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Two-day summer orientation sessions for members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2028, and their parents and guardians, began on campus June 17. From left: 2024 student orientation team leaders Jessica Ely ’26, Dave Banko ’26 and Lila Naccari ’25.
June 17, 2024

Summer Orientation Begins for Class of 2028

Summer orientation sessions begin for members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2028.

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June 1, 2024

Mu Kappa Tau Annual Ceremony at KSOM

Marketing students at the University's Kania School of Management marketing students celebrated the annual ceremony for Mu Kappa Tau, a North American scholastic honor society that recognizes academic achievement in the field of marketing.

Find photos and videos from the 2024 Commencements, commissionings and honors program graduates.
June 5, 2024

Must-see Highlights from 2024 Commencements, Commissionings and Honors Programs

Find photos and videos from the 2024 Commencements, ROTC and long-term service commissionings and graduates of Scranton's five honors programs .

Twenty-two members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from the University Honors Program.
May 29, 2024

Class of 2024 University Honors Program Graduates

Twenty-two members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from its undergraduate University Honors Program.

Thirty-five members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from its Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program.
May 29, 2024

Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program Graduates

Thirty-five members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from its Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program.

Fifteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from the Jesuit school’s Robert L. McKeage Business Leadership Honors Program.
May 29, 2024

2024 Business Leadership Honors Program Graduates

Fifteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from its Robert L. McKeage Business Leadership Honors Program.

Eleven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from the Jesuit school’s Frank P. Corcione Business Honors Program.
May 29, 2024

Class of 2024 Business Honors Program Graduates

Eleven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from its Frank P. Corcione Business Honors Program.

Seven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 graduated from Scranton’s Magis Honors Program in STEM, one of the Jesuit school’s five programs of excellence.
May 29, 2024

Class of 2024 Graduates of Magis Honors Program

Seven members of the University’s class of 2024 graduated from the Jesuit school’s Magis Honors Program in STEM.

Nearly 70 members of the University of Scranton’s class of 2024 participated in the Donning of the Stole Ceremony as part of the University’s commencement events held the weekend of May 17-19.
May 23, 2024

University Celebrates Donning of the Stole Ceremony

The University of Scranton held its annual Donning of the Stole Ceremony, honoring members of its class of 2024.

University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., offers a blessing for Mitchell W. Sporing, Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, a member of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024, who has committed to long-term post-graduation service through Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Sporing was recognized at the Jesuit university’s Class of 2024 Baccalaureate Mass.
May 22, 2024

Class of 2024 Graduate Chooses Long Term Service

Mitchell Sporing of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 committed to post-graduation long-term service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Seven members of The University of Scranton’s Class of 2024 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 18 on campus. Front row, from left, are: 2nd Lt. Jenna L. Leonhardt; 2nd Lt. Allison N. Palmer; and 2nd Lt. Joseph X. Lynch. Second row: 2nd Lt. Jay H. Kapadia; 2nd Lt. Aidan T. Szabo; 2nd Lt. Gary G. Geinitz; and 2nd Lt. Ryan V. Lally.
May 22, 2024

Scranton Graduates Commissioned as Second Lieutenants

Seven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

University of Scranton students in a sports event management course taught by Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, organized SoccerFest 2024, a hands-on opportunity to assemble a community-based sports event. They are shown, here, first row, from left: Angelina Giannakopoulos' 24, Nicole Smith '24, and Yasmin Ramirez '24. Second row, from left: Dr. Ovidiu Cocieru, Brendan Karolchyk '24, Alyvia Schiavone '25, Bridget Lear '24, Emily Bannon '25, Joseph Weinstein '24, and Ryan Nguyen '24. Absent from photo and unable to attend the event: Mary Kate McDade '25.
May 16, 2024

Students Gain Real-World Experience With SoccerFest 2024

University of Scranton students in a Sports Event Management course taught by Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D., assistant professor of management gained real-world experience while making a positive impact on the community.

