Saint Joseph's University departments of Commuter Student Life, is committed to addressing your specific needs and concerns. Commuter students are an integral part of the Saint Joseph's University community. Our mission is to provide a supportive environment so that you can engage in an active campus life. We understand that commuting has many challenges and we want to help you have a positive, rewarding and inclusive experience at Saint Joseph's University. We encourage you to take advantage of the many programs and resources that are available.
If you have any questions feel free to drop in 239 Campion, call 610 660-1003 or just email email@example.com.
Hang Out With Fellow Commuters in The Perch!
A great place for students to hang out on campus is the commuter lounge located on main campus in the Perch, with lockers, a full size refrigerator/freezer and microwave, and space to hang out or complete class assignments. Free coffee and soda is available after five o'clock on weeknights and all day during the weekend. Catch the game on the many prism televisions, shoot a game of pool, get that paper done on the computers and printers, or chill out in the Commuter Lounge (next to the Computer space). It's a fun place to be when Philly's favorite teams have games, especially during post season!
Parking on the Maguire Campus
Parking on the Maguire Campus is very limited. Commuter students are encouraged to park in Hawks' Landing or the Mandeville Lot in order to avoid having to "hunt" for spots or receiving parking citations for parking illegally. Please remember that walking escorts are always available to and from your vehicle and class by calling 610-660-1111.
The only lot that allowsfor limited student parking on the Maguire Campus is Duperrault Hall Lot. This lot is ungated and is the first lot on the left just past the Barnes Foundation property if you are coming from the direction of Old Lancaster Road. If you are coming from the direction of Raynham Road, Duperrault Hall Lot is the last lot on the right just before the Barnes Foundation property. Parking spaces in this lot are limited and are usually filled throughout the day. Access to the two gated lots on the Maguire Campus is restricted to authorized faculty and staff.
Please remember that when you park in any of the University parking lots, you must display a current parking permit.
Lockers are available to rent for $10 per year or $5 per semester. Contact Mary Beth Mallowe for locker rental information at 610-660-1066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meal Options on Campus
Saint Joseph's University offers a variety of dining options, and all students, including commuters, have the opportunity to sign up for a meal plan. Students choose a meal plan that is appropriate for their lifestyle, whether it be all-you-care-to-eat dining or a la carte purchasing.
Where to go-The main cafeteria is located in Campion Student Center, which is the hub of campus. Eating on campus is a great way to join other students to plan club activities, study, and meet new people.
Cosi, located next to Hawks Landing, is another place to order a meal on campus (Cosi accepts Declining Balance). The Bellarmine cafe and the Mandeville vending cart offer coffee and other snacks to grab between classes. There is also a Starbucks right next to campus that accepts Declining Balance.
Declining Balance-If you would rather pay for a meal as you go instead of having a set amount of meals, you have the option of using declining balance. The money you pay for declining balance is credited to your SJU Hawk Swipe Card. You can go to the Gray Cafe (in Campion) or Cosi to use the money to buy a meal. You can add more money online to your Declining Balance as needed.
SJU Shuttle and SEPTA
Students can use the website http://www.sju.edu/resources/security/shuttlesescorts.html to find information on the East and West Shuttle Escort system on campus. For information on SEPTA transportation, visit their website http://www.septa.org/index.html.
Student Life: Student Leadership and Activities
Get involved on campus! Visit http://www.sju.edu/studentlife/studentleadership/organizations.html to find out about the many clubs on campus you can be a part of!
For information on how to obtain a University parking permit and important policies, visit the Office of Public Safety and Security's parking page http://www.sju.edu/resources/security/parking.html.
Visit http://www.sju.edu/about/campusmap/ to locate buildings on campus and the streets surrounding the campus.
Need a Job on Campus?
http://www.sju.edu/resources/finaid/currentundergrad/workstudy.html . Students who are not eligible for the work study program may apply to become student workers.
Students who are unsure of what the Co-op program is or what it entails should visit http://www.sju.edu/academics/resources/coop to find out more.
Career Development Center
Visit the Career Development Center's website http://www.sju.edu/studentlife/studentresources/careers/ for more information on the services you can utilize.
Looking for a Part-Time Job?
Visit http://www.sju.edu/studentlife/studentresources/careers/students/parttime.html for more information.
To learn more about the Intern Program at SJU, visit http://www.sju.edu/studentlife/studentresources/careers/students/internships/index.html.
Full-Time Jobs/On-Campus Interviews
Check out the Career Development Center's website http://www.sju.edu/studentlife/studentresources/careers/students/jobs.html for information on access to full-time jobs and obtaining interviews on campus.