President Sends Message to Campus Community

    Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, sent a video message to the University community regarding the upcoming election and approaching end of the semester.
    October 30, 2020

    Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, updated the campus community on its Royals Safe Together Plan as the end of the fall semester approaches and discussed the upcoming election in a video message sent on Oct. 30.

    “We are now well past the middle of our semester and can actually begin planning for finals and the even the spring semester,” said Father Pilarz, who thanked members of the University community for their sacrifice and patience. “We have only come this far because of your care for each other and your willingness to follow the requirements of our Royals Safe Together Plan.”

    Father Pilarz encouraged students, faculty and staff to continue following the plan for the remaining weeks of the semester. He said the University will announce more detailed plans about the end of the semester in the coming days.

    Regarding the election, Father Pilarz said, “I encourage each of you, and every one of you, to exercise your civic duty by voting. Regardless of which party, candidate or cause is dear to you, it is essential that your voice be heard. … We must as a University community remain united regardless of the election’s outcome next week. Our campus must always be a place where we can safely, and without fear or malice, discuss and even disagree.”

    Father Pilarz’s full message can be seen here.

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