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    University to Host High-tech Virtual Open Houses

    The University of Scranton will host dynamic virtual Open House events for prospective students and their families on Oct. 18 and Nov. 1. The virtual event will integrate recorded videos with live interactive sessions and panel discussions to allow participants to learn about Scranton’s 70 undergraduate majors and other academic programs. Participants can also interact with faculty, students, admissions counselors and financial aid representatives.
    October 6, 2020

    The University of Scranton will use an innovative technology platform to create a dynamic experience for prospective students and their families for two virtual Open House events on Sunday, Oct. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 1.

    Through the virtual event platform, 6Connex, the University has customized its virtual environment with campus facilities and will integrate recorded videos with live interactive sessions and panel discussions to allow participants to experience more closely an in-person Scranton Open House without leaving the comfort of their own homes. The format includes a lobby area from which participants can easily access a Welcome video and links to all other virtual Open House content, including information about the Jesuit school’s 70 undergraduate majors and other academic programs, student life, admissions, financial aid and other departments and programs.

    The virtual event will include live Zoom webinars featuring panel discussions on topics that include pre-health/pre-med professions, pre-law programs, liberal arts and humanities, honors programs, admissions and student life, among others. Dynamic virtual sessions with admissions/financial aid are also available to allow for questions and answers. In addition, “Live Q & A” Zoom sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with faculty representatives from academic programs, as well as with staff and students representing campus ministries, student life, athletic teams, club sports, study abroad and other departments and programs offered at Scranton. A more detailed program for Open House can be seen here.

    For 27 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Scranton among the 10 top Master’s Universities in the North and as a “Best Value” school for eight consecutive years. The Princeton Review included Scranton in its list “Best Colleges” for 19 consecutive years and in its ranking of the nation’s “Best Science Labs” (No. 8) and “Best Campus Food” (No. 7) for six consecutive years, among other rankings.

    The University’s Open House events begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.

    For additional information, contact Scranton’s Admissions Office at 1-888-SCRANTON or visit www.scranton.edu/admissions.

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