PNC maintains an ATM in the Campion Student Center. With a PNC account, students can use the campus ATM without incurring a transaction charge. To contact PNC, call: 1-877-PNC-1000 or visit the PNC student banking web site at www.pncbank.com/studentbanking for additional information.
The Hawk Central (formerly the Student Service Center) assists with and accepts tuition payments, updates student accounts, assists with loan processing, conducts registration and add/drop periods, verifies student enrollment and fulfills transcript requests. The telephone number to Hawk Central is 610-660-2000. More information on all of Hawk Central's functions can be found at:
Below is a link to the Student Services Center webpage. This page contains an updated calendar of important dates and gives step-by-step instructions on how to find Hawk Central services on mySJU.
Students who have their class schedule can look up and purchase textbooks for their classed through the Saint Joseph’s University Bookstore link:
To do so, students will need to access their course schedule, which is available on-line through each student’s MYSJU account.
The procedure for purchasing books through MYSJU: log into MYSJU; click on School Services; click on Administrative Services; click on Student Records/Payments; click on Registration; click on Purchase Textbooks.
The Bookstore's telephone number is 610-660-3170.
Note: The Registrar’s Office rosters incoming freshmen into classes, and freshmen schedules typically are not available until August.
A map of the University is available at:
This web page will ask for the specific location or locations you want to find and highlight the locations you input in red.
Families who need to notify a student of a death or a family emergency can do so independently or with the assistance of the University. Parents of resident students can initiate the assistance of the University by contacting the Residence Life Office at 610-660-1062. Parents can request assistance from Resident Assistants, Area Coordinators, Counselors, Campus Ministers or Jesuits. Parents who wish to make contact with Campus Ministry can do so by calling 610-660-1030.
Parents of students who reside off campus are encouraged to have accurate contact information, as such students often do not provide the University with current or complete contact information, making it difficult or impossible for the University to help parents find and/or contact such students.
When a death in a student’s family or a family emergency requires a student to miss a series of classes, the student should contact his/her college Dean’s Office. If the student is unable to do so, the student or family can ask any faculty or administrator to perform this function.
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences can be contacted at 610-660-1282.
The Dean of the Erivan Karl Haub School of Business can be contacted at 610-660-1645.
The Dean’s Office will notify each of the student’s faculty members of the death or family emergency.
Students who need to miss an extraordinary number of classes, as deemed by the faculty member(s), may be asked to take a leave of absence for the semester.
Families who wish to have a death notice sent to the University community by email, for the prayers and additional support of the University community, can do so by contacting Campus Ministry at 610-660-1030.
The Counseling Center offers a bereavement support group and/or individual counseling sessions for students who seek assistance with the loss of a loved one. More information is available through the Counseling Center at 610-660-1090.
Saint Joseph’s University contracts with ARAMARK for all of its food service and with Coke for all of its beverage products. Questions about food plans, declining balances, adding money to a meal card balance, food quality or food service should be directed to the campus ARAMARK administrative office at Saint Joseph’s University: 610-660-1170.
Parents can arrange for birthday cakes and gift baskets for students by contacting dining services at the number above.
Additional information about Dining Services’ offerings, including hours of operation, can be found on the Dining Services web site:
There are two forms of emergency contact: 1) University-to-parent and 2) parent-to-the-University.
University-to-parent contacts are made using the emergency contact provided on the University’s student records. Such contacts are made in the case of serious illness, hospitalization or accident.
Parent-to-the-University emergency contact can be made twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week through Public Safety and Security at 610-660-1111. Emergency contact for resident students (students living in a campus residence hall) can be made to the Residence Life Office from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 610-660-1062.
All federal work-study jobs on campus can be found at:
Additionally, students can apply for non-work-study employment on campus at ARAMARK Dining Service (610-660-1170), at Athletics/Fieldhouse at (610-660-1707); or at Facilities Management (610-660-3000). Employment near campus may occasionally be found through listings at the Career Development Office in Overbrook Hall (610-660-3100).
The Financial Assistance Office can be reached at 610-660-1555; the fax number is 610-660-1342.
