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Seton Hall Weekend Family


2023 Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 13 | Saturday, Oct. 14 | Sunday, Oct. 15

Friday, October 13

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ▸ Seton Hall Weekend Information Table
University Center and Bethany Hall Lobbies
University representatives will be on hand to answer questions, help you locate activities and hand out Seton Hall giveaways. We will also collect items for the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE) Philanthropy Project. Items needed include men’s socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, sanitary napkins, bar soap and winter gloves.

11:30 a.m. ▸ Meet and Mingle Welcome with Monica Burnette, Ph.D.
Bethany Hall
Monica Burnette, Ph.D., will discuss how the Division of Student Services helps students become successful in and out of the classroom, in their relationships with faculty and friends and in their growth and development toward a chosen career. Coffee will be served. Register online.

Noon - 1 p.m. ▸ Lunch and Learn: Historical Overview of Diversity at Seton Hall
Bethany Hall
Join us for lunch while learning more about the history of diversity and inclusion at Seton Hall, presented by Alan Delozier, D.Litt., Humanities & Outreach Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies, and Ghana Hylton, Director of the Campus Inclusion & Community Space and Business Affairs. Lunch will be served at the cost of $10 per attendee. Register online.

1 - 2 p.m. ▸ Mini Open House Hosted by Division of Student Services
Bethany Hall
Stop by the mini open house session to meet with representatives from different areas of the Division of Student Services. Attendees will have the chance to win prizes after completing the Student Services scavenger hunt. Register online.

2 - 3 p.m. ▸ Campus 'Then and Now' Tour
Meet under the Rotunda outside Walsh Library
Alan Delozier, D.Litt., University Archivist and Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies will lead a “Then and Now” tour of the Seton Hall campus. Register online.

3 - 4:15 p.m. ▸ Donuts with the Deans
Main Event Space, University Center
Stop by the newly renovated event space at the University Center to meet and mingle with the deans, while enjoying some delicious donuts! Register online.

6 p.m. ▸ Seton Hall Women’s Volleyball vs. Marquette Women’s Volleyball
Walsh Gymnasium 
Warmups begin at 5 p.m.

7 - 10 p.m. ▸ Firepit Friday
University Green
Join the Student Activities Board (SAB) for Camp Pirate and spend a crisp autumn evening around a firepit with your student. Enjoy a movie under the stars, s’mores-inspired treats and other camp-themed activities. We will be showing Elemental and will begin the movie at 7:30 p.m. First come, first served.

Saturday, October 14

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. ▸ 39th Annual Farinella 5K Run
Farinella Gate Starting Line
Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot near the art building. Any walk-in registrations on race day must be completed by 8:15 a.m. The starting line is at Farinella Gate. The first 100 runners on race day will receive a free t-shirt at check-in. Register online.

10 - 11:15 a.m. ▸ Family Welcome Breakfast
Bethany Hall
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a game of Seton Hall Kahoot! (mobile device required) for a chance to win prizes.  Breakfast is $10 per person. Register online.

10:30 a.m.Basketball Practice Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony
Athletic Center
Join the University community, men’s and women’s basketball and Seton Hall Athletics as we break ground on the new basketball practice facility.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ▸ WSOU at 75: The Voice of Seton Hall Art Exhibit
The Walsh Gallery, 1st floor – Walsh Library
Found on the 1st floor of the University Libraries, the exhibition explores the history of Seton Hall University’s award-winning radio station WSOU, from the award-winning broadcast on April 14, 1948, to the present day. Objects from the university archives and object collections will be on display, as well as materials on loan from alumni and WSOU.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. ▸ Technology Showcase
Beck Rooms and Space 154, First floor of Walsh Library
The Teaching, Learning, & Technology Center will be showcasing various emerging technologies including 3D printing, virtual reality, coding with sphero robots, and green screen technology using our Chroma Key wall. This be held on the ground floor of the Walsh Library inside the Beck Rooms & Space 154.

11 a.m. ▸ Seton Hall Swim Relay Race
Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium
The Seton Hall Men’s and Women’s swim programs are teaming up to participate in a fun relay challenge! All Seton Hall fans and alumni are welcome to stop by the pool to cheer them on.

11:30 a.m. ▸ Welcome Kickoff
Main Stage, University Green. Rain Location: Pep Band will perform at the Richie Regan Recreation Center.  Dr. Passerini will welcome guests right before the women’s basketball game in Walsh.
Join Katia Passerini, Ph.D., Interim President of Seton Hall as she kicks off the day’s festivities. Get in the Seton Hall spirit as the Seton Hall cheerleaders and pep band showcase their crowd-pleasing performances.

11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ▸ Carnival Games and Activities on the Green
University Green. Rain Location: Carnival Games will be on the University Green under awnings and the trackless train will transport guests from the Recreation Center to University Center and to the Green if weather conditions allow. Arts and crafts activities will be inside the Field House and in front of Walsh Library.
Compete against your family for a prize in carnival games or show off your artistic side at the arts and crafts activities. There will be games, inflatable rides, and a variety of activities for all ages.

11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ▸ Division of Volunteer Effort University Weekend Philanthropy Project
University Green. Rain location: Field House.
Stop by DOVE's table on the Green and help assemble care packages for families in need. Attendees are encouraged to bring care package items or donate online. Items needed include men's socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, sanitary napkins, bar soap and winter gloves. The care packages will be donated to local organizations directly serving individuals and families experiencing financial and housing insecurity, including St. John’s Soup Kitchen, IFPO, Pierre Toussaint Food Pantry, & the St. Francis Inn.

11:30 - 5 p.m. ▸ Seton Hall Weekend Buffet Galleon Room
University Center
Enjoy an all you can eat gourmet buffet in our campus dining facility at $11 per adult and $7 per child under 12. Pay at the door.

