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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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9 Things To Do on the SJU 2023 Facebook Page

1. Vote on your favorite stuff Whether it’s a sticker or a class logo, all polls for the fun stuff going on for 2023 is going to be posted on your Facebook page for the next 4 years! It’s a great way to have your voice heard. 2. Check out some people to room with!…

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Top 10 Things to Do at Admitted Students Day

1. Take a campus tour! Even if you’ve visited before, get a refresher and take a stroll around campus with one of our Hawk Hosts. 2. Grab a bite to eat in Campion Dining Hall Join us for lunch in Campion Dining Hall, the main dining hall on campus. Take advantage of the all you…

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15 Things I Learned On and Off the Field

Senior field hockey players Anna Willocks, Monica Tice and Joely Helder share 16 lessons they learned on and off the field during their time on the team. Time Management Being a student-athlete, I learned very quickly how to prioritize school, field hockey, and social life. It is important to keep a healthy balance between the three…

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Top 6 Reasons Why the Holidays Are Better on Hawk Hill

1. The decorations go up Nothing is better to get you into the holiday spirit than the smell of the garland in Undergraduate Admissions, the twinkle of the lights on the Christmas trees in Campion Student Center, or the wreath shining on the towers of Barbelin Hall. 2. The tree lighting ceremony Who doesn’t love…

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The Top Ten Reasons to Apply Early Action

The Top Ten Reasons to Apply Early Action As the fall season begins to get crazy, it may seem overwhelming to even think about getting your admission application submitted by November 1. However, applying Early Action was one of the best decisions I made in my college application process. Here are the top 10 reasons…

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7 Tips for a Successful College Fair Experience

Taylor Miller, one of the admissions counselors at Saint Joseph’s University, has a few key tips to ensure success at this years college fairs: School is back in session, the fall season is upon us, and you are likely planning to attend a college fair in the very near future. As a college representative who…

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Six Tips for Your Brilliant College Essay

The college essay often gets the reputation of being misunderstood and over-complicated. Whether students think admission offices are looking for specific topics or feel the need to tell their entire life story in 650 words, I want to assure you that writing your college essay doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Here are six…

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What I Would Do Differently…

What Would You “Do-Over” Hear from some of our rising sophomores about how they would have changed their freshman year:   “Eat in Campion more!” Not only are you saving money by eating in the dining hall rather than going out, but it’s a place for freshmen to hang out and make new friends! –Carly…

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From Scottsdale to Philly: Finding a Home on Hawk Hill

The mother of incoming freshman Connor T. (’22) talks about her son’s decision to attend Saint Joseph’s University and their experience at Freshman Orientation.  Philadelphia? We could not believe our son Connor wanted to go to a school so far away from Scottsdale, Arizona. After he told us he desired to enroll at Saint Joseph’s…

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