The Seton Hall Travel Program is Back – Join Us this Fall in Ireland!

Ireland1The Seton Hall Travel Program is back! From September 24 – October 6, travel to the magical Emerald Isle. Soak in the landscapes of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.

For full trip details, prices, and more information, CLICK HERE. To speak with someone directly about the trip, contact Matthew Borowick in Alumni Relations at 973-378-9847 or


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Death of Reverend Monsignor James M. Cafone, S.T.D.

Office of the President


“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love….” 1 John 3:14

It is my very sad duty to inform the Seton Hall Community of the sudden passing of Reverend Monsignor James M. Cafone, S.T.D.

Over the past several years, my family and I have gotten to know Monsignor Cafone very well.  His infectious smile, warmth, and great sense of humor endeared him to us and many others. However, what struck us most was his love not just for the Seton Hall community but his love for life and everything God created. I am reminded of Saint John of the Cross who wrote, “In the evening of our life, we shall be judged on love.

Monsignor Cafone has served as a member of the University’s Board of Regents and Trustees since 2005 and a faculty member and administrator for 43 years.  He served as Minister to the Priest Community for 15 years.

Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1965, Monsignor Cafone was known to generations of Seton Hall students.  For many years he taught more students than any other teacher at the University. His courses continue to be over-subscribed. Monsignor Cafone was awarded the McQuaid Medal for Administrative Service in 2012. In addition, Monsignor Cafone received the Administrative Merit Award for Extraordinary Service to Seton Hall University and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Seminary.

In his ministry as a priest, Monsignor Cafone relished the faith-filled life demanded by his vocation, and as a friend, teacher, counselor and colleague of many in our community he displayed the commitment and compassion of a true son of Seton Hall.  He frequently preached Lenten series and served as weekend assistant to many local parishes including Our Lady of Sorrows parish in South Orange and St. Anne’s parish in Raritan. Serving as a sacramental minister for the Office of Campus Ministry he assisted students with advice and counsel. Monsignor Cafone was a Servant Leader in every sense of the word.

Monsignor Cafone earned a M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University and the doctorate (S.T.D.) in Moral and Spiritual Theology from the Catholic University of America.

We raise our prayers to heaven for his surviving family members, brother priests, Seton Hall alumni and faithful friends whom he has left with hearts full of gratitude for his time among us.

Gabriel Esteban

Visitation and Mass information is as follows:
Sunday, March 1st
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Seton Hall
2:00 – 8:00 PM – Viewing
8:00 PM – Evening Prayer 

Monday, March 2nd
Our Lady of Sorrows
217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ
8:45 – 9:45 AM – viewing
10 AM – Funeral
Burial – Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, 200 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University.


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Spring Webinar Series Offers Opportunities to Learn and Grow Skills

Seton Hall University invites all alumni, parents and friends to take part in a webinarwebinars series this spring which covers a variety of topics delivered by professionals, alumni, and administrators. Learn more about a topic that interests you.

All sessions are free for members of the Seton Hall University community.

All scheduled webinars will be held at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Based on interest, future webinars will be held at varying times. Join us during your lunch break or tune in to start your morning!

All participants are welcome to join as many sessions as they would like. Register today!

2015 Spring Semester Webinar Series 

March (Thursday 3/19) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“The $50 Wealth Builder”
Speaker: Paul Mladjenovic ’82

April (Thursday 4/16) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“Permission to Pursue Your Passion”
Speaker: Nancy Borkowski, Senior Assistant Director, Career Center

May (Thursday 4/21) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“Know Your Audience: Tailoring Your Resume and Interview to Get the Job”
Speaker: Ressa Greenwald, Director, Career Center and Donna Jackson-Robertson, Associate Director, Career Center

June (Thursday 6/18) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“You Know What You Want but Need Helping Getting There: A Job Search Strategy Webinar”
Speakers: Andrea Garrido, M.Ed. ’05 and Jen Rodgers

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Travel to Ireland with Seton Hall!

ITR-PCL-00045299From September 24 – October 6, travel to the magical Emerald Isle. Soak in the landscapes of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.
Learn more in either our webinar or presentation.
Webinar – March 2 
All alumni are invited to tour the world with Seton Hall friends as part of our new alumni travel program. Join our small group for an intimate 12-day journey through Ireland.
Presentation – March 10
 Join us for a brief presentation to learn more about our travel program, which is headed to Ireland in September!
6 – 7 p.m.
Seton Hall Ring Building
457 Centre Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
RSVP to Matthew Borowick, at 973-378-9847 or
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Alumni Volunteers Needed This Spring!

Winter Open House
Sunday, February 15 (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Volunteer at Open House! Welcome prospective students as well as their families to the University! The day will be filled with many opportunities for you to meet students, answer questions, and share your experiences from your time at The Hall.

Alumni Call Challenge
Saturday, March 21
Welcoming the incoming class of 2019 and extend your congratulations through personal conversations. Share your stories about The Hall, answer questions about what it’s like to be a Pirate and talk to students and families about the value of a Seton Hall education. Call from the Alumni Relations Office (Ring Building) or make calls from home (request a list to be sent to you by March 1)

Spring Career Fair
Thursday, February 5
All alumni employers and job seekers are invited to join Alumni Relations and the Career Center for a reception immediately following the Career Fair at 6:30 p.m. in Duffy Hall, room 60. Alumni employers and job seekers are encouraged to register with the Career Center by emailing

To register for one or more of these volunteer opportunities, contact Erika Klinger, Associate Director, Campus Partnerships at or (973) 378-9827.