More than a dozen University of Scranton student volunteers helped staff from the Center for Service and Social Justice at its annual end-of-the-year drive. Together they collected, sorted and delivered to area agencies thousands of items donated by University students as they move out at the semester’s end. Pictured are some of the student volunteers, first row, from left: Abigail F. Casal, an early and primary education major from South Abington Township; and Sophia C. da Costa, a neuroscience major from Ambler. Back row: Patrick A. George, an operations management major from Endicott, New York; Thomas E. Marine, a biochemistry major from Cockeysville, Maryland; Samuel N. Peters, an environmental science major from West Hartford, Connecticut; and Brian L. White, a biology and philosophy double major from Brooklyn, New York.
May 21, 2024

Thousands of Items Donated During Move Out

The End of the Year Drive is in full swing with Scranton students donating thousands of items to help those in need and to help reduce waste.

The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2024 graduate commencement events the weekend of May 17-19. Outstanding student award recipients from the Leahy College of Health Sciences (formerly the Panuska College of Professional Studies) pictured with Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., dean of the Leahy College of Health Sciences (standing far right) include, Seated, from left: Helen Amanda Wrazien, Pittston; Jennifer E. LaViola, Horseheads, New York; and Marisa D. Tosi, Dallas. Standing: Joseph T. O'Driscoll, Peckville; Kyle J. Yahn, South Abington Township; Nicholas M. Mohr, Milltown, New Jersey; Scarlet J. Alexander, Dupont; Sybil A. Keris, South Abington Township; Jessica L. Opsal, Rockaway, New Jersey; and Elijah J. Emmons, North Abington Township.
May 21, 2024

Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral Graduates Awarded

The University of Scranton recognized outstanding master’s and doctoral degree graduates at its 2024 commencement events.

University of Scranton students living off-campus have developed an informal method of reselling or donating furniture to other student apartment dwellers when they move out at graduation. By reusing furniture, they are reducing waste. They also donate smaller items through the Move Out Drive organized by the Center for Service and Social Justice.
May 18, 2024

Students Making a Difference as They Leave Campus

Graduates take lessons learned with them as they leave campus by reselling or donating items to reduce waste.

Fifty-six members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2024 were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night on May 17. Students with the highest GPA in each of the University’s three undergraduate colleges were presented Frank J. O’Hara Awards for General Academic Excellence. Seated, from left, are: Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Standing are: Aidan R. Corrigan, O’Hara Award recipient for the Leahy College of Health Sciences (formerly named the Panuska College of Professional Studies); Sarah G. Boyle, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; Tabitha R. Berger, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences; Madalyne R. Buhler, O’Hara Award recipient for the Kania School of Management; and Charles C. Sylvester, O’Hara Award recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences.
May 20, 2024

Outstanding Graduates Recognized at Class Night

University of Scranton class of 2024 graduates were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service at Class Night.

The University of Scranton conferred more than 465 master’s and doctoral degrees at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 19 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre.
May 22, 2024

University Confers Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

The University of Scranton conferred more than 465 master’s and doctoral degrees at its graduate commencement ceremony May 19.

The University of Scranton conferred more than 775 bachelor’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 19. Degrees were conferred to graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2023, as well as January and May of 2024.
May 19, 2024

Scranton Conducts Undergraduate Commencement

The University of Scranton conferred more than 775 bachelor’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 19.

The University of Scranton will confer more than 1,250 undergraduate and graduate degrees at two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 19.
May 17, 2024

Quick Facts: Commencement 2024

Quick facts about The University of Scranton’s Class of 2024 commencement.

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May 9, 2024

Club Spotlight: Cheerleading Team

The mission of The University of Scranton Cheerleading Team is to serve as ambassadors for the University, as well as create a family that athletes can turn to at any point in time.

