Online Room Selection Video

April is the time to choose your room online!

Want to see how the process works? Watch our short demo video:

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Summers are Sunnier in South Orange!

Taking classes this summer? No better way to spend your time than living on campus! With it’s easy accessibility to NYC and the Jersey Shore, Seton Hall Housing is a great location to spend your summer.

Apply now for summer housing through the online Housing Application and make sure to click on the Summer term.

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Safety tips from an RA


  • Keep these phone numbers in your cell phone in case of emergency:
    • SHU Public Safety: (973)761-9300
    • S.O.P.D: (973)763-3000
    • SHU Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): 1-877-655-7278
  • Call Public Safety for use of the CASE van or the Emergency Security Escort Service.
    • CASE: Campus Area Security Escort is available daily between the hours of 5pm and 2am.  This escort service was designed to provide a safe transportation alternative for those traveling the streets around campus in the evening hours and is available for one-way transportation only.  Those wishing to use the CASE van should respond to the Public Safety building and request a ride at the service window.
    • Security Escort Service: Public Safety provides emergency 24 hour Escort Services within the confines of the main campus.  Request for escorts are made by contacting Public Safety.  This service is available to all members of the SHU community.
  • Take a defense course so you can protect yourself in case of emergency.
    • RAD: The Rape Aggression Defense course is a self defense program designed to empower women by educating them about risk awareness, risk avoidance, risk recognition, and risk reduction.  RAD is an intensive program that utilizes martial arts as a practical means of defense in a variety of circumstances.  This class is open to all female students, employees, staff and faculty who will receive training and instruction manuals at no cost.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Sergio Oliva at or contact him at (973)275-2814.
  • Be aware of the Blue Light Emergency Phones
    • There are 27 blue light emergency phones located on campus.  Pressing the black button on these boxes will connect the caller with Public Safety immediately whereas pressing the red button will connect the caller directly to the S.O.P.D.  A map of phone locations is available at

Self Protection:

  • Do not walk alone on or off campus after dark.
  • If you must walk alone:
    • Do not listen to headphones.
    • Do not text and walk.
    • Have your cell phone ready to dial 911 in case of emergency.
    • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not walk off with strangers, even if they are asking for your help.  If they need help, advise them to call public safety.
  • If being threatened with a weapon, use your best judgment regarding whether to comply or fight.
  • If you are able to yell for help, do so.
  • Inform someone that is not with you of where you are going and inform them again when you get there so that somebody is aware of your whereabouts.
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Break Housing Information

All Residence Halls except for Xavier Hall, Turrell Manor, and Ora Manor will close on November 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM and will reopen Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM for Thanksgiving Break. The Break Housing sign up process has changed this year, so make sure you read this email thoroughly.

You should plan not to be on campus since we have a limited number of beds available for those seeking a room over break, therefore Break Housing Applications will only be approved for those with extenuating circumstances. Break Housing is NOT GUARANTEED and to be eligible for accommodation, you MUST follow the process and deadline schedule below, as NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

The Break Housing Process:

  • Where to apply: Log onto PirateNet, click on the Offices and Services tab, and then click on “Access your Housing Profile.”  The Break Housing Application can be found on the sidebar of your Housing Profile.
  • Who may apply: Students who need housing for the break and have exhausted all other alternatives.
  • Who needs approval: Break Housing Applicants must receive approval from the Xavier, Ora, or Turrell Residence Hall Director (RHD) prior to break via email. If you do not reside in one of the halls which will remain open, it is YOUR responsibility to find a friend of the same gender who will allow you to use their room.  If you are denied Break Housing, you must vacate when the residence halls close.

Break Housing Due Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2010: Break Housing Application becomes available via your Housing Profile on PirateNet.
  • Friday, November 12, 2010: Break Housing Application will close. No late submissions will be accepted!
  • Monday, November 15, 2010: Break Housing Applicants without a room to stay in over break will be notified of approval status by RHD via email.
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00AM: Halls (except Xavier, Ora, and Turrell) close for Thanksgiving break.  All students NOT approved, must vacate!
  • Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:00PM: Halls re-open. Dinner will be the first meal served.

Break Housing is NOT GUARANTEED so, please consider these back-up options prior to applying:

  • Find a friend to stay with in the local area
  • Look up hotels to stay at in the area (if we are unable to accommodate you)
  • Find alternate modes of transportation
  • Carpool with others (you can post ride requests on your FaceBook page)
  • Meet family halfway

If you have any questions about Break Housing, please email, or contact your Residence Hall Director.

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After the Fire Program

Join us for the “After the Fire” program at 7pm in NcNulty Amphitheater this Sunday October 3rd. Alumna Jen Nelson will speak about what she learned as a freshmen living in Boland Hall on January 19, 2000. COMPASS event and earn credit toward priority points.

