News & Events

A Message to the Community from President Esteban
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EstebanThe past few days have been extremely difficult as our region was affected by a hurricane of historic proportions. It saddens us to hear of the loss of lives and the destruction of homes and personal possessions. To those who have lost so much, we offer our deepest sympathies and prayers. To the best of our knowledge, members of our Seton Hall community have been spared from serious injury.

After discussions with the Provost and Vice President for Student Services, I have decided to cancel classes and university events for the remainder of the week. I ask that designated emergency personnel continue to support our campus and keep our students in residence safe and well fed. This action allows faculty, administrators, staff and students to take the time needed to go back into their routine or assist in the rebuilding efforts. It is our intention to resume normal campus operations on Monday. 

I realize this may cause adjustments in schedules, changes in deadline dates, and other logistical issues. These are things we can deal with in consultation with the appropriate bodies in the coming weeks. With your assistance, I know we can work through these challenges.

At Seton Hall, while we sustained some damage and power outages to some of our off-campus properties, we were spared the brunt of the storm. We have power, heat, water, and internet access on campus. Our 1,000+ remaining residential students, with more arriving every day, members of the priest community, seminarians, and staff who remained on-campus were safe due to the efforts of a number of individuals in Public Safety, Emergency Management, and Facilities. I wish to express our gratitude to all who continuously monitored the situation, sent out alerts and updates, and were available for emergency repairs and clearing of debris. Indeed as we went across campus yesterday and today, we remain grateful for the blessings given us. Our cafeteria re-opened this morning and will remain open for the remainder of the week.

Please keep checking our website or your phones for text messages or e-mail for any updates. We will keep you in our prayers as we move forward.

For more information please contact:
Office of the President


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