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Move-in Survival Guide

In making the decision to live with us this year, you have just taken your college experience to the next level. The convenience and added amenities of the Residence Life program will prepare you for a fully engaged and top-notch experience.

Return to Campus - Fall 2020

The Office of Residence Life has developed a student-focused plan for Fall 2020. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate multiple move-in days this fall. You will be notified of your move-in date and time later this month.

Three Things to Know:

  • The academic calendar has been adjusted to August 24 being the first day of class, with in-person classes ending before the Thanksgiving break and final exam/assessment week will be conducted remotely the following week.
     
  • We plan to offer a combination of on-campus face-to-face courses, courses in a hybrid format, as well as online classes. Students who are registered for hybrid classes but would prefer to take the class remotely will be accommodated if in most cases. Please connect with your academic advisor to discuss this. All classrooms will be reconfigured to accommodate social distancing during in-person instruction.
     
  • Residential spaces will have reduced density, e.g., eliminating triple and quad occupancy rooms. The University has identified a residential building for quarantine and isolation purposes only (St. Vincent Hall), and no students will reside in this building other than for these purposes.

Dear Student,

Please note: We ask all members of our St. John’s community to recognize and accept that we may need to change our plans based on public health concerns, changes in NYC and NYS guidelines, and for other considerations.

St. John’s Residence Life Move-In 2020

The residential experience for students in St. John’s University housing for the 2020–2021 academic year will look different than in years past, as we live in the COVID-19 environment. We will continue to monitor and adjust our plans in accordance with guidance from the city and state. The Office of Residence Life remains committed to creating an environment that promotes the health and well-being of our community, while offering programs and services, many virtually, that will help students build community in new ways.

As each of you confirms your fall plans, we ask that you and your families discuss and commit to your own health and safety, and well as that of your peers, your faculty members, the staff of our residence halls and dining facilities, and all members of our St. John’s and local communities. By electing to come to campus, you commit to taking these steps:

  • Wearing face coverings in all campus spaces (outside your room), at all times.
  • Maintaining six feet of social distance from others, including your classmates, faculty, and staff in all spaces outside your room.
  • Reporting symptoms on the St. John’s COVID screening app accurately and consistently every day.
  • Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Complying with contact tracing efforts, isolation protocols and quarantine periods as directed.
  • Limiting social gatherings—either on or off campus— to minimize contact with large groups of people.

Move-in Expectations

  • Students may be accompanied by one individual to assist with move-in.
  • Everyone is expected to wear face coverings, wash their hands often, and maintain social distance.
  • Anyone experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay away from campus during move-in.
  • Everyone who attends move-in will need to complete the St. John’s COVID screening app prior to being allowed on campus.
  • Starting with move-in and continuing through the semester, outside guests will not be permitted in the residence halls. Overnight and daytime visitation (including from room to room) will be suspended.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to bring only belongings needed for the fall term. By minimizing belongings, it will be easier for students to keep their room clean and will allow for greater social distancing space between roommates.

Reopening

The reopening of St. John’s University housing for the 2020-2021 academic year will meet the requirements and guidance provided by the State and the City of New York. We will notify you in the event their guidelines require us to make changes to move-in plans, and will continue to update the “Move-in Survival Guide” with Information and instructions. Reminders will be sent to students’ St. John’s email account, so please monitor your email daily.

Arrival Information

Move-in will take place by appointment over an 11-day period, which will be staggered to reduce crowd surges on campus from Thursday, August 13th to Sunday, August 23rd. Classes will begin on Monday, August 24th. To schedule your move-in appointment, please visit the Move-in Appointment Scheduler Application. Early arrival requests will not be able to be accommodated under any circumstances.

State and National 14-Day Quarantine Requirements

New York State has issued a travel advisory requiring a 14-day quarantine for anyone returning from states that have a high level of COVID-19 community spread. In addition, we now read the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance as requiring all travelers coming from international locations (independent of nationality) to quarantine for the same period of time. These travel advisories are subject to change. Please note that these quarantines apply whether or not you plan to live in University housing. However, students who have chosen to live in St. John’s housing have an additional option for meeting this requirement.

Option 1: Quarantining On-Campus (available to resident students only)

We are happy to offer this option for students who are able to arrive to campus on Saturday, August 1, and if the number of students selecting this option is significant we will add another move-in day on Sunday, August 2. In order to choose this option, students from restricted locations must complete the Residence Life Quarantine Notification Formimmediately! This is the last opportunity to complete this form. In addition, please Schedule your 14-Day Quarantine Arrival Appointment. Please schedule your appointment no later than Tuesday, July 28th.

