University Welcomes Students

Student organizations share their Scranton pride and sign up new members at the Student Activities Fair

How can my student find out about opportunities to get involved?

Studies show that students who are involved in extracurricular activities, and engage in the life of their University perform better academically. Parents often ask how students can find a sport, activity or group that's right for them. As we begin the fall semester, the University presents events aimed at welcoming students back and encouraging them to get involved.


August 28 –September 2

Welcome Week
Coordinated by the University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB), Welcome Week has something for everyone. Magicians, performers, outdoor movies, Late Night parties and more.
Visit USPB’s website for more information on Welcome Week and all their fall 2011 events

September 1

Mass of the Holy Spirit
The University Community will begin the academic year by celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This tradition in Jesuit education dates back to the 16th century. Members of all faiths are invited.

Intramural Informational Meeting
Students can learn about and sign up for intramural sports offered this fall. Learn more.

September 2

Student Activities Fair
Over 80 student organizations can participate in this fair where students can learn about organizations, their members, and find one that’s right for them.

Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Sponsored by the Office of Community Relations, students will explore downtown Scranton, visit shops and eateries and win prizes along the way.

Late Night at Scranton: Welcome Back Party
Late Night at Scranton provides students with alternative opportunities to alcohol-related activities and to foster a sense of community by providing students with opportunities to develop as leaders in a socially responsible environment. Learn more.

September 13

Volunteer & Service Fair
Each year more than 2,800 Scranton students perform more than 170,000 service hours. The Volunteer & Service Fair, sponsored by the Office of Community Outreach, allows students to meet with over sixty local non-profit organizations for which they can volunteer.

September 16

Latin Explosion
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more multicultural events happening on campus this semester, such as the Diversity Fair scheduled for November 3rd click here.
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