Student Life

Adult Student Life Office

Student Resources


Student Resources
Abbreviations on Campus
Adult Student Campus Tours
Campus Ministry
Career Development Center
Children's School at Saint John's
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program
College of Professional and Liberal Studies
Copying and Printing
Counseling and Psychological Services
Evening Parking Options-Maguire and Merion Campus
Financial Assistance
Haub School Of Business-Graduate
Information Technology
Office of Institutional Diversity
Office of Multicultural Life
Student Health Center

Open Recreation

Van Service to Maguire Campus


Financial Assistance
Saint Thomas Hall, Lapsley Lane
FAX: 610-660-1342

To access your Financial Aid information:

  • Log on to "MySJU"
  • Click on the "School Services" tab
  • Click on "School Services & Financial Aid"
  • Click on "Financial Aid"

Instructions for Graduate Students of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business Applying for 2009-2010 Financial Aid Year:

1. All applicants must file the 2009-2010 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

2. Include our school code 003367

3. To qualify for loans, a student must pre-register and remain enrolled for at least 6 credits.

All PLS students are required to complete an Institutional Financial Aid Application. This is available on the web. Please go to:

If you have any questions about the student loans, or the application process, please contact your financial aid counselor by phone or email:

(Last names beginning with A-C) Valerie Marchesani 610-660-1343

(Last names beginning with D-G) Susan Wendling 610-660-1349

(Last names beginning with H-Mb) Nancy Fiazzo 610-660-1396

(Last names beginning with Mc-R) Carmen Austin 610-660-1363

(Last names beginning with S-Z) Marian McGee 610-660-1345 

Counseling and Psychological Services


Located in A504 Merion Gardens, The Counseling Center promotes the psychological well-being of the SJU community primarily through the provision of brief individual and group counseling to full-time undergraduate and graduate students.*

The Counseling Center also provides workshops, guest lectures, referral services, consultation, and training to students, faculty and staff.

The Counseling Center offers a safe atmosphere where personal concerns can be openly explored and discussed with a professionally trained counselor, psychologist, or advanced doctoral trainee.

Counseling services are voluntary, confidential, and free-of-charge.

Appointments are usually necessary and can be scheduled by phone (610-660-1090) or in person. If your concern is very urgent and you wish to be seen immediately, please inform the administrative assistant when you call so that arrangements can be made to accommodate your needs.

*Please note that all part-time students can be provided with consultation and referral, either in person or over the phone. On-going counseling service is not provided to part-time graduate or undergraduate students. 

Career Development Center


The Career Development Center assists students of all majors and class years. Below is a list of their services:

  • Individual Career Counseling Appointments
  • Walk-in Hours for Resume & Cover Letter Critiques and Quick Questions
  • Mock Interviews
  • Graduate School Advising
  • Career Resource Library (web-based and traditional)
  • Individual Assessment Tools
  • Networking with Alumni
  • Web-based Listings for Full/Part-Time Jobs and Internships
  • Career Fairs (On and Off-Campus)
  • On-Campus Recruiting for Graduating Students
  • Workshops & Events

The Career Development Center also offers a variety of web-based listings including part-time and full-time jobs and internships. Additionally, seniors can access on-campus interview opportunities through our campus interview program. For access go to:

It is recommended that you schedule an appointment to individually discuss your career development with a staff member. An appointment is designed to address all aspects of career development such as choosing a major, career changing, networking, resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing, finding internships, job searching, and applying to graduate school.

Call 610-660-3100 to schedule an appointment.

Address: 101 Moore Hall (corner of City & Overbrook)

5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395

Phone: 610.660.3100, Fax: 610.660.3032

E-mail your quick questions to:

Student Health Center

SOURIN HALL (First Floor)
FAX: 610-660-3378

Academic Year Hours (September through May)
Closed during semester breaks.

Monday- 8:30am to 6:00pm
Tuesday through Friday- 8:30 am to 4:30pm
Saturday- 11am to 2:30pm
Sunday- Closed

Summer Hours (Summer I and II)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday- 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

NOTE: Students must arrive 30 minutes prior to closing to be seen.

Walk-in services for illness or injury are available during all hours of operation. No appointment is necessary. Most medical problems are initially evaluated through walk-in care by a nurse/nurse practitioner who is able to treat many of the illnesses and injuries common in college populations.
Appointments are made for further evaluation/treatment/referral by a physician.
Students are asked to schedule appointments for physical exams and gynecologic care.