Unfortunately, students who do not follow these instructions will not be able to complete the quarantine on campus. The University has provided the following accommodations for students choosing to quarantine on campus:

  • Quarantine Housing & Costs- Though quarantine housing falls outside of the school-year housing agreement, to make this difficult situation easier for families, there will be no additional residence hall cost for quarantining on campus. There will be a charge for meals, which will be delivered directly to student rooms, as detailed below. On-campus quarantine may take place in one of two locations:
    • Residence hall bedroom (not available for residents of DaSilva or Goethals): unless both residents of room need and choose quarantine on campus, this option is preferred.
    • St. Vincent Hall or Henley Complex: All residents in DaSilva and Goethals will be assigned to a space in these buildings. In cases where two residents of a room (in a different residence hall) both need an on-campus quarantine, the student assigned the “B” bed in the housing portal (i.e. Donovan Hall R301 A vs. Donovan Hall R301 B) will live in either St. Vincent or Henley. At the end of the quarantine period, students who do not display symptoms will move to their assigned space for the fall.
  • Meal Plan- Our campus dining partners at Chartwells have developed a special student meal plan with dining choices for $32 per day during the quarantine period, with the standard dining plan beginning on August 17. Food will be delivered to students each day. Because students cannot leave their rooms for the duration of quarantine period, this mandatory plan includes delivery to student rooms. The meal plan will be charged to student accounts.
  • PCR COVID Testing- St. John’s has partnered with New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital (NYPQ) to administer a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID test to students who will quarantine on campus. The test will be completed on initial arrival to St. John’s. Students who test positive will be relocated to St. Vincent’s Hall for the remainder of the 14-day period. They will be monitored by the New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital (NYPQ) COVID Care Team to ensure that they are well-cared-for during that period. The cost of the PCR test to students is $130 and is covered by the St. John’s health insurance. It may also be covered by other insurance for students who have different plans. Please Note: Additional instructions for students choosing to quarantine on campus will be sent next week.

Check-in Date

Group

To Schedule an Appointment

Saturday, August 1 (and potentially Sunday, August 2)

14-day Quarantine Students (including RAs needing to quarantine)

To schedule an appointment, click HERE starting early next week

  • Student Adherence to Quarantine- Students in quarantine will need to commit to a behavioral health contract outlining the requirements of the quarantine prior to move-in. Students who break quarantine, refuse to engage in the daily symptom log, refuse PCR testing, or violate other standard rules of residence life will need to restart quarantine off-campus at their own expense. Students will be expected to abide by the code of conduct at all times while on campus including the quarantine period.

Option 2: Quarantining at a Hotel or with Family

Students choosing to quarantine on their own may be interested in doing so with family or in an off-campus hotel. While we cannot accommodate families on campus, we have identified a few locations near the Queens campus, and others in Manhattan, that have offered specialty pricing for St. John’s students and their families during the quarantine period. Note that students who chose this option will be required to provide a negative PCR COVID test to Student Health Services prior to entering campus for either move-in or, in the case of students living off campus, the start of classes. Available hotels:

Adria Hotel/ Best Western Hotel- Bayside
221-17 Northern Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361
$99 per night (parking is included)
The Adria Hotel Promotional Code is SJ20
The Best Western Promotional Code is: T36HI9G6

Archer Hotel
45 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018
$99.00 per night (plus taxes and fees). Booking code: 4538STJU. Contact [email protected].
Website: Archer Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott- Fresh Meadows
183-15 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11365
$105 per night (parking an additional $15 per night)
Group rate for St. John's University

Millennium Premier New York Times Square
133 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Queen Guestrooms - $99 + tax
Double Bedded Guestroom - $139 + tax
Via Booking Link: Millennium TSQ St. John's Group Booking Link (Choose your preferred room and edit dates on the right hand side of the page)
Via Phone: Call toll free # +1-866-568-0896 (ask for St. John’s College special group rate)

Move-in At a Glance

Move-in will take place by appointment only. Unfortunately, students who do not have an appointment will be turned away. Appointments are staggered to ensure appropriate social distancing. Students can schedule their appointment using the Move-in Appointment Scheduler Application. Please schedule your appointment based on the chart below:

Check-in Date

Group

Residence Hall

Thursday, August 13

Law Students, RAs only

DePaul and RA Assignments

Friday, August 14

Resident Assistants only

RA Assignments

Tuesday, August 18

3Y, 4Y students only

Carey, Goethals,

Henley, Seton, Founders, and

Donovan

Wednesday, August 19

2Y, 3Y, 4Y students only

O’Connor, Century, Founders,

DaSilva, Henley

Thursday, August 20

2Y, Grad students only

O’Connor, Century, DaSilva, Henley,

and DePaul

Friday, August 21

1Y, 2Y students only

O’Connor, Century, DaSilva, Henley,

Donovan

Saturday, August 22

1Y students only

DaSilva, Hollis, Donovan, and

Staten Island

Sunday, August 23

1Y, 2Y and Transfer students only

Hollis, Donovan, Century, and

Staten Island

Move-in Assistance

Students may bring one (1) person to assist them with the move-in process. Access to campus and the residence hall will be limited to the student and that one person, so we ask that families plan ahead. Students should pack only the most necessary items. Though a limited number of moving carts will be available to be signed out that day, we encourage students to bring a hand truck or dolly to assist in the unloading process. Each St. John’s cart will be sanitized after use.

Stored Items with TSI

Students who stored items with TSI over the summer will have their belongings returned to campus during the move-in period. When possible, items will be delivered to your new assignment prior to arrival. Students who are required to complete a 14-day quarantine and who do so on campus will receive their items following the end of the quarantine period.

Microfridge Rentals

St. John’s students can elect to order a microfridge unit for their room from our preferred partner, University Logistics. To learn more about microfridges, please view this short informational video, or visit their website at www.mymicrofridge.com. To contact by phone, their call center can be reached at 1-800-525-7307.

Note for students quarantining on campus: be sure to order your microfridge by Friday, July 24th to ensure it is in your room prior to arrival. In addition, be aware that student rooms in Donovan Hall are not equipped with a microwave or refrigerator provided by the University since there is no common space.

