Bishop Dougherty University Center

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Bishop Dougherty University Center

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Seton Hall University
Twentieth-Century
Twenty-First Century
South Orange, NJ

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Built in 1962 and named for Bishop John J. Dougherty, President of Seton Hall University from 1960-1970, this building houses the Pirates Dining Room, Pirate’s Cove and Theatre-in-the-Round. The University Center also houses meeting spaces for clubs and activity areas for speakers, dances and more.

In February 2021 it was announced that Bishop Dougherty University Center will receive a major renovation to update the building and increase functionality. Extensive interior renovations are expected to take place with plans to create a new studio, event room and new prayer room. The exterior of the building is also expected to be renovated with plans to dress the building’s exterior cast stone and bronze glazing to match the architectural cues of other landmark structures on campus.

Related Resources

Delozier, Alan. Seton Hall University: An Introduction to History and Traditions, 1856-Present. Seton Hall University, 2019. Ebook. https://library.shu.edu/University_History
“University Day Historical Walking Tour of Seton Hall University Facts.” South Orange Historical Preservation Society. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. Accessed April 28, 2021. https://web.archive.org/web/20080526031618/http://www.sohps.org/seton_hall_history%20walking_tour.htm

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Entrance to the Bishop Dougherty Student Center as students enter and leave building with sunlight reflecting off glass in upper half of building
Groundbreaking of Bishop Dougherty Student Center by Bishop John J. Dougherty, et. al.
Top of stairwell of the Bishop Dougherty Student Center showing chandelier, encased glass windows, and scenery outside
Architect's conception of the Bishop Dougherty Student Center
Blessing of cornerstone ceremony of Bishop Dougherty Student Center
Blessing of cornerstone ceremony of Bishop Dougherty Student Center

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  1. Entrance to the Bishop Dougherty Student Center as students enter and leave building with sunlight reflecting off glass in upper half of building
  2. Groundbreaking of Bishop Dougherty Student Center by Bishop John J. Dougherty, et. al.
  3. Top of stairwell of the Bishop Dougherty Student Center showing chandelier, encased glass windows, and scenery outside
  4. Architect's conception of the Bishop Dougherty Student Center
  5. Blessing of cornerstone ceremony of Bishop Dougherty Student Center
  6. Blessing of cornerstone ceremony of Bishop Dougherty Student Center