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Commuter Student Resources

We offer a variety of resources for commuter students to get involved with campus life!

What You Need To Know As A Commuter Student

The best way to enjoy your student experience is by getting involved!

Every semester there is an activities fair where all student organizations are promoting themselves to the student body. If students miss these events, the best way to get involved is by visiting the Student Engagement Resource Center in D’Angelo Center, room 125.


Throughout the week, there are events hosted by University departments and student organizations. A majority of these events occur during Common Hour. Common Hour is Mondays and Thursdays from 1:50 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Specific commuter student-based events occur once a month, throughout the semester.

Commuter Week, a week-long celebration to recognize Commuter students, is hosted every spring.

The best way to stay up-to-date is by following @StJohnsNow and @SJUActivities on social media.


  • Q46
    Union Tpk/174 St
  • Q31
    Utopia Pkwy/Union Tpk
  • Q30
    Utopia Pkwy/Union Tpk


  • E train - Union Tpke - Kew Gardens Station
    Transfers available to the F train
  • F train - 169th Street Station


  • Jamaica Center
    93-02 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435. Corner of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, 2 blocks south of Jamaica Avenue. The easiest way to Kennedy Airport is by AirTrain. AirTrain JFK leaves from the terminal adjacent to the Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station every 2 to 12 minutes, depending upon the time of day.
  • Kew Gardens
    Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard, between Queens Boulevard and Metropolitan Avenue.
  • Bayside
    213th Street and 41st Avenue, off Bell Boulevard and just north of Northern Boulevard.

Parking permits for Seton Complex, DePaul House, Henley Road, and Bartilucci are issued from Public Safety in person. These permits are issued based on eligibility determined by Public Safety senior administrators. Once the determination is finalized, a list of eligible University members (e.g., students, employees, administrators) is forwarded to Public Safety.

Please note that all vehicle and parking regulations apply with Seton Complex, DePaul House, and Henley permits on campus.

Bartilucci parking permits are valid during the hours 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. only.

Gate 1 (Main Gate) – (opens 6 a.m. – closes midnight; when school in session)
Located on Utopia Parkway at Kildare Road – Visitor Entrance and Exit Only

Gate 1A drive up Booth – (opens 6 a.m. – closes midnight; when school in session)
Located along Gate 1 ingress roadway

Gate 1B – Pedestrian Walk‐way (opens midnight – closes 6 a.m.)
Located on Utopia Parkway; 100 feet south of Gate 1

Gate 2 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Utopia Parkway between 80th Road and Kildare Road

Gate 3 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Utopia Parkway south of Union Turnpike at 80th Road

Gate 4 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Union Turnpike at 175 Street (gate closest to Carnesecca Arena)

Gate 5 – (Pedestrian Walk‐way opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
Located on Union Turnpike at 173 Street

Gate 6 – Pedestrian Walk‐way (manned 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.) and Drive in (24-hour access)
Located on 170 Street and Goethals Avenue

Gate 7 – Pedestrian Walk‐way and Drive in (opens 6 a.m. – closes 7 p.m.)
Located on 82nd Avenue at 172 Street

Gate 8 – Shuttle Walk‐way (opens 6 a.m. ‐ closes 11 p.m.)
Located on 82nd Avenue at 173 Street

Gate 9 – Emergency use only
Located at Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue

Get Involved on Campus!

Be sure to follow @StJohnsNow to see what's happening on campus NOW! And don't forget @SJUActivities for all the fun events Campus Activities has planned.

Student Resource Center
D’Angelo Center, Room 125
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fraternity & Sorority Life
D’Angelo Center, Room 112
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Student Government, Inc. (SGI)
D’Angelo Center, Room 215
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Campus Activities
D’Angelo Center, Room 121
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Campus Concierge
D’Angelo Center, Living Room
Your place to get discount tickets to sporting events, movies, Broadway shows, and more. Locker rentals, too!

Student Employment Opportunities

Join our the Campus Activities or Operations team! See us in D’Angelo Center, Room 121 for more information.

Apply to be a Network Leader with the R.I.S.E. (Reach, Aspire, Succeed, Empower) Network. Visit the R.I.S.E. in D’Angelo Center, Room 213 for more information.

Apply to be an Ambassador and Clerical Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Visit D’Angelo Center, Room 121 for more information.

All student worker positions can be found on the Student Employment webpage. Be sure to visit University Career Services for help enhancing your resume before you apply!

Health and Wellness Services

Student Health Services
DaSilva Hall, First Floor

Center for Counseling and Consultation
Marillac Hall, Room 130

SOAR (Sexual Violence Outreach, Awareness and Response)
For resources for survivors of sexual violence.

Campus Recreation
Taffner Field House, Room 105