The University of Scranton will celebrate members of its class of 2024 at several commencement events planned May 17-19. Many of the events will be live streamed as well.
May 14, 2024

Class of 2024 Commencement Event Schedule

The University of Scranton will host numerous events to celebrate its Class of 2024 the weekend of May 17-19.

University of Scranton students Sarah Boyle ’24 and Annalisa Mechanick ’23, G’24 were among the four students in the world selected for the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) 2023-2024 “Jimmie Smith” Student Leadership Experience. They are the fifth and sixth Scranton students to participate in this highly-selective program.
May 13, 2024

Two Students Chosen for Highly-Selective Program

Scranton students Sarah Boyle and Annalisa Mechanick are among just four in the world chosen to participate in elite leadership program.

A team of six University of Scranton nursing students won the 18th annual Jeffery Allan Walp Student Nurse Challenge, which poses questions similar to those they will encounter on the nursing licensure exam. From left, are Scranton nursing students Sarah McGovern, Kalindi Maggs, Sierra Giranda, Aimee Bouchat and Rylee Gabrielson. Samantha Hoffmann was absent from the photo.
May 10, 2024

Scranton Students Win Nursing Challenge

Nursing students win the 18th annual Jeffery Allan Walp Student Nurse Challenge that poses questions similar to those they will encounter on the nursing licensure exam.

University of Scranton students were recognized at American Advertising Federation Northeastern Pennsylvania Award Ceremony recently. From left, are: Stacy M. Smulowitz, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Media; and University students Claudia Campo Mirabent ’24, Claire Lodger ’24, Francesca Ragusa ’24 and Mia Familetti ’25.
May 9, 2024

Student Wins Integrated Campaign Advertising Award

University students were recognized at American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania Award Competition.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA); Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., the president of Marywood University; and Joseph M. Vaszily ’95 former University of Scranton trustee; will receive honorary degrees from The University of Scranton at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19.
May 7, 2024

Three Individuals to Receive Honorary Degrees

The University will bestow three honorary degrees at its 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremony May 19.

Hundreds of University of Scranton students were recognized for their academic achievements through inductions into national and international honor societies during the 2024 spring semester.
May 7, 2024

Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

Hundreds of University of Scranton students were inducted into national and international honor societies during the 2024 spring semester.

Ten University of Scranton students and one alumnus presented their work at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri in April. From left, current University of Scranton students Amelia Semple and Brenna Parker; alumnus Elias Kerr; faculty co-moderator Dr. Billie Tadros, Ph.D.; current students Faith Montagnino, Shannon Parker, Bethany Belkowski, Megan Zabrouski, Jillian Tremblay, Dimitri Bartels-Bray, and Maille Allardyce; and faculty co-moderator Madeline B. Gangnes, Ph.D. Student presenter Therese Shimkus not pictured.
May 3, 2024

Students, Alumnus Attend Sigma Tau Delta International Convention and Receive Awards

Ten University of Scranton students and one alumnus presented their work at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri in April. Four won awards for work they presented at the conference. Sigma Tau Delta is the national honor society in English.

Student Government confirms 2024-25 Senate. Following this spring's general election, Maria Stephen '25 and Amanda Campbell '25, pictured, have been elected as the new student body president and vice president.
May 5, 2024

Student Government Confirms 2024-25 Senate

Maria Stephen '25 and Amanda Campbell '25 have been elected as the new student body president and vice president.

University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., speaks at the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Seventy-five University of Scranton junior, senior and graduate students were inducted into the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.
May 1, 2024

Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

Seventy-five Scranton students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.

Forty University of Scranton occupational therapy and mechanical engineering students adapted 11 motorized toy vehicles for area children with limited mobility as part of Scranton’s Go Baby Go chapter. The adapted cars will be unveiled to the children at a special community event on May 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Byron Recreation Complex.
April 30, 2024

Adapted Cars Presented to Area Children May 5

Go Baby Go project opens a world of possibilities to University Occupational Therapy students as they adapt toy mobile cars for children with limited mobility.

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