Department of Housing and Residence Life

Fire Safety


As a University we are committed to creating and maintaining the most fire safe and emergency ready environment for our students. We do this in a number of ways.
First, we work collaboratively with our resources on campus and in the town of South Orange.
Second, we have installed and monitor the best in fire suppression systems for housing facilities.
Finally, we seek to educate our current and prospective students along with their family members about the history of the Boland Hall fire, which occurred on January 18, 2000 when 3 students died and 58 were injured, and all we do to prevent such an event from ever occurring again.
A primary means for that education is our policy of unannounced monthly health and safety inspections in our housing facilities. Professional housing staff members visit each student’s room, not only to inspect for safety related concerns but to connect with students and inquire as to their overall residential experience.
Each student, upon check in to the residence halls is issued and signs for a copy of the booklet entitled "FIRE SAFETY: Rationale, Regulations and Resources for Seton Hall University Housing Facilities."

The booklet, along with the policies in the Student Handbook and the Housing License Agreement contain University policies as well as the sanctions for failure to comply. Students are expected to read, know, understand and follow all policies described herein. 
It is our sincerest hope and prayer that the systems we have in place need never be used. Our policies reflect that desire and are based on our cooperative learning with campus and town fire safety officials.

Effective Date

January 1, 2000

Contact Us

Department of Housing and Residence Life
(973) 761-9172
Duffy Hall Rm. 68

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