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    Orientation Begins for Class of 2022

    Two-day summer orientation sessions for students, parents and guardians of The University of Scranton’s class of 2022 began June 18-19 and will continue June 21-22, 25-26 and 28-29.
    June 19, 2018
    Orientation for The University of Scranton’s class of 2022 began on campus this week. The two-day sessions for students, parents and guardians will continue June 21-22, 25-26 and 28-29.

    At the opening program, University of Scranton President-elect Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., welcomed the class to Scranton. Student orientation leaders Grace Donnelly, a junior occupational therapy major from Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and Corinne Mackenzie, a junior biology major from Glen Mills, along with a team of University administrators, staff, faculty and more than 50 student orientation assistants, helped to acquaint the incoming class to the University community and region.

    Scranton’s summer orientation is designed to introduce new students and their families to the University’s procedures, facilities and support services, and to provide them with the opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators and staff, as well as each other.

    The program includes chemistry, mathematics, foreign language and composition placement tests for incoming students. They also meet academic advisors, attend presentations on support services and extracurricular activities, and participate in recreational and social events.

    Orientation also includes sessions for parents and guardians, such as “Family Partnerships: Preparing for the Transition,” presented by Anitra Yusinski-McShea, Ph.D., vice provost for Student Formation and Campus Life, which helps prepare parents for the new role they will play. Parents also learn about the resources and programs offered by Campus Ministries, Financial Aid, the Center for Career Development and other departments at the University.

    The summer reading assignment for the class of 2022 Royal Reads Program is “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor” by James J. O’Connell, M.D. Members of the incoming class are required to read the book and attend the lecture in the fall semester about the book. The purpose of the Royal Reads Program is to create a shared experience for Scranton’s newest students through the reading of a carefully selected book, which introduces them to the Ignatian values.

    Members of Scranton’s incoming class of approximately 978 students represent 14 states, including Alaska, Texas, Georgia and Virginia.

    The entire class of 2022 will assemble on campus for the first time at Fall Welcome Weekend Aug. 25-26.
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