Student Life

Parent Resources

General Information

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Banking

Billing/Student Accounts/Student Loan Processing

Bookstore/Purchasing Books

Campus Map

Death/Family Emergency

Dining Services

Emergency Contact

Employment for Students

Financial Aid

Parking Policy

Public Transportation/Campus Shuttle Information/Taxi

Restaurants Near Campus/Within a 20 Minute Drive

Sending Mail

 

Student Privacy-Directory Information

Tuition Rates/Payment Methods/Due Dates/Payment Plans

Contact Us

 

Banking

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.

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Billing/Student Accounts/Student Loan Processing

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:

http://www.sju.edu/int/resources/hawkcentral/

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.


http://www.sju.edu/student_services/

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Bookstore/Purchasing Books

Students who have their class schedule can look up and purchase textbooks for their classed through the Saint Joseph’s University Bookstore link:

www.sju.bkstr.com

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.

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Campus Map

A map of the University is available at:

http://www.sju.edu/about-sju/visit-sju/campus-map

This web page will ask for the specific location or locations you want to find and highlight the locations you input in red.

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Death/Family Emergency

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.

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Dining Services

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:

http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSE/SJUDINING

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Emergency Contact

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.

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Employment for Students

All federal work-study jobs on campus can be found at:

http://www.sju.edu/srfs

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).

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Financial Aid

Please contact Hawk Central at 610-660-2000, fax number 610-660-1019
The web link for Student Records and Financial Services:
http://www.sju.edu/srfs

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Parking Policy

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:

http://www.sju.edu/int/resources/security/parking.html

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. 

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Public Transportation/Campus Shuttle Information/Taxi

Public Transportation

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:

http://www.septa.org/

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:

http://www.sju.edu/resources/security/shuttlesescorts.html

Taxi Service

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.

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Restaurants Near Campus/Within a 20 Minute Drive

Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza 610.519.1940
Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
Italian American Food, Family restaurant

California Pizza Kitchen 215.473.7010
4040 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131 

Gullifty’s Restaurant 610.525.1851
1021 E. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
Bar-restaurant

Ruby’s 610.896.7829
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
Italian food

Chili’s 610.667.4444
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

Joe's Crab Shack 610.949.0391
555 E City Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 
Seafood
  
The Olive Garden 610.664.4720
83 City Line Avenue, Bala Cynwyd
Theme restaurant serving Italian food
Applebee’s Bar and Grill 215.477.3397
7650 City Line Avenue, Philadelphia

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Sending Mail (on campus housing)

Student mailboxes are located in the lounge areas of Lafarge, McShain, Sourin, Villiger, Moore and all the campus apartment building.  Students living in central campus houses (Tara & Quirk) have mailboxes loacted in Sourin, and students living in Merion campus houses (Hogan, Jordan, St. Albert's, St. Mary's, Sullivan, & Xavier) have mailboxes located outside of their individual house,   Mail sent to a student must include the UNIT number (this is different than the room number).  Unit numbers can be found in MySJU within the housing portal (on the Housing Assignment menu option).

Below is the template for addressing letter mail:

Student's Name
Name of Residence Hall
Street Address, Unit #
City, PA Zip

 

For more information, please visit http://www.sju.edu/int/studentlife/studentresources/housing/oncampus/housinginformation/mail.html

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Student Privacy-Directory Information

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.

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Tuition Rates/Payment Methods/Due Dates/Payment Plans

The Student Services web site contains updated information on all tuition-related issues. This site can be found at:


http://www.sju.edu/student_services/

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