Noon - 4 p.m. ▸ Alumni and Family Headquarters
University Green. Rain location: Field House.
Stop by the Alumni and Family Tent to reconnect, relax, and enjoy light refreshments. New and gently used Halloween costumes, masks, costume accessories, and candy pails or treat bags will be collected for donation to Jersey Cares.

Noon - 4 p.m. ▸ Live performances on the Green
Main Stage, University Green. Rain Location: Field House.
Enjoy live music and student performances. The schedule of performances will be listed next to the stage.

Noon - 12:45 p.m. ▸ Women’s Basketball Open Practice
Walsh Gymnasium
Come watch the Seton Hall women’s basketball team in action!

Noon - 2 p.m. ▸ SAB Scavenger Hunt
Room 104, University Center
Get ready for an exciting adventure! Join SAB's scavenger hunt and embark on a quest to win prizes! Visit the SAB Office in University Center Room 104 to participate and stand a chance to win fantastic rewards for completing the challenge. The top prize is a $100 dollar gift certificate to Fox and Falcon restaurant. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ▸ Men's Basketball Open Practice
Walsh Gymnasium
Come take a sneak peek to see Shaheen Holloway and the Seton Hall men’s basketball team on the court.

1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ▸ Seton Hall Theatre Council Presents: Alice
University Center Theatre
Join us for Seton Hall Weekend's annual tradition of family-friendly children's theatre productions by the students of the Theatre Council! This year's show is a one-act adaptation by Lindsay Price of the famous novel by Lewis Carroll, where Alice follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland and meets a cornucopia of strange creatures. There will be two performances, each approximately 45 minutes long. Admission is free to all Seton Hall Weekend attendees and seating is first-come, first-served. 
Directed by Kelsey Kaelin. Performed and produced by the students of the Seton Hall Theatre Council.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. ▸ Study Abroad at Seton Hall
McNulty Amphitheatre
Explore the world of study abroad at Seton Hall University! Whether joining a Faculty Led Program, an Exchange partnership, or an international internship experience, there are many wonderful opportunities for you to globalize your education.

3 p.m. ▸ Seton Hall Men’s Soccer vs. Creighton Men’s Soccer
Owen T. Carroll Field
Fans in attendance can stop by the marketing table to pick up a Seton Hall branded soft cooler bag while supplies last.

4 p.m. ▸ University Weekend Mass
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Join the University community as we celebrate Mass. Father Leo Patalinghug, bestselling author, acclaimed radio host and founder of the international food and faith movement Plating Grace will serve as homilist.

4 - 8 p.m. ▸ South Orange Village HOLA Fest 2023, the Hispanic Heritage Month Cultural Event -Event Cancelled Due to Rain.
Irvington Ave, between Riggs Pl and Ward
Looking for a place to eat dinner with your student? Stop by the annual food truck and craft beer festival hosted by the South Orange Village.

5 - 6 p.m. ▸ "Keeping College Students Faithful & Fed” Discussion and Cooking demonstration with Father Leo from Plating Grace
Main Event Space, University Center
Father Leo Patalinghug, host of the food and travel show “Savoring Our Faith” and winner of the season 7, episode 1 Throwdown with Bobby Flay, will provide an inspirational message about faith, food and family while doing a cooking demonstration. Limited samples will be available. Seats are limited. Preregistration is required. Register online.

6 p.m. ▸ Esports 10-Year Anniversary Event
Jubilee Hall Atrium
Join us in celebrating a decade of gaming excellence at the Seton Hall Gaming Sector's 10-year anniversary event. The event will feature an engaging panel discussion with esteemed alumni who have made their mark in the gaming industry. Reconnect with fellow club members and alumni, and explore the newly revitalized gaming lab, offering cutting-edge experiences and technology. Don't miss out on this remarkable convergence of nostalgia, insights, and innovation. After the panel, games and giveaways will be held in Jubilee Hall 524. Register online.

7 - 9 p.m. ▸ WSOU Presents at Seton Hall Weekend
University Green. Rain Location: University Center Theatre.
Join us on the green to hear local bands Exit 109 and If Kansas Had Trees live, and enjoy some free food truck treats!

7 p.m. ▸ Seton Hall Women’s Volleyball vs. DePaul Women’s Volleyball
Walsh Gymnasium
Welcome all Seton Hall volleyball alumni, family and friends. Fans in attendance can stop by the marketing table in the Walsh Gymnasium lobby and pick up a Seton Hall branded soft cooler while supplies last.

Sunday, October 15

9 - 10:30 p.m. ▸ Family Hike
South Mountain Reservation
Enjoy a moderate-level hike through South Mountain Reservation with a guide from Campus Ministry. A donation of $5 per person is suggested. Register online. Participants will meet near the dog park the morning of the hike. Register online.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ▸ Jazz Brunch
Bethany Hall Ballroom
Join the Seton Hall community for a delicious brunch with your student before the trip home. $15 per person. Casual attire. Register online. Space is limited. Register online.

1 p.m. ▸ Seton Hall Women’s Soccer vs. DePaul Women’s Soccer
Owen T. Carroll Field
Fans in attendance can stop by the marketing table and pick up a Seton Hall branded soft cooler while supplies last.

Seton Hall Weekend Registration

Please note that your student must be included in the registration cost for the events requiring a fee.   The exception would be the University Weekend Buffet where students may use their meal plan.

Register for Seton Hall Weekend

University Bookstore Hours

Don't forget to stop by the University Bookstore while you are visiting campus.

  • Friday, October 13: 9 a.m. - 5  p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The bookstore will also be on the Univesity Green on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. selling select merchandise. Stop by!