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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Page Last Updated on 03:43:PM July 24, 2020

Updated on July 23, 2020: 

As we transition from remote learning to the reopening of campus for the fall semester, content previously found on this website is being transitioned to our Royals Safe Together website.  The most up-to-date information, including frequently asked questions and communications can be found here.

This site provides information about COVID-19 and the steps the University is implementing in response. The Incident Management Team and President's Cabinet will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates as warranted by changing circumstances.

Our Response Must be Grounded in Our Mission

As we implement unprecedented measures in response to the corona virus outbreak, we must do so in a way that is grounded in our mission and in the commitment to community that defines and distinguishes us. We are here to educate our students and to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. We must, therefore, ensure that we support our students above all, especially those completing their undergraduate or graduate studies in May.

While I hope that these campus-wide decisions will guide us through these uncertain times, the true strength of our response will come from faculty members finding innovative ways to teach even if the classroom is no longer an option, from staff members accomplishing critical work that supports our students no matter where they are, from students challenging themselves to engage their coursework in different ways, and from all of us staying home and seeking medical help should we experience flu-like symptoms. In short, the strength of our response will come from how well we care for each other.

When it comes to caring and concern, I could not think of a place better suited to work through these present difficulties than The University of Scranton.

Let us all remember in prayer those afflicted by the virus or affected by the disruption it has caused. God bless and keep you all, and God bless The University of Scranton.

 - Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., President

Video Messages From Father Pilarz To The University Community

A Message From Father Pilarz To The University Community 3-30-20

A Message to Our Alumni from Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Address to the University Community on Campus Closure (03/16/2020)

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Addresses Students at Start of Break (03/13/2020)