Dear Seton Hill University Community,

While the last six weeks have been challenging, our Seton Hill University students, faculty and staff have found creative ways to continue their class work and stay connected with one another. Your resilience, determination and positivity in the face of adversity - and the ways we have come together despite the distance - speak to the strength of our Seton Hill community.

As we enter the final weeks of the Spring 2020 semester, I write to remind you of the resources available to students, particularly as final exams approach. 

ConnectSHU, Seton Hill's new virtual hub, remains a resource to connect students to academic support services, including the Writing Center, the Brownlee Mathematics Center and Reeves Library, as well as Counseling, Disability and Health Services, Residence Life information and Career and Professional Development Center services. 

Registration for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters has begun. In light of the pandemic, students are allowed to register for classes even if they have a financial balance on their student account. If you are having issues registering, please reach out to the Office of Student Accounts and the Registrar at or 724-830-1010.

The Office of Campus Ministry has been keeping us grounded in our Catholic identity by producing virtual Masses twice a week as well as weekly Mission Moments messages, available at

Seton Hill is also developing a plan to distribute emergency funds to students through its allocation from the United States Department of Education through the Federal CARES Act. We will share information on the grant process as it is finalized on Seton Hill's Coronavirus response webpage. 

Finally, I want to share with you a video message from some members of the Seton Hill faculty to our students. As all of our lives have been disrupted throughout the pandemic, their messages convey a sense of hope and encouragement (along with some humor) that we all need right now. 

Please continue to do all you can to stay healthy and safe. All of you remain in my prayers. 


President Finger