Parents and Family

We know that family support is an integral part of a student’s success. Beyond the quality educational opportunities for which we are known, Misericordia University offers various cultural events and social opportunities for our students, alumni, parents of students, friends and neighbors.

This webpage is designed to keep you informed about MU and present various resources you may find helpful during your student's college experience.



Community Resources - Places to Stay, Dine, and More!

There are several local businesses that surround the Misericordia campus. Below is a list of these businesses.

Hotels & Places to Stay


**Ask for the special Misericordia rate!**

Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center

Country Club Apartments


Courtyard Marriott Wilkes-Barre Arena



Days Inn


Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn



Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center Hotel


M&T Bank

Pennstar Bank

PNC Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

Places to Eat

Grotto's Pizza

Lakeside Skillet

Pizza Bella

MU Social Media Sites

Misericordia University has several social media sites which are an easy way to stay connected with MU! Below are the links to the Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr accounts!


Misericordia University Facebook Misericordia University Twitter Misericordia University YouTube Misericordia University Flickr Misericordia University Flickr Misericordia University Instagram

News and Events


There are important events and news that occur at Misericordia University. The following links can be used to keep up with these events!

News Main

Campus Calendar

Student Activities

The Arts & More


Parent Program Resources

Misericordia has certain resources that are important for parents throughout the amount of time your student attends Misericordia.

President's Message

Student Handbook

Campus Safety

Residence Life

Financial Aid


Student Life

Parents Brochure



Your student's academic achievement is important to Misericordia University. Here are some important links regarding Misericordia University's academics.

Majors and Programs

Academic Calendar

Registrar's Office

Honor's Program

Student Success Center

Home Football Tailgating Information

Offices and Programs of Interest

Important Dates

Here are some important dates to remember for the Fall 2019 Semester.


Thursday, August 22nd

First-Year Student Orientation

Thursday, August 22nd-Sunday, August 25th

Classes Begin

Monday, August 26th

Labor Day Recess

No Classes on Monday, September 2nd

Fall Recess Begins

Thursday, October 10th

Classes Resume

Monday, October 14th

Thanksgiving Recess Begins

Wednesday, November 27th

Classes Resume

Monday, December 2nd

Final Exam Week

Monday, December 9th-Saturday, December 14th

Winter Baccalaureate and Commencement

Sunday, December 15th


Newsletter Subscriptions

Misericordia University has multiple newsletters that keep the Misericordia community up to date on current and exciting news occurring throughout campus. These newsletters are open to the public for subscription.

  • The Highlander is a student run newspaper that discusses new happenings on campus and important student issues. It is available online as well as in print.

In order to subscribe:

-Click on the Highlander logo below

-Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage

-Look for the box on the left hand side titled "Email Updates"

-Enter your email address

Click here to access Misericordia Highlander and sign up for the newsletter

  • Misericordia Athletics also has a newsletter that provides the latest updates on sports events and highlights from recent games.

    Click on the link below in order to subscribe to the Athletics Newsletter

Click here to sign up for the MU Athletics Newsletter

MU Today

Misericordia Today is the university's official Alumni Magazine published twice throughout the year. The magazine highlights specific events regarding both past and current happenings on campus and among the Misericordia community.


Click here to access an archive of both traditional and digital versions of the MU Today magazine.

Parent Handbook 2018-2019

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Misericordia University Parents Brochure

News List

Misericordia University hosted an interactive virtual faculty panel on Thursday April 30 to discuss COVID-19 and the wide-ranging impact this virus is having on our society.
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