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St. John's provides modern and vibrant residential villages, offering home-like environments for sleeping, eating and studying, with the appeal of a Big East university. Choose from any number of educational, social and service programs that are designed to enrich your St. John’s experience. Campus leaders who are compassionate and experienced are available to provide confidential support.
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At St. John’s, we take full advantage of our financial and geographical resources—passing these benefits along to students who live on campus. For example, each individual Hall Council is given $3,000-$7,000 to provide free or discounted tickets to major events in the New York metropolitan area, including New York Yankee baseball games, museums and Broadway shows. The living conditions you’ll find at St. John’s are second to none. We offer:
Campus Cable, a closed-circuit system available in all of the residence halls, provides broadcast network channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox), popular cable channels (MTV, ESPN, MSG), and more. Students must provide their own televisions and cable cords. Please see Service and Amenities below for the current channel lineup.
Rooms are equipped with multiple data ports and Wi-Fi is available throughout campus, ensuring Internet access to all your devices. Three printing stations are available to all student laptops connected to the wireless network. These locations include the first floor lobby of Donovan Hall, the first floor lobby of Century Hall, and the second floor lounge at the Montgoris Dining Hall.
The University issued laptops come complete with everything needed to connect to the St. John's network. For more information, students can contact the Office of Information Technology at 718-990-5000.
Campus Dining offers students a number of dining options and healthy choices. The most popular place to dine is Montigoris Dining Hall, an all-you-can-eat facility conveniently located in the center of the Queens campus. Here, you can help yourself to an assortment of fresh food, including grilled specials, pasta, Asian dishes, salads, sandwiches and enticing entrees. Find out more about the Meal Plan options at St. John's.
Safety and Security
A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which is staffed 24 hours a day to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the building. It is mandatory that each time residents enter a building they must swipe and show their StormCard at the front desk. Every room is equipped with state-of-the art life protection systems, including fire sprinklers. St. John’s also has its own on-campus security force, which is in direct contact with the New York Fire Department and the New York Police Department. Additionally, emergency call boxes are always nearby. Contact the Public Safety office at 718-990-6281.
Laundry and Vending Machines
Each hall offers residents free access to washers and dryers, located in the basement. If a washer or dryer malfunctions, please inform your residence hall staff immediately. Vending machines are also located in the basement and in some lounges of each residence hall.
The cleanliness of the residence halls is very important to all residents and staff. Housekeeping is responsible for the cleanliness of the common areas of the building (e.g., hallways, lounges, stairwells). Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their own suites/rooms. As a community member, you have the right and responsibility to help keep our residence halls clean and attractive.You also have the opportunity to report concerns about cleanliness through your residence hall staff. Ongoing concerns about the condition of common area facilities should be reported promptly to your Residence Director.
The university provides maintenance and repair services throughout the residence halls. It is important that you request repairs on a regular and timely basis, so that we may properly maintain our facilities. If you have a maintenance request or other concern regarding the physical upkeep of your room/suite (plumbing problem, broken heater, broken dresser, light bulb replacement, etc.) you should complete a Facilities Service Request. You may also contact Facilities Services at 718-990-6254. After office hours, emergency maintenance problems should be reported immediately to Public Safety at 718-990-6281.
Residents must purchase a Resident Parking Permit from Public Safety in order to park a car on campus. Only residents in their junior or senior year and law students are permitted to purchase residential parking stickers. Parking stickers are limited in availability and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please know that limited parking is available, but parking is not guaranteed. Overnight guests who are parking with vehicles must obtain a temporary parking pass from Public Safety.
Exercise and Recreational Sports
Campus Recreation offers on-campus weight and exercise rooms, fitness classes, and personal training. Students can also take advantage of the many intramural and club sports organized each semester. You can enjoy live broadcasts of St. John’s athletic teams as they compete in the Big East.
Due to summer conferences and space limitations, St. John’s is not able to store anything over the summer. Please check out summer storage places in the area.
- For student-friendly storage of boxes and for other small items, please see Collegiate Storage and Rental.
- For more traditional storage and for storage of larger items (i.e. furniture), please see Public Storage.
Please note that St. John’s does not take responsibility or liability for these places but only offers them as some possible suggestions.
Please see Public Safety's important message regarding kitchen cooking and fire safety.
Please keep the Student Emergency Brochure (PDF) handy so you will know how to respond in the event of a problem.
