University To Celebrate 5.06 Day of Giving May 6

Celebrate Scranton’s ninth annual Day of Giving by supporting your favorite campus cause.
A graphic stating "5.06: The University of Scranton's Ninth Annual Day of Giving" superimposed over an image of two students sitting at the Flagpole Terrace at The University of Scranton.

The University of Scranton will celebrate 5.06, its ninth annual Day of Giving, on Saturday, May 6, by attempting to reach its goal of 2,023 donors.

There are many ways to participate in the 5.06 fun, including wearing purple, posting fond Scranton memories and photos on social media using #GiveToScrantOn506 and #Royals4Others, and making a gift to the campus fund of your choice. Jim Slattery ’86, former chair of the Board of Trustees, will match the first $25,000 donated to The Opening Doors Scholarship, an award serving graduates of the Cristo Rey Network of High Schools, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago and other similar institutions that have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship closes the gap of any unmet financial needs after all other sources of financial aid and scholarships have been determined.

Alumni, parents and friends of the University can also register for this year’s Virtual 5.06K, a virtual exercise challenge that invites participants to exercise in any way prior to 5.07. All Virtual 506K participants will automatically be counted as 5.06 donors, and they can designate their registration fees to the University causes of their choice. Register for the Virtual 5.06K here.

All 5.06 donors will receive University of Scranton stickers as a token of our appreciation. Make your 5.06 gift here or text ScrantonGives23 to 71777. For more information on 5.06.23, visit

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