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Commuter Student Resources

To ensure our commuter students are enjoying their St. John’s experience, we offer a variety of different resources from where to park, easy access to mass transit, and how to get involved! Additional information can be found throughout the St. John’s website.

The best way to enjoy your student experience is by getting involved!

Every semester there is an activities fair where all student organizations are promoting themselves to the student body. If students miss these events, the best way to get involved is by visiting the Student Engagement Resource Center in D’Angelo Center, room 125.

 

Throughout the week, there are events hosted by University departments and student organizations. A majority of these events occur during Common Hour. Common Hour is Mondays and Thursdays from 1:50 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Specific commuter student based events events occur once a month, throughout the semester.

Commuter Week, a week long celebration to recognize Commuter students, is hosted every spring.

The best way to stay up-to-date on this is through the University Calendar on MySJU and by following @StJohnsNow and @SJUActivities on social media.

St. John's University is pleased to provide shuttle bus service to assist you with your transportation needs.
The shuttle bus service is free and open to all University students. Use of the service is dependent on adhering to the shuttle bus service guidelines. Please note that shuttle bus schedules are subject to change.

The shuttle bus arrives and departs as follows: LIRR Jamaica Station/E, J, and Z Trains, Kingston and Henley, Queens Campus Lot J, DePaul 147-14, Union Tpke, Seton 152-11, Union Tpke, Queens Campus Lot J, Kingston and Henley, F Train and LIRR Jamaica Station/E, J, and Z Trains.

For more information, visit Shuttle Bus Service and the St. John's Shuttle Bus Tracker.

MetroCard are available for purchase from Campus Concierge in the D’Angelo Center, 2nd floor. Options include $5.50, $11, and $22. Only cash is accepted.

The University Bookstore also sells MetroCards and accepts card and cash payments.

 

Bus:

  • Q46
    Union Tpk/174 St
  • Q31
    Utopia Pkwy/Union Tpk
  • Q30
    Utopia Pkwy/Union Tpk

Subway:

  • E train - Union Tpke - Kew Gardens Station
    Transfers available to the F train
  • F train - 169th Street Station

LIRR:

  • Jamaica Center
    93-02 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435. Corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, 2 blocks south of Jamaica Avenue. The easiest way to Kennedy Airport is by AirTrain. AirTrain JFK leaves from the terminal adjacent to the Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station every 2 to 12 minutes, depending upon the time of day.
  • Kew Gardens
    Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard, between Queens Boulevard and Metropolitan Avenue.
  • Bayside
    213th Street and 41st Avenue, off Bell Boulevard and just north of Northern Boulevard.

Go to MySJU and click on the "Access UIS" button. Click on “Personal Information” and then “Parking Permit Application,” and follow the on-screen instructions.

All permits will be mailed directly to applicant’s home address within 5–7 business days.

Parking permits for Seton Complex, DePaul House, Henley Road, and Bartilucci are issued from Public Safety in person. These permits are issued based on eligibility determined by Public Safety senior administrators. Once the determination is finalized, a list of eligible University members (e.g., students, employees, administrators) is forwarded to Public Safety.

Please note that all vehicle and parking regulations apply with Seton Complex, DePaul House, and Henley permits on campus.

Bartilucci parking permits are valid during the hours 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. only.

Gate 1 (Main Gate) – (opens 6 a.m. – closes midnight; when school in session)
Located on Utopia Parkway at Kildare Road – Visitor Entrance and Exit Only

Gate 1A drive up Booth – (opens 6 a.m. – closes midnight; when school in session)
Located along Gate 1 ingress roadway

Gate 1B – Pedestrian Walk‐way (opens midnight – closes 6 a.m.)
Located on Utopia Parkway; 100 feet south of Gate 1

Gate 2 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Utopia Parkway between 80th Road and Kildare Road

Gate 3 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Utopia Parkway south of Union Turnpike at 80th Road

Gate 4 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Union Turnpike at 175 Street (gate closest to Carnesecca Arena)

Gate 5 – (Pedestrian Walk‐way opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Union Turnpike at 173 Street

Gate 6 – Pedestrian Walk‐way (manned 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.) and Drive in (24-hour access)
Located on 170 Street and Goethals Avenue

Gate 7 – Pedestrian Walk‐way and Drive in (opens 6 a.m. – closes 7 p.m.)
Located on 82nd Avenue at 172 Street

Gate 8 – Shuttle Walk‐way (opens 6 a.m. ‐ closes 11 p.m.)
Located on 82nd Avenue at 173 Street

Gate 9 – Emergency use only
Located at Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue