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    Orientation Begins for Class of 2023

    Two-day summer orientation sessions for students, parents and guardians of The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 began June 17-18 and will continue June 20-21, 24-25 and 27-28. From left: student orientation leaders Bridget Pynn, a junior occupational therapy major; Jenny Kim, a senior occupational therapy major; and Nathalie Cespedes, a junior counseling and human services major.
    June 17, 2019

    Orientation sessions for The University of Scranton’s class of 2023 began on campus this week. The two-day sessions for students, parents and guardians will continue June 20-21, 24-25 and 27-28. Members of Scranton’s incoming class of more than 1,000 students represent 15 states, including California, Florida, Texas and Virginia, three foreign countries and one U.S. Territory.

    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 Jenny Kim, a senior occupational therapy major from Horsham; Nathalie Cespedes, a junior counseling and human services major from New Hyde Park, New York; and Bridget Pynn, a junior occupational therapy major from Brooklyn, New York; along with a team of University administrators, staff, faculty and nearly 50 student orientation assistants, acquaint the incoming class to the University community and region.

    Orientation includes chemistry, mathematics 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.

    The program also includes sessions for parents and guardians, such as “Mission Matters,” presented by Robert Davis, Ed.D., vice president for student life, which helps prepare parents for the new role they will play in supporting their child at a Jesuit college. 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 2023 Royal Reads Program is “The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith,” by Stephanie Saldana. 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.

    The entire class of 2023 will assemble on campus for the first time at Fall Welcome Weekend Aug. 24-25.
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