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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Not much to do in hangout spots. Some have a tv, there's a lounge with a poor table but not much else.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I feel they give students a lot of opportunities to be apart of many activities and interact with others on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: People go home on the weekends which sucks because its like a ghost town at seton hall

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Gym is expanding and Aquinas is being rebuilt so we will see in about a year

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Facilities such as the fitness center and the library are open for reasonable hours and are very well equipped and nice. This campus offers many student hangouts, a favorite being the Pirate's Cove which offers stand up comedy shows, concerts, dining and gaming.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 192nd
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 236th
    Best Library
  • 375th
    Best Student Centers
  • 608th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1200th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Mehok
Pittsburgh, PA
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If you happen to be a workout buff, you’ve come to the right place. It seems that most of the guys on campus look in the mirror more than they do a textbook. The Recreation Center has a workout room open to all students that includes treadmills, bikes, free weights, and workout machines. Although it can be busy during the middle of the day and early evening, early birds can rest assured that they can get a great workout with relatively few interruptions. Also inside the Recreation Center are basketball courts and a racquetball court. The pool is very nice, but much nicer when followed by a long sauna session in the men’s or women’s locker room.

The other major facility on campus is the University Student Center, where you’ll find the cafeteria, a coffee lounge, the coliseum-like theater, and a game room. This building is a haven for commuters, where food, relaxation, and socialization all fall under one roof. A large population of Seton Hall students is commuters, so SHU makes sure they have a place to hang out in between classes. It is not uncommon to find yourself in the University Center all day, because you can always find someone you know there.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
58 acres
Student Centers
  • Duffy Hall
  • I thi
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Walsh Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Galleon
  • The Green
  • The Living Room
  • Outside Boland Hall
  • Pirate’s Cove
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Pirate’s Cove in the University Center
Movie Theater on Campus
School Slang
  • The ASTs, The nASTys: Nickname for sorority Alpha Sigma Tau.
  • The Aux: A little known auxiliary gym in the Recreation Center; it has a nice hardwood floor and is normally unoccupied.
  • Bike: Term for a loose girl with a bad reputation.
  • The Complex: A combination of Serra, Neumann, and Cabrini Halls
  • The Cove: Pirate's Cove, a coffeehouse on campus.
  • DA: Desk Attendant.
  • Dogs, Pigs, and Elephants: Nickname for sorority Delta Phi Epsilon.
  • The Dungeon: Aquinas Hall.
  • Five-O: What students yell out at a party when they see the cops coming.
  • The Fleas, Fees: Nicknames for the sorority Alpha Phi.
  • Fresh Meat!: What the upperclassmen yell out when they see a hot freshman female.
  • The Green: The big patch of grass in the middle of campus.
  • The Hams, Slamma Gams: Nicknames for the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta.
  • Jubs: the terms for Jubilee Hall, where most business classes are held
  • Katie: Ketomine.
  • Larry, Charlie: Cocaine.
  • The LQ: The liquor store.
  • Meal Card: Your student ID that gets you into your building, checks out library books and pays for you meals.
  • PA: Your academic advisor.
  • Phi (Fee) Esta Bowl: Keg party and touch football tournament put on by the Alpha Phi sorority.
  • The Phi Kapps: Nickname for the fraternity Phi Kappa Theta.
  • The Pi Kapps: Nickname for the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.
  • The Pikes, Miners: Nicknames for underground fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha.
  • The Pink House: A big house on Academy Street that Phi Delta Pi lives in.
  • Pirate dollars: Money you can only use at the cafeteria on campus
  • Pirates Gold: Money deposited on your meal card that works like a debit card
  • RA: Resident Assistant.
  • Random: Term coined by Greek life to outcast non-members.
  • The Red House: Right across South Orange Ave., this big red house is a big party house.
  • SHUpermarket: The term for the small shop found outside of the main buffet
  • The Sig Eps: Nickname for the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon.
  • The Skulls: Nickname for the fraternity Phi Kappa Sigma.
  • Spring Fling: A party at the end of the school year put on by the Skulls in South Mountain.
  • Swipes: The number of meals left of your meal card
  • Toy Cop: Term of endearment for any security guard at Seton Hall.
  • Tree Lighting: Party trip to the city that the Pikes throw every year to see the tree light up Rockefeller Center.
  • The X: Xavier Hall.
  • Avoid the Seal: Seton Hall students are noted to avoid walking over the seal found in the center of the campus green. While some claim it is out of respect, most are superstitious that doing so will cause them to fail a test, class, or drop out of school entirely.
