What’s Open When
What’s Open When at Saint Joseph's University
Saint Joseph's is open and continues to serve students. Most offices will observe the winter break during the weeks of December 21 and 28. Below, find a listing of opening dates, in-person and virtual offerings and links to important University resources and services. Check back frequently, as changes may be necessary to hours and operations.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission in the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center continues to be open daily, Monday through Friday with the exception of winter break during the weeks of December 21 and 28. We will be pausing campus tours beginning Tuesday, November 24. The Office of Admission will remain open for walk-ins and self-guided tours. Continue to check sju.edu/visit for all of our visit options.
Public Safety and Security
Public Safety and Security continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 610-660-1111. Students experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, should call this number to be connected to the Student Health Center at any time.
Shuttle Services for the fall semester will conclude at 11 p.m. on November 25 and resume on January 11 at 7 a.m. Please visit the Campus Shuttles & Escorts page on the Office of Public Safety & Security’s website for more information, including health and safety measures for Public Safety escort vehicles, Student Life fleet vehicles and all Shuttle buses.
The campus Barnes & Noble bookstore is now open. Please check our website, sju.bncollege.com, for our store hours. All students looking to purchase textbooks for the upcoming spring semester must place an order on the website. To help maintain physical distancing, textbooks will not be sold in stores, but students can order them online. Orders can be shipped to home addresses prior to campus arrival, or available for pickup at the bookstore.
- Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday through Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m
All of our dining locations are now open and ready to serve you. For more information regarding the hours of operation and menus, please take a look at our website, sju.campusdish.com.
SJU Dining has added meal exchange flexibility and grab-and-go service across campus. You are now able to use your dining plan in the Campion Dining Hall, Campion Food Court, all P.O.D. locations, and Mandeville Dining 123.
In addition, look for new features like Good Uncle, which is a mobile delivery service which will be accepting dining dollars this year and the Home Chef Meal Kit, which is a service that allows you to prepare meals at home.
If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to our Marketing Manager, Kevin Bargeron, at email@example.com or 610-660-1195.
Health, Wellness and Recreation
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is open in Quirk Hall Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, with the exception of Thanksgiving and the day after.
The center will operate administratively, but not for patient care, from December 14 through January 13. The center observes winter break the weeks of December 21 and 28.
Students in need of non-emergent medical care should request an appointment through Starfish. Well visits will be scheduled for the morning and sick visits in the afternoon.
Any student with the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; or contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case are encouraged to call Public Safety at 610-660-1111. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Students are welcome to call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to schedule appointments for mental health counseling. With some exceptions, sessions are conducted remotely via a secure version of Zoom. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekday “virtual” drop-in hours (no appointment necessary) are available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. To make an initial counseling appointment or use remote drop-in times, students are asked to call CAPS main office at Merion Gardens at 610-660-1090.
When the CAPS office is closed, after 4:30 p.m., over weekends and on holidays, students can reach an on-call counselor immediately by calling the main office and selecting option 2 on the menu.
O’Pake Recreation Center
O’Pake Recreation Center will open for the spring semester on Monday, February 1 at 7:30 a.m. Campus recreation programming will begin on Monday, January 25. Visit Campus Recreation’s website for more information.
Sweeney Field and Track
Athletics fields, including the track, will be closed until further notice. Visit Campus Recreation’s website for available facilities, programs and activities.
Student Life and Services
Residential staff are always available for urgent needs on weekends, holidays, and after hours by contacting public safety. The administrative office of residence life is located on the ground floor of LaFarge and remains open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, with the exception of November 26 through 29 and December 21 through January 3.
Zoom, phone, and in-person appointments can be made by calling the office at 610-660-1060 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can make appointments with their residential area managers through Starfish.
Campion Student Center
Campion Student Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, the day after and the weeks of December 21 and 28.
PNC Bank in Campion Student Center
The PNC Bank branch located on the lower level of Campion Student Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning on January 15.
Students are invited to join the SJU Campus Ministry for a live streamed virtual mass on November 19 and December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Mass will then resume for the spring semester. Follow along on Instagram at @sjucampusministry. Learn more.
Additional opportunities to engage include: Campus Ministry’s Instagram; pastoral care requests; and prayer requests via email@example.com..
The Financial Aid Office is located in Barbelin 121 and is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with the exception of winter break the weeks of December 21 and 28. Walk-ins are welcome during these hours or simply call 610-660-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Zoom appointments, if preferred, can be made by emailing email@example.com.
Documents can be uploaded via the Secure Document Upload option in the Nest (select Tuition & Aid page and under Financial Aid Requirements, click the link of the document you wish to upload) or drop off paperwork in the wooden drop box located outside of the office
The Registrar is open for transcript pickup Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For assistance, request through Team Dynamix via sju.edu/help under "Student Records & Registration."
