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Virtual Activities

Connect Virtually

Campus Activities provides university wide programs that promote school spirit and pride. Through your involvement within Campus Activities, you will not only enjoy your collegiate experience, but you will also develop invaluable organization, communication, and leadership skills. Research says that an involved student is more likely to feel connected to the institution, continue through graduation, meet new friends, and become an effective leader which will add value to your resume. With over 100 student organizations, major programs, and social activities that take place each semester, you will indulge in a vibrant campus life experience.

Ebony Calvin Headshot

Director of Campus Activities
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Ebony J. Calvin serves as the Director of Campus Life. Within her role she advises the programming boards, cultural groups, and religious organizations recognized under Student Government, Inc. located on the Queens campus. She has dedicated over 10 years to advising students leaders and coordinating student activities at the University.

Ebony received her BS in Marketing from SUNY New Paltz and MBA in Executive Leadership from Tobin School of Business at St. John’s University.

Virtual Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m
Wednesday and Friday: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Ashil Wade Headshot

Assistant Director of Campus Life
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Ashli Wade serves as the Assistant Director of Campus Life. She advises the special interest and social justice organizations as well as the honor societies recognized under Student Government, Inc. for the Queens campus. In addition, Ashli oversees the Campus Concierge operation located in the D'Angelo Center and produces the program Java Johnnies every Friday along with Resident Students Association.

Ashli received her BA in Psychology from St. John's University and will complete her Masters in Criminology and Justice at St. John's University in the upcoming Spring.

Virtual Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Staying Connected

Campus Activities curates a variety of fun and interactive experiences throughout the academic school year to help students navigate, create, and celebrate being a St. John’s student. A few of the most popular opportunities are:

The Fall and Spring Activities Fairs
Biggest opportunity to highlight university departments, organizations, and the multitude of ways students can join clubs and organizations related to their personal interest and passions. 

Commuter Student Resources
Commuter-based initiatives are designed to help you connect with the campus community and the various resources here for you at St. John’s University. Through our signature programs, commuter pride events, meet-ups, and meetings we provide commuters the platform to stay connected with each other and enjoy their St. John’s experience.

Let’s Talk is a monthly lecture series which provides the space for students to learn and develop personally and professionally. Learning how to “adult” can feel challenging, but the Let’s Talk series features experts on topics such as financial literacy, personal branding, networking and more.

In Real Life (IRL) with Campus Activities is the new and improved hybrid event experience you do not want to miss. You can tune into @SJUactivities Live to connect with social media influencers, St. John’s Students, and the Campus Activities team for the ultimate DIY at home activation or RVSP to attend in person. You can discover how to cook a traditional dish, paint a Picasso, curate a music beat, or how to wear the latest trends.

Studio C, formerly known as Java Johnnies is Campus Activities’ way to showcase creatives and artists in our community and beyond. We’re connecting the St. John’s community with live music, art and more on select Fridays throughout the semester at 6pm. Experience performances, interviews and curated content just for St. John’s from a venue on campus or the comfort of your own home!

Red Carpet Welcome is a month-long series of programs including an outdoor movie, fitness classes, the activities fair, athletic events and more to welcome St. John’s students.

Fall Fest is an autumn tradition epitomizing the true St. John’s spirit. Events highlight St. John’s pride and include athletic events, social activities, career development opportunities, Family Weekend, and alumni events.

Winter Carnival celebrates the rich holiday traditions of different cultural backgrounds, faiths, and religious beliefs. The week’s highlights include the annual tree lighting and on- campus fireworks display.

Spring Month is a series of events near the end of the semester celebrating the end of the academic year and featuring events organized by our Student Organizations.

Enhance Your Skills

Each month Campus Activities hosts a virtual CORE workshop, facilitated by experts and professionals in a variety of different fields. So if you are looking for expert advice on branding, networking, financial literacy and more you do not want miss one of these sessions. For more information you can email Campus Activities at [email protected] or follow us on Instagram @SJUactivities for updates and announcements.

