Virtual New Student Orientation FAQs
During the virtual Orientation sessions, we will be hosting a variety of live events over Zoom to allow our newest Royals to prepare for the transition to campus in the fall. This experience will provide an opportunity for you to connect with peers, meet your Orientation Assistants, and begin to explore how to prepare for life both inside and outside of the classroom. Please bring any questions you have about academics, life at Scranton, or the University in general and we will be ready to answer them in our live sessions!
In addition to the virtual Orientation sessions, students will also be able to complete self-paced modules to cover essential information related to life at Scranton. We will also have additional information available for parents and guests to review to help their student prepare for transition to life at the University. Additional updates regarding these post virtual Orientation opportunities will be communicated in early July.
The virtual Orientation sessions will include variety of live events over Zoom to allow our newest Royals to prepare for the transition to campus in the fall. We will have two parallel schedule tracks, one for new students and one for parents/guests. Students (and parents/guests) who register for an Orientation session will receive an email from the Center for Student Engagement shortly before your scheduled session with information regarding attending the session virtually.
Each student (along with registered parents/guests) will attend a virtual Orientation sessions in late June / early July. Students will learn about acclimating to campus life and a variety of campus resources that can assist them with the transition to college. There will be live content for both students as well as parents/guests. Please see the sample schedules below for additional information:
*Please note, these schedules are subject to change.
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.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (which processes accommodation requests), the Counseling Center, and Student Health Services are open now and throughout the summer. We encourage you to reach out in early summer to ensure that any accommodations can be in place before the semester starts.
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