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Seton Hall Expands Presence in Newark, Opens Welcome Center and Satellite Space in Gateway Complex  

a photo of Gateway Complex expansionSeton Hall University has expanded its presence in Newark, New Jersey with a satellite space and Welcome Center in the heart of the city’s Gateway Complex.

An open house preview for the space is scheduled for November 9 from 5-7 p.m., before the first home game of the season for the Seton Hall Pirates men’s basketball team. The Pirates play their home games at the Prudential Center, just yards away. In addition to home court for men’s basketball, the Prudential Center serves as home to Seton Hall’s graduation ceremonies. 

Gateway Center Two

The Gateway Complex, which was recently expanded and extensively remodeled with an investment of more than $50 million, links three Class A office towers totaling more than 1.6 million square feet through a massive 100,000 square foot retail/dining concourse known as "The Junction."

Through a skybridge, The Junction connects the Gateway Complex directly to Newark Penn Station on one side and destinations such as the Prudential Center, Seton Hall University School of Law, the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and a Doubletree by Hilton among other commercial spaces – and several new residential developments currently under construction. The Gateway Complex anticipates 75,000 walking visitors per week.

Seton Hall’s new space is situated within the Complex, surrounded by retail and dining options within The Junction at Gateway Center Two, conveniently located just steps away from the Law School as well as the Prudential Center.

Planes, Trains, Buses, and Automobiles

In addition to direct access to the Newark Penn Station transit hub (the seventh-busiest rail station in United States, fourth-busiest in the New York area), the Gateway Center Complex also has direct access to a number of area parking garages, making the University’s Welcome Center readily accessible to automobile commuters as well as those using mass transit— including easy access to Newark Airport.

Welcome Space

a photo of Gateway Complex expansionWith flooring made to resemble a basketball court and comfortable seating throughout, Seton Hall’s newest satellite space is slated for use as a home for pre-game receptions for men’s basketball, alumni meet-ups, and information sessions for prospective students. The space will also serve as a concierge admissions location for potential undergraduate and graduate students.

Community Outreach

The space is also envisioned as another home for some of Seton Hall’s many longstanding, Newark-focused community outreach programs, including public health, financial literacy, pro-bono legal services, and nonprofit internships. For example, in 2021 Seton Hall’s School of Law provided nearly 18,000 hours of legal services through its Center for Social Justice. Valued at almost $2.2 million, the services were provided free of charge to members of the community, many of whom reside in Newark and adjacent cities.

Also, Seton Hall University’s College of Nursing has been awarded a $3.6 million grant by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program.

"The Seton Hall University College of Nursing and the City of Newark’s Nurse-led Mobile Health Training Project" allows graduate students in the College’s adult-gerontology primary care, pediatric primary care and the new psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner programs to engage in a semester-long clinical experience on the mobile health care units.

"This is just one more step in our longstanding relationship with Newark," said Seton Hall University President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. "Our Law School has been in downtown Newark since 1951 and at its present location at the corner of Raymond Boulevard and Market Street since 1991. We are proud to have played a part in Newark’s renaissance and just as pleased to continue as a partner in its flourishing."

The Welcome Center will be staffed by a full-time Seton Hall ambassador who will serve as a liaison for Seton Hall programs and admissions and help to facilitate gatherings within the space for alumni, fans, friends, and prospective students and families.

"This space is ideal for us," added Nyre. "Just a few steps away from our Law School and, literally, our home court. We look forward to welcoming current and future Setonians, friends, and fans alike to the excitement of being here."

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