Common Hour is a regularly scheduled block of time during
which no classes are held and members of the University community
are, therefore, available to share in other activities. The goal is
to promote involvement in the community life of the University.
Your St. John’s University StormCard is your primary means of
identification on campus. Your StormCard must be carried at all
times and presented to University personnel as requested. Yet
your StormCard is much more than an ID Card. It also serves as a
handy debit card account you can use for purchases from our dining
facilities, the University Bookstore, photocopiers, computer lab
printers. The StormCard also gives authorized students access to
the residence halls, computer labs, classrooms and parking
facilities. You will need your StormCard to visit friends who live
on campus.The University’s StormCards are issued in the StormCard
On the Queens campus the office is located in the ROTC building
outside of Gate 6. For information on when this office is open,
please call ext. 6257.
On the Staten Island campus the office is located in Spellman Hall
room 116 and can be reached at ext. 4487.
Cards are only issued after you have been admitted and
your information has been entered into UIS, the University’s administrative computing
system. You will need to have a StormCard in order to log on to St. John's Central, to use your St. John’s
email, and to exit campus in your car at off hours.
Computer Password and Email
Much of your University business can be accomplished using the self
service features available on our Web sites. Once your
student information is/was entered into UIS (they will not
enter you into UIS until you have been admitted) then a login and
password will be automatically generated. This will allow you to
log on to any academic computer on campus and also to access St. John’s Central, the University’s academic
portal, from on and off campus computers. In addition, your email
address will be automatically generated at the same time.
If you have submitted all of your paperwork and do not have
network login access, please check with If so, please call
ext. 6402 on the Queens campus, or ext. 4599 on the Staten Island
campus, for help with accessing your account.
St John's Central
St. John’s Central is the University’s academic portal. When you
are given an email address, you will also be given a personal web
page on St. John’s Central. To access it, go to http://www.stjohns.edu/central/ and enter your
email user name and password. Click on the “My Courses” tab
for a quick, at-a-glance information about your current class
You have a course home page for each of your classes; it is
customizable by the instructor and viewable by the students. The
course home page provides convenient and always up-to-date email
access to students. St. John's Central also provides
convenient access to University information and announcements.
Through the “Groups” tab, you can easily access pages to enable
communication wihin student groups. The page can be restricted to
group members or be available to the entire University
Login to UIS Web Self Service
UIS is the University’s administrative computing
system and is the system you use to register for courses. You
may also access it through St. John's Central
Blackboard Campus Edition
St. John's Central has course tools that allow your instructors to
post their syllabus, email students, create discussion groups for
the class. Some instructors will substitute the Blackboard course
management system for the St. John's Central course tools.
When you click on a course on your St. John's Central "My Courses"
page, you will enter Blackboard if your instructor prefers to use
that course management system.