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Family Weekend

Every year, St. John's hosts a weekend dedicated to our families. Experience a weekend at St. John's and be a part of your student's college experience.

Register for Family Weekend

The summer might be over but the fun doesn't have to be. Join us in celebrating Family Weekend, and enjoy our family carnival and activities as well as Mass on Sunday.

Family Weekend, Friday to Sunday, October 11-13, 2019

See what your student has been up to on campus and how they are adjusting to the St. John's community. We’re family now!

If you need assistance or would like any information, please contact the Orientation Office at 718-990-5353 or [email protected].

    Family Weekend Agenda

    Java Johnnie’s Coffeehouse
    D’Angelo Center Living Room
    5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Had a long week? Join us in the Sedano Coffee House and unwind with some sweet treats and student performances.

    Chappell Players Theatre Group Presents “All Shook Up”
    Little Theatre
    8 p.m.
    The Chappell Players Theatre Group proudly presents a staging of the musical “All Shook Up”. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Little Theatre box office: General Admission is $14, $6 for senior citizens, and $5 for St. John's students with their StormCard.

    SJU Campus Store
    Marillac Hall
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Being a Johnny means showing your school pride.  Stop by the SJU Campus Store and shop for your apparel, books, and other novelties. Mention Family Weekend to receive a 10% discount off clothing and gifts (excludes clearance, diploma frames, and electronics). 

    Family Weekend Vice President of Student Affairs Brunch
    Montgoris Dining Hall
    10:30 a.m. – noon
    Day Two of Family Weekend kicks off with a luncheon in Montgoris Dining Hall. Come and gather with the St. John's community members and enjoy a meal alongside other families and the St. John’s University Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Hutchinson. First 250 people will enter for free with suggested $5 donation. All entrance proceeds and donations will go towards the St. John’s University Student Government, Inc. Senior Scholarship Fund.

    Faculty Presentations
    D’Angelo Center classrooms
    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    University families are invited to join us as distinguished faculty members stage a series of engaging mock lectures.

    Paranormal New York: A look at some of the famous and obscure haunted locations throughout the Five Boros
    D'Angelo Center, Room 308
    Professor Matthew Donnelly, Associate Professor of Discover New York and the Institute for Core Studies, will share the history of some of New York City's most famous landmarks through the festive and peculiar lens of paranormal activity.

    Woodstock in Perspective
    D'Angelo Center, Room 309
    Dr. Phyllis Conn, Associate Professor in the Institute for Core Studies, will provide a historical perspective on the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, connecting Woodstock with the Vietnam War, the student movement, the Stonewall rebellion, and other important events of 1969.

    Lunch at Montgoris
    Montgoris Dining Hall
    Noon – 3 p.m.
    Lunch will be available at Montgoris Dining Hall. All entrance proceeds and donations will go towards the St. John’s University Student Government, Inc. (SGI) Senior Scholarship Fund.

    Family Weekend Carnival
    Great Lawn
    Noon – 4 p.m.
    Families, food, free giveaways, and fun! The carnival is a Family Weekend staple and is an opportunity for families to engage in a fun filled afternoon! Come and enjoy New York style food trucks, carnival games, and so much more right here at St. John’s University!

    Study Abroad Information Session
    D’Angelo Center, Room 306
    1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
    For prospective world travelers, this is the session for you! The Office of International Education (OIE) will be hosting a session for families to receive more information about the wealth of study abroad options offered at St. John's. Any questions regarding program options, costs, and safety can be answered here. Concurrently, OIE will be hosting a pre-departure orientation for the families of students who are already registered to study abroad this winter or spring.

    Chappell Players Theatre Group Presents “All Shook Up”
    Little Theatre
    2 p.m. / 8 p.m.
    The Chappell Players Theatre Group proudly presents a staging of the musical “All Shook Up”. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Little Theatre box office: General Admission is $14, $6 for senior citizens, and $5 for St. John's students with their StormCard. A special discounted admission price of $7 will be available to any family members attending Family Weekend.

    Yoga on the Lawn
    Lawn area across from D’Angelo Center
    3 p.m.
    A combination of relaxation, breathing techniques and exercise, which combats stress and helps circulation and movement of the joints. 

    Block Party
    Residence Village
    4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    The party continues over in the Residence Village with food, music, and of course fun at the Block Party brought to you by the Office of Residence Life!

    Men’s Soccer v. Villanova
    Belson Stadium
    7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Sunday Morning Community Mass
    St. Thomas More Church
    11 a.m.
    Each week, the community comes together partake in a celebration of the Blessed Sacrament.

    Chappell Players Theatre Group Presents “All Shook Up”
    Little Theatre
    2 p.m.
    The Chappell Players Theatre Group proudly presents a staging of the musical “All Shook Up”. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Little Theatre box office: General Admission is $14, $6 for senior citizens, and $5 for St. John's students with their StormCard.

    Student Mass
    St. Thomas More Church
    5:30 p.m.
    Each week, the community comes together partake in a celebration of the Blessed Sacrament. As a closing of Family Weekend, we invite University families to celebrate with their students and the rest of the St. John’s University community.

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