Seton Hall University
Students walking in Bethany Hall with the statue of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton watching over them.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Charter Day

Thursday, March 31, 2022, Bethany Hall, 3 p.m.

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's commemoration will include the presentation of the 2022 Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service, awarded annually to long-serving employees for distinguished service and commitment to the University's mission. Also included will be the 2022 President's Award for Student Service and recognition of our Servant Leader Scholars. 

This year's theme is Harvesting Our Treasures From Within, and as such, our keynote speaker is Monsignor Joseph Reilly, S.T.L., Ph.D., Rector Dean, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. 

McQuaid Medalists

This honor is awarded to long-serving employees for their commitment to the University's mission and for providing outstanding service to the University by doing exceptional work in their own position and the larger University community. 2022 McQuaid Medalists »

President's Award for Student Service

For this award, Seton Hall students nominate University employees who demonstrate their dedication to ensuring student success. 2022 President's Award for Student Service Recipients »