Move-in Survival Guide

For added convenience, St. John’s has developed the Move-in Survival Guide online which contains information including packing lists, mailing addresses, arrival times, and answers to frequently asked questions about move-in in one location.

We are excited for your arrival on campus! Welcome Home!

The Office of Residence Life

Supplemental COVID Packing List

Before coming to campus We have prepared a supplement to the packing list in our Move-in Survival Guide. Please contact your health care provider to discuss what you should bring to campus.

Before arriving on campus, please get your flu shot! A flu shot is an important step in protecting your health. Per New York State, Department of Health guidance for higher education during the COVID-19 public health emergency, anyone with flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days.

To help, we have developed the following list of items you should bring to help you stay healthy:

  • A thermometer
  • Tylenol (e.g. Acetaminophen)
  • Advil (e.g., Ibuprofen)
  • Cough drops
  • At least a 30-day supply of any prescribed medications (if you can arrange for a 90-day supply so you have enough prescribed medications until you return home before Thanksgiving that would be best.)
  • Plenty of water, sports drinks, tea, etc., to help you stay hydrated if you become ill
  • Plenty of face coverings; you will be asked to wear a mask in public areas. Face coverings should be changed daily. Reusable face coverings need to be washed after each use.
  • Hand soap
  • Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
  • Cleaning supplies (e.g., disinfecting spray, Clorox wipes) to clean bathrooms, common areas, desks, sinks, computer keyboards, etc. before and after every use
  • Paper towels
  • Your insurance card and the number for your primary care physician; please check with your health insurance company to confirm that they reimburse for tele-health appointments.
A version of the following message was distributed to students who, according to our records, may reside in a state or country with travel restrictions in place. If you are a resident student, please ensure you understand these requirements. Since we originally sent this message, we have broadened our quarantine requirements to include all students arriving from abroad (independent of nationality).

Dear Student,

According to our records, your mailing address on file with us indicates you may be residing in a state/country that currently is under travel advisory from New York State or the Center for Disease Control. As such, we want to be sure you have reviewed the information below, which was communicated to students by email on Friday, July 17th, and follow the instructions provided:

State and National 14-Day Quarantine Requirements

New York State has issued a travel advisory requiring a 14-day quarantine for anyone returning from states that have a high level of COVID-19 community spread. In addition, national guidance requires all students arriving from abroad (independent of nationality) to meet the same 14-day quarantine. [NB: this last sentence represents a change from our initial July 17 email.] These travel advisories are subject to change. Students have a few options for meeting this requirement.

Option 1: Quarantining On-Campus (available to resident students only)

We are happy to offer this option for students who are able to arrive to campus on Saturday, August 1, and if the number of students selecting this option is significant we will add another move-in day on Sunday, August 2. In order to choose this option, students from restricted locations must complete the Residence Life Quarantine Notification Formimmediately! This is the last opportunity to complete this form. In addition, please Schedule your 14-Day Quarantine Arrival Appointment. Please schedule your appointment no later than Tuesday, July 28th.

Unfortunately, students who do not follow these instructions will not be able to complete the quarantine on campus. The University has provided the following accommodations for students choosing to quarantine on campus:

  • Quarantine Housing & Costs- Though quarantine housing falls outside of the school-year housing agreement, to make this difficult situation easier for families, there will be no additional residence hall cost for quarantining on campus. There will be a charge for meals, which will be delivered directly to student rooms, as detailed below. On-campus quarantine may take place in one of two locations:
    • Residence hall bedroom (not available for residents of DaSilva or Goethals): unless both residents of room need and choose quarantine on campus, this option is preferred.
    • St. Vincent Hall or Henley Complex: All residents in DaSilva and Goethals will be assigned to a space in these buildings. In cases where two residents of a room (in a different residence hall) both need an on-campus quarantine, the student assigned the “B” bed in the housing portal (i.e. Donovan Hall R301 A vs. Donovan Hall R301 B) will live in either St. Vincent or Henley. At the end of the quarantine period, students who do not display symptoms will move to their assigned space for the fall.
      Important: Donovan Hall residents will need to provide their own microfridge unit or rent one. Donovan rooms are not equipped with microwaves nor refrigerators; both are needed for meals. A microfridge needs to be in place on August 1 as you start your quarantine. (Updated July 24)
  • Meal Plan: Our campus dining partners at Chartwells have developed a special student meal plan with dining choices for $32 per day during the quarantine period, with the standard dining plan beginning on August 17. Food will be delivered to students each day. Because students cannot leave their rooms for the duration of quarantine period, this mandatory plan includes delivery to student rooms. The meal plan will be charged to student accounts.
  • PCR COVID Testing: St. John’s has partnered with New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital (NYPQ) to administer a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID test to students who will quarantine on campus. The test will be completed on initial arrival to St. John’s. Students who test positive will be relocated to St. Vincent’s Hall for the remainder of the 14-day period. They will be monitored by the New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital (NYPQ) COVID Care Team to ensure that they are well-cared-for during that period. The cost of the PCR test to students is $130 and is covered by the St. John’s health insurance. It may also be covered by other insurance for students who have different plans. Please note: Additional instructions for students choosing to quarantine on campus will be sent next week.
    Check-in DateGroupTo Schedule an Appointment
    Saturday, August 114-day Quarantine Students (including RAs needing to quarantine)To schedule an appointment, click HERE (appointments will go live in 24-48hours)
  • Student Adherence to Quarantine- Students in quarantine will need to commit to a behavioral health contract outlining the requirements of the quarantine prior to move-in. Students who break quarantine, refuse to engage in the daily symptom log, refuse PCR testing, or violate other standard rules of residence life will need to restart quarantine off-campus at their own expense. Students will be expected to abide by the code of conduct at all times while on campus including the quarantine period.

