How to Show Your St. John’s Pride—No Matter Where You Are!

St. John's Universtiy Red Sports Fans Cheering in a crowd

Are you a proud member of the St. John’s University community? Whether you’re an alum, a current student, or simply a fan of the Red Storm, showing your St. John’s pride doesn’t have to be limited to campus grounds. There are countless ways to display your love for St. John’s, no matter where life takes you.

From sporting the iconic red and white colors to participating in alumni events, here are several creative ways to showcase your St. John’s University pride.

I.  St. John’s Alumni

Celebrate Memories.

St. John's Graduates in Red Graduation Gown

Do you love reminiscing about your college days? If so, why not dig out your old photo albums and share a picture that captures a memorable moment from your time at the University? It could be a snapshot of you and your friends laughing at a campus hangout, cheering your team on at a big game, or proudly holding up your diploma at Commencement. Share your photos on social media and tag the St. John's alumni. 

Rock the Red. 

Show everyone that once you’re a Johnnie, you are always a Johnnie! Rock your St. John’s t-shirt, hat, or alma mater hoodie, and snap a selfie or video showcasing your Red Storm love. Get creative with fun decorations or props, and let everyone know you’re still cheering on alma mater. 

Whether you’re headed to a game, running errands, or hanging out with friends, wearing your favorite St. John’s gear is the perfect way to show everyone you’re still a die-hard fan.

If you want to update your St. John’s-themed wardrobe, browse the digital campus store. 

Share Your Wisdom. 

Are you a highly successful entrepreneur, seasoned lawyer, renowned doctor, or accomplished artist? Share your valuable insights and career advice with current students. Your guidance could significantly impact someone’s journey toward a successful career. Offer practical tips, share inspiring stories, or encourage others.

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane

St. John's University St. Augustine Hall

Do you recall that spot on campus that holds a dear place in your heart? Perhaps it was St. Augustine Hall, where you spent countless nights studying for exams, or maybe Marillac Hall, where you shared laughs and delicious meals. 

If you’re fortunate enough to live within the metropolitan New York area, why not take a trip down memory lane and revisit the New York campuses? Bring your camera along and capture the moment as you reminisce.





II.  Current St. John’s Students

Get Creative with Your Johnnie Spirit.

Unleash your inner artist! Consider hanging streamers, balloons, and St. John’s University memorabilia on your walls to showcase your school spirit. Don’t forget to wear your most festive red and white accessories before gathering your friends for a group photo. With some creativity, you can transform your dorm room into a welcoming and lively space that reflects your unique personality and love for your University.

Show Behind-the-Scenes at St. John’s.

St. John's Students Showing Behind The Scenes of Family Weekend

Showcase the one-of-a-kind atmosphere that sets St. John’s apart from other campuses. Record and share visually compelling snippets of your club gatherings, athletic competitions, engaging lectures, or any other activities that embody the diverse and lively fabric of St. John’s campus life.

Gratitude Goes a Long Way. 

As you go through your St. John’s experience, it’s essential to take a moment and reflect on the people who make it unforgettable. These could be your professors who ignite your passion for learning, guiding mentors who offer invaluable advice, or even friends who bring joy and laughter to your life. Consider giving them a shout-out on social media to show appreciation for these exceptional individuals. Tag them in your post and thank them for impacting your life. It’s a small gesture that can go a long way in making someone feel valued and appreciated.


III.  St. John’s Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

Showcase Your Dedication.

St. John's Students Celebrating their Success Holding an Achievement Award

Whether you’re a seasoned researcher leading an ambitious project, a passionate educator delivering an inspiring lecture, or a dedicated mentor guiding your students during office hours, you play an essential role in shaping the vibrant St. John’s community. Your contributions, expertise, and commitment make our community thrive, and highlighting them is crucial in showcasing what makes St. John’s such a unique and dynamic place. So, whether you’re sharing your latest findings with colleagues, engaging in thought-provoking discussions with students, or simply listening, know that your efforts are valued, appreciated, and essential to our community’s continued growth and success.

Celebrate Student Success. 

St. John’s students are the heart of the institution. A great way to appreciate and celebrate their successes is by featuring them on your social media handles. Share their inspiring stories, research breakthroughs, or any creative talent they possess with your network. Remember to tag them in your post to give them the recognition they deserve. You never know—it might help them make new professional connections.

Show Your Departmental Pride. 

Showcase your department’s unique spirit and contributions to St. John’s. One of the best ways to do this is by taking a fun photo or video that captures your team in action. Whether it’s a group shot after successful project completion or a candid moment of your team working together, choose a moment that truly showcases what makes your department unique. 

Once you have your photo or video, tag your colleagues in it so everyone can appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into making your department great. Use this opportunity to let everyone know what sets your department apart and why you’re proud to be a part of it.

IV. Anyone in the St. John’s Community 

Show Your Red Storm Support. 

St. John's Red storm sports fans in a crowd, focusing in on a fan taking a picture

If you’re a Red Storm Sports enthusiast, you probably can’t wait for the next big game. If you want to share your excitement with others, why not post a throwback photo from a past victory or create a hype video showcasing your favorite players? By doing so, you can help get other fans just as excited as you are. Remember to tag the official St. John’s Athletics social accounts and use the hashtag #WeAreNewYorksTeam to spread excitement and cheer on your team. 

Show Your Commitment to the Community.

If you have any connection to St. John’s University, whether through yourself or someone you know, you can significantly impact the lives of future students. By making a generous donation, you can help ensure that these students have access to the same educational opportunities you or your acquaintance experienced. Your gift enables them to build meaningful connections, develop new skills, and form lifelong friendships at this esteemed institution.  

Related: Learn more about ways to give

Spotlight: Second Annual Johnnies Day (February 25, 2024) 


One of the most anticipated events on the St. John’s University calendar is none other than Johnnies Day—the ultimate celebration of University spirit. As the second annual event approaches, anticipation builds among students, alumni, faculty, and fans alike. It’s a day dedicated to showcasing what it truly means to be a part of the St. John’s community no matter where you are.

Johnnies Day isn’t just about wearing red and white (although that’s encouraged!); it’s a time to come together as one proud family, united by our shared experiences and passion for all things St. John’s. From virtual gatherings and alumni meet-ups to special events on campus, there’s something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.

Learn more about Johnnies Day.

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