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Virtual Activities

Connect Virtually

The Campus Activities team is here to help! Contact us to schedule a time to connect or pop in on one of our live virtual sessions. We want to hear from you.

Ebony Calvin Headshot

Director of Campus Activities
[email protected]

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

Are you looking to stay connected to your St. John’s community while classes are online? Follow @StJohnsNow and @StJohnsNowSI on Instagram for campus news, staying well and self-care practices, online activities you can join, upcoming virtual events, and more!

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. Check out these sites and explore some of the world’s coolest places from the comfort of your home. You take a day trip alone or schedule a Zoom experience with your friends.

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!

        Java Johnnies is live every Friday at 5 p.m. Tune in to @SJUactivities on Instagram to connect with new artists, experience live music and win prizes. In case you miss the live you can watch the recap on our IGTV. If you think you have what it takes to perform during Java Johnnies or you know someone with talent, email us at [email protected].

        As always, our Java audience can show love and vote on their favorite contestant! Follow @sjuactivities for your daily dose of engagement and especially on Fridays, live at 5 p.m.!

        Giveback Tuesday is a give one get one program designed specifically for St. John’s students to spread the love! Shine some light on your peers by responding to our weekly question presented on our Instagram story! Share positive stories about the impact your friend has had on you or the St. John’s community and if they are chosen, you’ll win a prize too! Winners will be announced on our Instagram feed every Tuesday so make sure to follow us @SJUActivities!

        Giveback Tuesdays Campus Activities

        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.