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Weeks of Welcome

Welcome to the Class of 2024 and to our returning students! During Weeks of Welcome (WOW) we want you to meet new people, learn more about campus resources, get involved on campus, and most importantly, have fun. A special thank you to the Student Activities Board (SAB) for organizing many of the great events below. 

*Please note: events for Weeks of Welcome marked will be held virtually. 

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21

Taste of South Orange Tours 12-4 p.m. | Meet in front of UC
Calling all Foodies! Looking to learn more about the town that SHU calls home, South Orange, NJ? These walking tours will feature hidden gems within the South Orange Village and introduce students to essential services while also tasting some of the delicious treats from our local restaurants. When you register for this event, the registration includes a voucher for food and refreshments! Tours will be led by fellow students and members of the Student Government Association (SGA) Village Relations Committee. 

Campus Tours 12-4 p.m. | Meet in front of UC
Bayley, McNulty, Mooney, Fahy- Oh my! If you are looking to get more familiar with buildings, resources, and navigating the South Orange campus, sign up and take a campus tour! Tours will be offered daily for students before the first day of classes and will be led by an official tour Blue Crew tour guides.

Get Your Fill on All-Things SHU 12-4 p.m. | Green    
Visit us on the Green to pick up a swag bag with a different DIY activity or promotional item to help you get the “fill” on all the resources available to you at SHU! Have questions? Connect with a member of the WOW Squad who has been in your shoes! 

Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 20

 Virtual Escape Room: Bank Vault Escape Open for 72 hours! 
Put your sleuthing skills to the test in this virtual escape room challenge! Can you escape the bank vault before the clock runs out? This virtual escape room will be available starting on Monday at 12 a.m. through Thursday at 12 a.m. You’ll have one hour to escape the room – if you succeed this mission, let us know on social media (tag @hallstudents), and first 5 people each day will win a prize! Click here, if you're up for the challenge (and enter: 4b4jP17x3 to gain access to the room)!

Tuesday, August 18

 Free Money Game Show 8 p.m.
Can you name that tune? Are you a pop culture guru? Well put your talent to the test with this exciting game show and your chance to win money! Name that song, movie quote, or TV theme song and make it to the top of the leaderboard, and you just might be our winner! You’ll need your laptop and cellphone to play. Click here to play along. 

Thursday, August 20

 Hall Hangouts 8-10 p.m.
There is something for everyone at SHU! Pop into a bunch of different hangouts hosted by clubs and organizations throughout the evening. Make connections, win prizes, and have a great night with all there is to do at SHU! 

Thursday, August 20 - Saturday, August 22

Hike at South Mountain Reservation 2-6 p.m. | Meet in front of Walsh Library
Looking to stretch your legs and connect with other students? Join us for an afternoon hike at the nearby South Mountain Reservation: a beautiful hiking & recreation area just a stone's throw away from Main Campus! Hikes will be led by missionaries, staff and student leaders from Campus Ministry. You must register for this event:
August 20th, August 21st, August 22nd

Friday, August 21

 Pirate Adventure: Academic Panel 11-11:50 p.m.
Moderated by the Dean of Freshman Studies, Robin Cunningham, come learn about the support team you have at your fingertips! Whether you need a tutor for a class, are looking to match your major to a profession or passion, or don’t know where to get started, we’re here to help! This panel will include representatives from the Academic Resource Center, Career Services, and Freshman Studies. Click here to join!

 Pirate Adventure: Get Involved @ SHU! 12-12:50 p.m.
Moderated by the Associate Dean of Student Engagement, Colleen Dallavalle, here we will explore what opportunities for involvement await you at Seton Hall! Come learn from our current student leaders as we give you some practical advice as you begin your journey at Seton Hall and answer questions about ways to get involved and stay engaged! Click here to join!

Cornhole on the Green 3 p.m. | Green
Come try your hand at everyone’s favorite lawn game: join us on the Green and play some corn hole! Remember to bring your A-game… and don’t forget your mask! This event is sponsored by Campus Ministry.

 Meet the Black Caucus 6 p.m. 
The Black Caucus is fully equipped to connect, build and create bonds with all of all of the incoming class! Although the year is starting off virtually, it is our mission that class of 2024 feel that Seton Hall is their home away from home. We will hold a panel discussion circling questions we had as incoming freshman along with answering theirs.

Free Flick Friday ft. High School Musical 8-10 p.m. | Green
Free Flick Friday is an SAB staple! Grab a blanket and join SAB outside on the Green for an outdoor movie under the stars. If you get there in time, maybe you can snag an SAB branded blanket to have for all future Free Flick Fridays.  

 Free Flick Friday: Netflix Party ft. Spiderman Into the Spiderverse 8 p.m.
Not on campus? No problem – we’ll also be hosting a Netflix Party with members of our WOW Squad who are also learning remotely this semester. Enjoy a free flick and make some connections! 

Saturday, August 22

 Micro-Inclusions with Mohammed - Soriano Bilal 10 a.m.12 p.m.*This is a required workshop  
At Seton Hall University, we value each member of our community, and celebrate our differences. Come join us to learn about Micro-inclusions, the small, everyday practices that lead to deeper and more meaningful student engagement. 

