Information Technology

The St. John's School of Law Information Technology (IT) Department provides systems and technology support to facilitate the achievement of the School of Law's academic and administrative goals.  Our professional and courteous staff is committed to providing outstanding service and friendly technological assistance to our students, faculty and staff. 

We continue to evaluate new products and innovations relevant to enhancing the School of Law's educational environment.

Our Services

Available technology services at St. John's School of Law :

  • Wireless Access
  • Network printer access 
  • Local printing support
  • Client and web based e-mail 
  • Computer lab exclusively for the School of Law students 
  • Internet access 
  • Remote access to services for faculty 
  • Online registration, grades and financial aid services 
  • Online faculty and staff directory 
  • Hardware and software support on faculty, administrative and classroom podium computers
  • Training and support for all law school applications  
  • Purchasing  and technical consulting services on laptops for students
  • Students option to take the finals on their laptops using Examplify by Softest.
  • Secured access to Recorded Lectures

The School of Law Information Technology department currently installs, configures and supports the following operating systems and applications:

  • Windows 10 and Windows 7
  • MAC OS X 10.10 (Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra)
  • Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 and Microsoft Office 365
  • Connectivity to Lexis/Nexis
  • Connectivity to Westlaw

The School of Law Information Technology department (IT) will support all computers and printers that are purchased and distributed by IT.  The IT department will not provide hardware support for personal laptops or home computers. As a courtesy, we will assist with diagnostics.

Please be sure to backup any important documents you may have on your computer before requesting service. The St. John's School of Law IT department cannot be responsible for any data loss that may occur while servicing your computer.

The St. John’s University StormCard provides students with visual identification. It also allows students to set up debit accounts for purchases at vending machines (snack and soda machines, photocopiers, computer lab printers and laundry facilities, etc.) and to make purchases at any of the University dining facilities and bookstore. The StormCard also has the ability to provide access to campus buildings and parking facilities.

Please be mindful that the StormCard is mandatory, every St. John's student must carry it on campus at all times.

The StormCard Office is located at Public Safety and is open:
Monday, Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

StormCard Office

St. John's University, New York (the "University") through the Department of Information Technology (IT), provides an array of computing resources to support the instructional, research and administrative functions of the University, including computing equipment, laptop computers distributed pursuant to the University's Academic Computing Initiative, networks (via wireless and wired access), internet access, computers, terminals, communications networks, printers, software, data files and other relating computing equipment ("Computing Resources"). Agreement and adherence to the following policies is a mandatory prerequisite to use of the Computing Resources and your use of Computing Resources constitutes your agreement to be bound by the policies.

Since rapid change is inherent to computing and information networks, the University reserves the right to modify these policies at any time, except for Academic Computing Initiative policies related to material terms and conditions of ownership, possession and use of University provided laptop computers which policies may be altered only with respect to new recipients of laptop computers. Although the University will make reasonable efforts to announce changes to policies, it is the user's personal responsibility to remain informed of the current policies by periodically checking this Handbook.

To view the full computer usage policy download the complete version in PDF format.

Student Support

The Information Technology office is located in room 1-06 in the libary.

Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fridays:    8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Law School Technology
IT Hotline : 718-990-1430
[email protected]


Additional Student Support

Here are the instructions that students should follow when attempting to enter the St. John’s University System for the 1st time.    

Step 1: Login to the University Information System (UIS) to establish your account and password.

To log into UIS visit

Your User ID is either your X-number (capital 'X') or your Social Security number (no dashes).

Your PIN / Password is a 6-digit password (numbers only).  By default this is set to your birth-date [mmddyy] or the LAST 6 digits of your X-number, UNLESS you have changed it to a new 6-digit password.

Step 2: Login to MySJU

To log into MySJU.

Your username is your email address without "".  It is in the following format: firstname.lastname## where '##' represents the 2-digit year of entry into St. John's University.

Your password is the same as your 6-digit UIS PIN / Password. 

Step 3: Set-up your [email protected] e-mail for the 1st time. This process only has to be done once.

Once you have logged in to MySJU click on the e-mail button on the upper right hand button.

Follow the Instructions in this PDF:


  1. If you are not sure of your email address, please log into UIS to verify your email address. Once you have logged into UIS, click on "Personal Information" and then "View E-mail Addresses".  Your school email address should be listed there.  If it is not listed, this means that you are not currently registered for classes.  Only currently registered students have an email account and can access MySJU.
  2. Allow for 5-15 minutes for the password change on UIS and then log into MySJU.
  3. Username for SJC is your email without "" and password is SAME as the UIS 6-digit PIN / Password. 
  4. Please do NOT change your PIN more than once in day.
  5. Both UIS and MySJU share the same pin/password.

To log into UIS visit

Your User ID is either your X-number (capital 'X') or your Social Security number (no dashes).

Your PIN / Password is a 6-digit password (numbers only).  By default this is set to your birth-date [mmddyy] or the LAST 6 digits of your X-number, UNLESS you have changed it to a new 6-digit password

All St. John's students automatically receive an e-mail address. 

