Seton Hall University is a Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey. Seton Hall University is known for its basketball team and its programs in medicine and diplomacy.
The university was founded in 1856 by Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley, who was the current bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. Bishop Bayley named the institution after his aunt, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was the first American-born Catholic saint.
Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the W. Paul Stillman School of Business, the College of Education and Human Services, the College of Nursing, the Immaculate Conception School of Theology, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, the School of Graduate Medical Education, the School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, and the University College.
The Seton Hall University campus is located in South Orange and is adjacent to South Orange Avenue and Ward Place. The Seton Hall School of Law is located in Newark, New Jersey on Raymond Boulevard next to Newark Center. The school's sports teams are called the Pirates. They participate in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big East Conference.
In 2000 three died and 54 were injured in dorm fire. The fire sparked calls for increased fire safety measures at colleges across the country. Two students were charged with murder and arson for allegedly setting the fire.