  • Face Graffiti: If someone happens to pass out drunk at a fraternity house with their shoes on, it is customary for people to draw things all over your face, so on his or her walk back to campus in the morning you will draw a few looks. So, if a friend of yours happens to nod off, kindly remove their shoes.
  • The Flag: At every basketball game a male cheerleader grabs a flag and takes laps with it around the court during a timeout. He normally receives more cheers than the basketball team as he attempts to break the record of seven laps.
  • Fun in the Snow: The first snow of every year tends to draw the first class cancellations. The school plows all the snow towards the green, forming the best makeshift snow-fort you have ever seen. This brings the inevitable every-man-for-himself brawl, along with the enormous snowmen planted on the school seal.
  • Grabbing Pledge Books: When it comes time for the Greeks to pledge, they have to have their pledge book with them all the time. If you see a pledge who is not guarding the book with their life, take it and return it to their fraternity/sorority so they will get ripped a new one.
  • Greek Week: In the spring, the sororities and fraternities compete in a series of events to see which organization is crowned the best for that year. There are both athletic and creative contests running all week, which are capped off by a "Gong Show" to determine the winner, even the Randoms pour in to see this.
  • Midnight Madness: Every year when the calendar says it is time for men's basketball to start practice, schools across the country throw a midnight pep rally to open up the season. Traditionally, it has fallen during school vacation, causing Seton Hall to come up with their Pirate Showdown, which is the same thing only a week later. This event is free, but tickets are limited.
  • Parties on the Green: When the snow clears and spring arrives, students go crazy. When the weather finally breaks, the semester is almost over. Every nice night, the whole school will throw a huge party on the green by hiding kegs in the garbage cans. When it gets broken up, the party moves to the top floor of the parking deck.
  • Senior Bar Crawl: During finals, a designated night is set aside where all the students pack into the bars of South Orange for one hour at a time saying good bye to their favorites.
  • Underground Pledging: Freshmen at Seton Hall are not allowed to pledge until their second semester so they can become acquainted with the college experience and the fraternities before they make their decision. But many fraternities pluck the best freshmen and invite them to pledge first semester, unbeknownst to the school, to ensure that another fraternity won't pick them up. This is called underground pledging.
  • Uninterested: Before a basketball game starts and they are announcing the opposing team, the student body hands out several copies of the the Setonian and the fans hold it up to show no respect for the enemy.
Urban Legends
  • There is a series of underground tunnels going through the school, the entrance of one is in the back of the laundry room at Boland Hall.
  • We are one of the top beer drinking schools in the country.
  • We were one of the top five party schools in the nation before the school's bar, the Hall, was closed.
  • When Boland Hall housed a seminary, a nun who got pregnant hung herself on the fifth floor.
Favorite Things To Do
Clubs around campus will hold dances almost weekly in the University Center's Main Lounge, which can be attended by anyone on campus. Resident Assistants hold programs daily to give students something to do at night, although the weekends are still time to make your own fun. Students have been known to, among other things: sit in the Galleon Room all day and meet coeds, shoot pool in the Duffy Game Room, play video games in the Commuter Lounge/Greek Room, and/or play catch or try out a slip-and-slide on the Green. There is also a beach volleyball court outside of Boland Hall that will often draw crowds on hot afternoons in between classes. There are many programs run by the Student Activities Board that will also help you get away from it all. There are discounted pre-screenings for movies in New York City, cheap tickets to baseball games, and reduced prices at musicals and museums. The fraternities also sponsor charter buses stocked with kegs on trips to the city for several festivals and the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Literary magazine
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television station
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • There is an auxiliary gym in the basement of the Richie Regan athletic center that is rarely used, an alternative to the busy blue field house.
  • The men's and women's locker rooms contain saunas that are open to anyone using the facilities.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 54 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 5 responses

  • 36% The Green
  • 27% Pirate’s Cove
  • 18% Outside Boland Hall
  • 9% Caf
  • 9% The Living Room
  • 0% The Galleon

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 65 responses

  • 6% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 25% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 46% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 23% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 51 responses

  • 4% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 22% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 47% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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