Your e-mail address is in this format: [email protected]

The xx represents the 2-digit year of the start of your career at St. John's.  For instance, if John Smith enrolled at St. John's in year 2013 his email address would be: [email protected]

Please note that if you attended St. John's University for your undergraduate studies your e-mail address remains the same and the 2-digit year portion of it will not change.

 You can access your email by logging on to MySJU and clicking on the e-mail icon. To access your email on the web you can go to this link: your email account for this site is in this format: [email protected] and your password would be the same as your Active Directory password (not the pin used for accessing MySJU)

Setting  up St. John's Email on Mobile devices:

Your St. John's Email is provided by Microsoft Office 365. Please note if you wish to setup your email on your mobile device, your actual email address is in this forrmat : [email protected] and the  password is the same as the AD and WiFi (Sj and the Storm card ID by default)

 For directionson setting you your mobile phone or tablet with your email account please click here: 

The Wireless Network Name or "SSID" for St. John's Students is "SJUMobile" (without the quotes). You will be prompted for your Active Directory Credentials the first time you connect to this network . 

The Active Directory  account name consists of your first initial plus the first 4 letters of your last name plus the last 3 numbers of your X number.

For instance, John Smith with the X number of X123456789 will have jsmit789 as his Active Directory login name.

The initial password is Sj + the storm card ID number. If you should need assistance connecting to the wireless network, please call the Service Desk or stop by one of the Micro Labs.

The Computer lab is located on 1M of the Rittenberg Law Library. The Apple computers within the lab are can be accessed using the Active Directory Credentials. 

We strongly recommended that students save any documents for future use to their network drives or a removable media type since the lab computers utilize a deep freeze software.  The deep freeze software erases anything saved or installed on the hard drive at every boot up sequence.

There are three high speed printers outside the computer lab that can be accessed through computers in the lab or laptops that are configured to access the School of Law's wireless network.

The first four hundred pages of print jobs are free of charge and the cost of subsequent pages is 10 cents per page.

To release the print jobs you will need your storm card that is activated by the cash to chip machine located in the printing area.  

Should you need assistance with printing or using the cash to chip machine,  please  call the IT hotline at 718-990-1430 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.

To log on to the network in the computer lab you will need your AD (Active Directory)  account information. The AD account name consists of your first initial, first 4 letters of your last name and the last 3 numbers of your X number.

For instance, John Smith with the X number of X123456789 will have jsmit789 as his AD login name.

The initial password is Sj + your storm card ID number.

All St. John's law students have network file space. The user's login name and usually the drive letter H can be found in the My Computer icon on the desktop. The lab supervisor or an assistant is available to help you from 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. otherwise you can call the IT hotline at 718-990-1430 for assistance with resetting your password or any other computer related issues.

Laptop Recommended Specifications
While owning a laptop is not mandatory almost all incoming students in fall of 2010 owned one. We support MAC notebooks as well as PCs.  If you are purchasing a notebook computer the following specs are recommended:

Windows 7 and 10 professional 
MAC OS X Yosemite-High Sierra
Wireless capability 802.11 a/g/n.
An up to date Anti Virus software 

Print jobs can be sent wirelessly to the Print Center website, and released from any Pharos Station located on 1M from 

  • Username: SJU Network account username – First letter of the first name, first four letters of the last name, and the last three numbers of the X Number (or last three numbers of the social security number)

*  Note: This is the same username used to log into the computers on campus and SJUMobile. If you are unsure of your username, please seek assistance in the IT office Room 1-06.

  • Password: Capital “S”, Lowercase “j” followed by the StormCard ID Number. This is the same password that is used to log into the computers on campus.

Once signed in, items needed for printing will be able to be uploaded to your personal printing queue. 











Once signed in, items needed for printing will be able to be uploaded to your personal printing queue. 

Faculty and Staff Support

St. John's University Information System

The University Information System (UIS) is where you can find and manage your personal web profile, employee related matters such as parking permits and employee benefits, phone numbers, email address and biographical data.  You can access UIS at

Changing Network or Email Password

While you are logged on to your computer Hold down the Alt, Ctrl and Delete keys and click on the change password button. You'll be prompted to enter the old password and then a new password. You will need to confirm the new password in a third box. Please note the password must be at least 6 characters, digits or a combination of both.

Network Access

All St. John's School of Law faculty and staff will automatically receive a network account. The login name for the network is the first seven letters of the last name and the first initial. For instance, John Smith's network login name would be smithj. The initial password for your network account is Sj and your Storm Card ID#.  Please feel free to contact the IT hotline at 718-990-1430 if you have any difficulty accessing the network.

Network Storage Space

Faculty and Staff members of St. John's University School of Law have 100 MB of storage space available on their Network Drives.

Email Storage Space

The default Mailbox size for all St. John's University employees is 500MB. However with archiving capability of Microsoft Outlook you can save unlimited amount of email in your personal archived folders. The School of Law IT department can assist you with archiving old email when needed.

Classroom Technology

All classrooms in the School of Law are equipped with wireless internet access, network accessible computers, overhead projectors, document cameras, video cassettes and DVD players. Our Staff is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, should you need assistance using any of the equipment.