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    St. Thomas Gateway to Light-up Feb. 20

    The University of Scranton will hold a first lighting ceremony for its newly completed St. Thomas Gateway at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
    February 18, 2020

    The iconic Scranton Electric City sign will face new competition when The University of Scranton lights its new St. Thomas Gateway at a ceremony Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. The University completed renovations to the gateway façade of St. Thomas Hall facing Linden Street that features a lit glass wall etched with the seal of The University of Scranton that spans the center of the four-story building. University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will launch the inaugural lighting at the event, which is free of charge and open to the public.

    The modern design of the St. Thomas Gateway layers the region’s distinctive West Mountain stone with granite quarried from the same site as the stone used in 1867 to construct the Scranton Estate on campus. The base of the Gateway includes a wood trellis, a wall carved with The University of Scranton’s name and a stone bench for seating. At the top of the Gateway, a cross rises above the left side of the building. The center glass wall will be lit in evenings to accentuate the image of the University’s seal.

    The ceremony will include hot chocolate, glow sticks, music and a display that will highlight the lighting capabilities of the new design.

    Hemmler + Camayd designed the updated St. Thomas Gateway. A.J. Guzzi General Contractors, Inc., served as the construction manager for the project.

    The ceremony will be live streamed at Scranton.edu/eventslive.

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