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Plunge Program

Due to the global pandemic, and based on the directives of the University's Return to Campus Task Force released in the University’s updated plan for our campus reopening, Preparing for the Fall Semester, the Campus Ministry Plunge program has been suspended for this year.

Here are some highlights from our 2019-2020 academic year……

Plunge Program – May 15th, 2020

The St. John’s Campus Ministry Plunge Program offers an exciting opportunity to students!  Students immerse themselves in Vincentian Service in places like Philadelphia, Panama, Lourdes, Denver, Los Angeles, Niagara Falls, NY and New York City.  The service opportunities range from working on agricultural projects, housing restoration and assisting pilgrims on their journey, just to name a few. Key elements of the plunges also include community building and living simply.  As students engage themselves and are given the time to reflect on their experience, the true Vincentian understanding of the poor comes alive. 


  • St. Louis, Missouri Plunge(Winter)
  • El Paso, Texas Plunge (NEW!) (Winter)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Plunge (Winter)
  • Los Angeles, California Plunge (Spring)
  • Macon, GA Plunge (Spring)
  • Denver, Colorado Plunge (Spring)
  • Washington D.C Plunge (Spring)
  • Niagara Falls, New York Plunge (Summer)
  • Panama Plunge (Summer)
  • Mexico Plunge (NEW!(Summer)
  • Lourdes, France Plunge (Summer)
  • Tuba City, Arizona Plunge (Summer)
  • Ukraine Plunge (Summer)

To apply for a SUMMER Plunge, Click HERE. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Meg Rodriguez: [email protected]; (718) 990-3354 (Queens Campus), Fr. Tri Duong: [email protected] (718) 390-4305 (Staten Island Campus). Follow us on Twitter @StJohnsCampMin.

The Rendu Freshmen Service Experience

New York, NY

The Rendu Service Experience is a Campus Ministry Plunge for First Year students. During the experience, we will reach out to people in need across New York City. Service sites may include soup kitchens, nursing homes, and youth programs.  We will experience community living and form friendships through our shared journey of faith, reflection and social justice. Participating in this service plunge is an opportunity that will be both memorable and life changing! 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Rendu Service Experience 2019!  Applications for Rendu 2020 will open in June 2020."

For more information contact Meg Rodriguez, [email protected], (718) 990-3354.