Option 2: Quarantining at a Hotel or with Family

Students choosing to quarantine on their own may be interested in doing so with family or in an off-campus hotel. While we cannot accommodate families on campus, we have identified a few locations near the Queens campus, and others in Manhattan, that have offered specialty pricing for St. John’s students and their families during the quarantine period. Note that students who chose this option will be required to provide a negative PCR COVID test to Student Health Services prior to entering campus for either move-in or, in the case of students living off campus, the start of classes. Available hotels:

Adria Hotel/ Best Western Hotel- Bayside
221-17 Northern Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361
$99 per night (parking is included)
The Adria Hotel Promotional Code is SJ20 / The Best Western Promotional Code is: T36HI9G6

Archer Hotel
45 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018
$99.00 per night (plus taxes and fees). Booking code: 4538STJU. Contact [email protected].
Website: Archer Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott- Fresh Meadows
183-15 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11365
$105 per night (parking an additional $15 per night)- Group rate for St. John's University

Millennium Premier New York Times Square
133 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Queen Guestrooms - $99 + tax
Double Bedded Guestroom - $139 + tax
Via Booking Link: Millennium TSQ St. John's Group Booking Link (Choose your preferred room and edit dates on the right hand side of the page)
Via Phone: Call toll free # +1-866-568-0896 (ask for St. John’s College special group rate)

Move-in Assistance

Students may bring one (1) person to assist them with the move-in process. Access to campus and the residence hall will be limited to the student and that one person, so we ask that families plan ahead. Students should pack only the most necessary items. Though a limited number of moving carts will be available to be signed out that day, we encourage students to bring a hand truck or dolly to assist in the unloading process. Each St. John’s cart will be sanitized after use.

Stored Items with TSI

Students who stored items with TSI over the summer will have their belongings returned to campus during the move-in period. When possible, items will be delivered to your new assignment prior to arrival. Students who are required to complete a 14-day quarantine and who do so on campus will receive their items following the end of the quarantine period.

Microfridge Rentals

St. John’s students can elect to order a microfridge unit for their room from our preferred partner, University Logistics. To learn more about microfridges, please view this short informational video, or visit their website at www.mymicrofridge.com. To contact by phone, their call center can be reached at 1-800-525-7307.

Note for students quarantining on campus: be sure to order your microfridge by Friday, July 24th to ensure it is in your room prior to arrival. In addition, be aware that student rooms in Donovan Hall are not equipped with a microwave or refrigerator provided by the University since there is no common space.

Move-in Survival Guide

For added convenience, St. John’s has developed the Move-in Survival Guide online which contains information including packing lists, mailing addresses, arrival times, and answers to frequently asked questions about move-in in one location.

We are excited for your arrival on campus! Welcome home!

The Office of Residence Life

Campus Dining is adapting its operations to the new reality of social distancing, enhanced sanitization protocols, and modified service style. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Campus Dining is fully committed to providing healthy and nutritious meal options. We are proud to announce the following enhancements to our dining program for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Due to ongoing planning and state and federal guidance for social distancing due to the COVID pandemic, Campus Dining Services is putting together a plan to safely return to dining on campus for the upcoming semesters. You can expect to see many changes in an effort to provide a safer on campus dining experience. Some of the food service options may change as all self-service items will be eliminated and replaced with either pre-packaged or associate served items. And only single service items will be used for dressings, condiments, dressings, soft drinks and dining utensils. Seating capacities will be reduced to comply with new social distancing guidelines and new signage will be in place to assist with adherence to these new guidelines. Protective barriers will be added to many stations where a social distancing cannot be achieved otherwise.

A new point of sale system will be put in place with StormCard tap and go technology at all dining locations, and Montgoris Dining Hall will have two new self-tap in stations at the entrance. The use of Boost Mobile Ordering will be expanded to reduce lines and Boost will now be integrated with the StormCard as an added convenience. The use of mobile ordering kiosks is also being explored to reduce both lines and wait times in the more popular areas along with an enhanced take out and grab and go program. Face masks are expected to be worn by all Campus Dining Services Associates and a new practice will be implemented to ensure that a wellness check is conducted with each associate as they begin their work day.

Opening the Red Storm Diner this school year no longer makes practical sense as only a limited number of students can be accommodated with the new social distancing requirements. With this in mind, Campus Dining Services will move all the popular diner menu items along with the existing diner staff to Montgoris Dining Hall. This new late night menu addition to Montgoris Hall will include pancakes, specialty burgers, sandwiches, salads along with other nightly specials. With this transition, the hours of Montgoris Dining Hall will be extended until 1A.M. daily which will allow for greater flexibility for all resident meal plan participants who will now be able to dine in a location better suited for social distancing into the late night. Resident students will be able to use their regular board swipes and not have to utilize additional points or other payments to access the late night menu options as this will be included with the existing resident meal plans. And in fact to give additional flexibility to the meal plans, 50 Meal Plan Points will be added to all resident meal plans for the fall semester.

