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St. John's Reopens: 2020-2021 Academic Year

St. John's Reopens

St. John's reopening plan closely follows expert guidelines for higher education provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) (e.g., the DOH’s “Interim Guidance for Higher Education during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,”), and more locally, provided by our partners at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

Frequently Asked Questions

St. John's Strong

So much has changed since we were last together on campus. Our students, faculty, administrators, and staff have risen to meet an extraordinary set of challenges, helping St. John’s University maintain the highest levels of teaching, learning, and support services during this pandemic. We recognize that many of you have done so amid economic insecurity, illness, racialized trauma, loss—and in the case of remote teaching and learning—with little notice or prior training. We are immensely grateful to all of you for your determination, hard work, and resilience, as well as for the care you have shown each other. We are especially appreciative of our students and their families for their patient support of our efforts to ensure the continuity of the learning experience and our students’ progression toward degree completion.

As a direct result of our shared work over the past four months, the St. John’s community is ready for the next stage of our reopening: a resumption of classes taught both in-person and via remote formats, as well as a residential experience. In preparing for the fall, our community’s health, safety, and well-being are our highest priority. We look forward to welcoming back everyone—both those who are able to return to campus and those who will learn or work remotely. By working together to address the varying needs of our community members, we will make the fall semester a success.

This website provides information for students, faculty, administration, and staff, and details the ways in which we are making the health and wellbeing of our community a priority as we reopen.

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Reopening Information

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Information for Students

Learn more about academic policies, on-campus health protocols, and how St. John's is making student wellness a priority as we reopen.

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Learn about changes to our academic calendar, course formats available for the fall semester, and faculty resources.

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On-Campus Health and COVID-19 Monitoring

Learn about our wellness screening app, as well as our procedures for daily wellness screenings, contact tracing, self-isolation, testing, and monitoring key metrics.

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Key Contacts

Find out who to contact regarding reopening questions, and review campus communications.