Fall Welcome 2020

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Fall Welcome is when The University of Scranton comes alive! This experience is centered on move-in, particularly first year student Move-In, and the formation of the Scranton community that has been eagerly awaiting its newest members, the Class of 2024, all summer. Given the University’s decision to begin the semester on August 17, the date for move-in and Fall Welcome will be adjusted. Additional information regarding the dates, schedule, and format of the Fall Welcome will be available in mid-July.

Royal Reads

The Royal Reads Program at The University of Scranton creates a shared experience for our first-year class through the reading of a carefully selected book.  We select a Royal Reads book each year to introduce our newest students to the Ignatian values at the heart of our University and to invite students to consider how these values can shape one's college experience and one's life.  Throughout each student's first year at The University of Scranton, students will encounter themes from the selected book in classes and in extracurricular opportunities, as well as in a wide range of formal and informal discussions. 

The Royal Reads book for the 2020 - 2021 School Year is "Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship" by Fr. Greg Boyle.

Father Boyle will also be the speaker at our annual Ignatian Values in Action lecture, which will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 7:30 PM in the Byron Center. 


For more information about the Royal Reads Program please click here.

Fall Move-In Volunteers

Any upperclassman interested in helping out the University community and moving in a day early can volunteer to be a Fall Move-In Volunteer. Volunteers are required to participate in a three-hour shift and they receive all meals until their meal plans are activated as well as access to their rooms early.

Unfortunately, first-year students moving in early are unable to participate.

Sign-ups for Fall Move In 2020 will open in July of 2020. This is a first come first served opportunity, so be sure to register as soon as you are able. 

To sign up, please click on the student tab in My.Scranton. The sign-ups are located under links and information. If you have any questions, please contact orientation@scranton.edu.



If you have any questions about Fall Welcome or the Orientation program, do not hesitate to call the Center for Student Engagement or e-mail us at orientation@scranton.edu.