Transfer Orientation FAQs

How long will Orientation last?

Required events take place until approximately 4:00 p.m. We have social events for students booked throughout the evening as well. Back to the top.

Do parents/guardians have to attend Orientation?

Parents find the information we provide at Orientation to be very helpful. It is highly encouraged that parents/guardians attend, however, it is not mandatory that they do so. Students and parents/guardians each have a different schedule to follow, however, there will be a few times where the activities overlap and you can see your parents/guardians. Back to the top.

How much does Orientation cost?

All student and guest program expenses are covered by a single Orientation fee charged to the student's tuition bill. This fee is charged to all transfer students even if the student cannot attend the Orientation Program. Back to the top.

Where do I park for Orientation?

Please park in the Parking Pavilion on Mulberry Street and proceed to the second floor of the DeNaples Center. Please choose a parking spot which does not have a faculty or visitor marking. Back to the top.

If I am a resident student, do I stay on campus?

Absolutely, since Orientation is also your move-in day. Students may remain on campus during the time between Orientation and the first day of classes. Meals will be provided for you until your meal plan begins. Back to the top.

Who do I contact about my room assignment?

Please contact Residence Life at (570) 941-6226 with any questions regarding housing. Back to the top.

If I or my parents/guardians need special accommodations for Orientation, whom should I contact?

Students and/or parents/guardians who may need special accommodations for the Orientation program should call the Orientation office (570) 941-6233. Back to the top.

If I have a need for testing and/or physical accommodations for the school term, whom should I contact?

Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at (570) 941-4038. Back to the top.

How do I register for classes?

Your respective advising center will create a schedule for you based upon the program of study and your applicable transfer credits. The schedule will be sent to you for review. Back to the top.

What if I cannot attend Orientation?

It is extremely important that you attend this program which is focused on your specific needs as a transfer student. In the event that you are unable to attend, pleae contact the Center for Student Engagement at orientation@scranton.edu or (570) 941-6233 for instructions on how to proceed. Resident students will also need to contact Residence Life Office at (570) 941-6226 to make alternate arrangements for move-in. Back to the top.

Do I need to take any placement exams during Transfer Orientation?

You may have to take a math placement exam during Orientation.  If you have questions regarding whether or not you will need to take an exam, please contact your Advising Center.  Should you need testing accommodations during Orientation, please contact the Center for Student Engagement at 570-941-6233. Back to the top.

The phone numbers of each Advising Center are listed below.

  • College of Arts and Sciences (570) 941-6323

  • Kania School of Management (570) 941-6100

  • Panuska College of Professional Studies (570) 941-6390