With an expected drop in retail dining due to reduced seating capacities on campus; Campus Dining Services may close some of the low volume concepts to better align with the expected new seating capacities. However a lunch time meal exchange will be now allowed at the Marillac Food Court to help accommodate students on resident meal plans. For the most up to date Campus Dining information please visit the Dining Services website.

Additional updates from Campus Dining are being finalized and will be added to the website over the coming weeks.

Following public health guidelines, resident students will be provided with one reusable cloth face covering and will be required to adhere to social distancing protocols. In-person gatherings are expected to be limited, and we are working on alternatives for large meetings and events.

Face coverings will be required in public areas and whenever social distancing is not possible. Please wash your face mask every day, and single-use face masks should be properly disposed of after each use. We encourage students to bring additional reusable face coverings.

The University will implement increased cleaning and sanitization protocols to meet CDC and DOH requirements. Hand sanitizer stations will be made available throughout campus. There will be signage posted prominently across campus to remind everyone of the importance of proper hygiene practices.

The University will implement guest restrictions this Fall in order to encourage social distancing in the residence halls.

Please Note: We ask all members of our St. John’s community to recognize and accept that we may need to change our plans based on public health considerations, changes in NYC and NYS guidelines, and for other considerations.

StormCard Online Photo Submission

The StormCard office is making it easier for you to get your ID card before arriving on campus for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. You can now upload a digital picture through our online photo submission portal. If you are an incoming resident student, we are requiring you to submit your photo by August 12, 2020, to ensure it is ready when you arrive to campus.

Move-in Information

The best thing you can do before you move in is prepare. Residence Life would like to familiarize you with the move-in process and some of our policies and procedures so you will be off to a great start.

Additional information regarding move-in instructions for Fall 2020 will be posted in the month of July.

Upon Your Arrival to Campus

Please arrive on campus during your scheduled move-in date and time, and you will need: 

  • StormCard (student ID card)
  •  Move-in Ready Checklist complete- All check marks completed

Enter through the nearest gate and proceed to the appropriate parking area as directed by Public Safety.

University bills must be paid or the appropriate financial arrangements must have been made prior to move-in. Even though Student Financial Services may be available on Move-In Day, we strongly urge students to make sure that bills are paid in advance of arrival to campus. If a bill is not paid, students will not be able to complete the check-in process. University bills include tuition and housing charges, as well as other University fees.

Fall term bills are due by Wednesday, August 5, 2020. You can view your bill in MySJU, and we suggest you double-check your account before you depart.

Move-in Reminders

You are about to move into a new home, so you need to bring necessities and a few items to make your stay in campus housing more comfortable and enjoyable. We hope these lists of “Things You Can Bring” and “Things You Cannot Bring” help you make informed decisions about what to pack.

As you are gathering your items, keep in mind that you will have roommates and/or suitemates who will also bring a carload of belongings. Please refer to the Residence Life Handbook for clarification on any items.Cancel

Things You Can Bring:

  • Linens/blankets (standard twin)
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Cleaning supplies (mop, broom, wipes)
  • Garbage can
  • Hangers
  • Area rug (not carpet tiles)
  • Dishes/utensils
  • Refrigerator (4.0 cubic feet or less) (or you can rent from University Logistics)
  • Television/DVD player (TVs must include stand and may not be wall mounted)
  • Stereo/alarm clock
  • Computer/laptop accessories
  • Desk lamp
  • School supplies
  • Message board
  • Toaster oven – apartments only (Henley, Seton, DePaul, Founders, and Goethals and must have auto shutoff feature)
  • Coffee maker/K-cup coffee maker (must have auto shutoff feature)
  • Table-top ironing board/iron (with automatic shut off)
  • Extension cord/power strip (with surge protector)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Coaxial cable
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Medicine cabinet items/first aid kit
  • Renters insurance

Things You Cannot Bring:

  • Weapons of any kind (including items for decorative purposes)
  • Alcohol/drug paraphernalia (including items for decorative purposes such as shot glasses, bottles, etc.)
  • Carpet tiles
  • Space heaters of any kind
  • Halogen lamps, octopus style lamps, candles, oil lamps, incense
  • Hot plates
  • Toaster/toaster ovens (restricted from Donovan, Hollis, DaSilva, Carey, O’Connor, Century, and St. Vincent)
  • Weights heavier than 15 pounds
  • Electric blankets
  • Speakers (DJ equipment)
  • Pets of any kind
  • Refrigerator larger than 4.0 cubic feet
  • Cordless telephone/answering machine
  • Excessively large storage
  • Non-university furniture/mattresses
  • Internet/wireless router
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting/carpet tiles

Please note: Bedrooms are designed for one television and one 4.0 cubic foot refrigerator.

Pay Your University Bill

University bills must be paid or the appropriate financial arrangements must have been made prior to move-in. Even though Student Financial Services may be available on Move-In Day, we strongly urge students to make sure that bills are paid in advance of arrival to campus. If a bill is not paid, students will not be able to complete the check-in process. University bills include tuition and housing charges, as well as other University fees.

Fall term bills are due by Wednesday August 5, 2020. You can view your bill in MySJU, and we suggest you double-check your account before you depart.

Get Your StormCard (Student ID Card)

A St. John’s University identification card is necessary in order for students to move in. While there will be an opportunity to obtain a StormCard during Orientation and Move-In, we strongly urge students who are able to come to campus prior to move-in to do so in order to get their StormCard.

