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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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Orientation 2022: 10 Tips for an Awesome Experience

Orientation for the Class of 2022 begins this Friday, June 22. Orientation Leader Jessica Panek ’20 runs down the 10 tips for you to keep in mind as you prepare for your arrival on Hawk Hill. 1. Put yourself out there. Say “Hi” to everyone you meet. The person sitting right next to you is…

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8 Reasons to Apply to SJU

  Applying early to SJU offers a range of benefits — from exclusive scholarship opportunities to possibly getting a big red envelope sticking out of your mailbox in December. If you are still working on your application, here are eight reasons to hit the submit button before November 1. 1. The best of both worlds In the words…

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The ABC’s of Orientation

Orientation 2017 has arrived! Here are 26 things to look forward to during your 36 hours on Hawk Hill (in alphabetical order of course).   A – Art museum: you’ll get to see a staple of the city up close and personal. B – BLD: the black light dance is easily a favorite of the…

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6 Reasons to Make Your #SJUdecision

So, you got accepted to SJU? Congratulations! Getting that red envelope is the beginning of the most marvelous adventure of your life. In fact, when you got the mail that day, you probably looked like this… Or, like this… If you haven’t made up your mind yet, though, what are you waiting for?  Here are…

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10 Reasons to Love Spending Summers at SJU

As a rising junior spending a second summer here on Hawk Hill, I cannot help but think that summers here are some of the best three months out of the year. Here are some reasons why… 10. Taking summer classes Believe it or not, taking summer classes is a pretty popular summer choice. During the…

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20 Reasons to be Pumped for Orientation

20. Getting chased down for a ride up Hawk’s Landing by your fellow classmates first thing in the morning. 19. Being warmly welcomed to your new home by your leaders, the Redshirts, who will give you a million reasons to love SJU just as much as they do. 18. Getting to know the classmates &…

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11 Reasons to Make Your SJU Decision

11. SJU is full of truly swell individuals. The community is so warm and welcoming, how could you not love us all? 10. YO, the class sizes. With the average class size of 23 students, it’s big enough that group discussions are always new and interesting, and small enough that your teacher will not only…

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7 Reasons to Apply EA

Applying Early Action to SJU offers a range of benefits — from exclusive scholarship opportunities to possibly getting a big red envelope sticking out of your mailbox in December. If you are still working on your application, here are seven reasons to hit the submit button before November 15th. 1. Scholarship and Program Opportunities. Have you…

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10 Reasons to Major in Admissions

While there isn’t really a major in admissions, there are many skills that you can bring from lots of different majors to this career.  Event planning, public speaking, writing, planning, organization and problem-solving are just a few skills needed to work in admissions.  One of the most important skills is planning, especially when it comes…

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