Law School formally begins with Convocation this Monday, August 17, 2020. I want to take a moment to give you some logistical information that will help you to navigate the exciting day.
First Year Convocation and Orientation – Monday, August 17, 2020
This will be your official welcome to St. John’s Law. It is required for all entering students (full- and part-time students).
- Intro to Law classes 4B & 5C check-in will begin at 8:30 am and Convocation begins at 9:00 am.
- Intro to Law classes 3B & 6C check-in will begin at 10:30 am and Convocation begins at 11:00 am (This event is also being live-streamed for Intro 7 – Online students).
- Intro to Law classes 1A & 2A check-in will begin at 12:30 pm and Convocation begins at 1:30 pm.
- Online Intro to Law class – Convocation begins at 11:00 am – You will receive a direct link from Webex to join this session prior to the event. An email with details to participate virtually for the day was sent to you – please contact email@example.com if you need assistance.
Please arrive at Marillac Terrace, located behind the Law School, no more than fifteen minutes prior to the start of your check-in. Following the Convocation ceremony, we will go immediately to the Law School for Orientation. Orientation will consist of a Q&A session on Academic Issues and Law School expectations, as well as your first class session of Introduction to Law. Boxed lunch will be provided.
*Dress is business casual, and we recommend comfortable walking shoes along with layered clothing as you will be both outside and inside during the day. This event is for students only and we cannot accommodate guests.
You should have received an email communication from your Introduction to Law Professor with any instructions and assignments for your first class as well as required books for the class. If you are unable to procure a copy of the course book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Handbook contains policies and rules that apply to you as a St. John’s University School of Law student. You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the rules, regulations and policies of the University and the Law School and are expected to read and abide by the policies included. The Handbook is available on the St. John’s Law website, and will be updated within the next few weeks so be sure to check back for the latest version.
Release & Acknowledgments
All students must submit the mandatory Release and Acknowledgments form regarding the Student Handbook, photos and media, and health and safety policies. You will receive a separate email directing you to complete the electronic form. If you have any questions about this form or the University policies included there, please feel free to reach out to me or the Student Services team at LawStudentServices@stjohns.edu.
You will need a University identification card (“StormCard”) whenever you come to the Law School building and other University facilities. Please be sure to review the information and complete the form HERE to sign up for your StormCard.
Entry to Campus
Masks are required on campus and you must complete the COVID-19 Screening.
COVID-19 Screening through St. John’s University Connect App and Mandatory Daily Campus Pass
Before arriving to campus each morning, you will need to complete a COVID screening questionnaire and present your campus pass to the Public Safety officer at Gate 1 upon arrival. To access this questionnaire please download the free St. John’s University Connect mobile application from your device’s app store. Once you open the application, select the “Resources” option on the bottom right hand of your screen. The questionnaire will be the first option in that page. After successful completion, you will be able to open your green “Campus Pass” on the Home screen of the app. This pass will grant you entry to campus for one day only. You will also automatically receive a copy of the Campus Pass to your St. John’s email address. If you will not have a smart phone with you when entering campus, please be sure to complete the questionnaire at home and print the email confirmation with your Campus Pass for the day. Screenshots showing the steps to complete the COVID screening within the app were sent to you, attached to an email for your reference. You will not be permitted on campus without a valid digital or paper Campus Pass for the day.
Before 10am tomorrow, Friday Aug. 14, please download the St. John’s University Connect app and test to ensure that you are able to successfully obtain a Campus Pass through the COVID screening questionnaire. For assistance with technical issues related to the app, the University IT Service Desk can be reached at 718-990-5000 (business hours are 7:30am-7:30pm Monday through Friday)
Please be sure to enter campus through Gate 1. You may be asked to present your campus pass to a Public Safety Officer. Once you enter campus, drive through the security gate and enter the parking lot on your left. Please see the attached campus map emailed to you for clarity on where to enter Gate 1 and where to park.
If you plan to purchase and pick-up course materials from the bookstore on campus, you will need to print your textbook list from www.txbk.info/stjohns before coming to campus. You will need your X-number to find your book list.
STJ CAMPUS STORE HOURS:
8/16/20 – Sunday 12PM-5PM
8/17/20-8/21/20 – Monday -Friday, 9AM-4PM (online pickup hours 10AM-3PM)
8/24/20-9/04/20 – Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM (online pickup hours 10AM-4PM)
Additional Questions? Concerns?
Please do not hesitate to contact me or our Student Services Coordinator, Zachary Piper, at LawStudentServices@stjohns.edu with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation.
Senior Director of Student Services
St. John’s University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway | Queens, New York 11439