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Residence Life Handbook

Welcome home! On behalf of all of us in the Office of Residence Life, we are so excited that you have decided to live with us this year. You have just taken your St. John’s University experience to the next level.

Our goal is to develop a residential community that supports and enhances the academic mission of the University and promotes safe, clean, and comfortable living environments that are conducive to learning. The Residence Life staff works with you and other residents to promote a community that enriches learning and fosters respect and consideration for others.

Engaged students are successful students. Therefore, we encourage you to use your time in the residence halls to actively participate in activities, take advantage of out-of-classroom learning experiences, and develop new friendships. Doing so will help you learn more about yourself and others who reside in our community.

Living in the residence halls allows you many new freedoms and personal choices. Responsibilities also accompany these freedoms. As a member of our community, you are expected to be considerate and respectful of all other residents, to promote a safe and secure living environment, and to commit yourself to your academic programs to achieve your goals.

This handbook will inform you of your personal responsibilities as a residential student and is your guide to becoming an engaged and successful member of our community. We look forward to working with you to achieve a rewarding and enjoyable residential experience. Best wishes for a successful year!

Eric M. Finkelstein
Director of Residence Life

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