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St. John's University Parent and Family Connections


Parent and Family Connections is your partner for student success. We aim to provide you—our parents, families, and supporters—with various opportunities to learn more about St. John’s University and to explore how—together—we can support your student’s success.

We consider you to be members of our University community and a partner in your student’s college experience. You know your student best; Parent and Family Connections is a resource for when you feel your student needs extra support or for when you have a question or concern.

Your student’s journey at St. John’s depends on the support and encouragement of all of us—parents and families, as well as the faculty, administrators, and staff who offer St. John’s programs and services. Sometimes it requires our collective willingness, in just the right moment, to simply let go and watch them take their next steps.

To receive the latest St. John's news and updates designed specifically for parents and families, register for the St. John's Parent and Family  portal.

Our relationship is a partnership. Together, we look forward to connecting with you to support your student’s success story at St. John’s!


Karen Simons standing in a doorway

Karen Simons
Director, Office of Parent and Family Relations
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers (What's this?)
[email protected]

Welcome from the Office of Parent and Family Connections

Parent and Family Resources

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The pathway to success is unique for each student--and that's why having choices is so important. With more than 100 majors and programs of study, St. John's is an exemplary place to explore, discover, and develop academic interests. Rest assured, our many support centers provide the safety net while academic exploration flourishes.

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Campus Life

Feel the energy of our 100+ student clubs and events, and Division 1, NCAA Athletics. Animate the Vincentian spirit of service. Connect with our more than 198,000 strong alumni network for internship and career opportunities. Endless possibilities await for our commuting students and out students living in our residence halls or off-campus.

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We roll out the red carpet just for you! No matter the season, we welcome you to join us on campus to discover, experience and explore your Johnnie's home away from home.

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At St. John's, we consider study abroad an essential part of education--that is why "global" is part of our mission. Adventures await!

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A St. John's education is an investment in the future. Together we pool our resources to set every Johnnie on a path to success.

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There's nothing like being on campus in dyanmic New York City! Tucked away on 102 landscaped acres, St. John's is an oasis located in Queens, nicknamed the World's borough as a reflection of its status as the most diverse county in the United States. Come visit and test the "Pizza Principle" -- does the cost of a subway ride really equal the cost of a slice of pizza!

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Health, Wellbeing & Safety

At St. John's, we know that being healthy and being successful go hand in hand. Our extensive and varied support systems enable students to learn what it takes to care for themselves not only during college but for the rest of their lives.

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Resources & Support

Our diversity is undoubtedly our strength! Just like family, we welcome, support, mentor, include, guide, respect, and care for one another here at St. John’s.

Concerned About My Student

The Parent and Family Connections is your direct contact any time you have a concern about your student. For nonemergency concerns, please call 718-990-5783. For all emergencies at any time, please call Public Safety at 718-990-5252.

The administrators and staff in many of the University’s departments are prohibited from speaking with family members due to privacy concerns, so they may redirect families back to their student. Parent and Family Connections is aware there may be times when a family member just needs to discuss a concern about their child to gain a better understanding of the situation and the resources that may be available. We are here to listen and support. The relationship between the Parent and Family Connections and families is a partnership designed to support your student’s success story at St. John’s.

Family members are always encouraged to refer students to contact their Advisor who serves as their liaison for campus resources.

Compass – the Parent and Family Newsletter