Some resident students will be required to quarantine upon arrival to campus regardless of COVID-19 test results, University says
Aug14

Some resident students will be required to quarantine upon arrival to campus regardless of COVID-19 test results, University says

Resident students who are coming from one of the 33 states and U.S. territories on New Jersey’s 14-day quarantine travel advisory list will be required to quarantine even if they test negative for the coronavirus upon arriving on campus, according to a new FAQ posted by the University. According to the School’s Housing and Residence Life FAQ page, the quarantine order for students coming from any state identified as having an elevated...

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Seton Hall will offer a ‘free ninth semester’ to incoming freshmen
Aug12

Seton Hall will offer a ‘free ninth semester’ to incoming freshmen

Seton Hall announced that it would offer a “free ninth semester” to some freshmen students enrolling in the fall 2020 semester last week. The announcement came just days after the School announced that it would walk back its plan to begin the semester in-person as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, citing New Jersey’s failure to enter Stage Three of its economic reopening. According to an email sent to out to incoming...

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Seton Hall delays in-person classes for fall, will pivot to remote learning
Aug06

Seton Hall delays in-person classes for fall, will pivot to remote learning

Seton Hall University announced on Thursday that it would shift its primary mode of course delivery online for the beginning of the fall semester, citing New Jersey’s recent slowdown of its three-stage reopening plan. The move comes as three other New Jersey colleges – Drew University, The College of New Jersey, and Rowan University – announced earlier this week that they would pivot to remote learning for their fall semesters,...

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Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey
Aug04

Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey

Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall in New Jersey this afternoon, leaving nearly 1.3 million people without power statewide, according to a power outage map that tracks the state’s major utility companies.  Much of Essex County, where Seton Hall’s South Orange, Newark and Interprofessional Health Sciences campuses reside, remains under a tropical storm warning until further notice. According to the New York Office of the...

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Seton Hall files motion to dismiss tuition refund suit
Aug03

Seton Hall files motion to dismiss tuition refund suit

Lawyers representing Seton Hall University made a motion on Monday to dismiss a class action tuition refund lawsuit filed against it by former University student Samuel Schoening, which was filed back in May. In a 31-page memorandum submitted to the New Jersey Federal District Court, the University argued that the case should be permanently dismissed because the initial claims by Schoening “constitute claims of educational...

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New study finds symptom-based COVID-19 screening at colleges “not sufficient” to contain an outbreak on college campuses
Jul31

New study finds symptom-based COVID-19 screening at colleges “not sufficient” to contain an outbreak on college campuses

Universities may be able to reopen their doors safely for the fall 2020 semester if they test their student populations every two days for the coronavirus, according to a new study published Friday in the in the Journal of the American Medical Association Open Network. The study, which was conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, the Yale School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital, used computer...

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Rowan University to cut tuition by 10% in response to pandemic
Jul28

Rowan University to cut tuition by 10% in response to pandemic

Rowan University announced on Saturday that it would slash its tuition by 10% for the upcoming academic year in an attempt to assist students who may be struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The cut, which was approved by the University’s Board of Trustees over the weekend will reduce tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students by nearly $1,500 per semester to $12,938 and $21,970, respectively. Rowan...

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Exclusive: Details of the University’s COVID-19 restart plan revealed in draft filed with the state of New Jersey
Jul14

Exclusive: Details of the University’s COVID-19 restart plan revealed in draft filed with the state of New Jersey

Seton Hall’s in-person fall 2020 semester will be contingent on New Jersey’s ability to “safely enter Stage Three” of its reopening, according to a draft of the University’s restart plan submitted to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education on July 2. The 67-page document, which was obtained by The Setonian on Monday following an Open Public Record Act request, has still not received feedback from the state and is...

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Seton Hall announces intention to file fall reopening plan with state ‘as early as next week’
Jun26

Seton Hall announces intention to file fall reopening plan with state ‘as early as next week’

Seton Hall’s newly established Re-Opening Operations Team, or ROOT, announced on Friday that it would submit its full reopening plan to the state for approval “as early as next week,” marking the latest signal that the University is moving closer to announcing its full plan for a fall 2020 return. The announcement comes just over a week after new guidance from New Jersey’s Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) in...

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Seton Hall designates Ora Manor as quarantine facility for fall
Jun17

Seton Hall designates Ora Manor as quarantine facility for fall

Seton Hall announced on Wednesday that it would designate Ora Manor, the University’s off-campus apartment located on Valley Street, to serve as an isolation and quarantine facility for resident students in the fall. According to the email from Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) sent to Ora Manor residents on Wednesday, students who had previously opted to live in the apartments for the upcoming academic year...

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Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges
Jun11

Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges

Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that the University would hike the price of undergraduate tuition by 3.5% and lay off 10% of its administration and staff in response to forecasts by the school that show a $33.2 million reduction in revenue for the upcoming academic year. The hike will put a full academic year for an undergraduate student at $45,290 per year, before financial aid – up nearly $1,510 from last...

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Seton Hall announces 3.5% tuition hike, 10% reduction in workforce in response to COVID-19 revenue losses
Jun11

Seton Hall announces 3.5% tuition hike, 10% reduction in workforce in response to COVID-19 revenue losses

Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that the University would raise tuition by 3.5% and room and board by 3%, marking the lowest tuition increase Seton Hall students have seen in nearly 2 years by nearly half a percent. The hike brings the total cost of tuition and fees for a fulltime student at the University to $45,290 per year, up from $43,780 last year. The announcement comes on the heels of the Board of...

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