As the warm weather quickly approaches, you may be adding a college road trip to your summer plans.  Here are just a few of the best spots to visit on St. Joe’s campus during the summer months!


Barbelin Beach

Barbelin Beach, right outside of Barbelin Hall, is a popular place on campus for students to lay out, study, and relax during the warmer days on Hawk Hill.  This is also a great spot to take take photos of Barbelin’s famous bell tower for your social media!

Wolfington Hall

Wolfington Hall, home to the Office of Campus Ministry, creates a safe space for students and the community.  Whether students are studying on the porch or playing a game on the lawn, Wolfington Hall provides a space for everyone to take in the beauty of St. Joe’s campus.

Maguire Campus

Right outside of one of our freshman residence halls, McShain Hall, is a tree that is a frequently visited spot on campus during the spring and summer months.  When classes are not in sessions, you can find students under this tree reading or talking with friends.

The Barnes Arboretum

Did you know that we are located in the garden capital of America?  While you are on the Lower Merion side of St. Joe’s campus, head over to the Barnes Arboretum on Lapsley Lane! This 12-acre arboretum is now open to the public and full of rare species of plants and flowers.    

Starbucks & Saint Joseph’s Bookstore

After you have visited campus, make sure to pick up some SJU swag or a cold drink from our on-campus Starbucks and Saint Joseph’s Bookstore on 54th Street.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

If you have any last-minute questions or want more information on St. Joe’s, feel free to stop by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center and speak to our SJU Admissions Counselors.  You may even see these faces while you are there!


Now that you have six great reasons to #VisitSJU, you can register for a daily presentation and tour at or for our Summer Open House on Sunday, July 21 at  We look forward to seeing you on Hawk Hill soon!

– Michelle McCann ’20