2nd Annual CSA Java Journey  Event Invites Students to Explore Local Cafes

Seven Scranton cafes to host University students during the Commuter Student Association’s upcoming Java Journey event.
2nd Annual CSA Java Journey  Event Invites Students to Explore Local Cafes

On Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The University of Scranton's Commuter Student Association (CSA) in partnership with the Office of Community and Government Relations will host the 2nd annual Java Journey event. This year’s event will expand to offer 70 University students the opportunity to explore seven of the many cafes in Scranton. Each participating student will be assigned to one of the participating Scranton cafes and receive a voucher worth up to $8. This event is open to all University of Scranton students, and registration can be found in Royal Sync or at https://tinyurl.com/27rd7k4n

CSA’s Java Journey is a part of the club’s larger efforts to engage Scranton students with the greater Scranton community and to support local businesses.

“Java Journey is a fun way to get the Scranton community together and support local coffee shops,” said Makenzie Bell ‘23, biology major and CSA president. Other CSA programming events include an annual Restaurant Fest that takes place each spring and will celebrate its third offering this year.  

At the core of the CSA mission: Promoting the many businesses in and around the city of Scranton to residents and commuters students at the University. CSA members created this event in the knowledge that local cafes present ideal spots for college students with offerings of free Wi-Fi, specialty coffee and tea drinks, snacks, and in some cases, free parking. 

 “Java Journey is a way to explore downtown cafes and support small businesses within our community,” said Disha Patel ’24, biology major and CSA community outreach co-chair. 

She noted that members love the city and hope to share this concept with students new to Scranton who call the city home during their time at the University.  The participating cafes are equally excited to welcome Scranton students. During last year’s inaugural event, they greeted students with balloons, University of Scranton-themed cookies, signs, and more to inspire the students to visit again.   

"CSA loves being able to support the local downtown businesses and create a fun way to interact with friends,” said Himani Patel ’24, biology major and CSA community outreach co-chair. 

Participating cafes this year will include: Adezzo, the Blackwatch Café, Commonwealth Coffeehouse, Downtown Deli Café, Heaven and Earth Gift Shop and Café, Northern Light Espresso Bar and Café, and Zummo's Café.  

Many cafes offer college student discounts. For a listing of Royal ID discounts, The University of Scranton students can visit the Office of Community and Government Relations Royal Card Downtown website at https://www.scranton.edu/about/community-relations/downtown-engagement/downtown-info-discounts.shtml


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