Press Release

Chinese Music and Dance Recital

SJU Departments Collaborate for Hurricane Relief and Chinese Tradition with Music and Dance Recital


SJU’s Office of China Programs, the Nealis Program in Asian Studies and the Department of Music, Theatre and Film have organized an event on campus for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief. On September 21 at 7:30 p.m., the group is sponsoring a traditional Chinese music and dance recital at Bluett Theatre with a performance from featuring Chinese artists and Saint Joseph’s students.


SJU's Appalachian Experience Receives Service Recognition for Contributing to United Nations Global Goals


Saint Joseph’s Appalachian Experience (APEX) recently received a Ruby Award for the 2016-17 school year from INSPIRING Service, a nonprofit that recognizes organizations that have made a community impact through service demonstrating progress toward United Nations Global Goals.

Devin Spillane and volunteers

Graduate Student Offers Respite Care in Texas Following Hurricane


A Saint Joseph’s alumna and current graduate student recently made a service trip to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Devin Spillane ’17 flew to Texas last weekend with Autism on the Seas, a travel agency that gives assistance on cruise ships to families with special needs children.


Health Insurance Executive Daniel J. Hilferty III ’78 to Receive Shield of Loyola


Daniel J. Hilferty III ’78, the president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), one of the nation’s leading health insurance organizations, will receive the Shield of Loyola at Saint Joseph’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City.

SJU Ranked No. 11 in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings


PHILADELPHIA (September 12, 2017) — Saint Joseph’s University earned a No. 11 ranking among 187 regional universities (North) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges. This marks the 20th consecutive year that Saint Joseph’s has secured a place in the region’s top tier. The list places SJU as the highest-ranked regional university in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and the second-highest-ranked institution in its cohort in Pennsylvania.

Leadership Awards Dinner 2017

Leadership Awards Dinner to Honor Esteemed Alumni


SJU's Alumni Association will honor five esteemed alumni on Nov. 2 at the Leadership Awards Dinner, held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Daniel J. Hilferty III '78 will receive the Shield of Loyola, the University's most prestigious alumni award.

Career Fair

More than 200 Employers Seek Candidates at Fall Career Fair


More than 200 employers and over 900 job-seeking students will meet on Thursday, September 14, at Saint Joseph’s University’s Fall Career Fair. Companies attending the fair represent a range of industries and organizations — including financial services, retail, food marketing, advertising, nonprofits and government agencies — seeking students with experience from disciplines across the University.

Summer View Campus

Saint Joseph’s Among Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges”


PHILADELPHIA (August 2, 2017) — Saint Joseph’s University has been named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. The education services company features the University in its 2018 "The Best 382 Colleges" guide.

James J. '58 and Frances Maguire

James and Frances Maguire Make Transformative Gift of $50 Million to Saint Joseph’s University


Saint Joseph’s University announced receipt of a $50 million gift from distinguished alumnus, James J. Maguire, Class of 1958 and his wife, Frances. This extraordinary gift is the largest in the University’s 166-year history and will significantly raise the University’s endowment, supporting scholarships and financial assistance to students and enabling the expansion of signature and mission-centered programs.


Saint Joseph’s to Host Fourth Annual Ignatian Leadership Conference


SJU will host the fourth annual Ignatian Leadership Conference on Friday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suitable for participants in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, the conference  explores leadership through the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, who is often referred to as one of the most effective leaders in human history.