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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!

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The summer might be over but the fun doesn't have to be. Join us in celebrating Family Weekend!  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!

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!

Family Weekend 2021
Friday to Sunday, October 8–10, 2021
Queens and Staten Island Campuses

Each year, St. John's hosts a weekend dedicated to our students and their families. Family Weekend will return to campus this year taking place Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10, 2021. Family Weekend features great traditional activities like the Family Carnival and much more.

Please note: Family members and guests will not be eligible to enter the residence halls or university apartments.

University Vaccination and Mask Requirements

St. John’s University requires proof COVID-19 vaccination to be present on campus. Guests attending Family Weekend must appear with their St. John’s student at all times and be vaccinated in order to participate in all festivities. Guests are required to show proof of vaccination to COVID-19 (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of J&J/Janssen) to University officials to participate, which can be displayed through the New York State Excelsior Pass app or original CDC vaccination card. Children under 12 must wear masks at all times (indoors and outdoors). All guests who go indoors on campus must wear a mask per University policy.

Please note that events are subject to change based on current public health guidelines and weather. In the event of significant inclement weather, events may be canceled.

Family Weekend Schedule

  • Chappell Players Theatre Group Performance (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evenings) *Tickets required
  • Family Weekend Carnival (Saturday) *Outdoor event
  • Study Abroad Interest Session (Saturday, tentative)
  • Residence Village Block Party (Saturday) *Outdoor event
  • Women’s Soccer Game (Sunday)
  • Mass (Sunday)
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  • Friday, October 8 – Spirit Night (only current students)
  • Saturday, October 11 – Johnny’s Bundles (dinner gift certificate, MetroCards, movie tickets for $40 at our Concierge Desk)
  • Sunday, October 10 – Family Day Carnival
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Helpful Links

There are many great events and opportunities to experience in New York City during Columbus Day weekend.