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Welcome Parents!

As the parent of an ESU student, you will enjoy exciting times as your son or daughter pursues his or her individual journey. The university is thrilled that you have entrusted ESU with this important part of your son's or daughter's life.

This online ESyoU Parents resource has been designed with you in mind. It includes links to important two-way channels of communication for ESU parents and the university.

As members of the East Stroudsburg University community, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, compliments or concerns. In the meantime, we look forward to assisting and communicating with you through your online ESyoU Parents tools!

New for Parents

Why College Orientation Matters

Help Your Student Get Ready for a Summer Job or Internship

Spring Prep for a Smooth Fall Return

Final Countdown to Graduation: Your Senior's To-Do List.

Parents & Guests of Graduating Seniors: ESU Commencement Information.

Now is the time to apply for scholarships for 2017/2018. Through the ESU Foundation’s website, students can review hundreds of scholarships currently available and, in some cases, apply directly online. Online applications will be directed to the appropriate department scholarship committee for consideration.

Go to to see available scholarships.

With this valuable resource, faculty and students are able to:

  • Review the criteria of hundreds of scholarships
  • Learn which department makes the recipient selection
  • In many cases, apply directly online

Further information about scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year can be obtained from Laurie Schaller, scholarship coordinator for the ESU Foundation, at or by telephone at (570) 422-3658.

Dear students, faculty, staff, and friends:

Recently, the State System made its case for more investment from the Commonwealth during appropriations hearings held in the House and Senate. The Board of Governors has requested an increase of $61 million over our current appropriation. Our universities continue to face enormous cost pressures, but they also continue to be innovative and more efficient with their existing resources. Increased investment by the Commonwealth is essential to our mission of providing high-quality, affordable educational opportunities for our students.

Those hearings were important, but are just one part of our advocacy effort. We continue to advocate on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff to secure the investment necessary to support our universities and the important educational opportunities they provide. You can follow these advocacy efforts in social media using the hashtags #investinOURuniversities and #fundPAfuture.

During the hearings, we received a number of questions regarding our Strategic System Review, which is taking a top-to-bottom look at the operations of all 14 universities and the Office of the Chancellor. The discussions about this review have raised some questions, and we’d like to provide you with answers (see below).

We hope you find this information helpful, and look forward to great days ahead for our universities and the State System.

Cynthia D. Shapira
Chair, Board of Governors

Frank T. Brogan

Click to view the FAQ About the State System’s Strategic Review

March 1, 2017

ESU Parents: Now you can listen to ESU Radio!
Warrior Sporting Events, Student News, ESU Events and Activities, Music and More: WESS 90.3 FM.

In an effort to keep you informed about items of potential interest, you are invited to subscribe to a periodic newsletter from ESU. Please access this link to subscribe: ESU Newsletter.

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