Seton Hall University giving smartphones to all incoming students

June 15, 2012

New Jersey-based Seton Hall University announced plans to provide free smartphones and cell phone plans to all incoming students. The phones include a “Freshman Experience” app which provides housing information and encourages students to connect with fellow freshmen and academic advisors. The school will continue its policy of giving out laptops to students, who pay $32,000 in tuition per year. Seton Hall will use the smartphones in the classroom to examine how mobile technology is changing and how it can be incorporated into the workplace.