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Student Handbook

2024-25 Student Handbook Index

Dear Students,

Welcome to Commonwealth University! I, along with the entire team at Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield, am so pleased you’re here. No matter which campus you call home, our mission is for you to grow as an individual, develop lifelong knowledge and skills, and pursue your passion. As you learn, live, and study on our campuses we will focus on ensuring you feel welcome, safe, supported, and encouraged to do your best. Our exceptional faculty and staff are here for you. Their number one priority is to support and guide you throughout your educational journey – helping you harness the grit and determination you possess to succeed as you chart your course forward and focus on graduation. There is no prouder moment for me as President than to watch you walk across the stage at graduation and receive your hard-earned diploma.

The information provided in this handbook sets the foundation for a positive, healthy, inclusive, and responsible campus experience that gives you the opportunity to realize your potential and fulfill your educational goals. I urge you to take the time to familiarize yourself with the information, expectations, policies, and procedures. 

If you have questions regarding any of the information in the handbook, please reach out to the office of the Dean of Students by email or 570.389.4734.

Have a great year!

Dr. Bashar W. Hanna
University President