Royals Safe Together

Student Life

As students prepare to return home, they should treat the final two weeks of the semester with extra caution. During that time, students must continue to abide by the Royals Safe Together Plan, but also should limit movement off campus, limit their social circle, and focus on completing the academic requirements for the semester. It is essential that students avoid creating close contacts beyond those people with whom they live. These steps will help to ensure a safe return to students’ home communities following the semester.

Residence Life

All housing options will be available to students during the fall semester. Some buildings will require occupancy changes due to current guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Information about the end of the Fall semester relative to residence hall closing and avoiding close contacts was recently shared with students.

Housing for Students Requiring Isolation/Quarantine

Student Health Services will evaluate and provide preliminary treatment for symptomatic students. Symptomatic students or students who have been exposed to COVID-19 will be required to either isolate or quarantine depending on individual circumstances and in accordance with the guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).

Off-Campus Students

Off-Campus Students are required to adhere to specific guidelines to promote the safety of our community.  If students do become ill, Student Health Services will evaluate and provide preliminary treatment for symptomatic students. Symptomatic students or students who have been exposed to COVID-19 will be required to either isolate or quarantine depending on individual circumstances and in accordance with the guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).  Student Life has arranged for off-campus students will meal plans to be able to access meals while they are in quarantine or isolation.

Commuter Students

Specific space will be identified for commuter students for study and to participate in remote learning classes while on campus. These spaces will have appropriate WiFi and privacy so that students can participate in online class sessions. Students are encouraged to use earphones and personal microphones when in these spaces.

Locate the Commuter Zoom Room locations on the campus map below.

Commuter Zoom Lounge Locations

International Students

The University’s International Student and Scholar Services of the Office of Global Education (OGE) will provide international students with both general and individual information. International students can contact the office by phone at +1-570-941-4841 or by email at international@scranton.edu

Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation, Fitness Center, Intramurals & Club Sports

  • The Landmark Conference has announced a plan to resume competition, with Winter, Fall, and Spring sports competing in the Spring semester.
  • Recreation and fitness center facilities will remain open by appointment. Additionally, we will continue to offer virtual classes, and outdoor options for students for recreation and fitness.
  • The University will evaluate the status of intramurals and club sports as the semester begins.

Student Services

  • Clinical services will be available to students during the fall semester by appointment only.
  • The Bookstore will offer limited pick up options the first week of classes for students who were unable to order materials for home delivery.
  • The Financial Aid Office is encouraging students and parents to to discuss matters by phone at (570) 941-7701 with an option to schedule a video conference.
  • The Bursar's Office encourages students and parents to discuss matters by phone by calling (570) 941-4062 with an option to schedule a video conference.
  • The Office of the Registrar and Academic Services looks forward to continuing operations with both in-person and virtual support into the fall semester.