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150th Anniversary

Celebrating 150 Years: Faithful to the Mission

September 2020-June 2021


Fr. Shanley

Dear members of the St. John's University community:

Since 1870, St. John’s University has been faithful to its founding Catholic and Vincentian mission by providing an intellectual and moral education to students from every walk of life. In celebration of this milestone year, we reflect upon the proud history of the University and pay tribute to the students, alumni, employees, religious community, and donors who have been integral to its success over the past 150 years. As we look toward the future, we remain steadfast in our commitment to forging a path of opportunity for St. John’s students who seek to make a positive impact on the world.


Brian J. Shanley, O.P.


Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P.


Contact Us

If you have questions about the 150th Anniversary Celebration, please contact

St. John’s University
150th Anniversary Celebration
Office of University Events
University Center, Garden Level
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Phone: 718-990-1358
Email: [email protected]         


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