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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.
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.
What to Bring and What Not to Bring
You are about to move into a new home so of course you will need to bring necessities such as clothing and toiletries, but you will also probably want to bring along a few items to make your stay in campus housing more comfortable and enjoyable. We hope these lists of what to bring and what not to bring will help you in making decisions on what to pack. As you are gathering your items, keep in mind that you will have roommates and/or suitemates who will also be bringing their belongings. Please refer to the Residence Life Handbook for clarification on any items.
Each bedrooms contains one cable jack and has space for one 4.0-cubic-foot refrigerator.
Things you can bring:
- Linens/blankets (standard twin)
- Toilet paper and paper towels
- Laundry detergent
- Laundry basket or bag
- Cleaning supplies (mop, broom, wipes)
- Garbage can
- Area rug
- Dishes and utensils
- Refrigerator (4.0 cubic feet or less)
- Stereo/alarm clock
- Computer/laptop accessories
- Desk lamp
- School supplies
- Table top ironing board/iron (with automatic shut off)
- Extension cord/power strip (with surge protector)
- Medicine cabinet items/first aid kit
- Renter's insurance
Things you cannot bring:
- Weapons of any kind (including items for decorative purposes)
- Alcohol/drug paraphernalia (including items for decorative purposes such as shot glasses, bottles, etc..)
- Space heaters of any kind
- Pets of any kind
- Weights heavier than 15 lbs
- Electric blankets
- Speakers (DJ equipment)
- Hot plates
- Halogen lamps and octopus style lamps
- Candles, oil lamps, incense
- Toaster/toaster ovens (unless living in an apartment)
- Refrigerator larger than 4.0 cubic feet
- Cordless telephone/answering machine
- Excessively large storage
- Non-University furniture/mattresses
- Wireless routers
- Grills, propane, or any type of liquid gas tanks
|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
- December 20 by 12 p.m.: RA applications are due.
- January 15: Candidates will receive an e-mail stating if they are moving on to Round 1.
- January 24, 25, and 26: Round 1 interviews are conducted.
- February 4: Candidates will receive an e-mail stating if they are moving on to round 2.
- February 6–15: Round 2 interviews are conducted.
- February 24: Decision e-mails are distributed.
- February 28: Intent/decision letters are due to the Office of Residence Life by 3 p.m.
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".
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Please see this message regarding kitchen cooking and fire safety.
Renting a MicroFridge and Purchasing a Safe
Residence Life is pleased to announce that the Energy Star-rated MicroFridge Combination Appliance is available for rental. This service is provided by University Logistics.
MicroFridge is the original 3-in-1 refrigerator/freezer/microwave combination appliance. It has a 0° real freezer and a state-of-the-art touchpad microwave, all in an Energy Star-rated package that substantially reduces the amount of electricity required to operate the unit.
These units offer more efficient freezer storage space with a separate door offering true freezer capability compared to basic single door units. The units we offer meet all University requirements for energy consumption and space allocation.
How to Order a MicroFridge or Safe:
University Logistics is proud to offer St. John's residents electronic safes for purchase. Please visit www.universitylogistics.com or call toll free at 800-525-7307 for more information and to place your order.
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.