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The transition from high school to college is an exciting time and signifies a major milestone in your child’s academic career. They will begin a journey filled with many new and wonderful experiences and along the way, make memories and friends that will last a lifetime.  As a parent, you will no doubt take pride in your child’s accomplishments. 

The transition to college is experienced by parents, as well as students.  Whether this is your first child to attend college or you are a seasoned veteran, you understandably want to ensure that your child has access to necessary support services at the University.  Be assured that the University Freshman Center is committed to students and parents during the first year at St. John’s University.  Let us explain what we do and how we can help students continue on the road to success.

As a freshman, your child will have a personal advisor who will guide them along the way and answer all of their questions.  They will never be alone, as students consider the University Freshman Center their “home away from home.”  As parents, this is an invaluable source of comfort.

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We know that both you and your child will have many questions about their major, classes, professors, exams, term papers, extracurricular activities etc. and we are prepared to answer them for you.  Their advisor will be the primary resource for all of the information they will need.  He or she will be their link to the many excellent support services available to them as members of the St. John’s community.  They can expect for their advisor to be in regular contact with them at various times of the year regarding specific matters related to their academic pursuits.  Students may also initiate a meeting or conversation with their advisor as frequently as they wish. 

 In addition to academic advising, a student’s freshman advisor will discuss with him or her the large number of extracurricular and co-curricular activities on campus.  Our goal is for all students to be engaged both academically and socially and to be an active member in our University community. 

We hope that we can demonstrate to you and your child our sincere dedication to student development as we begin this wonderful journey together.

Queens Campus

St. Augustine Hall (University Library), Room 104
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439