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Senior Storm

Are you ready for to celebrate your final days as an undergrad at St. John’s University?

Senior Storm 2017 Schedule of Events

Monday, May 1 to Sunday, May 21

We have put together a week of events for our graduating class of 2017.  It is our last hurrah, our way of saying thank you and our time to say goodbye.  Come out to any or all of the events and make your last weeks as a Johnny a time you won’t forget.

You can purchase all tickets at Campus Concierge in the D’Angelo Center starting April 24th. All events are on a first-come, first-served basis. Every student must bring their StormCard and Government ID to all events. All service events will have a sign up link sent out via email, promoted via @SJUSGI, as well as occur at Campus Concierge. 

Senior BBQ

Monday, May 1
12 to 3 p.m.
Carnesseca Plaza

Come out to one last SJU BBQ just for seniors. Enjoy great food and music, purchase your class cup, and connect with Alumni Relations.

Seniors Serve

Saturday, May 13 to Tuesday, May 16
Various locations

Sign up online »

Reconnect with the mission of St. John's one last time and serve the community alongside your fellow grads. There will be two different opporunities.

  • League of Yes
    Pick up at 7:45-12 p.m., Suffolk, NY
    Take the field with your fellow Johnnies as we serve and make our national pastime accessible to everyone. We will depart from the Queens Campus at 7:45 sharp, transportation will be provided to everyone that signs up. 
  • Storm Out Hunger
    DAC 407
    Join your class and alumni as we participate in a mass meal packing event. 

Seniors Lucky Strike

Wednesday, May 17
7 to 10 p.m.
Lucky Strike Manhattan, 624-660 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Kick back with your classmates at this casual get together in the Luxe Room. Complete with 4 private lanes, you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary food, beverages, and rental shoes. Bowling not your style? Play a game of billiards, ping pong, or take in a game on one of TV’s in the area. This is our time and space, Johnnies! One roundtrip Metro Card will be provided at the time of ticket purchase. Seniors may purchase one additional guest ticket.

$10 for SJU Grads | $15 for Guests (limit 1)

Seniors at The Park

Thursday, May 18
7 to 11 p.m.
The Park Restaurant (118 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011)

Enjoy live music and delicious gourmet hors d'oeuvres with friends and alumni at Manhattan's The Park Restaurant. One roundtrip MetroCard will be provided at time of ticket purchase.

Tickets are $25 SJU Seniors and $30 for guests (limit 1).

Seniors Take Broadway​

Friday, May 19
8 p.m.
Times Square

New York is home to one of the largest art scenes, and it’s your turn to take in a show. Pick between seeing Aladdin or Kinky Boots

Whether you want to see wishes being granted, or want to see how an unlikely partnership forms in order to save a business, we have something for you. Pick between seeing Aladdin or Kinky Boots. Seniors may purchase up to two additional guest tickets. 

Tickets are $25 for SJU graduating seniors and $30 per guest (limit 2).

Get your tickets here:

There are a limited number of tickets for both of these Broadway shows. If you miss your chance to RSVP for Seniors Take Broadway!, please go to Campus Concierge in the D'Angelo Center (2nd Floor) to add your name to the waitlist. If tickets become available, we will notify you first via email.

Baccalaureate Mass

Saturday, May 20
4 p.m. (Doors open at 3 p.m.)
St. Thomas More Church

Please join use for a celebratory final mass on campus. Grads are encouraged to wear your gowns and are welcome to participate in mass.

This event is free for graduates and your guests.

Family Graduate Dinner

Saturday, May 20
5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
Carnesecca Arena

Enjoy an evening with family and friends on the eve of graduation.  Our world famous Carnesecca arena is transformed into a beautiful dining space for the evening. Enjoy a full three course meal, open bar and a keynote address by alumni Eileen Dillon.

$25 for SJU Grads | $30 for Guests (limit 5)

Class of 2017 Commencement Exercises 

This is an exciting time for you and your family. Your hard work and dedication will culminate in your Commencement. Your participation will greatly enrich this tradition and celebration at St. John’s University.

Queens Campus Commencement

Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Great Lawn

Queens, Manhattan, and Oakdale campus students, please see Queens Undergraduate Commencement.

Staten Island Campus Commencement

Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Great Lawn

Staten Island campus students, please see Staten Island Commencement.

Senior Class Gift

In 2012, the SGI senior senator along with the senior class decided to create the Student Government Inc Senior Scholarship. This annual scholarship replaced the yearly senior class gift as a way to further cultivate the Vincentian spirit within the University.

In just four short years, more than $50,000 in financial assistance has been awarded to over 25 St. John's seniors.

With this campaign, we hope to support even more of our students who have done so much for the university. We want to ensure that students are given the opportunity to complete their education and enter the world as a proud St. John’s graduate. 

Please consider contributing to the Senior Class Gift and support the continuing education of your fellow Johnnies'.