Housing and Residence Life to reverse course on residence hall closures
Aug19

Housing and Residence Life to reverse course on residence hall closures

Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) announced that it would reopen dorms in its Complex residence halls, just days after a late-night email to residents announced its closure. Screenshots of an HRL email obtained by The Setonian and confirmed by an anonymous source with knowledge of the email and its contents outlined new plans to reverse the closures of Complex residence halls and provide options for relocated...

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Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order
Aug14

Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order

Seton Hall University announced on Friday that it would proceed with in-person instruction on its South Orange campus this fall beginning on August 31. The announcement follows an executive order issued by N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday which allows for colleges and universities in the state to proceed with their restart plans filed with the state despite not entering Stage Three of its economic reopening. The move is a quick...

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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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University closes Complex residence halls in late night announcement
Aug08

University closes Complex residence halls in late night announcement

The University announced late Friday night in an email to students the closure of Serra, Neumann, and Cabrini residence halls for the fall 2020 semester, along with other adjustments to its reopening plan. The announcement, which also clarifies quarantine and testing requirements, comes one day after University President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced that the University’s long-planned “Hybrid Flexible” model of instruction would be...

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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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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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