Seton Hall University

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Office of Special Events?
We are located in the PR and Marketing building across the street from the main campus on South Orange Avenue.

If I am traveling to the Office of Special Events or the University Advancement building, where do I park?
There are a few visitor spots available next to and behind the PR & Marketing building.

Where can I locate a campus map?
Lots of useful information including the campus map is available on the Visiting page.

What types of events does the Office of Special Events coordinate?
We plan signature, presidential and institutional events.

Can the Office of Special Events coordinate an event for me?
Unfortunately, we are unable to coordinate events for all departments on campus. However, we are more than happy to consult or answer any questions you may have about planning an event on campus. Please contact our office to find out how we can assist you.

How does one R.S.V.P. for an event?
Response mechanisms vary for private events. Refer to your printed invitation for specific contact information. Or, call our office for information at (973) 378-2800.

Whom can I contact if I have questions about an event?
Refer to the phone number or email address on your printed invitation, or call our office.

Whom do I contact if I want to rent the University Chapel?
Contact Campus Ministry at (973) 761-9545.

Where can I find a venue for my event on campus?
To reserve a space for you event, use the online reservation system. For questions about space registration, contact the University Scheduler at (973) 275-2906.

Can you tell me when an event is happening on campus?
Seton Hall’s University Calendar is available here and lists public university events. Private, invitation-only events will not be listed on the University Calendar.

Where can I find information on commencement ceremonies?
You can find information regarding commencement ceremonies here.

Where can I find athletic ticket information?
Visit the official Seton Hall Pirate’s Athletic Page.

Where can I stay when I visit the university for an event?
Click here for lodging and directions to campus

Event Dress Code Hints

  • Black Tie means formal. Men wear tuxedoes; women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates.
  • White Tie means ultra formal. Men wear full dress, with white tie, vest, and shirt. Women wear long gowns.
  • Formal usually means the same as Black Tie, but in some trendier cities like New York or Los Angeles, it could mean a black shirt, no tie with a tux. Women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates.
  • Ultra-Formal means White Tie. Men wear full dress, with white tie, vest, and shirt. Women wear long gowns.
  • Black Tie Optional means that men have the option of wearing a tuxedo, but it should clue you in to the formality of the event, meaning a dark suit and tie would be your other option. Women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates.
  • Creative Black Tie leaves room for trendy interpretations of formal wear. Men can go more modern with a tux - maybe a black shirt, no tie. Women wear long or short dresses or evening separates (maybe a long lace or sequined skirt with a sleek cashmere sweater).
  • Semi-formal is the trickiest of all dress codes. Usually it means that tuxes are not required, nor are long dresses. For example, an evening wedding (after 6 p.m.) would still dictate dark suits for him, and a cocktail dress for her. Daytime semi-formal events mean a suit for him and an appropriate short dress or dressy suit for her.
  • Cocktail Attire means short, elegant dresses for her and dark suits for him.
  • Dressy Casual usually means no jeans or shorts. Similar to business casual, but a tad dressier.
  • Casual generally means anything goes.
  • Informal can mean the same as casual. However, when associated with a wedding or other special event, some form of decorum and good taste should prevail. A dress for her or a nice pair of slacks and shirt for him are informal, but respectful of the event.
  • Business Casual is crisp, neat, and should look appropriate even for a chance meeting with a CEO. It should not look like cocktail or party or picnic attire. Avoid tight or baggy clothing; business casual is classic rather than trendy.