Setonian Day FAQs


When do I move to campus?
  • Freshmen & transfer students: August 21
  • Griffin Band: August 14
  • Opportunity Program students: August 16 
  • Football players: August 12 
  • All other athletes (fall sports): August 16 
  • Honors Program students: August 19 

More information on moving to campus can be found at setonhill.edu/movingtoSHU.

What day do classes start?

Classes for all students begin on August 24.

When do we get our laptops and iPads?

All full-time first-year students will receive their iPad mini and MacBook Air laptop on Friday, August 21.

How do I obtain a parking pass?

You can fill out the parking permit form on Griffin’s Lair after August 1.  There is no additional fee.

How do I change my meal plan?

Meal plans can be changed by contacting Residence Life at (724) 838-4213. (Meal plans cannot be changed after the semester add/drop period.)

When is my tuition due?

Tuition is due on August 20. Any financial aid awarded typically arrives at the school around this time. Bills are sent monthly, either by mail or email, to alert students that payment is due.

Why isn’t my work-study aid showing up on my student account?

If you are receiving work-study aid, it will not automatically be applied to your student account. You will receive a check around the 15th of each month unless you opt to use work-study toward your account balance. If you do want to apply your work-study to your student account, please stop by the Student Accounts office for more information, or contact the office: (724) 838-4214 or studentaccounts@setonhill.edu.

When will I find out who my roommate is?

Housing assignments and roommate information will be sent to your Seton Hill University email account on July 1.

Can I change my roommate?

While recognizing that conflicts do occur, the University encourages roommates to try to work things out. The resident assistants (RAs) are available to help; if assistance offered by the RA does not resolve the problem, the area coordinator or resident director will guide the residents to an appropriate solution. Freshman students must wait until four weeks have elapsed in the fall semester to make a room change. Students and roommate(s) must fill out the Roommate Switch Form available in the Office of Residence Life and return it by the stated time. (Students must also attend a roommate switch meeting.) The Office of Residence Life can be reached at (724) 838-4213.

How can I give permission for my mother, father, or other person to speak to Student Accounts regarding my account?

Seton Hill University complies with federal regulations that restrict the release of information about a student’s account to anyone other than the student. If your parent or other party will need to know your balance, will be making payments on your behalf, or will be requesting information regarding your account, you will need to complete a form allowing Seton Hill to release this information. The form can be obtained in the Registrar’s Office: (724) 838-4218 or registrar@setonhill.edu. You can also obtain the form in Griffin's Lair under Forms/Student Life. 

What do I do if I can’t pay my balance in full?

Our goal is to help you afford your education and ultimately complete your degree. If you are not able to pay your balance in full before the start of the semester, please contact the Student Accounts office for assistance: (724) 838-4214 or studentaccounts@setonhill.edu.

What size sheets do I need for my bed?

The mattresses in Seton Hill’s residence halls take Twin XL sheets. (More information on what to bring to campus can be found at setonhill.edu/movingtoSHU.) 

How do I get involved on campus?

Visit setonhill.edu/studentlife to find clubs and organizations you can be a part of.  All students are encouraged to attend the Involvement Fair (also referred to as the Club Fair) on September 10 where you can sign up for a club and learn more about each organization.