Class of 2021 Begins Journey at Scranton at Summer Orientation

Jun 19, 2017

The University of Scranton’s two-day orientation sessions for students and parents of the class of 2021 are taking place June 19-20, 22-23, 26-27 and 29-30.

At the opening session, University of Scranton Interim President Herbert B. Keller, S.J., welcomed the incoming students to their “journey” at Scranton, one that he said will be “exciting, demanding and fulfilling.” A journey, he said that would be transformational in nature, inspiring selfless service to others. Father Keller also promised the incoming students will be supported with “personal care and attention” for which Scranton is noted.

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. Student orientation leaders Richard Motter, Moscow, and Robert McGowan, Scranton, along with a team of University administrators, faculty and more than 50 student orientation assistants, acquaint the incoming class to the University community and region.

At the orientation sessions, incoming students complete chemistry, mathematics, foreign language and composition placement tests. They also meet academic advisors, attend presentations on support services and extracurricular activities, and participate in recreational and social events. Parents and guests learn about the new role they will play as they transition to becoming a parent of a college student and are briefed on the resources and programs offered by Campus Ministries, Financial Aid, the Center for Career Development and other departments at the University.

The members of the incoming class represent 16 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Federated States of Micronesia. The entire class of 2021 will assemble on campus for the first time at Fall Welcome Weekend Aug. 19-20.

From left: Students Robert McGowan and Richard Motter serve as orientation team leaders for The University of Scranton’s class of 2021. Motter, a mathematics major, is a graduate of North Pocono High School. McGowan, a psychology and philosophy double major and member of the University’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program, graduated from Scranton High School. He is a recipient of the University’s full-tuition, Presidential Scholarship. 

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