Saint Joseph's University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

LGBTQ at SJU

When applying to a Catholic college or university, some students have the misconception that such environments are not accepting of the LGBTQ community. As president of the Gay-Straight Alliance on campus, I am proud to say that the exact opposite exists for our campus. In the past, prospective students have emailed me with concerns regarding…

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The Do’s & Do Not’s of Essay Writing

February 1st always sneaks up on me.  From the holidays to the shorter winter days, it’s suddenly time to read more applications.  After ten years, I can honestly say that I still get excited to read every word that you submit.  This is one of the biggest decisions you may have made thus far and…

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THWND

Sport’s Illustrated released an article with the “100 Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate (Whatever the Cost).” Number 12 on that list is to go to a Saint Joseph’s University basketball game and cheer “The Hawk Will Never Die!” I have been coming to Saint Joseph’s basketball games since I was a child, but…

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So, Can I Take This Class Every Semester?!

“WHAT CLASSES SHOULD I TAKE?!” has to be the most asked question between friends during each semester’s registration period. Every time I am asked I give the same answer without fail.  Every single Hawk on Saint Joseph’s campus should register for Professor Flocco’s Public Speaking and Presentation class at some point in their academic career;…

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A Hawk’s Gotta Eat!

I think we can all agree that there is nothing quite like a home cooked meal. As your home for the next four years, SJU Dining Services aims to provide a wide array of options for a variety of tastes. A typical freshman meal plan has three components: swipes, declining balance and Hawk Cash. Even…

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Open Roads & Potholes: Magis in My Life

As a current senior, I’ve had the opportunity to think and reflect on what it truly means to live out the magis. I soon realized that one of the reasons why explaining the magis can be difficult is because, at its heart, the magis is unique to each person. To me, the magis means having…

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Walking Backwards and Moving Forward

During the first week of my freshman year, I walked into Bronstein Hall for my Work Study interview and I had no idea that it would be my second home for the next four years. College admissions is an extremely interesting and exciting field to work in and being an “Office Hawk” has opened up various…

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Tips from the Other Side of the Desk

November 15th is probably one of my favorite days of the year in the office. November 15th is when I get to start reading applications for the next class. Very few things in the office excite me more than reading the applications of the students that I’ve met on my travels.  A student’s college application…

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From the Chalkboard to the Scoreboard

Life as a student-athlete at Saint Joseph’s University is hectic to say the least. With a jam-packed day that may begin as early as 7:30 in the morning and last until late into the evening, it seems as if there’s never enough time in the day to accomplish half of the things that I know…

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Nesting on Hawk Hill

One of the most anticipated days of the year for students at Saint Joseph’s University is move-in day.  For some students it is their first glimpse of the University which they will call home for their freshmen year, as for others, it is a fresh start of an upperclassmen year on Hawk Hill.  Move-in day…

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