Coronavirus Important Updates

Welcome from President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D.

For more than 100 years, Seton Hill University has, in the words of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, prepared students for the world in which they are destined to live.

As Seton Hill's enrollment continues to grow, the university has been making important changes to both our physical campus and our academic programs that will provide students with new opportunities to live, learn, study and grow.

Seton Hill faculty and staff are building innovative academic programs that meet the needs of Seton Hill students and of our region's business and community leaders.

Through the Office of Academic Innovation and Planning, Seton Hill has recently developed new academic programs to meet the region’s workforce needs and prepare students for careers in growing fields, including:

  • Nursing;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Data Analytics;
  • MBA specializations in Healthcare Administration, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, and Project Management;
  • A Master's Degree in Innovative Instruction;
  • An Online Bachelor's Degree and Certificate Program just for working adults; 
  • And partnerships with Salus University leading to doctoral degrees in Audiology and Optometry.

Historically, our liberal arts preparation has been integrated with a practical worldview. We embrace the model of the Sisters of Charity – who have made real change in the world – through our commitment to preparing students and to creating and enhancing academic programs that impact our region and world.

The new programs reflect Seton Hill’s ability to quickly react to workforce needs and develop academic majors and partnerships that will provide our students' opportunities to find careers in areas of growth while maintaining a commitment to the liberal arts skills that employers want in their employees.

Seton Hill also recently expanded and restored historic Lowe Dining Hall to preserve the beauty of the space while providing room for our growing campus community. The opening of an eighth residence hall - The Sisters of Charity Residence Hall - allows Seton Hill to house nearly 950 students on campus.

Seton Hill's efforts have not gone unnoticed. The university has consistently been named among the top schools in the Northeast by U.S. News and World Report as well as a Best College for Veterans. Seton Hill has also been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since launching our mobile technology program in 2010. And our student-athletes have achieved the Top GPA in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in five of the past six years. 

Seton Hill is well-positioned to carry forth its mission to educate students to think and act critically, creatively, and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world well into its next 100 years. 


Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. 
Seton Hill President