Seton Hall University
Mooney Hall

Freshman Studies Program


About Freshman Studies
Seton Hall's award-winning Freshman Studies program is a multifaceted program designed to offer comprehensive academic advisement and guidance to help freshmen meet their personal, academic and professional goals. Learn more about Freshman Studies»

Freshman Studies at Seton Hall 

The Transfer Student Center
An award winning program since 1987, Freshman Studies has helped thousands of students transition form high school to a successful college career. Learn more about the Seton Hall Transfer Student Program »

Tutoring Resources

  • Academic Resource Center: Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 242, (973) 761-9108 or
  • Tutors in Residence: (973) 761-9172 or

Mentoring and Advising

First-Year Advisers
Your First-Year Adviser is a professional advisor who serves as a professor in the University Life course, as a resource for many questions about the curriculum, and as a counselor to help freshmen plan their course of study. Learn more about the Seton Hall First-Year Advisers »

Peer Advisers
Incoming Seton Hall freshmen are assigned peer advisers, Seton Hall upperclassmen, to make the transition to college life as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Learn more about the Seton Hall Peer Advisers »

Summer Reading

All incoming freshmen are asked to read a selected book over the summer, before beginning their first year. The 2020 selection is Grit: The Power or Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. The Summer Reading Program, which includes a summer essay contest, Fall semester programming, and course discussions, helps to foster the common learning experience at Seton Hall. Learn more about the Seton Hall summer reading books »

Francesca Laracca

Celebrating Our Students 

Recognizing students who are ambassadors of the Seton Hall mission, engaged in campus activities and contribute to the quality of student life. (Read More...)