Message from President Finger - Alumni Weekend 2021

April 7, 2021

Dear Seton Hill Alumni,

I am writing today to acknowledge and celebrate an important milestone here at Seton Hill—we are now beginning the second half of the Spring 2021 semester. I want to thank you for your continuing support of Seton Hill University this past year, which has helped us to continue face-to-face learning and residential living on campus since August 2020. 

Much has happened in the last several weeks that provides us with great hope as we plan for the future. Overall community vaccination rates are increasing and the COVID-19 transmission rates in Westmoreland and surrounding counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have been stabilizing. This is good news.

We are also beginning to plan for the Fall 2021 semester with the expectation that we will be managing with conditions favoring a more normal and pre-COVID-19 environment.

While we are continuing to work through many details, I am pleased to share with you that we are currently planning to host Alumni Weekend on October 15-17, 2021, in conjunction with Homecoming & Family Weekend. As part of the schedule, we will offer signature Alumni Weekend events, including a celebration of our 50th reunion classes (both 1970 and 1971), class meetings, the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony, a State of the University address, and Mass in Saint Joseph Chapel. Several events will have both in-person and virtual components.

We plan to return to our traditional Alumni Weekend on June 3, 4, and 5, 2022.

The Office of Alumni Relations will be working on ways to make your Alumni Weekend and Homecoming experience both safe and special. You will soon receive an email from the Office of Alumni Relations with more detailed information, and we will continue to be in touch with the ways we plan to celebrate Alumni Weekend and Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Thank you for your continuing support of Seton Hill and your continued well wishes—Seton Hill alumni are truly amazing. Our students have appreciated deeply your commitment to their success during these challenging times.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Seton Hill in the fall and thanking you in person for your kindness and generosity.


Mary C. Finger