Office of Student Accounts
The Office of Student Accounts is located in Barbelin 122 and is now open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, with the exception of Thanksgiving, the day after, and the weeks of December 21 and 28. Please call 610-660-2400 before you visit the main office. Zoom, phone and in-person appointments can be made by calling the office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Learning and Support Services
Office of Student Outreach and Support
The Office of Student Outreach & Support can work individually with students to explore and coordinate both personal and academic support needed while facing a medical diagnosis or balancing that of a family member. Students can email email@example.com to speak with a staff member. For students with multiple needs, the Office of Student Outreach and Support will coordinate needs with the other offices.
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
Librarians are available for online research help appointments or via the library’s help center. To access online databases, journals, and e-books, or to request contactless pickup of books and DVDs, see our website.
Office of Disability Services
The Office of Student Disability Services will continue to provide support to students when we transition to the online environment. Faculty and students will continue to use the Accommodate system for accommodation requests.
Office of Learning Resources
The Office of Learning Resources continues to support students with free Peer Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and Learning Strategy Consultations programs available via Zoom. Learn more about our services and how to sign up for Peer Tutoring and Learning Strategy Consultations on the Office of Learning Resources website.
Staff in the Office of Student Success are dedicated to supporting students. They can assist students in making connections with campus resources and provide strategies for having a positive experience at SJU. Students can schedule appointments (Zoom, phone or in person) with members of the Office of Student Success through Starfish.
For faculty and staff, Starfish offers convenient appointment scheduling functionality that can be set up by following the steps outlined in the Employee Set-Up Guide posted to the Student Success website. If you're not already using Starfish for appointment scheduling, watch this video to learn how to use Zoom and Starfish together for online appointments. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is open to all writers in the Saint Joseph’s University community, offering free virtual consultations by trained peer tutors.
Through December 6, appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m; Friday 10 a.m. to 1p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
During finals week and Intersession, the Writing Center is open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Writers can make appointments at sju.mywconline.com. Tutors and writers can use video and audio for their tutorials if both parties are able and willing to do so. You can follow The Writing Center on Twitter or Instagramfor the latest announcements
Hawk Hub Food and Basic Needs Resource Center
HawkHUB, the University’s food and basic needs resource center, is available for anyone in the SJU community who needs non-perishable food, personal products and school supplies. HawkHUB is located in the Writing Center (162 Merion Hall). The center is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are accepted at drop boxes around campus and through Venmo @hawkhub. Follow @hawkhub on Instagram for announcements about Fresh Food Fridays and other events and subscribe to the HawkHUB newsletter. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Undergraduate Advising Centers
Now through December 18, 2020, advisors are available via email and appointment. The Advising Centers also offer virtual walk-in hours Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From January 4 through 15, 2021, The Advising Centers will be open and available via email and appointment. Regular walk-in hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Visit the Haub School of Business Leahy Advising Center, College of Arts and Sciences Advising Support Center, or the School of Health Studies and Education Advising Support Center for more information.
Career Development Center
Career counseling is available by appointment (30 and 60 minutes) and quick chats (15 minutes). Log in to Handshake to schedule time with a career counselor (up to 12 hours in advance of the requested time). Resumes uploaded to Handshake will continue to be reviewed.
The mailroom continues to serve the University community. Packages received from USPS, UPS, FEDEX, Amazon and other carriers will be scanned and an email notification will be sent to the recipient. Contact the mailroom at 610-660-1180 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The mailroom operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Mail will continue to be delivered to essential areas from December 21 through January 1. All other mail will be staged at the mailroom for pickup.
- No mail will be delivered or picked up on December 24, 25 or January 1, in alignment with the United States Postal Service.
- All delivery and pickup resumes on January 4.
Print Services is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During winter break, the weeks of December 21 and 28, staff will monitor email for any emergency print requirements. These projects should be directed to email@example.com.
As a reminder Print Services is now located at Moore Hall lower level, 6051 Overbrook Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131.
The Office of Human Resources is open virtually Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. If you have questions or would like to meet with a member of the HR team, please visit here to schedule a virtual appointment. If you need to drop off employment documents in HR, a member of the team will be on-campus on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in St. Mary’s.Thank you for your cooperation, as we work to de-densify the office space and maintain physical distancing.
Students onboarding to new work-study positions should submit your completed paperwork and required identification in the Office of Human Resources on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The required student onboarding paperwork is available for print online. Walk-ins outside of these hours will not be permitted in order to ensure physical distancing.
The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
ASPIRE College Support
ASPIRE will be offering hybrid options for students to select their chosen modality - in-person, virtual or a combination of both.
Kinney’s day program is open and running on a rotating schedule to de-densify and allow for physical distancing.
More information about in-person and virtual spring social skills programming will be announced in the new year. Free resources are available at KinneyAutism.sju.edu/Virtual.