On the Queens Campus, StormCards are processed at the Public Safety Office located on Goethals Avenue outside Gate 6. If you are near campus and wish to obtain your StormCard, please visit Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If you have questions about your StormCard, please contact Public Safety at 718-990-6257.

On the Staten Island Campus, Stormcards are processed at the Public Safety Office, located in Spellman Hall.  If you are near campus and wish to obtain your StormCard, please visit anytime or day. If you have questions about your StormCard, please contact Public Safety at 718-390-4487.

Submit Emergency Contact Information

It is important that we have all the necessary contact information in the event of an emergency. Residence Life requires students to register emergency contact names and phone numbers and missing person contact names and phone numbers.

This information must be submitted in UIS using the emergency contact person link. Students should designate an emergency contact person and a missing person contact. In addition, students are required to disclose health insurance provider information (either St. John's or private plan).

Submit Your Immunization and Health Forms

New students are expected to submit their MMR vaccination information to the St. John’s University Health Office prior to arrival. Students may not remain in residence without proper vaccinations and documentation. For more information, please see Required Health and Immunization Forms.

Residence Life Handbook

Please familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations for residence hall living. The Residence Life Handbook is available online. Your resident assistant will review some of this information during your first floor meetings. However, it is your responsibility to read and review all policies and procedures.

Recycling and Trash

The Office of Sustainability has provided each suite/room with a small blue recycling bin to be used to collect your recyclables. Large recycling bins are available in the trash rooms on each floor of most of the residence halls. Residents should place non-recyclable trash in the appropriate trash receptacles.

Resident Resources

St. John's provides a modern and vibrant residential community, offering home-like environments for studying, with the appeal of a Big East University.

If you need assistance or any other information, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

At St. John’s, we take full advantage of our financial and metropolitan resources—passing these benefits along to students who live on campus.  For instance, we offer discounted tickets to major New York City events including Yankee games, museums, and Broadway shows. The living conditions you’ll find at St. John’s are second to none. We offer:

Campus Dining

Campus Dining offers students a number of dining options and healthy choices. Montgoris Dining Hall is an all-you-care-to-eat facility conveniently located in the center of the Queens campus. Here, you can help yourself to an assortment of fresh food, including grilled specials, pasta, Asian dishes, salads, sandwiches and enticing entrees. Find out more about the Meal Plan options at St. John's.

Safety and Security

A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the building. Each time a resident enters a building, students present their StormCard at the front desk. Commuter students must be accompanied by their residential host, show their storm card, and sign-in to the building. Every room is equipped with state-of-the art life protection systems, including fire sprinklers. St. John’s also has its own on-campus security force, which is in direct contact with the New York Fire Department and the New York Police Department. Additionally, emergency call boxes are always nearby. To contact the Public Safety office, call 718-990-6281 or 718-990-5252 in the event of an emergency.

Laundry and Vending Machines

Each hall offers residents free access to washers and dryers, located in the basement of the building. If a washer or dryer malfunctions, please inform your residence hall staff immediately or Contact ASI at 1-800-734-8851, or visit http://servicerequest.coinmach.com/. Vending machines are also located in the basement and in some lounges of each residence hall.

Housekeeping

The cleanliness of the residence halls is very important to all residents and staff. Housekeeping is responsible for the cleanliness of the common areas of the building (e.g., hallways, lounges, stairwells). Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their own suites/rooms, including their bathrooms. As a community member, you have the right and responsibility to help keep your residence hall clean and orderly. .You also have the opportunity to report concerns about cleanliness to your residence hall staff. Ongoing concerns about the condition of common area facilities should be reported promptly to your Residence Director.

Maintenance

The university provides maintenance and repair services to all residence halls and apartments.It is important that you request repairs on a regular and timely basis, so that we may properly maintain our facilities. If you have a maintenance request or other concern regarding the physical upkeep of your room/suite (plumbing problem, broken heater, broken dresser, light bulb replacement, etc.) you should complete a Facilities Work Order Request. You may also contact Facilities Services at 718-990-6254. After office hours, emergency maintenance problems should be reported immediately to Public Safety at 718-990-6281.

Parking

Residents must purchase a Resident Parking Permit from Public Safety in order to park a car on campus. Only residents in their junior or senior year and graduate and law students are permitted to purchase residential parking stickers. Parking stickers are limited in availability and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please know that limited parking is available, but parking is not guaranteed. Overnight guests who are parking with vehicles must obtain a temporary parking pass from Public Safety.

Exercise and Recreational Sports

Campus Recreation offers on-campus weight and exercise rooms, fitness classes, and personal training. Students can also take advantage of the many intramural and club sports organized each semester. You can enjoy live broadcasts of St. John’s athletic teams as they compete in the Big East. The Henley Road Complex also features a fitness room.

Summer Storage

Due to summer conferences and space limitations, St. John’s is not able to store anything over the summer. Please check out summer storage places in the area.

  • For student-friendly storage of boxes and for other small items, please see Collegiate Storage and Rental.
  • For more traditional storage and for storage of larger items (i.e. furniture), please see Public Storage.

Please note that St. John’s does not take responsibility or liability for these places but only offers them as some possible suggestions.

Fire Safety

Please see Public Safety's important message regarding kitchen cooking and fire safety. 