The web link for the Financial Aid Office:
The Office of Safety and Security publishes annual parking policies. In general, freshmen are not permitted to have cars on campus. Sophomores, likewise, are not permitted to have cars on campus, except for those residing in buildings with building-specific parking for residents. In this case, sophomores receive a parking decal that allows parking only in that facilitiy's lot. For more information, please visit:
Parents who are visiting a student may park in a University lot. If a parent’s car is ticketed, the ticket can be taken to the Office of Public Safety in the rear, ground level of Barbelin (facing the athletic field) and voided. Either the student or the parent can do this.
SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Association) provides bus and rail service throughout the greater Philadelphia region. The R5 regional rail line, available at the Overbrook Train Station at 63rd and City Avenue (a regularly scheduled stop for the SJU campus shuttle), will take students to and from 30th Street Station for Amtrak service, to the Philadelphia Airport or to Center City.
Please Note: The SEPTA regional rail line that stops at the Overbrook train station (closest to campus at the intersection of 63rd Street and City Avenue) is the R5. Students taking this rail line to campus from downtown/airport/30th Street Station should be sure to board the local train, not the express.
More information about public transportation can be found at:
Campus Shuttle--To the Overbrook Train Station
Students can board the campus shuttle at any of its pick-up points on campus and ride to the 63rd and City Avenue stop. The shuttle stops at 63rd and City Avenue several times each hour during the day during the week, and approximately every half hour in the evenings and on weekends. The updated SJU shuttle schedule is available at:
Local taxi service can be dispatched from any cab service in Philadelphia, though most students contact Maxwell Cab Service because of its proximity to campus. The number for Maxwell Cab is 610-896-5100.
Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza 610.519.1940
Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
Italian American Food, Family restaurant
Gullifty’s Restaurant 610.525.1851
1021 E. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
5 Coulter Ave., Ardmore
50’s themed restaurant
Murray’s Delicatessen 610.664.6995
285 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd
Casual Deli—Small seating area but excellent food.
Primavera Pizza Kitchen 610.642.8000
7 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore
175 E. City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd
Theme restaurant serving Mexican/American food
T. G. I. Friday’s 215.878.7070
4000 City Line Avenue, Philadelphia
Theme restaurant serving American food
83 City Line Avenue, Bala Cynwyd
Theme restaurant serving Italian food
7650 City Line Avenue, Philadelphia
Mail is delivered directly to student mailboxes in the residence halls by the United States Postal Service. Students’ mailing addresses are contained in the housing assignment information sent in late-summer. All students in a given room or apartment share the same mailbox. To properly address mail, please use this format:
Building Street Address
Building City, PA Building Zip Code
**In most cases, the Unit Number is not the room number. For the majority of students, the Unit Number is a four-digit number that is provided with students' housing assignments. The exception is some campus houses, which may have a two- digit Unit Number. Students can look up their Unit Number by accessing their housing information through MySJU: http://my.sju.edu/cp/home/loginf. Mail without the proper Unit Number will be returned to the sender as undeliverable.
Packages shipped through the United States Postal Service that are too large to fit securely inside students' mailboxes will be taken to Shipping and Receiving for student pick-up. Shipping and Receiving scans all packages and generates emails to students notifying them of a package to be picked up. Packages may be picked up in person by students Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students can contact Shipping and Receiving at 610-660-1371.
For UPS, DHL and FedEx, address packages with information in this order:
Saint Joseph’s University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
All packages for students are delivered to the University’s Shipping and Receiving Office located in the Science Center. Shipping and Receiving scans all packages and generates emails to students notifying them of a package to be picked up. Packages may be picked up in person by students Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students can contact Shipping and Receiving at 610-660-1371.
Throughout the year various offices receive telephone calls from individuals self-identifying as parents, family members or friends of students who want either a mailing address or a telephone number for a student. To protect students from unwanted contacts, this information is not provided. If there is an emergency, a caller can leave a name and a telephone number. Every attempt will be made to deliver an emergency message to a student.
The Student Services web site contains updated information on all tuition-related issues. This site can be found at: