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Orientation: What To Expect & How to Make the Most of It

  SJU Orientation Saint Joseph’s University provides incoming freshmen with an Orientation experience unlike any other. Leading up to the four sessions we host each summer, sixty Orientation leaders go through mandatory training in preparation to welcome the new students and make sure they are ready to call St. Joe’s their home in August! We…

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The 10 Best Places to Eat Around Campus

“So… where do you want to eat?” This question can be so hard to answer, and for students at SJU, the options are endless. The food scene surrounding Saint Joseph’s has it all: sushi, burritos, pizza, shawarma, and the list goes on. If you are looking for a quick bite before class, or looking to…

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My Summer Scholars Journey

At the beginning of my Spring semester of Junior year, I remember being filled with anxiety, anticipating searching for some kind of internship or job experience for the summer. Being an English major meant that I had a lot of options out there, they were just a little harder to find. I knew I wanted…

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What I Learned During My Freshman Year at SJU

I will be sincere. I would never have believed that after only two semesters I would have such good friends, such meaningful relationships with professors, and such a deep desire to return to Hawk Hill for my sophomore year. That is the power of St. Joe’s. No matter who you are, where you are from,…

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SJU Reads Early Arrival Program

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If you are interested in learning and talking about immigration and exploring some of Philadelphia’s immigrant neighborhoods, then SJU Reads is for you! The idea for SJU Reads 2019 came about after Nancy Fox, Associate Professor of Economics, read Dear America, by José Antonio Vargas. Vargas is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, an acclaimed filmmaker, and…

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BEAGLE Early Arrival Program

OK! It’s 12:30 am and I’m still awake, pondering over what exactly to write about the early arrival BEAGLE (BiologyExperience Aimed at Growth, Learning, and Excellence) program, which is geared towards acclimating freshmen to the rigors of college-level biology courses. As I think about it more and more, I cannot help but recall my very…

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Philadelphia Service Immersion Program

Welcome Class of 2023! We can’t wait for you to begin your journey on Hawk Hill! There is so much on the mind coming into your first year at SJU, but one of the best ways to meet other incoming students, explore Philadelphia, and learn about all the service opportunities on campus is through the…

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The Hawk Will Always Fly

There’s a Cooper’s hawk that has been hanging around our house in Philadelphia’s East Oak Lane section the last few weeks.  Two of my sisters are avid “birders,” so our phone conversations often include recent sightings of “life birds” and such.  My mention of the Cooper’s hawk led to a discussion about how many species…

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Why I Decided to be #HawkHillBound

“I decided to come to SJU during my Admitted Students Day visit. I was walking out of Hagan Arena and I saw a large hawk perched on a railing outside. That sign coupled with the incredible welcoming feeling I got on campus that day was how I knew St. Joe’s was for me.” Alex Oleck,…

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Women’s Leadership Initiative: Discussing Real Issues and Making Real Changes

Women’s Leadership Initiative, a student-led campus organization, helps female students develop professionally while also combating social gender issues within our campus and the surrounding communities. Upon graduation, WLI hopes that women in the organization will be equipped to utilize the skills they learn to, as St. Ignatius of Loyola once said, “Go forth and set the…

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