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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Seton Hall becomes test-optional for 2021 applicants
Aug03

Seton Hall becomes test-optional for 2021 applicants

Seton Hall will not require applicants for the fall 2021 semester to submit standardized test scores, such as the SAT and ACT the University’s Office of Admissions announced last Monday.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT inc. and The College Board, who proctor the ACT and SAT, respectively, canceled many of their testing dates and have closed many of their testing sites. The College Board website also warns that “test centers...

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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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Housing and Residence Life announces new COVID-19 occupancy rules eliminating triple dorms
Jun17

Housing and Residence Life announces new COVID-19 occupancy rules eliminating triple dorms

After weeks of discussion of reduced housing density, the picture of what the fall semester on campus might look like is becoming clearer — with reduced dorm occupancy forcing students in triples to split up. Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) emailed several resident students on Wednesday morning informing them that they must change their housing plans for the fall semester, with the University reducing...

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Class of 2024 attends Pirate Adventure online
Jun11

Class of 2024 attends Pirate Adventure online

Seton Hall’s campus will sit unusually empty for the next two weeks.  Rather than the typical two weeks of in-person orientations, incoming freshmen will instead attend Pirate Adventure online this summer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Freshman Studies moved the annual Pirate Adventure online to avoid spreading COVID-19. (File Photo) The annual orientation event has been condensed into a series of one-day online...

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New Jersey releases new guidance on graduation ceremonies, University says to expect an update on commencement in ‘near future’
May29

New Jersey releases new guidance on graduation ceremonies, University says to expect an update on commencement in ‘near future’

N.J. Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that college and high school graduations will be allowed to go ahead in the state starting July 6. Graduation ceremonies must be held outdoors and follow social distancing rules, according to the announcement. New Jersey announced new graduation guidelines to allow schools to hold commencement ceremonies after July 6. (File photo) In an interview with The Setonian, University President...

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Seton Hall announces plans for fall reopening, will forgo fall break
May22

Seton Hall announces plans for fall reopening, will forgo fall break

Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre announced that the University plans to reopen its doors to in-person instruction for the fall 2020 semester using a “hybrid flexible” plan which will give students the option to attend classes either in-person or remotely. The plan makes Seton Hall one of the first colleges in New Jersey to announce a definitive reopening plan. According to the schedule laid out by the University, the academic year...

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Students unsure about a full return in fall but overwhelmingly oppose continuing remote learning, new Setonian poll finds
May19

Students unsure about a full return in fall but overwhelmingly oppose continuing remote learning, new Setonian poll finds

Seton Hall students appear to be divided over whether or not they will be able to return to campus in the fall, according to a new poll conducted by The Setonian. The poll, which ran from May 8 to May 17 and sourced responses from 104 Seton Hall students, found that 44% of survey respondents were unsure or did not have enough information to be able to say whether or not they think in-person classes would resume in the fall 2020...

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LIVE: Seton Hall celebrates 2020 graduates with week of online events
May18

LIVE: Seton Hall celebrates 2020 graduates with week of online events

Check back here for updates on Seton Hall’s online celebration of the Class of 2020. Have a question you want answered or a tip you want us to investigate? Reach out to us at thesetonian2021@gmail.com. Seton Hall allows graduates to take pictures near University Seal, Walsh Library Seton Hall students will have until May 24 to take graduation photos. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) While the class of 2020 awaits more information...

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SGA hosts virtual forum seeking opinions on fall semester
May08

SGA hosts virtual forum seeking opinions on fall semester

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a virtual student forum on Tuesday for students to voice their concerns about the fall 2020 semester. The student forum was held via Microsoft Teams and students were able to anonymously ask questions. The forum was broken into four sections each covering a different area of concerns regarding the fall semester.  The sections were tuition and finances, hosted by SGA treasurer Ron...

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SHU students respond to current commencement plans
Apr28

SHU students respond to current commencement plans

In an email to students on April 23, the University administration announced their plans to honor the Class of 2020 with both a digital celebration in May and an in-person commencement ceremony at a later date. The announcement comes as many universities are cancelling their commencements or moving them to an online platform due to the coronavirus. Seton Hall University administration announced their plans to honor the Class of 2020...

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