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Seton Hall’s response to this past weekend’s incident

From Student Affairs
We are all shocked, outraged and saddened by the events of this past weekend.  A criminal act took a young life, and left a deep scar on the University community.  In the aftermath of these tragic events, my staff and I are working hard to meet the needs of all of our students.  I wanted to give you an update on some of the latest developments.

Specific initiatives undertaken by the University related to student safety include:
Redirected SOPD foot and vehicle patrols to zones adjacent to the University
Increased SHU security patrols on the campus perimeter
Expanded use of security cameras
Expanded CASE van service from 5pm until 2am, Monday through Friday.
Expanded SHUFly schedule:

Monday through Wednesday        7:40am until 2:00am
Thursday and Friday                        7:40am         until 2:30am
Saturday                                1:00pm until 2:30am
Sunday                                12:30pm until 2:30am

Let me also take this opportunity to repeat our advice about safety:
Walk in groups when off-campus or utilize campus or public transportation.
Always be aware of your surroundings and carry a cell phone.
Immediately report any concerns to SOPD (973.763.3000) or Public Safety 973.761.9300).

I also want to remind all students of the availability of Counseling Services, located on the 2nd floor of Mooney Hall.  Counseling Services, Residence Life staff, and all other Student Affairs staff may be reached 24/7 through Public Safety at 973.761.9300.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us for assistance.

Also, if you wish to travel to Jessica Moore’s funeral services, please read below:

From Student Affairs

Funeral Services for Jessica Moore will be held Saturday, October 2nd in Virginia.

Busses will leave campus between midnight and 1am, Saturday, arriving at Virginia State University for breakfast, and then onto the J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Petersburg, VA, for the Funeral Service at 11 a.m.

Busses will depart for SHU immediately following the service.

Seating is limited

Students may secure a seat on the bus by coming to the Ticket Office on the first floor of the University Center, with their SHU ID, no later than Noon, Thursday, September 30th.

The family requests that students wear SHU colors.

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Siren & Pirate Alert test this Wednesday at noon

This Wednesday, September 29th at noon, the university will be conducting a test of the emergency alert siren.  The test of the siren will be followed by a test of the Pirate Alert electronic emergency notification system.

Please note this will only be a test.

If an actual emergency were to take place, it’s important to know what to do:

1. Get inside – anywhere. Run into the closest building.

2. Lock or barricade yourself in a room.

3. Quietly monitor the University’s web site or Pirate Alert for further information.

For more information on emergency preparedness, please check out the siren’s website.

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Hall Council elections Monday September 20th

Don’t forget to vote for your hall council representatives on Monday September 20th.  For more information, contact your Residence Hall Director.

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Housing & Residence Life sponsors film screening Sept 23rd

As the kick off film in the Core Film Series for the Journey of Transformation Course, Housing and Residence Life along with the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership and the Core Curriculum Committee are sponsoring the screening of THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE documentary on Thursday September 23rd at 7pm.  Also showing on September 24 at 1 p.m.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to start.

Screenings are in the Main Lounge of the University Center.

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Halls close for Easter break on Thurs. April 1st @ 10am

Give yourself a break!

All residence halls (except Xavier, Turrell, and Ora Manor) will close at 10am on Thursday, April 1st for Easter Break and will reopen on Monday, April 5th at 2pm. (Please note the change in dates from the magnet that was originally mailed home.)

If you require housing for any part of Winter break, you need to complete the Break Housing Questionairre located under Person Preferences on your Housing Profile on PirateNet by no later than Tuesday, March 30th.

Please note: if you live in a building that will be closed during the break, you must find someone of your same gender in one of the open buildings who will let you stay in their room during the break. Remember the earlier you register for break housing, the easier it will be for you to find someone’s room to stay in.

Filling out the Break Housing Questionnaire early and adhering to the following criteria will make your brak housing experience much easier for you. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN YOU BEING REFUSED ENTRY TO YOUR ROOM DURING THE BREAK.

- You must be the same gender as the resident you are attempting to stay with over the break.

- You may only have the number of people stay in a room over break as could live there during the year.

- Make sure to fill all fields in as requested. Leaving fields blank or filling out fields incorrectly may result in your application being denied.

- Make sure to get the key to the room you’ll be staying in ahead of time. The residence hall staff will not be issuing keys to anyone who forgets to do this.

- It is your responsibility to find someone who will let you use their room. If you are having difficulty, please speak with the RHD of the buildings that will remain open for further guidance. Register early if you need help finding a host.

- The break housing questionnaire must be completed by Tuesday, March 30th. If you think there is a chacne you might want to return early, make the appropriate arrangements and complete the questionnaire.

- There is no additional charge for break housing.

For questions related to break housing, please contact any member of your residence hall staff.

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