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Family Weekend

Friday, October 6–Sunday, October 8

Each year, St. John’s University hosts a weekend dedicated to our students and their families. See what your student has been up to on campus and how they are adjusting to the St. John’s community. We’re family now!

Family Weekend features great traditional activities like the Family Carnival and much more. This year Family Weekend takes place on Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8, and provides students and their families the opportunity to reconnect through a variety of interactive events. To register for Family Weekend please complete the below form.

Events are subject to change and are dependent on the weather. The program will be primarily outdoors, so please dress and prepare accordingly. In the event of significant inclement weather, events may be canceled.  

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding Family Weekend, please contact the Orientation office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 718-990-5353.


Staten Island Campus | October 7, 2023

Staten Island Family Day
1-4 p.m.
Staten Island Campus, Great Lawn
Register Here

Queens Campus | Friday, October 6–Sunday, October 8, 2023

Chappell Players present Pippin (Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., The Little Theatre)
Come see our talented students tell a compelling coming-of-age musical story. Tickets can be purchased at

Breakfast with the President (Saturday, 10–11 a.m., Montgoris Dining Hall)
Join us for breakfast with the President of St. John’s University, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., and hear about the latest University developments and news.

Study Abroad Interest Session (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., D’Angelo Center, Room 206)
Discover the exciting world of study abroad opportunities for your Johnnie! Learn about programs such as the Global Passport program and St. John’s Western Europe Semester programs during this session.

Dean’s Hour 
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
The School of Education: Sullivan Hall, Room 313 
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business: Tobin College of Business, Lobby 
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: D’Angelo Center, Room 306 
The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies: St. Augustine Hall, Second Floor 

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: St. John Hall, Room 104

Connect with your School/College deans, faculty, administrators, and staff, and get to know the academic side of our University.

Family Weekend Carnival (Saturday, 1–4 p.m., Great Lawn)
Students and families can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the Family Weekend Carnival on the Great Lawn. There will be a variety of vendors, games, food, and music.

Taste of New York Family Pep Rally (Saturday, 4:30–7 p.m., Carnesecca Plaza)
The fun continues over at the Taste of New York Family Pep Rally with our St. John’s Cheer and Dance teams. All St. John’s alumni are encouraged to take a photo with their current Johnnie at the legacy photo booth. 

Men’s Soccer: St. John’s vs. Providence (Saturday, 7 pm, Belson Stadium)
Head over to Belson Stadium to support our St. John’s Men’s Soccer team as they face off against Providence! It promises to be an exciting match that students and families won't want to miss.

Community Mass (Sunday, 11 a.m., St. Thomas More Church)
Join us for Mass at St. Thomas More Church, a spiritual highlight of the weekend! Light fellowship immediately follows.

Women’s Soccer: St. John’s vs. Providence (Sunday, 1 p.m., Belson Stadium)
Conclude the weekend by cheering for our St. John’s Women’s Soccer team as they take on BIG EAST rival Providence at Belson Stadium.

Helpful Links

There are many great events and opportunities to experience in New York City during Columbus Day weekend.