Brad Troy
Interim Director, Office of Residence Life
The University of Scranton

Closing Procedures for Residence Hall Rooms
As you prepare for Spring Break closing, 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.) and unplug your microfridge
•    Close and lock all windows
•    Pull down and close blinds
•    Turn off all lights
•    Close and lock room door
•    The last person to leave will sign the "We're Outta Here" form and place on the outside of the bedroom or apartment door

Please note that graduate students living in Herold House are not required to leave campus housing during holiday breaks and do not need to request permission to remain in housing.