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Mother Seton Statue in the Spring

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Charter Day

Charter Day celebrates the founding of Seton Hall in 1856 and the granting of our charter by the New Jersey State legislature in 1861. It is a special annual opportunity to reflect on our history and purpose, our Catholic identity and mission.

This year, the University will celebrate our Charter in a weeklong celebration, with the main program on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Bethany Hall.

2019 McQuaid Medalists

Reverend Paul A. Holmes, S.T.D.

Reverend Paul A. Holmes, S.T.D.
Distinguished University Professor of Servant Leadership

Kathleen Matta

Kathleen Matta, M.P.A.
Senior Associate Athletics Director for Recreational Services


About Charter Day

Mother Seton's stained glass window in Presidents HallLiving out the commitment to moral education has been the foundation of Seton Hall University for more than 150 years — and continues to be our mission in the 21st century.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Charter Day offers our community an opportunity to reflect on the University’s great history, and to renew our commitment to that mission. More »

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