SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – University President Gabriel Esteban’s welcoming remarks were punctuated with a bang of blue and white confetti on The Green on Saturday at the start of Seton Hall Weekend.
Area residents, families of students and alumni participated in activities such as pumpkin painting, a mini-golf course and inflatable creations, including a pirate ship and a slide.
Mauro Cuevas, father of Katie Chung, a junior at Seton Hall, said he came to SHU weekend to see his daughter and support the school functions. “My favorite part was seeing my daughter happy and getting a chance to see the incredible and nurturing environment she lives in every day,” he said. His youngest daughter, Sierra Cuevas, painted a pumpkin the Alpha Sigma Tau-sponsored table.
The theme of this year’s SHU weekend was “True Blue,” in recognition of alumni. They returned to campus to spend time with old friends and make new ones.
“My favorite part was being able to network with other alumni that had also come, as well as being able to catch up with old friends that were still on campus,” Jose Tandazo, of Irvington, said. “I also enjoyed the craft beer tasting where I was able to interact with the other alumni as well.”
Sunday activities includes a family prayer hike to South Mountain, a jazz brunch in the Main Lounge, a Golden Pirates 50th Anniversary celebration and a women’s soccer game.
The reporter is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly credited the photo of confetti on The Gree. The error has been corrected.