Seton Hall's 'University Weekend' Features Activites for Kids, Beer Garden
Friday, October 12, 2012 • 10:10am
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Since 1986, Seton Hall University has invited alumni to return to campus, along with parents, students, friends and the South Orange community, for a fall homecoming celebration.
This weekend, the university is offering a full slate of events and activities for all ages. Many of the activities will take place on the University Green.
Jennifer O’Sheal, director of special events at Seton Hall, said, “I enjoy all the events but I especially enjoy watching the University Green come to life with our entire community participating in a variety of activities.”
A trackless train will take visitors on a tour of the campus. Guides also will give tours of various sites on campus, including the Civil-War era Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, the award-winning campus radio station, WSOU, the state-of-the-art Market Research Center and the new organic garden.
“Seton Hall Weekend” will kick off Saturday with the 28th annual Farinella 5K run around campus. It will end Sunday with a prayer-centered hike at South Mountain Reservation led by Brother Andrew James.
Seton Hall Weekend has something for everyone. “Pirate Land” is a designated place for children to enjoy activities such arts and crafts and pumpkin painting, receive temporary tattoos, and play on inflatable rides and games. Students will stage a production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at Seton Hall’s Theatre-in-the-Round.
For those interested in socializing, a new attraction this year is Pirate’s Pavilion beer garden. Current students and staff can mingle with alumni and South Orange residents. On Saturday and Sunday, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer will play home games.
For a full schedule of this weekend’s events, visit www.shu.edu/go/shuweekend or check Seton Hall Weekend’s Facebook page for updates on events at facebook.com/uweekend
The reporter is participating in a hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.