Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Page Last Updated on 03:15:PM June 29, 2020
Updated on June 29, 2020:
The University will gradually reopen campus beginning June 22. The fall semester will begin on August 17 with a full semester of on-ground instruction planned.
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