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    Class of 2024 Virtual Summer Orientation Begins

    Two-day summer orientation sessions for students, parents and guardians of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 began June 22-23 and will continue June 25-26, 29-30 and July 1-2.
    June 24, 2020

    Virtual Orientation sessions for students, parents and guardians of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 began this week. The two-day virtual, interactive program will continue June 25-26, 29-30 and July 1-2.

    Scranton’s virtual 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.

    Interactive virtual sessions for students include information about academic life, the successful transition to college, Scranton’s inclusive community and its Jesuit heritage, as well as social activities and smaller sessions for students to get to know each other based on interest and majors. A track of virtual sessions is also set for parents that include information about academics, financial aid services, career development, mission and ministry, campus life and strategies for success. Both students and parents can also attend a zoom session with representatives from 25 University departments, resources and activities.

    Student orientation leader Abril Lopez, a criminal justice and philosophy double major from Scranton; along with a team of University administrators, staff, faculty and nearly 50 student orientation assistants, will participate in the sessions to help acquaint the incoming class to Scranton.

    Academic placement tests for incoming students will be taken during the month of June. Incoming students will also attend additional virtual social events during the summer to allow them to get to know their classmates better.

    Classes for the University’s fall semester will begin on campus on Monday, August 17.

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