New Transfer Student? Read on!

The article below was written by our newest TSC Student Technician, Caroline Beaupre. Caroline blog photois an incoming transfer student from Duquesne University who is majoring in Business Intelligence and Analytic’s.

Caroline started at the TSC in July and we couldn’t do what we do without her!


Welcome to Hawk Hill!

As a fellow transfer student I understand the amount of stress and unease that you all might be going through. Don’t be nervous about being at a new school, you made a great choice to continue your academic career here at Saint Joseph’s University. Coming to a new school can be frightening because you don’t know all the in’s and outs of campus. In due time you will soon find yourselves embedded in the SJU campus life.

There are likely tons of questions you have that have not yet been answered. These could range from how to log into the nest, to how your Hawk Card works, and how to hook up smart TV’s on campus. Let us help you in getting the hang of a new campus and new student life!

Hawk Card Information

Your Hawk Card is very important in your everyday here on Hawk Hill as it is vital for accessing campus services. Make sure to carry your Card at all times! This Card is crucial to being able to move around campus, as well as eat, print, access your dorm room, and buy things around campus.  It is highly suggested to put it on a lanyard, or in your wallet so that you know it will always be on you. Hawk Cash is cashless, prepaid spending account on your Hawk Card that is accepted on and around the Saint Joseph’s University campus. You must add value to your account before using Hawk Cash to make purchases and have suffice value available in your account to pay for each transaction. Every time you use your Hawk Cash account, the amount of the transaction will be deducted from your account and you may not spend more value then you have. Unused balances roll over semester to semester and year to year.

How do I get my Hawk Card?

Students will receive their new Hawk Card when checking into their residential buildings. Otherwise, cards are issued and distribute at the Office of Public Safety & Security located in Barbelin Room 13.

What if I lose my Hawk Card?

Immediately report a lost or stolen card to the Office of Public Safety & Security at 610-660-1111. To deactivate your Hawk Cash account, call 1-866-341-0101. Replacement cards are issued at the Office of Public Safety, a fee of $20 will be charged to replace your card.

What is my Hawk Cash Number?

Your 16-digit Hawk Cash number is located on the front of your Hawk Card and uniquely your prepaid spending account.

Where the Hawk Card is Accepted

Your Hawk Card is located at many local grocery stores, drug stores, and restaurants. For a full list of accepting locations, click here.



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Campus Wireless

Saint Joseph’s University offers free Wi-Fi on campus and in all residence halls. To learn how to add wireless to either your computers or phone clink on this link.


Smart TV’s

One of the benefits of living on campus is that you are able to use a Smart TV! This is something very unique that Saint Joseph’ offers its students. 

  • Smart TV
  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Chromecast
  • Gaming Console

Please go to this link to request a password for our DPSK wireless network.

Quick Facts:

  • The TSC is located in Science Center 129, this is where you can get answers about all technology related issues.
  • The TSC offers a service called “Repair IT” for all students, whether you have purchased your computer through the SJU Laptop Program or not. More information on this can be found here
  • If you need to connect a device other than a computer (gaming console, smart TV, ect) to the wireless network, you will need a special password that can be requested here.
  • Students can print from their own devices to the public printers, and pick up their print jobs at their convenience by swiping the SJU ID
  • If you forgot your username of password, click here.
  • Residence halls are fully equipped with wireless, however we do not provide support or allow wireless printing on campus for security reasons. If you plan to bring a wireless printer to campus you will need to plug it in using a USB cable.

TSC Information

The TSC offers convenient walk in hours during the Fall and Spring semesters and modified hours during the Summer sessions. 

Fall and Spring

Monday – Thursday:         7:30am – 7:00pm
Friday:                              7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:          12:00pm – 4:00pm


Monday – Thursday:         7:30am – 7:00pm
Friday:                              7:30am – 5:00pm

For assistance after walk in hours, call the TSC at 610-660-2920.  We have technicians standing by to assist you with your technology needs.