Student Orientations, Traditions, and Events

Students have several opportunities to connect with Geisinger Commonwealth’s community during their time at Geisinger Commonwealth.

Annual events include:

Celebration of Remembrance Ceremony

A Geisinger Commonwealth community celebration in honor of those individuals who helped to enhance medical education through the donation of their bodies. This event consists of readings and musical reflections prepared by students and faculty that gain knowledge from this ultimate gift. Donors’ families are invited to attend and see how their loved one has made such a positive impact on the Geisinger Commonwealth Community.

Clubs/Organizations Fair

This event is a showcase of the variety of clubs/organizations available to enrolled students. This is an opportunity to display club events and talk with students who may be interested in joining a club while at Geisinger Commonwealth.

Community Service Fair

This event is a showcase of local service agencies in the community. This is an opportunity for students to get an idea of where they might like to begin their community service hours.

Residency Fair

An annual event that gives all Geisinger Commonwealth students an opportunity to explore a vast array of medical specialties and residency programs available throughout the Northeastern part of the country.

Riches of the Region

A Geisinger Commonwealth Community Event held annually to acquaint the incoming students to their new surroundings. Local vendors have an opportunity to come to Geisinger Commonwealth and showcase their specialties. We encourage all students, faculty and staff to frequent the community restaurants and businesses during their time at Geisinger Commonwealth.

Geisinger Commonwealth Student Events

Students are encouraged to participate in many events occurring regularly throughout the year, including entertainment programs, co-curricular programs and workshops and showcase performances. The Student Affairs Office will also serve as a resource for students for Scranton local professional sporting and recreation events, shopping and dining, museums, performing arts , cultural attractions and education and childcare.

  • Haunted House/Geisinger Commonwealth Trick or Treat Event
  • Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch
  • Holiday Kickoff Party
  • Geisinger Commonwealth Talent Show (Culinary Arts, Artistic Talent and Performing Arts)
  • Geisinger Commonwealth Formal
  • Geisinger Commonwealth Community End of Year Picnic/Professor of the Year Celebration