The Campaign transformed St. John’s and more importantly changed
the landscape of all its campuses. Here is just a snap-shot
of the various facilities and enhancements to the University.
St. Thomas More Church
The majestic St. Thomas More
Church on the Great Lawn of the Queens campus was funded by a
magnanimous gift from John ’63C, ’66L, ’93HON and Anita Brennan.
The Church, opened in 2004, is the first free-standing space
dedicated to worship in the University’s history.
New Locations in Manhattan and on Long
St. John’s University was able to expand its presence in the New
York Metropolitan area with the acquisition of locations in Manhattan and in
Oakdale in Eastern
The Residence Village
New to the Queens campus, the residence
village consists of six modern residence halls for student
living, athletic facilities, a “cyberlounge” and other appealing
amenities. The St. Vincent Stairs
connect the residence village to the main campus.
Montgoris Dining Hall
Conveniently located within the residence village on the Queens
campus, this architecturally-stunning dining facility
is named for benefactor William ’67CBA, ’88HON and Peggy Montgoris
DaSilva Academic Center
Opened in 2004, this 37,000-sq.-ft. new technology hub on the
Staten Island campus was funded by Leon DaSilva ’99HON and named
for his son, John ’80SVC.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
New renovations to the student lounge were
implemented thanks to a generous grant from CVS, while the
Community Pharmacy Laboratory received technologically-enhanced
equipment made possible by a grant from The Rite Aid
Napoli Lecture Hall
Located in the School of Law, the Paul ‘92L and Marie ‘93L Kaiser
Napoli Lecture Hall was upgraded with new technology and resources
to provide students and faculty with all the modern amenities.
Belson Moot Court
Constructed in 2002, this technologically advanced courtroom includes
stadium-style seating, ceiling mounted projectors, document cameras
with videotaping and playback capabilities and a closed-circuit
camera system which allows law students to observe the jury
deliberation process. The courtroom is named after
benefactors Jerome ‘48L, ‘80HON and Maxine Belson ‘98 HON.
Taffner Field House
Opened in 2005, this 42,000-square-foot
facility includes a variety of enhanced academic and
recreational spaces for students, student-athletes and faculty and
is named for benefactors Donald ’53C, ’89HON and Eleanor Taffner
This state-of-the-art, 3,000-seat stadium for soccer,
situated on a raised platform with parking underneath, opened in
2003 and is named for the facility’s benefactors Jerome (’48L,
’80HON) and Maxine Belson (’98HON).
The home of Red Storm basketball, formerly named Alumni Hall,
underwent extensive renovations and was re-named in honor of
legendary men’s basketball coach Lou Carnesecca ‘50C, ‘60GEd,
‘00HON in 2004.