Through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sharkey, transportation and admission for all Honors Program events are gratis to students enrolled in the program.

Pizza Party – Friday, Sept. 9

Friday, September 9, 2022

4pm – 6pm
Come join us to celebrate the start of the new academic year. Delicious pizza in the green-space behind Fahy Hall!

Carlos Vives … Después De Todo "VIVES" – Sat. Sept. 17

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Carlos Vives is a singer and songwriter born in Santa Marta, on the caribbean side of Colombia, in the early 60’s. His music is clearly influenced by rock but many of his songs also have a real Vallenato flavor. Vallenato is a popular Colombian music where the accordion plays an important role. Carlos Vives is not only a Grammy Award-winning musician but is also a famous actor and personality in Colombia. His song La tierra del olvido was a huge hit in Colombia and in all Latin America during the 90s. First dibs for this event go to 3rd and 4th year students (on the thought that, having studied a bit about Colombia, they may be keen to listen to some great Colombian pop music). This event is at The Prudential Center in Newark. Transportation will be via carpool and/or public transportation (Maisie will help coordinate carpooling).

Historic Philadelphia – Sat., November 12 (date subject to change)

Independence Hall, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Saturday, November 12, 2022

This trip correlates most closely to the 3rd Colloquium so HONS2103 students will be given first priority.  If you are a 3rd colloquium student and you wish to participate, please make sure to sign up when the sign up sheet goes ’round in class.  Other interested Honors Program students and Honors alumni are encouraged to contact Maisie, if they want to look into the possibility of being included on this trip.

The bus will leave from Seton Hall at 8am with arrival back to Seton Hall at about 5:30 (or a little earlier, if traffic  cooperates).  The day will include a tours of Independence Hall and of a Revolutionary Era home, followed by a few hours to explore on your own.  For more information about Independence Hall and its vicinity, go to About Independence Hall 

Metropolitan Museum of Art – Saturday, Nov. 12

Bust of Hadrian - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Saturday, November 12, 2022

The visit will begin with a guided tour of the Greek and Roman sections of the Metropolitan. Afterwards there will be ample time for you to explore other parts of the Museum; there’s virtually no end to this vast collection. Wear comfortable shoes!

With its focus on art and artifacts of the Ancient World, this trip relates most closely to the studies of our students in the 1st colloquium.  HONS1101 students will have first dibs, but other students and alumni will be welcomed, if space allows.  If you are not in HONS1101, but you want to go on this trip, contact  Maisie so she can see about adding you to the trip.

Concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine – Sunday, Dec. 11

Sunday, December 11, 2022
Cathedral of St. John the Divine


Nova, Nova: Christmas Star (mixed voices and instruments). Early Music New York continues its annual holiday tradition in the grand Cathedral of Saint John the Divine with this stirring program of seasonal carols and motets from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

This event may be particularly interesting to students in the 3rd Colloquium (HONS2103) and they will have first preference for this trip. Other Honors Program students (and Honors Alumni) who wish to participate should contact Maisie Mountcastle to see about the possibility of being included.

Students participating will need to block out from about noon until about 5pm for this event.

Other trips are in development and will be announced, as details are finalized.  We are looking forward to a great year of getting out and doing stuff!