- Queens Campus - Emergency Number: Ext. 5252
- Staten Island Campus - Emergency Number: Ext. 4487
- Manhattan Campus - Public Safety Front Desk: 212-277-5155
- Oakdale Campus - Public Safety Officer on Duty: 718-374-1435
In Case of Emergency
If a fire alarm is activated or Public Safety initiates an emergency evacuation of your building:
- Stay calm and do not panic.
- Proceed to the closest emergency exit. Do not take the elevator.
- Follow instructions of Public Safety Officers and Emergency Evacuation Volunteers (EEVs).
- Once outside the building, continue to follow the directions of Public Safety Officers who will direct you to an assembly area.
For more information about what you need to know about hurricanes in New York City, please visit Know Your Zone (NYC.gov).
- All furniture, including beds, should be pulled away from the windows whenever possible. Electronic devices should be kept off the floor, preferably in a closet. All electrical items should be unplugged, except refrigerators.
- Since the floors can get wet, all articles such as shoes, rugs, clothes, bags, suitcases, etc., should be placed off the floor on closet shelves or in dresser drawers.
- All loose objects should be placed in drawers or closets. Papers, books, etc., should not be left on the tops of desks or dressers.
- Valuables should be placed in closets or dresser drawers. All doors should be locked when the occupants are not in the room or apartment.
- During the peak of the storm, electronics including computers and televisions should be disconnected from electric outlets, cable TV jacks, and elevated above floor level.
- Make sure all windows are closed tightly. Do not open or “crack” windows in attempt to “equalize” or “balance” pressure within the room or building. Opening windows does not help with pressure. This only creates additional forces inside the building which can lead to structural damage. Open all blinds (regardless of style) and curtains. This is to permit as much light as possible to enter the room in the event of a power loss and to minimize damage should window breakage occur. Do not tape windows or modify or cover windows in any manner without permission from Residence Life Staff.
- Any student who owns a car should see that the emergency brake is set. If you have an automatic, make sure the car is in park. If you have a manual (stick-shift), you should put the car in reverse gear. All windows should be closed and the car locked. All cars must remain in assigned parking areas.
- Each student should provide their own flashlight in case of power failure. Do not use candles under any circumstances; fire is uncontrollable during a hurricane.
- Students should provide themselves with necessary food items for a three-day period. Items that do not require cooking or refrigeration are usually best.
Procedures During a Hurricane:
- It is essential that all residents stay indoors throughout the entire hurricane or other emergency situation.
- Students should remain away from danger areas, such as the glass windows and doors in the lobby areas of the halls or the living rooms of suites.
- Students should not attempt to open windows or doors to see what is happening outside.
- Report all accidents, injuries, broken windows or excessive water to the Resident Assistant, Residence Director, or Public Safety.
- Cell phone calls should be made only in case of emergency, such as those mentioned above.
- Whenever possible food service facilities will be open. Students are encouraged to provide for their own food requirements for the initial period of the emergency, usually three days.
Queens On-Campus Residence Halls:
|HD Channels||HD Channels||Analog|
|1-1 NY1 HD||58-1 Headline News HD||3 NY1|
|2-1 WCBS HD||61-1Cartoon Network HD||4 CBS|
|3-1 TNT HD||62-1 Lifetime HD||5 NBC|
|4-1 WNBC HD||64-1 HGTV HD||6 FOX (WNYW)|
|5-1 WNYW HD (FOX HD)||65-1 National Geographic HD||38 ABC|
|6-1 Nick HD||66-1 Discovery HD||39 WWOW|
|7-1 WABC HD||68-1 WFUT HD||40 CW (WPIX)|
|8-1 TBS HD||70-1 C-SPAN HD||45 PBS (WNET)|
|9-1 WWOR HD||72-1 Weather HD||46 CSPAN|
|10-1 FX HD||78-1 CNN HD||47 A&E|
|11-1 WPIX HD (CW HD)||80 HBO||48 ABC Family|
|13-1 WNET HD||81-1 NBC Sports Network HD||50 Bravo|
|14-1 MSNBC HD||86-1 Animal Planet HD||51 Cartoon|
|15-1 CNBC HD||88-1 Travel HD||52 Disney|
|16-1 USA HD||91-1 Palladia HD||53 Weather Channel|
|17-1 SyFy HD||106-1 BBC America HD||54 Nickelodeon|
|19-1 Bravo HD||111-1 Science HD||55 MTV|
|20-1 MTV HD||121- Golf Channel HD||56 E!|
|22-1 Catholic Channel||123-1 Speed HD||57 Lifetime|
|24-1 E! HD||170-1 ESPN U HD||58 BET|
