Preserving SHU history with time capsule

Pictured above is a photo of the Administration building from 1889 when it was known as St. Joseph’s Academy. Photo courtesy of Seton Hill Archives.

Seton Hill University has stood by its identity of the four pillars: welcoming, learning, serving and celebrating. Starting next semester, SHU will be celebrating the 100th class graduating: the class of 2018. In 1919, the first class from Seton Hill College, a university since 2002, graduated and to this day we still stand as one community.

To keep our history at SHU alive, the Time Capsule Committee would like student input on what should be placed in the time capsule next year. Throughout the years of graduating classes, the stories of students have come in all shapes and sizes. We hope to make the 100th class have a story that will last the next 100 years. The time capsule will be placed in the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes right in the alcove under Mary. Photographs and small objects are examples to put in the time capsule. Bigger objects will not fit in the time capsule such as, statues and large crucifixes. While all suggestions will be considered, the committee will make the final call on what will be placed inside of the time capsule.

Design created by K.Barczynski.

If you would like to make a suggestion for the time capsule, check out the form below. Submit your form via email to David Stanley at

Time Capsule Form

Published By: Paige Parise

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