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.
Speaking of getting ready, 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.
Staten Island Campus
Monday, January 21, 2019
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Only for students newly admitted to St. John’s University attending Orientation
Residential Success Center,
Office of Residence Life, 35 Arlo Road
Staten Island, NY 10301
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – All continuing students (including continuing students new to housing)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – All continuing students (including continuing students new to housing)
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Residential Success Center, Donovan Hall
Review and Complete the Move-in Ready Checklist
Log in to MySJU and review the Move-in Ready checklist. If all steps are completed, you have met the requirements for move-in. If steps are incomplete, please follow the instructions given to complete those requirements prior to move-in.
Viewing and confirming your checklist prior to your arrival will make for a much smoother move-in. Examples include:
To view your Move-In Ready Checklist:
You will need your StormCard to check-in. In the Spring, there is no Web Check-in option.
Arrive to campus during your scheduled move-in date and time. For Queens residents, please report to the Donovan Community Room (Residential Success Center).
For Staten Island residents, please report to the Residence Life Office at 35 Arlo Road.
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.
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 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 Cable, a closed-circuit system available in all of the residence halls, provides broadcast network channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox), popular cable channels (MTV, ESPN, MSG), and more. Students must provide their own televisions and cable cords. Please see Service and Amenities below for the current channel lineup.
Rooms are equipped with multiple data ports and Wi-Fi is available throughout campus, ensuring Internet access to all your devices.
The University issued laptops come complete with everything needed to connect to the St. John's network. For more information, students can contact the Office of Information Technology at 718-990-5000.
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.
Residence Life offers a range of academic support services to help students succeed at St. John’s. We are committed to providing a residential environment that fosters intellectual growth.
The Residential Success Center (RSC) is located in Donovan Hall and offers free drop-in tutoring, learning skills workshops, success coaching, quiet study space, and much more.
The friendly staff in the Residential Success Center is ready to help you succeed at St. John’s. Please feel free to stop by and let us know how we can help you.
You can use your StormCard to enter and access the RSC during hours of operation. Hours are subject to change, and the RSC will be closed on University holidays and breaks.
To reserve the RSC, please contact Residence Life at 718-990-2417 or [email protected].
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