Welcome Home, Johnnies! The Office of Residence Life is excited you have decided to live with us in University housing this Fall!
If you are returning or a new student, as we prepare for your arrival on campus, this portion of the web, the Move-in Survival Guide, will serve as your resource page for all information related to Move-in at St. John’s University. We will continue to update the Move-in Survival Guide with information throughout the summer. So, please check back for additional details, checklists, and move-in announcements.
The residential experience for students in St. John’s University housing for the Spring 2022 semester will be modified due to the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 due to the Omicron and Delta variants. 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 that will help students build community together safely.
As each of you confirms your spring 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.
STEP 1:Complete your Move-in Ready Checklist and click check-in button via UIS.
STEP 2: Schedule Move-in Appointment via Housing Portal. Students will only be eligible to schedule an appointment when they have completed the checklist in Step 1. Instructions will arrive to students’ St. John’s email account within 24-hours of completing Step 1.
STEP 3: Schedule COVID-19 Testing Appointment for your Move-in Day. The testing appointment link will be sent after students complete Step 2. Tests will be provided free of cost at St. John’s by appointment only.
Pre-scheduled Move-in appointments will take place during the following dates and times:
Students may report directly to their building at their scheduled appointment time once they have completed steps 1, 2, and 3 above. Keys (if applicable) will be distributed at students’ assigned building upon arrival.
*Please note: International travelers entering the US have a different arrival date (see section, “International Travelers”)
The United States requires all inbound international travelers be vaccinated. As such, international travelers will not be required to quarantine upon arrival in the US, but must receive a COVID-19 test on campus upon arrival, and then again 3-5 days after arrival in accordance with CDC guidelines. International travelers will follow the schedule below:
Testing Appointment Option(s)
Inbound International Travelers to US
Wednesday, January 12
Office of Residence Life
*2 tests are required*
Test 1: Friday, January 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Test 2: Tuesday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
D’Angelo Center, 1st Floor
Note: If you are an international student and you remained in the U.S. over the winter break, you may arrive January 17th to 21st as noted in the previous section.
Thank you for your continued patience as we adapt to changing public health guidelines. We look forward to having you back on campus for the spring semester! Until then, please take care of yourself. Follow the Johnnies Care Commitment and public health guidelines when away from campus to reduce your level of risk and exposure to Covid-19. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to campus. Please complete the COVID-19 Notification Form.
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. Please monitor your St. John’s email regularly. If you have additional questions, please contact your residence director or call the Office of Residence Life at 718-990-2417 Mondays to Thursdays 8:30am to 4:30pm and Fridays 8:30am to 3pm.
We are excited for your return to campus! Welcome home!
To be eligible to schedule a move-in appointment, you must first please complete all parts of your Move-in Ready Checklist on UIS. Once you have all green check marks, please click the “Check-in” button.
Students may access UIS by logging on to signon.stjohns.edu and clicking on the “UIS” button, and the following steps:
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 informational video or visit www.mymicrofridge.com. To contact by phone, their call center can be reached at 800-525-7307. Donovan Hall rooms do not have microwaves and refrigerators. All students who rented from University Logistics last year will receive an automatic $10 discount for a repeat order.
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 offers them only as some possible suggestions.
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.
Please note: Bedrooms are designed for one television and one 4.0 cubic foot refrigerator.
Students may only arrive at their scheduled appointment time after completing steps 1, 2, and 3 in the move-in process. Students may report directly to their building.
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.
Spring 2022 term bill payment was due on December 15, 2021. You can view your bill in UIS, by logging into signon.stjohns.edu 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.
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.
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).
St. John’s requires that each students submits an emergency evacuation plan. This plan will assist students in the event of a campus evacuation by predetermining a person, location, and mode of transportation in that emergency that can assist.
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.
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.
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.
Each hall (except Goethals) 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 cscsw.com/request-service. 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.
Letters and packages can be sent directly to the University. Students are strongly encouraged to have their packages insured and tracked.
Resident students will receive an email for all mail and packages addressed correctly.
All mail and packages may be retrieved in the Residence Hall mailroom in the ROTC Building by Gate 6.
Missing deadlines because your mail has not been picked up in the Residence Hall Mailroom located in the ROTC building is not an appropriate excuse.
The following is a template for proper addressing of on-campus mailings:
Building # St. John’s University, Suite and Room #
Queens, NY 11439-Building Zip Code
The following are templates for proper addressing of off-campus mailings. (Blanks in apartments indicate the actual apartment number of the student and should be filled in according to the actual student assignment. Blanks in the DePaul street address will be completed according to student assignment.)
147-__ Union Turnpike, Apt.__
Flushing, NY 11367
164-07 or 164-09 Goethals Avenue, Apt.__
Jamaica, NY 11439
172-14 Henley Road, Apt.__
Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
152-11 Union Turnpike, Apt.__
Flushing, NY 11367
Mail services are not offered over the summer months. It is the student’s responsibility to forward all mail to a permanent address to obtain personal mail because mail will not be held. Students are encouraged to track all of their packages to ensure safe and proper delivery.
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.
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.
If a fire alarm is activated or Public Safety initiates an emergency evacuation of your building: