Quick Facts: Commencement 2019

    Members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate and graduate class of 2019 represent 40 states and the District of Columbia.
    May 24, 2019

    Undergraduate Commencement: Sunday, May 26 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre
    Principal Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient: Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ’93, G’93, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame.

    Honorary Degree Recipients: David and Ann Hawk of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and the Hawk Family Foundation; Rev. Matthew Ruhl, S.J., pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize; and Rev. Brendan Lally, S.J. ’70, rector of the Jesuit Community and chaplain at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

    Master’s and Doctoral Degree Commencement: Saturday, May 25 - Byron Recreation Complex

    Total graduates: more than 1,480 

                Total doctoral degrees: 41 (DPT, DNP)
                Total master’s degrees: more than 585
                Total bachelor’s degrees: more than 850
                Total associate’s degrees: 1

    Prestigious scholarships won by class of 2019 graduates: Fulbright scholarship, which is the U.S. government’s premier scholarship program for overseas graduate study, research and teaching.

    States represented by undergraduates: 14, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.

    States represented by post-baccalaureate graduates: 39, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

    Top undergraduate programs of study: nursing, biology, accounting, exercise science and occupational therapy.

    Top graduate programs of study: master of business administration, master of accountancy, master of health administration, occupational therapy and educational administration.

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