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St. John’s University regretfully announces the cancellation of Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend scheduled to take place from Thursday, May 28 to Monday, June 1.

This decision reflects our efforts to take proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the St. John’s and broader communities in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).
Although current circumstances are interrupting this year’s event, St. John’s mission of educating those most in need continues every day. The University depends on your much-needed support to carry out this important mission.

We thank you for your understanding.

Weekend Details

Thursday May 28 - Monday, June 1 


Thursday, May 28

Service Project at St. John's Bread and Life
8 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The School of Law Complimentary Ethics CLE Program "Geek Out on Ethics" 
5:30-8:30 p.m.

GOLD Sunset Dinner Cruise
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Broadway Show "Diana," with backstage access and Meet and Greet
7 p.m. 

Friday, May 29

Excursion to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum 
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception 
5:30-7 p.m. 

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception 
6-7:30 p.m.

The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception 
6-7:30 p.m.

The School of Education Leadership Education Awards Dinner (L.E.A.D.) 
6-8 p.m. 

Saturday, May 30

St. John's 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run
7:30-9:30 a.m.

NTSI Defensive Driver Education Course (6-hour program) 
8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Staten Island Alumni Reunion"Party on the Hill" 

Brunch with the President 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences CE Course 
1-3 p.m. 

Alumni BBQ Picnic 
1-4 p.m. 

Celebrating Lewis Avenue Alumni
2:30-4:30 p.m.

Alumni Mass and Award Ceremony 
5-6:45 p.m. 

Chappell Players Reunion 

7-9 p.m. 

Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance 
7-10 p.m. 

Sunday, May 31

Schermerhorn Street Alumni Brunch
1-4 p.m.

NY Mets vs. LA Dodgers Baseball Game and Reception 
5:30-10 p.m. 

Monday, June 1

Tobin Alumni Association Golf Outing and Dinner 
7 a.m.- 2 p.m. 



Our alumni attending the weekend can enjoy a special rate of $159 per night (plus tax) at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Queens/Fresh Meadows. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 7, 2020. Please call 718-746-7230 and mention Block ID - St. John's University.
For more information, please contact the Office of University Events at 718-990-2929 or [email protected].

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Queens/Fresh Meadows
183-31 Horace Harding Expressways, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Price: $159 per night (plus tax) for king or double rooms

Book By: Thursday, May 7, 2020

•    24-Hour Reception Desk
•    24-Hour Business Center
•    Complimentary Valet Parking for St. John's event attendees
•    Complimentary Hot Breakfast
•    Complimentary Fitness Room
•    Complimentary Standard Wi-Fi

Show your St. John's pride all year long with the University Bookstore's authentic assortment of collegiate apparel - including St. John's University t-shirts, sweatshirts, gifts, hats and more. With sizes available for men and women, the whole family can cheer on St. John's in style in fan gear, every season. We've got St. John's gift ideas covered, with options ranging from drinkware to gift cards. Looking for more than clothing and gifts? Our selection of textbooks, general books, computers, course materials, and supplies will ensure all St. John's students and alumni are prepared for success.

The store is open to alumni and friends during the Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend during the following times:

The Queens Bookstore (Marillac Hall) hours are:
Thursday, May 28         9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, May 29              9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, May 30            9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday, May 31              10 a.m.–2 p.m.

You can order St. John’s University merchandise online at www.stjcampusstore.com. Use the online code ALUMNI when ordering to get 10% off!