The University campus is closed until further notice. Remote education will continue through the end of the spring semester.
Has the University cancelled classes? plus or minus
Students enrolled in online master’s programs are not affected by this change. These programs will continue on their normal schedule.
Why did the University move to remote instruction? plus or minus
Are residence halls closed? plus or minus
Residential students will understandably want to know when they can retrieve personal belongings. Right now, students should only ask to retrieve essential items, such as medication. Students needing essential items should contact Residence Life by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 570-941-6226. Robert Davis Jr. Ed.D., Vice President for Student Life, will share specific instructions for all residential students regarding when and how they can return for their personal items as soon as our campus situation is more clear.
Are dining facilities open on campus? plus or minus
- Lunch 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
- Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Are academic and administrative offices and buildings open? plus or minus
The campus is closed until further notice as per directives from Pennsylvania’s Governor and Department of Education. As of Thursday, March 26, access to campus buildings, including the library, is no longer available to students, except for those who have received permission from Residence Life to remain on campus.
Following “stay at home” restrictions implemented by the Governor for Lackawanna County, staff and faculty will no longer have access to buildings after 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Essential staff and faculty will continue to have access. Others needing access to retrieve important personal items can do so through University Police.
University offices continue to work remotely and will reopen on campus when possible.
Are campus events cancelled? plus or minus
What is the status of campus mail and packages? plus or minus
Mail and packages for designated departments and students remaining on campus are to be picked up from the Print Shop at 315 Jefferson Avenue. Royal Card access is required. Outgoing mail for campus offices can be dropped off when picking up mail. Hours for campus pick-up at 315 Jefferson Ave. are:
Monday: 10 a.m. - noon
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - noon
Thursday: 10 a.m. - noon
Friday: 9 a.m. - noon
The DeNaples Mail Center is closed at this time.
Has the Mass schedule changed? plus or minus
Yes. In accord with the directive of the Diocese of Scranton, and in full support of the Bishop Bambera’s difficult decision, The University of Scranton suspended all celebrations of Mass and other public gatherings in our chapels, effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
The University of Scranton community is invited to join in an online Mass on Wednesday of Holy Week, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. The Mass will be recorded at the Madonna della Strada Chapel on the University’s campus. Instructions for accessing the video link for this Mass will be posted closer to the event.
Have campus visits, tours and Admissions events been affected at this time? plus or minus
Self-Guided Walking Tour: Visitors can take a self-guided campus walking tour using a brochure available at The Estate.
Admissions Events: The Admissions Office cancelled accepted student receptions scheduled to be held in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts and special visit days scheduled on campus between now and April 14.
Preview Day for Accepted Students: This important event for incoming first-year and transfer students will take place virtually on March 28, 2020. Virtual Preview Day will include live-streamed presentations by students and faculty, informational videos and personal appointments with staff from Financial Aid, Admissions and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Additional information about Preview Day offerings will be sent to accepted students as the event approaches. Please visit our Virtual Preview Day page to register and learn more.