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Parent and Family Connections


Parent and Family Connections aims to provide you—our parents, families, and supporters—with various opportunities to become better acquainted with St. John’s University and the services we offer.

We consider you to be members of our University community and a partner in your student’s college experience. Establishing a relationship with you is an important component to ensure your student’s success.

About Parent and Family Connections

It is our goal to assist you during your student’s transition to St. John’s and throughout their entire academic career.


We host virtual and in-person programs on campus and in your region that inform as well as celebrate St. John’s more than 150-year legacy.


Parent and Family Connections serve as the communication link between you and the University.


You know your student best; Parent and Family Connections is a resource when you feel your student needs extra support or when you have a question or concern.

While at St. John’s University, your student can become involved in various student organizations, leadership development programs, internships, and service. Navigating through this experience is a journey—a Johnny’s Journey to Success.

Every student creates their own unique path. We invite you to join us on your student’s journey.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 718-990-5783; [email protected]. We hope that your student takes advantage of the opportunities here—and that you continue to play an active role in their life during this important time.


To build a strong relationship between parents, family members, and supporters of current St. John’s students and the University that encourages student persistence to graduate and achieve their career goals.


Parent and Family Connections educates, engages, and guides parents, family members, and supporters of St. John’s University students with the goal of successful student transition and retention to degree completion.

This program serves parents, family members, and supporters by providing helpful information and resources that ensure a healthy level of involvement in a student’s college experience. It offers a variety of events, educational programs, and other opportunities to get involved in the University community and contribute to a student’s academic experience.


Karen Simons, Director Parent & Family Relations
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St. John’s University
Chiang Ching-Kuo Hall
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

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