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The University of Scranton was founded as Saint Thomas College by Most Reverend William G. O’Hara, D.D., the first Bishop of Scranton, who had always hoped to provide an opportunity for higher education in the Lackawanna Valley.  


The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding.  The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life. 


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and is designed to stimulate faculty research efforts. It does so through assisting faculty members in securing external and internal funding for research activities, providing workshops related to scholarly enterprises, and helping to develop and implement policies related to research. ORSP works closely with the Faculty Research Committee in all of these areas. 


The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development helps students in making career decisions that are consistent with their unique talents, aspirations, and skills. The counselors help students discover links between their personal traits and career options through individual counseling, workshops, and resources available at the Career Center.

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Student services

Welcome to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS)! The role of the OISSS is to provide specialized support to The University of Scranton’s international students, scholars, and their dependents,as they make adjustment to life in the United States. The University hosts approximately 110 international students and scholars from about 20 different countries. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, the office serves almost like a second home to students and scholars seeking a meaningful learning experience at The University. 

Housing services

Welcome to the website for the Office of Residence Life at The University of Scranton.  This page and the associated left menus will provide you information about our programs and services related to on-campus living and resources for both students that commute and live off-campus.  Please review our site and feel free to contact our staff if we can assist you.   

Library services

The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services, and programs that meet the dynamic and diverse scholarly, cultural, and social needs of the University and our community. We value teaching, research, and lifelong learning, and we are committed to intellectual freedom, preservation, accessibility, and sustainability.

ICT services

The Technology Support Center facilitates the use of the University's computing systems, software, networks, and facilities through timely, accurate, and courteous responses to customer support requests. 

Medical services

Maintaining good health is an essential component of student success both academically and personally.  Student Health Services is committed to the promotion of student learning and personal development through the provision of direct health care, health promotion and education and preventative care.  Students are encouraged to actively utilize Student Health Services for their health care needs. 

Campus life

Scranton has a rich tradition of fostering an experience in which students, both residential and commuter, get involved. Student Life is vibrant and varied, from ministries-based programs and leadership initiatives to student-run activities, and clubs and organizations.  

Sports facilities

The Byron Recreational Complex, contains three newly re-surfaced courts with a 1/10 mile track around the perimeter.   Each court can be used for basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis and a variety of other activities.

The Fitness Center is located on Mulberry Street in Pilarz Hall and was constucted in 2011. This 14,000 square foot facility is home to 44 pieces of cardio equipment, each equipped with individual cardio theatre, as well as 22 pieces of Cybex VR3 selectorized weight machines and a state of the art free weight area.  Proper attire, inlcuding full t-shirts and close toe shoes are required. 

Student clubs

There are more than 80 active clubs and organizations overseen by The Office of Student Government, where you can bust a move with the Urban Dance Crew, prove your athleticism on the Ultimate Frisbee Club, explore the outdoors with the Mountain Sports Club, or help those in need with the Habitat for Humanity Club. 

The University of Scranton is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

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