When the Spring ’03 semester began on January 22, St. John’s
opened a new center for intellectual exchange on campus. It is set
on the ground floor of the main library on the Queens campus. The
Academic Commons is a state-of-the-art facility that provides
students with a quiet, comfortable area to study alone or in
groups. In addition to being a wireless zone, the commons offers 20
For students interested in gathering for study-groups, three
private study-rooms are available. PC projection equipment is also
available to practice presentations. Honors and graduate students
have separate commons within the same facilities.
Of course, the University is a work in progress. As St. John’s
grows, so do its resources. Read about additional construction and
groundbreakings in the pages that follow.