 Virtual Magic Show ft. Minder Reader Eric Dittelman 8 p.m. | Virtual & In-Person (Green) 
Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking?  What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do right before they did it?  Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been a contestant on “America’s Got Talent” and a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.  Join the Student Activities Board for a funny act and to have your mind read!

On-campus? Join us outside on the Green for a viewing party featuring some additional magical and mystical activities! 

Sunday, August 23

 Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker 10 a.m., 12 p.m.*This is a required workshop  
Playfair brings the class of 2024 together for the first time for a series of icebreaker games. First-year students get to know their fellow classmates and make connections with their fellow Pirate Peers!

 New Student Convocation 2 p.m.*This is a required workshop 
New Student Convocation is one of your first traditions as a new Pirate! New Student Convocation is a signature Seton Hall event that marks the beginning of your collegiate career. Come join your peers to formally kick off the semester, and your legacy here at Seton Hall University!  

 Blue Day 3 p.m.
Pirate’s kick off the start of the school year with the Blue Day, a carnival of sorts that takes place the day before classes begin!  This fall, this campus tradition is coming to you in-person and virtually.  Enjoy many of the same activities in both formats, and stay tuned for how you can secure your Blue Day shirt!  

Monday, August 24

SAB’s Make It Yourself Monday: DIY Bullet Journals 11 a.m. | Green 
Start your semester with some positive vibes!  Stop by the Green to pick up a DIY journaling kit with all the essentials you’ll need to start your semester right – whether you choose to journal about your fall semester, use it to manage your to-do list, or have it handy for daydream doodling. Will you be remote this semester? Then register for a Make It Yourself Monday kit here, while supplies last.

Tuesday, August 25

 Playlist Bingo 8 p.m.
Play Bingo with a twist!  We have replaced the numbers with songs!  Tune in on Tuesday at 8pm. You'll receive a virtual game card and have the chance to win cash prizes that are awarded through Venmo or PayPal! You must be a matriculated Seton Hall undergraduate student to participate.

Wednesday, August 26

 Music Under the Stars 8 p.m. | Virtual & In-Person (Green) 

Join SAB for our 6th annual Music Under the Stars concert from wherever you are! This year this signature event will be virtual, so you can watch it under the South Orange stars or the under stars you are calling home! We are excited to announce that Ant Saunders will be coming to us virtually! Ant Saunders rose to prominence when his song "Yellow Hearts" went viral on TikTok. Join SAB on the Green or virtually by registering here.

On-campus? Join us outside on the Green for a viewing party and photo booth station! 

Thursday, August 27 - September 2

 Involvement Fair Week 
Looking to get involved but not sure where to start? We have got you covered! Throughout this week the Office of Student Engagement is working with our 130+ student organizations to celebrate, inform, and connect YOU to an organization that fits your passions and goals as a student! Whether you want to connect academically, develop professionally, or just have fun- there's a fit for you! To check out organizations before Involvement Week check out our organization spotlights on @HallStudents Instagram every Thursday! 

Friday, August 28

Free Flick Friday at the Drive-In 8 p.m. | Parking Lot 
Drive-In, walk-in- do whatever you need to do to snag a seat at this retro-chic movie night! We are going to re-purpose SHU’s very own parking lot to host our very first drive-in movie! Grab your popcorn, lawn chair, and car and kick it back like it’s the good ol’ days with the Greek Municipal Assembly (GMA) and Student Activities Board (SAB)!  

Friday, September 4

Glow with the Flow 8 p.m. | Green 
If you haven’t picked up on this already, the Green is the place to be!  That’s why you will not want to miss out on “Glow with the Flow” an ambient evening of all things glow-in-the-dark!  Come hangout – it’s going to be a glowing good time!


First 56 Days Students petting animals through a fence.

Looking for other fun ways to get involved? Click on the First 56 Days Calendar for fun activities, educational programs and events taking place during the first few weeks of the Fall Semester.


Highlights

Mohammed Bilal
Mohammed - Soriano Bilal

Aug. 22nd, 10 a.m., 12 p.m.
Micro-Inclusions with Mohammed - Soriano Bilal *This is a required workshop  
At Seton Hall University, we value each member of our community, and celebrate our differences. Come join us to learn about Micro-inclusions, the small, everyday practices that lead to deeper and more meaningful student engagement. 

Eric Dittelman

Eric Dittelman 

Aug. 22nd, 8 p.m.
Virtual Magic Show ft. Minder Reader Eric Dittelman

Eric Dittelman  has been a contestant on “America’s Got Talent” and a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show."  Join the Student Activities Board for a funny act and to have your mind read!  You’ll find a link to this event from the WOW Squad in your e-mail! 

Group of students and pirate

Playfair

Aug. 23rd, 10 a.m., 12 p.m.
Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker
*This is a required workshop  
Playfair brings the class of 2024 together for the first time for a series of icebreaker games. First-year students get to know their fellow classmates and make connections with their fellow Pirate Peers!

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