As our academic year comes to a close, we also are winding down a yearlong celebration of our 125th anniversary.
St. Thomas College held its first Commencement in June 1899, awarding certificates to graduates of the College’s two-year commercial program.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to the 125th Anniversary Eucharist - The Culmination of a Year of Celebration - on Friday, May 16, at 4:00 p.m. in the Byron Recreation Complex.
The moving history of The University of Scranton, A Legacy to Hold, A Future to Build, is now available for pre-order online, to be shipped by the end of May.
The College’s Glee Club gave its first performance in May 1925, singing two selections: “Loch Lomond” and “The Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore. Several of the ensemble’s 27 members also performed solo and duet selections to complete the concert.
Dr. Felix Gatz, director of the music department of The University of Scranton, stages the opera, Parsifal, at the Masonic Temple
The College’s first social fraternity, Phi Nu Sigma, was organized in March, 1926, by a group of St. Thomas College students who wanted to promote “College Spirit and the best interests of Alma Mater.”
Last year, in preparation for the University’s 125th anniversary, The Weinberg Memorial Library’s Digital Services Department digitized 97 oversized scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings about the University.
The University of Scranton would not become fully coeducational until 1970, but women began taking classes at the University as early as the 1920s.
As part of our 125th Anniversary celebration we are collecting stories from alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community about how Scranton impacted their lives. Below are a few memories that our alumni have shared.
President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., has been on the road gathering with alumni and parents for the past several months in various cities around the country.
University students know all about the amenities of their residence halls, but what about their history?
When Megan McCarthy, MS Occupational Therapy ‘14 and her fellow student and adult volunteers at the University’s Leahy Community Health and Family Center were challenged to come up with an idea to celebrate the 125th anniversary, they knew just what to do
The University hosted a Symposium on Sustainability that engaged expertise from diverse disciplines to examine ways that the University and the greater Scranton community could become more sustainable over the next 125 years.
Students, faculty, staff and guests visiting campus can play a creative role in the University’s 125th anniversary celebration through a semester-long interactive art exhibit in the Loyola Science Center.
St. Thomas College’s first student publication, The Aquinas, was initially a monthly literary magazine, with the final issue of the academic year serving as a yearbook for the graduating class.
Mr. Worthington Scranton, grandson of Joseph Hand Scranton, one of the founders of the City of Scranton which took its name from his family, donated to the diocese in trust for the University his family’s homestead...
This year, as The University of Scranton celebrates its 125th Anniversary, The Scranton Times has published not just a story – but a special section – highlighting the life of the University.
University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., discussed the “value added” through a Catholic and Jesuit education in his lecture “Engaged, Integrated, Global: Jesuit Education in the 21st Century,”
Not long after classes began, St. Thomas College students formed a football team.
The University of Scranton will kick off its 125th Anniversary Tour with a celebration on Thursday December 12, 2013, from six-thirty to nine o’clock in the evening at The Willard InterContinental Hotel.
Throughout the 2013 fall semester, The Leahy Community Health and Family Center's volunteers have been working hard to complete 1,888 service hours in correspondence with the University's
The University of Scranton is marking an important milestone in its history this year. The school is celebrating its 125th anniversary and it kicked things off with a special mass Thursday morning.
Each month we will highlight some of the key events from the University’s history that took place during that month. For this first installment, we will cover September and October, both busy months in the academic year.
Be an integral part of our 125th Anniversary Celebration! Get on board with a new service opportunity for faculty, staff and students in an initiative sponsored by the 125th Anniversary Committee and the Center for Service and Social Justice.
In the summer of 1888, Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, blessed a single block of granite as the cornerstone of the new College of St. Thomas of Aquinas.
View how much The University of Scranton has changed over the years.
The University of Scranton kicked off a year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary with a Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera on Sept. 5 in the Byron Recreation Complex.
In 1888, the first bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, William O'Hara, laid the cornerstone of what would eventually become the University of Scranton.
The University of Scranton recognized the 1888 blessing of the cornerstone of the College of St. Thomas of Aquinas with a Mass and luncheon on campus on Aug. 12.
Most Rev. Joseph Bambera, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit at The University of Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 5, as the kick-off of the campus community’s year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary.
125th Anniversary Celebration message from former University of Scranton Presidents William J. Byron, S.J.; J.A. Panuska, S.J.; Joseph M. McShane, S.J.; and Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.
Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., who served as the University President from 2003-2011, was recently named the next president of Georgetown Preparatory School.
Joseph M. McShane, S.J., H'04, who served as the University President from 1998-2003, is now in the 11th year of his presidency at Fordham University.
William J. Byron, S.J., H'84, served as University President from 1975-1982. After stepping down, he became the president of Catholic University of America and, later, was named president of St. Joseph's Preparatory School.
Ellen Casey, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, presented the "History of Women at the University" to faculty and staff as part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration, University History luncheon series.
University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., discussed the "value added" through a Catholic and Jesuit education in his lecture "Engaged, Integrated, Global: Jesuit Education in the 21st Century."
Father Quinn invites the University family to join in the anniversary celebration throughout the 2013-14 academic year.
On August 12, 2013 The University recognized the 125th anniversary of its founding with a Mass and luncheon.
Faculty, staff, students and dignitaries spoke at a luncheon followed the August 12 commemorative Mass held on campus to commemorate the 1888 blessing of the cornerstone of the College of St. Thomas.
The Mass of the Holy Spirit, held September 5, was the kick-off of the campus community's year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary.