Fall Welcome 2016
Fall Welcome Weekend - Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2016
Fall Welcome Weekend is when The University of Scranton comes alive! Fall Welcome Weekend 2016 will be held from Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2016. This weekend is centered on move-in, particularly first year student Move-In, and the formation of the Scranton community that has been eagerly awaiting its newest members, the Class of 2020, all summer. The weekend also contains New Student Convocation, a class picture, entertainment, the first floor meeting, the first campus-wide mass of the school year, and much more. The schedule for Fall Welcome 2016 is linked below for you to use as a reference; please note that this schedule is subject to change.
First-year student Move-In
After Orientation, a Move-In Packet will be sent home. This packet will include roommate information, your Royal I.D. Card (If your picture was taken at Orientation), information about the time that you are required to move-in and what color route you will need to follow. Upon arrival on campus, Fall Move-In volunteers will move all of your belongings into your room. PLEASE label ALL of your belongings with your name, residence hall name and room number; it will be easier for the volunteers to locate your room.
If you have any questions about move-in or living on campus, please contact Residence Life at 570-941-6226.
The Royal Reads Program at The University of Scranton creates a shared experience for our first-year class through the reading of a carefully selected book. We select a Royal Reads book each year to introduce our newest students to the Ignatian values at the heart of our University and to invite students to consider how these values can shape one's college experience and one's life. Throughout each student's first year at The University of Scranton, students will encounter themes from the selected book in classes and in extracurricular opportunities, as well as in a wide range of formal and informal discussions.
The book selected for the 2016-2017 academic year Royal Reads Program is Lila by Marilynne Robinson (the Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping). Lila is winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the National Book Award.
You can purchase a copy of the book during summer orientation or you can find the book for purchase at various on-line retailers. For more information about the Royal Reads Program please click here.
Fall Move-In Volunteers
Any upperclassman interested in helping out the University community and moving in a day early can volunteer to be a Fall Move-In Volunteer. Volunteers are required to participate in a three-hour shift and they receive all meals until their meal plans are activated as well as access to their rooms early.
Unfortunately, first-year students moving in early are unable to participate.
Interested? Registration is now open. Log onto my.scranton.edu
Select the ‘Self Service’ link
Click on the ‘Student Services and Financial Aid’ tab
Select the ‘Student Affairs’ menu
Open the link to ‘Fall Welcome Move-In Volunteer’
Click Fall Welcome Move-In Volunteer
Read. Watch. Accept. Submit.
This is a first come first served opportunity, so please make sure you sign up soon!
If you have any questions about Fall Welcome or the Orientation program, do not hesitate to call the Center for Student Engagement or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.