Seton Hall University

Welcome Back to Campus and Health and Safety Protocols  

Welcome to Move-In Day!

After much anticipation, we are excited to welcome the Class of 2025 to campus and residential life. We appreciate everyone's patience as our teams tirelessly worked to move students in as quickly and safely as possible today. We appreciate and thank you all for your understanding and support. As a brief reminder, the following protocols are in place for move-in:

  • Everyone must wear a mask indoors during the move-in.
  • No one under the age of 12 will be permitted to enter residence halls.
  • Each student is limited to 2 family members or friends to assist with their move-in.

We are committed to providing you with a safe and robust college experience. Please know that these protocols are in place with your safety – and that of our entire University community – foremost in mind. We look forward to seeing you all on campus soon!

The HICT continues to closely monitor government guidance and public statistics, refining safety protocols to address the changing health environment.

Indoor Mask Requirement

All individuals (vaccinated and unvaccinated) are required to wear a mask at all indoor, nonresidential, on-campus University settings, except when alone or dining.

Recent Public Health Developments

On Monday, the U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. As noted in previous emails, individuals declaring an exemption for personal reasons will be expected to achieve full vaccination status within 40 days after any vaccine’s full approval by the FDA.

Vaccines are free, widely available, and effective. Additionally, vaccinated individuals appear to have an extremely low probability of becoming seriously ill or worse.

Track COVID-19 in New Jersey: Maps, graphics, regular updates.

Response Rate to Confidential Vaccine Declaration at 97% Across Entire University

  • 99.6% of full-time faculty have declared their vaccination status.
  • 97.5% of staff and administrators have declared their vaccination status.
  • 97.4% of current and incoming students have declared their vaccination status.
  • 94.7% of adjunct faculty who have fall 2021 semester assignments have declared their vaccination status.

University Vaccination Levels Exceed Revised State of New Jersey Goal Levels

Through the Confidential Vaccine Declaration (CVD), current Seton Hall data are indicating that fall 2021 vaccination rates remain near 86% for students (93.2% of those are fully vaccinated), 91.8% for staff and administrators (97.3% of those are fully vaccinated), 95.8% for faculty (99% of those are fully vaccinated), and 92.9% for adjunct faculty (97.1% of those are fully vaccinated). These percentages are well above the NJ and national rates.

There are numerous benefits to getting vaccinated.

Updated, Interim Guidance Released by the NJ Department of Health

In alignment with CDC and NJ Department of Health guidance, we continue to implement numerous health and safety protocols that align with or exceed the guidelines for a fully vaccinated campus.

Copying and Uploading Vaccine Information

All members of the community should carry their vaccination cards and/or take a picture of them with their mobile phones.

Students should upload their vaccination cards on the student Health Portal.

New Jersey residents can download and use the State-supported Docket app, which provides digital access to COVID-19 immunization records. It is primarily for those who received their doses in New Jersey, but the State is working with other jurisdictions to expand its access to include those vaccinated elsewhere.

Remaining Vigilant and Prepared

While we do not know what circumstances the virus will throw at us next, we remain prepared. Our environmental health and safety protocols – created in consultation with numerous health and higher education experts – enable us to adapt to the rapidly changing situation. We remain in contact with local, state, and national health officials.

Your health and safety remain paramount in Seton Hall’s planning and actions. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact the HICT here.


Matthew Borowick
Vice President of University Relations
Co-chair, Health Intervention and Communication Team

Monica N. Burnette, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President, Division of Student Services
Co-chair, Health Intervention and Communication Team

Categories: Health and Medicine

Flickr Move-In Day 2021

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For more information, please contact:

  • Health Intervention and Communication Team
  • (973) 761-9000