Please keep the Student Emergency Brochure (PDF) handy so you will know how to respond in the event of a problem.

Public Safety Contact Information:

  • Queens Campus - Emergency Number: Ext. 5252
  • Staten Island Campus - Emergency Number: Ext. 4487
  • Manhattan Campus - Public Safety Front Desk: 212-277-5155
  • Oakdale Campus - Public Safety Officer on Duty: 718-374-1435

Important Links:

  • University Closing Procedures
  • Emergency Planning Information

In Case of Emergency

If a fire alarm is activated or Public Safety initiates an emergency evacuation of your building:

  • Stay calm and do not panic.
  • Proceed to the closest emergency exit. Do not take the elevator.
  • Follow instructions of Public Safety Officers and Emergency Evacuation Volunteers (EEVs).
  • Once outside the building, continue to follow the directions of Public Safety Officers who will direct you to an assembly area.

Hurricane Preparation

For more information about what you need to know about hurricanes in New York City, please visit Know Your Zone (NYC.gov).

  • All furniture, including beds, should be pulled away from the windows whenever possible. Electronic devices should be kept off the floor, preferably in a closet. All electrical items should be unplugged, except refrigerators.
  • Since the floors can get wet, all articles such as shoes, rugs, clothes, bags, suitcases, etc., should be placed off the floor on closet shelves or in dresser drawers.
  • All loose objects should be placed in drawers or closets. Papers, books, etc., should not be left on the tops of desks or dressers.
  • Valuables should be placed in closets or dresser drawers. All doors should be locked when the occupants are not in the room or apartment.
  • During the peak of the storm, electronics including computers and televisions should be disconnected from electric outlets, cable TV jacks, and elevated above floor level.
  • Make sure all windows are closed tightly. Do not open or “crack” windows in attempt to “equalize” or “balance” pressure within the room or building. Opening windows does not help with pressure. This only creates additional forces inside the building which can lead to structural damage. Open all blinds (regardless of style) and curtains. This is to permit as much light as possible to enter the room in the event of a power loss and to minimize damage should window breakage occur. Do not tape windows or modify or cover windows in any manner without permission from Residence Life Staff.
  • Any student who owns a car should see that the emergency brake is set. If you have an automatic, make sure the car is in park. If you have a manual (stick-shift), you should put the car in reverse gear. All windows should be closed and the car locked. All cars must remain in assigned parking areas.
  • Each student should provide their own flashlight in case of power failure. Do not use candles under any circumstances; fire is uncontrollable during a hurricane.
  • Students should provide themselves with necessary food items for a three-day period. Items that do not require cooking or refrigeration are usually best.

Procedures During a Hurricane:

  • It is essential that all residents stay indoors throughout the entire hurricane or other emergency situation.
  • Students should remain away from danger areas, such as the glass windows and doors in the lobby areas of the halls or the living rooms of suites.
  • Students should not attempt to open windows or doors to see what is happening outside.
  • Report all accidents, injuries, broken windows or excessive water to the Resident Assistant, Residence Director, or Public Safety.
  • Cell phone calls should be made only in case of emergency, such as those mentioned above.
  • Whenever possible food service facilities will be open. Students are encouraged to provide for their own food requirements for the initial period of the emergency, usually three days.

SpectrumU

SpectrumU TV is a video streaming service available to resident students  that delivers a wide variety of live TV, entertainment, news and sports programming, including on-demand television shows and movies.

How to Use St. John's SpectrumU (PDF)