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Join Us for the Annual Career and Internship Fair on February 5

The Career Center will be hosting the annual Career & Internship Fair on Thursday, February 5th, from 4:00 – 6:30pm at the University. We welcome all SHU alumni to join us at this annual event. Immediately following the Career Fair, alumni are invited to join University staff and fellow graduates for refreshments in Duffy Hall, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Career Center is also offering a free resource for SHU alum who are looking for a new career position. Whether you’re an entry level, mid-level or experienced-level professional, you will find opportunities in our new Alumni Navigator database. Simply upload your resume and start searching . . . or post your resume to the “Hire Pirates” alumni e-Resume book, where recruiters can find you!

Since The Career Center is offering this career management system to the SHU community only, you will need credentials to access.

Create an account to get started.

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Giving Tuesday A Success. New Donors Can Help Secure An Additional $50,000 for Seton Hall!

Thank you! Giving Tuesday A Success. New Donors Can Help Secure An Additional $50,000 for Seton Hall! 

#GivingTuesdayOn November 17, 2014, we announced Seton Hall’s first-ever participation in Giving Tuesday. We also shared that a very generous anonymous donor had offered to make a $100,000 gift to the University if we were able to receive 1,000 gifts or $100,000 as a part of this campaign.

The results are outstanding, and we wanted to share them with you.

From the launch of the campaign through midnight on Tuesday, 1062 gifts were made to the University! The total amount of dollars raised was $415,768. This isdouble the amount raised during comparable periods in the past. We are incredibly humbled by your generous support. Because of you, Seton Hall students will benefit from a record-breaking amount of support and an additional $100,000 from our anonymous Pirate!

And there’s more great news… Due to the generosity of so many in the Seton Hall family, this same anonymous benefactor has issued a new challenge! If we are able to secure an additonal 500 gifts and/or $50,000 in support by December 31, 2014, he will give the University another $50,000 contribution.

If you gave a gift, we thank you. We appreciate your continued support and your assistance in helping Seton Hall secure the additional $100,000! Seton Hall is rising, because of you.

If you were unable to participatewe ask you to support this new challenge and help us secure an additional $50,000 to support Seton Hall! Every gift, no matter the amount, goes a long way to support the good work being done on campus and toward meeting our new goal. You can designate your gift to the area of campus that you care about most.

Give now!

Go Pirates!

The University Advancement Team at Seton Hall

“My scholarship is one of the main reasons I came to Seton Hall. It made my coming to a great private school like Seton Hall possible for me and my parents,” said Cormier. “Also, thanks to the generosity of the Seton Hall family, The Hall is on the rise. When my parents or friends come to the University, I show them our new buildings and our new gym. It makes me more proud to be part of the Seton Hall community.” - Olivia Cormier ’16

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Celebrate Christmas with Seton Hall!

piratechristmastreelightsWEBNo matter where you live, you can celebrate Christmas with Seton Hall! If you’re nearby, come to campus for the Tree Lighting and other events. If you’re far from South Orange, participate in our online contests and promotions to share your memories, win the official 2014 Seton Hall Alumni Christmas ornament, get your Pirate Santa hat, and more!


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join us for the 5th annual event on December 2! Sing along to Christmas carols with our campus choirs, take pictures with the Pirate, enjoy hot chocolate and other special holiday treats. Learn more.

Christmas at The Hall Events Schedule
Check out what events are taking place on and around campus this Christmas season!

Official 2014 Seton Hall Alumni Christmas Ornament
It’s the fifth year that Seton Hall has created an official ornament and we’re celebrating in a big way! We’re giving away more ornaments than ever before in history and, for the first time, giving you the opportunity to guarantee a limited edition ornament for yourself by donating to Seton Hall. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more information on upcoming contests.

The Famous Blue and White Pirate Santa Hats
Follow Seton Hall’s alumni social media channels for your chance to win your very own blue and white Pirate Santa hat. The hats, which became famous after Dr. Esteban added them to Seton Hall’s Christmas celebrations, are only available for a short time and the only way to get one is to win! Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more information on upcoming contests.

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Alumni Travel Program Returns!


All alumni are invited to tour the world with Seton Hall friends as part of our new alumni travel program. Join our small group for an intimate 9-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy- a region rimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes.

Settle into a beautiful family-owned wine estate outside Verona. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy and learn from local Italians. The rates for Seton Hall alumni and friends represent significant savings (more than $1,000 per couple) over that of non-affiliated guests. You can reserve online or by calling (866) 639-0079.

Reserve your spot today!

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Alumni Recognized at the 2014 Bayley Celebration of Philanthropy

The fourth annual Celebration of Philanthropy Cocktail Reception, hosted by President Gabriel and Josephine Esteban, was held on October 22 at McCloone’s Boat House in West Orange, in recognition of our most generous supporters. The program included remarks from Stephanie Hauge, Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations, who is an alumna and donor. Current student Jason Rivera ’16, a member of the Student Alumni Association, also spoke to the over 150 guests in attendance and discussed how scholarship support enabled him to attend Seton Hall. This annual event serves as a way to both engage and convey our gratitude to our loyal donors in recognition of their significant and generous support of Seton Hall and to communicate how annual support makes an immediate and lasting impact on the University’s growth and student experiences.

View photos from the event.

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