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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.stjohns.edu/life-st-johns/student-services/dining-services
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.
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.
Please arrive on campus during your scheduled move-in date and time, and you will need:
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, July 22, 2020. You can view your bill in MySJU, and we suggest you double-check your account before you depart.
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:
Things You Cannot Bring:
Please note: Bedrooms are designed for one television and one 4.0 cubic foot refrigerator.
Fall term bills are available beginning Monday, June 25, 2018, and payment is due by Monday, July 23, 2018. You can view your bill in MySJU, and we suggest you double-check your account before you depart.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note that St. John’s does not take responsibility or liability for these places but only offers them as some possible suggestions.
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:
If a fire alarm is activated or Public Safety initiates an emergency evacuation of your building:
For more information about what you need to know about hurricanes in New York City, please visit Know Your Zone (NYC.gov).
Procedures During a Hurricane:
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)
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.
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.
To ensure that your mail is delivered to your residence hall in a timely and efficient manner, please provide your address in this format:
St. John's University, Suite & Room No.
Queens, NY 11439-[Building Zip code below]
Henley Road Complex
172-14 Henley Road, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
152-11 Union Turnpike, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Flushing, NY 11367
147-(insert building no. here) Union Turnpike, Apt. (insert apt no. here)
Flushing, NY 11367
164-(insert building no. here) Goethals Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432