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Community Relations

The University of Scranton's Office of Community Relations seeks to connect the University and the Greater Scranton community. We invite area residents, community leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses to engage in the life of the University through campus events, special programs and collaboration. At the same time, we encourage University's students, faculty and staff, and to join in the many exciting activities taking place in the Scranton area.

University-Community Connections

Find resources to connect with University life or Scranton area happenings.

For Non-Profits | For Businesses | For Area Residents  | For University Students & Employees


University Truly an Institution for All Ages

Through programs such as High School Scholars, the Schemel Forum, and Senior Citizen Auditing, the intellectual stimulation of the University is made available to non-matriculating students of all ages.


Economic and Community Impact

Economic Impact

A new 2015 report reviews both the quantitative and qualitative ways in which The University of Scranton makes a positive economic and community impact on the City of Scranton and Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Read more.

Campus & Neighborhood

See below for the latest news on what’s physically happening on campus.

University's New Building to be Named Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

  • The University's new building on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street will be named Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall. As the 116,360-square-foot new home of the Panuska College of Professional Studies, this state-of-the-art facility will house the departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy and exercise science. A dedication ceremony, open to the public, is planned for Sept. 18. read more


  • Aug. 22-23: All-day. Fall Welcome for incoming members of the Class of 2019. Various locations on campus. Call 570-941-6233.
  • Aug 23: 2 to 4 p.m. Back to School Bonanza for area children. Courthouse Square. Free. Call 570-941-4419.
  • Sept. 10: 5:30 p.m. Hoban Lecture, Senator George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and author of “The Negotiator: A Memoir,” Elm Park United Methodist Church. Free. Reservation requested. Call 570-941-6206.
  • Sept. 11: 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert”.Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
  • Sept. 14 through Oct. 9: Art exhibit: “(Im)Perfect Specimen: Photographs by Lisa Hinkle.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214.
  • Sept. 15: 11 a.m. Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7429.
  • Sept. 17: Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series. McDonnell Room, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206.
  • Sept. 18: 10 a.m. Dedication of the University’s new building on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. Tours follow dedication. Free. Call 570-941-7401.
  • Sept. 18-20: The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2015. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222.
  • Sept. 18-20, 25-27: “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket” by Peter Parnell, presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318.
  • Sept. 19: 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert”. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
  • Sept. 21: 7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture: “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S.” by author Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-4399.
  • Sept. 26: 8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-6206.
  • Sept. 30: 7 p.m. Dorothy Day Commemoration lecture: “Encounters with Dorothy Day”. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6631.
  • Sept. 30: 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: "In Recital". Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624.

2015-16 Community Relations Calendar