|26-1 SNY HD||171-1 ESPN Classic||59 Comedy Central|
|27-1 MSG HD||172-1 ESPN News HD||60 TNT|
|28-1 ESPN HD||556-1 France 24||61 USA|
|29-1 ESPN 2 HD||62 AMC|
|30-1 Bloomberg HD||63 Food Network|
|37-1 BET HD||64 History|
|38-1 ABC Family HD||65 FX|
|40-1 History HD||66 National Geographic|
|41-1 WXTV HD (Univision HD)||67 Discovery|
|43-1 Fox Business News HD||68 Golf|
|44-1 Fox News HD||69 MSG|
|45-1 Comedy Central HD||70 ESPN|
|46-1 A&E HD||71 YES|
|47-1 WNJU HD (Telemundo HD)||72 SNY|
|49-1 Disney HD||73 MSNBC|
|50-1 Food Network HD||74 Bloomberg|
|52-1 TLC HD||75 CNBC|
|53-1 YES HD||76 CNN|
|54-1 AMC HD||77 FOX News|
|99 Univision (WXTV)|
Each suite is issued a mailbox located in the lobby of each residence hall. You will be given a key to access the mailbox. Mail is delivered Monday through Friday by 4:30 p.m. If you receive packages requiring your signature, letters, or packages too large to fit in your mailbox, a notice will be placed in your mailbox. You can retrieve this mail at the ROTC Building Mailroom between the hours of 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
To ensure that your mail is delivered to your residence hall in a timely and efficient manner, please provide your address in this format:.
On-Campus Mailing Addresses
St. John's University, Suite & Room No.
Queens, NY 11439-[Building Zip code below]
|Residence Hall||Building No.||Building Zip|
Off-Campus Mailing Addresses
Henley Road Complex
172-14 Henley Road, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
152-11 Union Turnpike, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Flushing, NY 11367
135-32 Coolidge Avenue, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Jamaica, NY 11435
147-(insert building no. here) Union Turnpike, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Flushing, NY 11367
164-(insert building no. here) Goethals Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
If you are looking for a leadership position on campus, the Resident Assistant position could be just what you are looking for! As a Resident Assistant (RA), you will be serving as a mentor, role model, and community builder, as well as supporting resident students and the St. John's community. RAs receive training in areas such as conflict resolution, communication, crisis response, event planning, and team development.
To be eligible for the RA position, you must:
- Currently be a full-time student,
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher,
- Be in good disciplinary status with the University, and
- Attend one information session.
In order to be considered for the RA position, you must attend one of the mandatory information sessionss.
RA Information Sessions
We are not currently accepting applications; the 2014–2015 selection process is now complete. Please check back in October 2014.
Dates to Remember for Current Applicants
The RA selection process will begin November 2014. Please talk to your Residence Director for more information.
If you have any questions about the Resident Assistant applicaiton process or would like more information, pelase contact the Office of Residence Life.
- Navigate to St. John's Central.
- Login with your email address and password.
- Click the "UIS" tab.
- Under the "Student UIS Links" heading, click "Overnight Guest Registration".
- On the Overnight Guest Registration page, students can register a St. John's student or non-St. John's student. Click on the applicable link.
- Fill out the guests' first name, last name, gender, arrival date, and departure date.
- Note: Only one guest will be permitted per night. The guest must be the same gender as the overnight stay requester. There is a limit of 3 nights per 7 days.
Every overnight guest is required to carry a photo ID. As a resident student, you are responsible to inform your guests of the University policy, located in the Resident Village Handbook, which states that the University will only accept a current, legal, and valid state-issued driver's photo ID, state issued non-drivers photo ID, or a passport, and that outside college ID's are no accepted.
- Click 'Submit' to finalize your request.
Note: Submissions do not guarantee approval. Submissions must be approved by the Department of Public Safety. Registration and pass pickup requires proper identification.
- To cancel a submitted overnight guest registration, follow steps 1-4 to get to the Overnight Guest Registration page. Click "Cancel Overnight Pass".
- Find your submission row and click "Cancel".
- In the popup window that asks if you want to continue, click "OK".