Kelleher Center building

Staten Island Campus Life

Campus Life: Activities, Greek Life, Intramurals, Recreation and Fitness

Staten Island Campus Life is not limited to new students. We hope that students will continue to be involved in campus activities throughout their college career. Our Campus Life activities ensure that there is never a dull moment on campus! This year, we added a campus Movie, Fitness, and NYC Theatre Broadway Show Series - Broadway plays are offered at discount.

Greek Life is also a large presence on the Staten Island campus. The University believes involvement in fraternities and sororities is one of many ways to enhance the quality of life for students by providing a range of opportunities for meaningful individual and group involvement, development, and growth. The St. John's Staten Island community offers a variety of fraternities and sororities from which you may choose. They are committed to educating members and potential members about academic values, community service, leadership, brother and sisterhood, interfraternalism, personal integrity and social development. Greek recruitment is at the beginning of each semester. Staten Island’s Greek Community hosts a fun-filled week of competition during Greek Week held late in the spring semester. Greek-affiliated students also have the opportunity to apply for membership in the Order of Omega, a National Greek Honor Society.

Campus Life also offers many large-scale traditions. These include the Activities fair, Welcome and End of the Year BBQs, Spirit Night, Family Day, Winter Carnival, and Awards Nights. These events serve to bond students, faculty, administration, and staff.

There are over 40 student clubs/organizations on the Staten Island campus. Students choose from clubs that support academics, service, culture, performing arts, politics, honor societies, media/student publications, Religion, Greek life, and other special interests.

If you were involved in high school athletics, don’t put away your equipment yet. Staten Island is committed to supporting the University’s Division One athletic teams in addition to our own campus’s Intramural Sports. Tickets to sporting events hosted on the Queens campus and Madison Square Garden are often made available. Students can also participate in a variety of intramural activities including volleyball, football, basketball, and softball.

The Fitness Center is open seven days a week to all students throughout the academic year. It is equipped with state-of-the-art-equipment and offers a wide-range of fitness classes during the week including pilates, kick-boxing, yoga, and body conditioning. All classes are free.

Free shuttle buses connect students to the Queens campus, to points of interest on Staten Island and to the celebrated Staten Island Ferry. A free, 20-minute ride across New York Bay brings students to exciting lower Manhattan.

Get Involved

Upcoming Events

  • St. John’s University-Sponsored Events
  • Weekend Events

Traditions and Signature Programs

Check out these events, made with commuters in mind!

  • Fitness Center/Intramurals

There are so many ways to stay fit on Staten Island!

Campus Concierge

  • Ticket Availability and Hours of Operation

Department Links

Guide for Student Services

  •  Go-To Guide

Contact Information

David Gachigo
Associate Dean
Student Affairs
Campus Center- Room B11
Campus Ext. 4345
[email protected]

Office of Student Life

Office of Admission
St. John's University
300 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
[email protected] 

Commuter Programs and Services

Parking on Campus

Commuter Discounts

Metropolitan Transit Authority
Although student discounts are not available for MTA subway and bus users, you can save money by purchasing 7-Day or 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCards.

Amtrak offers discounts for students who have a Student Advantage Card, an International Student Identification Card, who are active US Military personnel, or AAA members.

MetroNorth and the Long Island Rail Road
All individuals (not just students) can use the Mail and Ride program and save between 2% and 5% when you have monthly passes automatically mailed to your home.

Commuter Links

Free & Cheap NYC

All St. John’s students MUST use their StormCard as the primary means of identification. A defective StormCard MUST be replaced to maintain privileges regarding visitation.

St. John’s University’s mission has a clear focus on the dignity of the human person.  As such, the Office of Residence Life supports policies, practices and procedures which enhance that dignity. We believe it is our duty to create a residential living environment that promotes our students’ academic, personal, social and spiritual development. We strive to promote this development within a vibrant residential learning community. Visitation is a privilege, not a right. Visitors may not infringe on the rights of other residents to study, sleep or to socialize in their room/suite/building. Residents are fully responsible for the actions and behaviors of their visitors.

In support of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and our University's Vincentian Mission, we are committed to providing a holistic moral education. Therefore, we do not condone the following in the residence halls: cohabitation, exploitive relationships, daytime or overnight visitors/residents involved in sexual intimacy.

Daytime Visitation

  • Visitation hours for STJ students are 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM seven days a week.
  • Visitation hours for non-STJ individuals are 7:00 AM – Midnight seven days a week.

Hosts are allowed up to two daytime visitors.

  • STJ students must be signed in by 2:00 AM
  • Non- STJ individuals must be signed in by 11:00 PM

St. John’s Students
In the residence halls, a daytime STJ visitor will hand his/her StormCard to the Resident Safety Monitor who will verify status and allow entry with host.  Upon leaving the building, the guest will hand his/her StormCard to the Resident Safety Monitor, who will complete the visit by signing the guest out of the building.  StormCards are never left at the desk.

Overnight Guests
Resident hosts are allowed to host overnight guests (same gender as host) 20 times per academic semester.  Hosts may register no more than three overnight guests in a seven-day period.  Guests may be registered as overnight visitors no more than three times in a seven-day period.  Guests must abide by the Residence Hall visitation policy.  Those not registered online are not allowed overnight guest privileges.

All overnight guests must be registered with the Department of Public Safety by 9:00 PM on the night the guest wishes to stay. The host must use the online guest registration form on MySJU to request an overnight guest.

Campus Dining
Queens, Staten Island, & Manhattan

  • Commuter meal plans
  • Dining locations and hours of operation


  • Women’s & Men’s Locker Rooms, Kelleher Fitness Center

Student Lounges

  • Campus Center Game Room
  • Da Silva Academic Center (1st Floor)
  • Mahoney
    • Rathskeller Center (aka The RAT)
    • Honors Lounge (1st Floor)
  • Loretto Memorial Library

Shuttle Bus Schedule