Queens Campus

St. John's SpectrumU Channel Line-Up
A&E HD EastDisney XD HD EastHGTV HDNicktoons Network HD EastStarz Kids & Family HD East
ABC (WABC-DT) HDDIY Network HDHistory Channel en Espanol SDNYC TV CUNY SDSundanceTV HD
AMC HDE! Entertainment Television HD EastHistory HD EastNYC TV Drive SDSuperCanal Caribe SD
American Heroes Channel HDEl Rey HD EastHLN HDNYC TV Government HDSYFY HD
Animal Planet HDESPN Classic SDHSN HDNYC TV Life (WNYE-DT) HDTBN (WTBY-DT) HD
Antenna TV (WPIX-DT2) SDESPN Deportes HDIFC HDNYC TV SDTBS HD East
Arabic TV SDESPN Goal Line & Buzzer Beater HDImpact Network HDNYC TV World SDTeenNick HD East
BBC America HD EastESPN HDINSP HDOutdoor Channel HDTelemundo (WNJU-DT) HD
BBC World News HD (101449)ESPN News HDInvestigation Discovery HDOvation TV HDTelemundo SD East [National]
beIN SPORTS en Espanol HDESPN2 HDION (WPXN) HDOWN HDTeleN SD
beIN SPORTS HDESPNU HDITV Gold SDOxygen HD EastTelevision Korea
BET HD EastEstrella TV (WASA-LD) HDKBS World SDPAC-12 National HDTeleXitos (WNJU-DT2) SD
BET Her HD EastEvine HDKorean Broadcasting Network SDParamount Network HD EastTennis Channel HD
BET Soul SDEWTN HDLeased Access - BQN SDPBS (WHJN) SDThe Olympic Channel HD
Big Ten Network HDFood Network HDLifetime HDPBS (WLIW-DT) HDThe Weather Channel HD
Bloomberg TV HDFOX (WNYW-DT) HDLifetime Movie Network HD EastPBS (WNET) HDTLC HD East
Boomerang SDFOX Business HDLive Well (WABC-DT2) HDPBS Kids (WNET-DT2) SDTNT HD East
Bravo HDFOX Deportes HDLOGO HD EastPOP HDTravel Channel HD East
Buzzr (WWOR-DT3) SDFOX News Channel HDMeTV (WJLP-DT) HDQueens Public TV 34 SDtruTV HD East
BYUtv HDFox Sports 1 HDMLB Network HDQueens Public TV 35 SDTurner Classic Movies (TCM) HD
Cartoon Network HD EastFox Sports 2 HDMLB Network Strike Zone HDQueens Public TV 56 SDTV 10-55 (WLNY-DT) HD
CBS (WCBS-DT) HDFreeform HD EastMotorTrend HDQueens Public TV 57 SDTV Dominicana SD
CBS Sports Network HDFuse HDMSNBC HDQVC HDTV Land HD East
China Central TV (CCTV4) SDFX HDMTV Classic SD EastRAI Italia SDTV One HD
CMT HD EastFX Movie Channel (FXM) HDMTV HD EastRevolt HDTVG SD
CNBC HDFXX HD EastMTV Live HDSEC HDTVK2 SD
CNN Espanol SDFYI HD EastMTV Tr3s SDSEC Overflow HDUniMas (WFUT-DT) HD
CNN HDGalavision HD EastMTV2 HDSET Asia International SDUNIMSAT
Comedy Central HD EastGAME07HDMTVU SDShowtime 2 HD EastUniversal Kids HD
Cooking Channel HDGem Shopping Network SDMyTV (WWOR-DT) HDShowtime Beyond HD EastUnivision (WXTV) HD
Cozi TV (WNBC-DT2) SDGetTV (WFUT-DT3) SDNat Geo Wild HDShowtime Extreme HD EastUnivision Deportes Network HD
Create (WLIW-DT2) SDGolf Channel HDNational Geographic Channel HDShowtime HD EastUnivision HD
C-SPAN HDGreat American Country HDNBA TV HDShowtime Next HD EastUnivision tlnovelas SD
CW (WPIX-DT) HDGSN HD EastNBC (WNBC-DT) HDShowtime Showcase HD EastUP HD
Destination America HDHallmark Channel HD EastNBC Universo HD EastSmithsonian Channel HD EastUSA Network HD East
Deutsche Welle A SDHallmark Movies and Mysteries HDNBCSN HDSorpresa SDVH1 HD East
Discovery Channel HDHBO Comedy HD EastNew Evangelization TelevisionStadium (WRNN-DT2) HDViceland HD East
Discovery en Espanol SDHBO Family HD EastNewsmax TV HDStart TV (WCBS-DT2) SDWAPA America SD
Discovery Familia en Espanol SDHBO HD EastNFL Network HDStarz Cinema HD EastWFUTDT4 (WFUT-DT4)
Discovery Family HDHBO Latino HD EastNFL RedZone HDStarz Comedy HD EastWillow Cricket HD
Discovery Life SDHBO Signature HD EastNHL Network HDStarz Edge HD EastWMBC-TV HD
Disney Channel HD EastHBO Zone HD EastNick Jr HDStarz HD EastWomens Entertainment (We) HD
Disney Junior HDHBO2 HD EastNickelodeon HD EastStarz in Black HD EastWorld (WLIW-DT3) SD
    Zee TV USA SD

Residence Life is pleased to announce that the Energy Star-rated MicroFridge Combination Appliance is available for rental. This service is provided by University Logistics.

MicroFridge is the original 3-in-1 refrigerator/freezer/microwave combination appliance. It has a 0° real freezer and a state-of-the-art touchpad microwave, all in an Energy Star-rated package that substantially reduces the amount of electricity required to operate the unit.

These units offer more efficient freezer storage space with a separate door offering true freezer capability compared to basic single door units. The units we offer meet all University requirements for energy consumption and space allocation.

How to Order a MicroFridge or Safe:
University Logistics is proud to offer St. John's residents electronic safes for purchase. Please visit www.universitylogistics.com or call toll free at 800-525-7307 for more information and to place your order.

Mail Service

Each resuite is issued a mailbox located in the lobby of each residence hall. You will be given a key to access the mailbox. If you receive packages requiring your signature, letters, or packages too large to fit in your mailbox, a notice will be placed in your mailbox. You can retrieve this mail at the ROTC Building Mailroom.

View the mailroom hours of operation.

On-Campus Mailing Addresses

To ensure that your mail is delivered to your residence hall in a timely and efficient manner, please provide your address in this format:

Name
Residence Hall
Building #
St. John's University, Suite & Room No.
Queens, NY 11439-[Building Zip code below]

Residence Hall Building No.Building Zip
O'Connor1001000
Carey2002000
Century3003000
DaSilva4004000
Hollis5005000
Donovan6006000
Founder's Village7007000
St. Vincent8008000

Off-Campus Mailing Addresses

Henley Road Complex
Student Name
172-14 Henley Road, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Jamaica Estates, NY 11432

Seton Complex
Student Name
152-11 Union Turnpike, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Flushing, NY 11367

DePaul Complex
Student Name
147-(insert building no. here) Union Turnpike, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Flushing, NY 11367

Goethals Avenue
Student Name
164-(insert building no. here) Goethals Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432