(not enrolled in the health insurance program through SJU)


Minor Office Visit- $15.00

  • Cold/flu/fever
  • Muscle pain
  • Sprain/Strain
  • OTC medications provided

Moderate Office Visit- $25.00

  • Sore Throat (Rapid Step Test)
  • UTI (Urine dip)
  • Abdominal Pain/Gastroenteritis- oral meds
  • Prescription Medications provided

Severe Office Visit- $35.00

  • Asthma
  • Labs/Phlebotomy
  • GYN exam
  • Abdominal Pain/Gastroenteritis- injection given
  • Prescription Medications provided

Physical Exams-

  • Drivers Physical- $20.00
  • Academic Physical- $50.00
  • Employment Physical- $50.00


  • Allergy injections- $5.00
  • Tuberculosis testing (ppd)- $5.00
  • Flu- $10.00
  • Meningitis- $100.00

NOTE: Graduate students enrolled in the University sponsored health insurance plan are not subject to fees (excluding immunizations).

It is important to know that waiting times will vary depending on the number of students arriving at the same time and the availability of staff. Typically, the busiest portion of the day occurs between the hours of 10am to 2pm.

Students in need of emergency care when the Student Health Center is closed should call Security at 610-660-1111.

Information Technology



The Office of Information Technology will be a customer-focused advocate of technologies that facilitate and enrich the learning, teaching and research experiences of Saint Joseph's students and faculty. We will empower the professional and administrative staff to deliver effective, personal support services to all stakeholders of the University.

Our primary objectives are to:

  • Promote an education-technology partnership with academic leadership that utilizes innovative technology to advance the teaching and learning experiences of the University community.
  • Provide reliable, secure, highly-available, and well-organized web-based access to University information, services, and communications to the extended University community.
  • Deliver excellent customer service to the University community emphasizing timely and competent service delivery to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain a reliable, secure, flexible technology infrastructure in support of the teaching, learning, research and administrative mission of the University.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and assess the applicability of these technologies to university requirements. Identify opportunities to apply technology in innovative ways to improve business processes.
  • Recruit and retain highly skilled, customer-focused IT professionals.

Campus Ministry
The Chapel of Saint Joseph

Campus Ministry serves the mission of Saint Joseph's University by making visible the religious identity of the institution, and by nurturing the spiritual development of students, faculty and staff.

In the context of Catholic higher education, Campus Ministry provides many opportunities to encounter God active in our world, to develop a conscience rooted in gospel values, and to address issues of faith and justice.

Challenged by a world in need of healing and motivated by Jesus Christ, Campus Ministry fosters a community of believers called to be "persons for and with others", and empowers leaders for Church and society, thus participating in the unfolding of God's plan for creation.

Liturgy schedule for the Chapel


11am year round

8pm and 10pm when classes are in session


12:05 Monday through Friday when classes are in session.

Holy Days of Obligation:


5:00pm when classes are in session

Thomas Sheibley
Phone: 610-660-1081


The Children's School at Saint John's

Adult students with young children may want to consider learning about The Children's School at Saint John's for childcare options. For more information regarding the school, please consult the website or contact:

Ms. Sharon Kimbrell, Director
404 Levering Mill Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
FAX: 610-660-1162

Open Recreation

All full time Graduate (9 credits or more) and PLS Students (12 credits or more) will be given free access to all of the SJU Recreation facilities, workout rooms, pools, and courts. All full time students may swipe into all SJU fitness centers using their SJU swipe card. For part time students, see the cost below:

4 Months

8 Months

12 Months







PT Student







Saint Joseph's University's fitness centers, Athletic Center and Maguire Sports Complex, are now approved facilities with Independence Blue Cross. IBC offers reimbursement to you for joining and using approved fitness centers. Check with your employer.

Part-time students who are members of Independence Blue Cross (IBC) insurance are able to list the campus open recreation centers (Fieldhouse and Maguire Campus gym) as approved fitness centers for the IBC gym membership. Students who do this may use the campus fitness centers and receive reimbursement from IBC.

Haub School Of Business - Graduate Business

 To find out more about the HSB Graduate program, click

College of Professional and Liberal Studies Undergraduate Program

To find out more about the Undergraduate program for the College of Professional and Liberal Studies, click

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program

To find out more about the Graduate program for the College of Arts and Sciences, click

Copying and Printing

All students at SJU (part time full time, adult, grad, undergrad, etc.) get 200 copies FREE per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). The way to use this is simply by using your log in at any of our on campus computer/printing centers - no need to swipe ID card!

