Experience Life as a Hawk
The best way to get a feel for life as a Hawk is to experience Saint Joseph’s for yourself. We offer a variety of in-person and virtual visit opportunities to explore our 125-acre campus, which crosses a vibrant Philadelphia neighborhood and sprawling Lower Merion suburbs.
High School and Transfer Students
There's no better way to experience Saint Joseph's campus than by seeing it in person. Campus tours are available Monday through Friday and consist of a 45-minute walking tour with a current student. Starting June 1, you can also add-on an optional information session. These 25-minute sessions will provide a quick introduction to St. Joe's and our admission process.
Making an Impression: Writing the College Essay
Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Having a hard time starting your college essay and finding that one unique characteristic you hold? Hear from our Associate Director of Admission, Robbie Cusella, as he dives deep into the Do's and Don’ts of essay writing, as well as a fun brainstorming activity to help you develop your unique essay.
The College Interview
Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Interviews can sometimes be perceived as stressful encounters to be avoided at all costs! But a little preparation goes a long way in building confidence, readiness, and positive excitement about the conversation. Join this session to learn about common interview questions, evaluative vs. non evaluative interviews, and specific preparation suggestions for knocking it out of the park!
Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern
The college search and application process is far less confusing and challenging when the applicant understands specific terminology and is able to use helpful online resources. This session will define the most commonly used admissions terms and review the most popular and effective college search tools.
Virtual Admission Presentations
This session, led by an admission staff member, will provide an overview of Saint Joseph's mission, academic programs, student life, and the admission and financial aid processes. This session is for students who have not yet applied to Saint Joseph's University.
Virtual Student-Led Campus Tours
Available Mondays and Wednesdays
Learn about SJU through a student-guided Virtual Campus Tour. This session will host the option to share video and audio creating an interactive experience. Virtual Tours are capped at 10 participants.
High school seniors can arrange a 30-minute, one-on-one interview with an admission representative. Be prepared to discuss your academic record and accomplishments, and ask any questions you may have about Saint Joseph's or the application process.
All interviews will take place on Zoom. We are not offering in-person interviews at this time. Interviews are not required for admission consideration and students not able to interview will not be at a disadvantage during the admission process.
Our 30-minute admission presentation provides an overview of Saint Joseph's University's mission, student experience, and admission/financial aid processes.
Counselors are available to discuss any questions related to the transfer admission process. Appointments will take place over the phone or through Zoom.
Information on next steps and exclusive events for the Class of 2025 is available on your SJU Admission Account.
Admission webinars are typically available to watch on-demand within 72 hours after airing.
Our tours are designed with your interests in mind. Sessions are held for a variety of our graduate programs. While we're not currently offering on campus tours, we invite you to check back for scheduling options and in the meantime, check out our virtual tour.
We’re happy to meet with you to discuss the application process and help you choose the right program for your schedule.
Call 610-660-1300 or Request an Appointment
See Hawk Hill for yourself. Come to campus for a self-guided tour to get a feel for Saint Joseph’s.
How to Use:
- Come to Hawk Hill with your charged-up smartphone and comfortable shoes.
- Load the website below in your phone’s browser. You can either stay connected with your cell phone provider’s 5G connection or you can connect to Saint Joseph’s guest wifi network.
- There will be a pop up on the screen asking for your location. Please allow us to use your location and then you can start your tour.
- Choose the tour for you: you can take a self-guided tour of our residence halls, campus life, academics, and more!
Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center
All undergraduate tours (including those for transfer and adult learners) depart from the Office of Undergraduate Admission, located at our Welcome Center at the corner of Cardinal and City Avenues.
Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center
2502 Cardinal Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
To ensure the health and safety of the Saint Joseph’s University community and our visitors, we have put in place new guidelines based on public health directives from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and CDC.
Parking for undergraduate tours is available at the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center. A parking pass and link to map showing our location is included in all event confirmation emails for registered visitors.
Visitors with disabilities or who need special assistance should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your visit to inquire about available accommodations.
Location and Parking
When you arrange for a tour or visit, the graduate office will provide you with information on where to meet and park. Please contact email@example.com or 610-660-1101 if you need additional accommodations.
The Graduate Business offices are located in Mandeville Hall, the Haub School of Business, on the corner of 54th and City Avenue. You can enter on either side of the building. Come to the second floor and turn left off the elevator or right if you take the stairs to Suite 280.
Use SEPTA’s trip planner to find the most convenient route to campus from the historic Amtrak/30th Street Station or any spot along SEPTA’s various routes. The 65 and 44 buses have stops on campus, and SEPTA Regional Rail stops at Overbook Station, less than a mile from the center of campus.
In the event of severe weather, call the University’s weather hotline at 610-660-3333 or website to check campus closure status.