Virtual Community Building
- Do an online workout class (CHEW has some great ones scheduled or check out their YouTube channel!).
- Go for a walk or a hike (Hiking in the Scranton Area).
- Train for a 5K: 2 Weeks or 7 Weeks
- Meditate: Attend a Mindfulness Meditation class or try these free online resources:
Connect with Others
- Call a good friend you haven't talked to in a while.
- Video chat with a friend or family member (using Zoom, FaceTime, or House Party).
- Look through your old or your family's/friend's photo albums - comment on some photos and tag family/friends to reminisce!
- Challenge friends (or yourself) to a Harry Potter Digital Escape Room.
- Attend a virtual event or club meeting! Why not try something new?
Relax & Decompress
- Start learning a new language.
- Take a deep dive into how something works.
- Watch a documentary about a new topic.
- Write down your passions and goals.
- Start a journal and reflect.
- Learn more about St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits.
- Take an art class.
Visit (Virtually)We may not be able to travel now, but that is no excuse to not visit these amazing museums, zoos, and national parks! Check out their virtual tours below:
See What's Happening
Click on the RoyalSync logo below to access our community events for students! Clubs, organizations, and departments are planning events all the time. Have ideas for a program or event? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit the University calendar to see other events happening within the University Community.
Join A New Club!Click on the RoyalSync logo below to access over 80 student clubs and organizations. You can see what the different options are, when upcoming meetings and events are scheduled, and learn more about how to get involved!
Tips for Remote Learning
Connecting to Student Life Offices
The departments in Student Life and other divisions look forward to working with students and offering support in any way that they can. Follow them on social media for the latest!
Campus Ministries (IG & Twitter: @uofsministries) – Fr. Keller, Fr. Rodgers, and the entire Campus Ministries team remains available to offer support to students. They have added various resources to their website.
Career Development (IG &Twitter: @uofscareers) – The Career Team is ready to work with you! They’ve got ideas on how you can use this time to work on your career development. To schedule a meeting with a career coach, log in to Handshake at scranton.joinhandshake.com and select “Appointments.” Choose a time that works best for you and a career coach will contact you.
Center for Student Engagement (IG & Twitter: @uofs_cse) – The Center for Student Engagement staff is eager to work and support USPB and student clubs/organizations this year as we continue to adapt to new methods of community building and event planning. Feel free to visit ROYALSYNC for the latest events happening and our website for support of clubs and organizations. If you have questions, please reach out at email@example.com.
Center for Health Education & Wellness (IG: @uofshew): The CHEW team looks forward to continuing to work with our amazing Peer Health Educators to help students prioritize wellness this semester. Follow them on Instagram subscribe to their youtube channel for great ideas. Be sure to attend their Weekly Wellness Classes!
Counseling Center (IG & Twitter: @uofscc) – The Counseling Center is providing mental health services for the purpose of routine follow-ups, support, consultation, or assistance. The Counseling Center will be providing their services, as much as possible, through the use of telehealth. Counseling groups are also available. Contact the Counseling Center at (570) 941-7620 Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. For additional information, please visit the Counseling Center’s website.
Cross Cultural Centers (IG & Twitter: @janekopas; IG: @scranton_multicultural & Twitter: @ScrantonMC) – The Cross Cultural Centers are open! Maria and Jose are available to connect via e-mail, phone, or Zoom with students for support or to talk through ideas.
Dean of Students (IG @scrantondeanofstudents; Twitter @lscottrivera) – Dean Rivera will host weekly Drop In Hours for Students on Fridays from 12-2pm. Additionally, Dean Rivera, Assistant Dean of Students Shannon Murphy Fennie, and Student Life Coordinator Kim Curran are all available via phone and Zoom for student meetings!
Residence Life (IG: @scrantonreslife and @uofs_occsl) – Residence Life staff remain available to students for support and assistance. If you have a question, please call the Office Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at (570)941-6226 to speak with a staff member. Alternatively, staff can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President for Student Life (IG: @scranton_vpsl) – Dr. Davis, Vice President for Student Life, continues to be available to students while working with the Division of Student Life to support students during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to him via e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.
Student Health Services – Students who have questions regarding health are welcome to call Student Health Services at (570) 941-7667 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m). If you are seeking an appointment, please call ahead to speak with a staff member given current COVID-19 concerns. For additional information, please visit Student Health Services’ website.