Fall Welcome 2020

Orientation 19

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. This year, Fall Welcome weekend will take place on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Fall Welcome Weekend Schedule

Please click the link below for a tentative Fall Welcome weekend schedule. Event locations and times are subject to change.

Fall Welcome Schedule

The Fall Welcome weekend schedule is designed to welcome our newest students to our Scranton community and allow our new students to get to know one another. Events include:

First-Year Move In
Students living on campus are invited to arrive to campus on Saturday, August 15. Please refer to your move-in packet for arrival times and procedures. More information can be found here.

New Student Hospitality Tent
All incoming students are invited to visit our hospitality tent on the Dionne Green to receive your Class of 2024 t-shirt and your University of Scranton class pin. Additionally, new students are invited to participate in our Class of 2024 photo collage project!

Royal Olympics
All incoming students are invited to visit to participate in a variety of team-building activities to get to know other members of their class. This highly interactive program will take place on Sunday, August 16 over Zoom!

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, The lecture, which was originally scheduled to held on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 7:30 PM in the Byron Center, will be virtual this year. We will update the students when plans are finalized.


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 four-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 by July 24, 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-up form is located in the "Student Links" area under the "Student Resources" drop down.

The form will be open from July 24 until we reach our limit of volunteers. 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.