Office of Institutional Diversity

In December of 2005, the Office of Institutional Diversity was established to coordinate the University's diversity initiatives. The establishment of this office signals the University's commitment to redirect and strengthen its efforts in the area of diversity.

The Office of Institutional Diversity, located in Wolfington, works collaboratively with various university departments to enhance campus climate, increase recruitment and retention of under represented faculty, staff and students and to provide diverse learning experiences that are imperative for a well rounded education. We invite you to join us as we work to create a campus climate of inclusion that values and celebrates our diversity, and that encourages dialogue and partnership. To learn more, call 610-660-1015 or visit their website

Office of Multicultural Life

The Office of Multicultural Life, better known around the SJU campus as OML, seeks to enlighten and educate the university community at large through programming that focuses on embracing and understanding our cultural differences. Serving also as a bridge of support for all students of color, the Office of Multicultural Life is central to rooting students to the campus community. Through programming, including workshops, diversity training, community service, and diversity lectures the office works to bring multicultural awareness to the forefront of our university. The Multicultural Life umbrella shields seven unique student groups , including, the Asian Student Association (ASA), Black Student Union (BSU), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Latino Student Association (LSA), the International Student Association (ISA), Harambee African Awareness (HARAMBEE), and the Voices Of Praise (VOP).

If you're interested in visiting OML, please note that the offices are now located in the Campion Student Center room 229. The OML office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and they have an open door policy. If you have any questions do not hesitate to stop by. Members of the staff are looking forward to assist you.

Van Service from Hawks' Landing to Maguire Campus

As of February 28th, Public Safety is providing a twelve passenger van continuous loop-shuttle-service from the Hawks' Landing parking facility to the Maguire Campus area. This shuttle service will be provided for the remainder of the Spring semester, Mondays through Thursdays, from 4:00PM to 10:00PM. There is no listed schedule - just wait by the signs which are outside daily from 3:30 PM on, Monday through Thursday.

The van will be identified by a placard in the van window indicating that it is the MAGUIRE CAMPUS SHUTTLE. The van will pick-up in the driveway adjacent to the entrance of Hawks' Landing and will drop-off at the McShain Hall pedestrian path that connects the Merion Campus to the Maguire Campus. Signs will be posted where the van drops off and picks up.

If any individual person has a documented physical disability, he or she should contact Jim Scott (1774 - or Patricia Gregg (1041 - for accommodations.

Adult Student Campus Tours

Looking for direction on Hawk Hill? Need a refresher course on building names and their locations? Did you miss your Orientation or skip the tour? We have a solution!

Catch one of the Adult Student Tours being held every Thursday at 4:00pm beginning October 6th! The tours meet at Bronstein Hall (on Lapsley Lane on the Lower Merion side of City Ave. - next to Saint Thomas Hall). Visit the surroundings and buildings with a guided tour to get familiar with everything you need to know to make the most out of your SJU experience! Sign up for a tour by sending an email to to register - and please specify your email address, your program or program of interest, and preferred specific Thursday date.
Forget wandering aimlessly around campus and take a tour! We look forward to hearing from you!

*Note: There will be no tours on November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Tours will end for the semester on December 15th (exam week). 

Abbreviations on Campus

Graduate Students and PLS

  • Graduate students can be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences or the Haub School of Business.
  • PLS is the abbreviation for Professional and Liberal Studies. Students in this program are adult undergraduate students.

Campus Buildings

  • BL= Barbelin/Lonergan Hall
  • BE= Bellarmine Hall
  • CA= Campion Student Center
  • CYN= Cynwyd
  • MCS= McShain Hall
  • MH= Merion Hall
  • MR= Moore Hall/Overbrook
  • MV= Mandeville Hall
  • MX= Maguire Sports Complex
  • PO= Post Hall

Campus Departments

  • LRC= Learning Resource Center (302 Science Center)
  • MLO= Multicultural Life Office
  • RLO= Residence Life Office
  • SESS= Student Educational Support Services
  • SLA= Student Life Office

Registration and Course Selection

  • CRN= Course Registration Number
  • TBA or TBD = To Be Announced or To Be Determined

Map of Evening Parking Options for Maguire and Merion Campus

Click here for a map of spaces to park during the evening.