University Career Services is open to St. John’s University matriculated undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. We encourage you to begin utilizing University Career Services early and often in your college career.

Check out Student Services for more information.

Experience NYC (and the World!)

Skip the long lines, commuting, and TSA checks. Some of the best museums and attractions are just a click away. Follow our Instagram and twitter account @SJUactivities and explore some of the world’s coolest places from the comfort of your home. You can take a day trip alone or schedule a Zoom experience with your friends. This summer we are going back in person! Stay tuned for a hybrid Experience New York- we are so excited to be back!

Join an Organization

St. John’s University prides itself on being one of the most diverse institutions in the United States. To browse and connect with any of our student organizations, download the St. John's Connect app and browse "Groups" from the sidebar menu.

For the current list of our student organizations, please visit Queens campus organizations and Staten Island campus organizations.

Email Campus Activities at [email protected] for help finding the group that's right for you. Can’t find an organization that interests you? Contact Student Government for help starting your own organization.

    We have some tips and resources for staying connected to your members.

    Club and Organization How-to Videos

    Meeting Up

    St. John’s students can gather together virtually and further the bonds they have made in classes and online using their University WebEx account. WebEx is great for meeting with students when you are unable to meet in person.

    Students should visit sju-students.webex.com and register using their @my.stjohns.edu email.

      At St. John’s, there are a number of ways for you to connect and make friends, regardless of where and how you study. These are not limited to, but include:

      • Student orgs: These student-run organizations are for and by students. By joining a club you can make friends, network with like-minded people, and take part in heaps of different activities. You could even join an org’s executive board and develop your leadership and management skills.
      • Multicultural programs: St. John’s has a vibrant range of multicultural supports and activities throughout the year.
      • Social media: Stay up to date with upcoming activities and opportunities by getting involved via @sjuactivities or the St. John’s Now channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

      More Things to Do

      Campus Activities is committed to creating a fun interactive online experience for all Johnnies. Follow @sjuactivities for updates on games, workshops, live events and so much more. Join us throughout the week and do not miss your opportunity to win a prize or serve as our highlight of the week.

      For more information or to share your event suggestions, email [email protected]. We want to hear from you!

        As with all on-campus services, the Fitness Center and Taffner Field House are closed. But Campus Recreation continues to offer a variety of virtual fitness and recreational activities for the St. John’s community!

        During this unprecedented time, we want to provide our community with an opportunity to come together and get active! We will be hosting online workout classes here.

        Follow @stjohnsrec for virtual challenges, online fitness classes, and much more!

        Need any extra support due to the issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic? Our staff is here to help. The departments of Student Wellness are actively adding on to this set of virtual resources designed to enhance your wellness.

        St. John’s University is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus community where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued.

        The Campus Activities team is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community by hosting innovative and engaging experiences for the entire St. John’s community. As we continue to create and explore new program initiatives, it is our expectation that all Johnnies and patrons who participate in these initiatives familiarize themselves with the Engagement Etiquette guidelines.

        The Student Code of Conduct shall apply to conduct that occurs on University premises, at University-sponsored activities, off-campus conduct and online. Individuals who violate the engagement etiquette rules will be prohibited from participating in future initiatives and referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

        Engagement Etiquette Rules:

        • Participation at your own comfort level and respect of others is encouraged.
        • Bias, Discrimination, or Harassment of any kind is prohibited (HR Policy 704).
        • Swearing, defamation and bullying is strictly banned.
        • Discussions or content featuring illegal activity is forbidden.
        • Posting or sending offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content is prohibited.

        The University encourages every member of the community to report bias. For nonemergency situations, any member of the University community can use the online reporting form available at www.stjohns.edu/reportbias. This form may be completed anonymously, but be sure to include as much information as possible so that the University can respond. Bias reports can also be made to the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity and Compliance, and can be reached at 718-990-1865 (press 4). In the event of an emergency, including but not limited to situations involving violence or threats of violence, please call 911 or the Department of Public Safety.