About the Department
Guided by the Catholic mission, we enhance students' lives by encouraging a supportive and inclusive living learning community while challenging students' perspectives and striving to fulfill their evolving needs.
Welcome to Residence Life at Seton Hall University! Our department develops and implements programs and services designed to challenge residents to contribute to their community and to appreciate the diversity in Seton Hall's residence halls, campus and society. Students are also offered opportunities to learn and practice servant leadership skills as part of the residence hall floor, residence hall councils and for the entire resident student population. Resident students are encouraged to explore their faith and spirituality as they gain academic and life skills to assist them in their education.
There are six traditional-style residence halls on campus. The Department also supports and staffs two apartment-style residence halls in close proximity to campus. In total the department manages approximately 2350 bed spaces for students in residence.
Professional and paraprofessional staff provide support for students in our halls. There are professional Area Coordinators (ACs) and Residence Coordinators (RCs) who live and work in the residence halls to assist students in building an inclusive community where their social, spiritual, personal and academic growth is enhanced. Our Housing Operations Coordinator assist with room assignments, meal plans, room changes and desk operations. Student staff leaders, including Resident Assistants, Office Assistants, and Desk Assistants, play critical roles in the department’s success.
The AC and RC staff are supported by the central management team including the Director, an Associate Director, two Assistant Directors, and a Secretary.
Housing and Residence Life's Residential Curriculum guides our residential educational efforts that focus on specific learning outcomes which are pursued and experienced during each academic year. The curriculum differentiates between first-year, second-year, third-year, and fourth-year students to create a meaningful experience that intentionally reaches each student in their areas of need to better them as students and global citizens.
Our Residential Curriculum is guided by the mission and strategic plan of the University, and its learning outcomes are rooted in our educational mission:
"As a result of living on campus at Seton Hall University, students will become part of a value-based community of socially conscious servant leaders who are equipped with skills for academic and professional success in an increasingly diverse society."