Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life at St. John’s University aims to strengthen the learning community for all students by providing opportunities for intellectual, spiritual, and personal development that complement those offered in the classroom.

We significantly expands the opportunity for such development since the resident students are immersed in the campus environment.

Our goal is to foster personal responsibility, social awareness, and student leadership through programs and activities consistent with the values of the University’s mission by

  • Enhancing the academic mission of the University by facilitating integration of classroom activities with co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences
  • Consistent with the University’s Catholic mission, promoting the development of spiritual and moral values, ethical principles, and an appreciation for human dignity
  • Consistent with the University’s Vincentian mission, encouraging living in the spirit of St. Vincent De Paul through innovative service learning and volunteer activities
  • Taking full advantage of the University’s New York metropolitan location, providing opportunities for students to be enriched by the diverse resources of this global center

By helping students to realize their human potential, the Office of Residence Life strives to develop St. John’s University alumni who are lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and men/women of compassion and integrity.

Office Hours and Locations

Queens Campus:
Donovan Hall, Room C-16
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-2417
reslife@stjohns.edu

Staten Island Campus:
35 Arlo Road, Apartment 1A
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-390-4080
reslifesi@stjohns.edu

Contact Information

Eric Finkelstein
Director of Residence Life
718-990-2417
finkelse@stjohns.edu

Michelle McCullers
Associate Director of Operations
718-990-2360
mccullem@stjohns.edu

Sue McNeilly
Associate Director of Residence Life
718-990-2417
mcneills@stjohns.edu

Nadine Kelley
Assistant Director of Residence Life
718-990-2714
kelleyn@stjohns.edu

Cecilia Weeks
Support Staff
718-990-2352
weeksc@stjohns.edu

Krystyna Zappel
Support Staff
718-990-2417
zappelk@stjohns.edu