April 15, 2013
A record 1,481 admitted students and their families visited St.
John’s University’s Queens, NY,
campus on April 14 for a day of tours, workshops and get-togethers
with students and faculty at the first in a series of Accepted
Student events this semester.
St. John’s Staten
Island, NY, campus also will hold an Accepted Student Day, on
Sunday, April 21, as well as an Accepted Student Information
Session on April 27. Students—and their families—can still
register for these events.
“Accepted Student Day is one of my favorite times of the year,”
said Bryan Gross, Associate Vice President of Enrollment
Management. “It gives our incoming class a true sense of the
tremendous opportunities available to them at St. John’s. It also
fosters a tremendous amount of teamwork and excitement within our
The day began with a welcome session for admitted students and
their families, featuring a greeting from Rev. Donald J.
Harrington, C.M., President, and a
new video that provided a glimpse into life at St. John’s.
Activities included campus tours; residence hall visits guided
by the Office of
Residence Life; and Mass at St.
Thomas More Church. The University’s Pep Band and Cheer Team
greeted guests at the Taffner Field House, the site of a Student
Activities and Academic Services Fair, along with onsite counselors
to address questions about financial assistance.
Office of Global Studies brought an international flavor to the
day with “Lunch from around the Globe,” featuring foods inspired by
the cultures of the University’s most popular study abroad
locations. Future undergraduates also were invited to go on a
Classroom Test Drive—an opportunity to sit in on sample classes
given by faculty from each of the University’s five undergraduate
St. John’s will host three smaller-scale Accepted Student
Information Sessions on the Queens campus later this spring. The
first two will take place on Saturday, April 20 and 27, with a
third session planned for Saturday, May 4. The April 20 event
is at capacity; however, students may still
register for the other two.
video shown at Accepted Student Day.