The 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.
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
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