Annapolis Information for Admitted Students
The Student Handbook is given to students at registration; students should be sure to read through the relevant sections.
Class Lists, Locations, Times
Prior to or at registration, students receive their individual student schedules, which include tutors and class locations. Class meeting times are:
Convocation is the occasion when new students are welcomed into the College. It takes place in the Great Hall of McDowell at the beginning of each semester. Returning and transfer students are warmly encouraged to attend. This is a somewhat formal event, and students should dress accordingly. If a new student must miss convocation, he or she should notify the Graduate Institute office ahead of time.
Orientation Seminar for New Students
All new students participate in a seminar on Plato's Meno, 70-86d, on the day prior to the start of the semester in the spring and summer, and on the first day of the fall semester.
On-site registration is mandatory for new students, for students transferring from Santa Fe, and for other students who haven't received class schedules. Registration is held on the first day of the semester in the Barr-Buchanan Center.
Download the forms you will need to submit to the Graduate Institute
Mailboxes and Campus Mail
Mailboxes are re-assigned to all students each semester. Students are responsible for checking their box frequently for notices of academic matters and social events. Students who expect to receive mail from outside the college should have it sent in their name to St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.
St. John's E-mail Accounts (required)
All students are required to activate their St. John's email accounts when they first enroll, and are responsible for checking their email regularly throughout their enrollment. Students are strongly urged to register for "e2campus," the St. John's security alert system. The college Information Technology Office will activate students' email accounts."
Photo-identification 1Cards are made for all new students, and each semester are re-validated for continuing students. Each student must have a current St. John's College photo-identification 1Card.
The Greenfield Library is available to all students for reading and study. Hours are: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight.
Students who plan to park on campus must register their vehicles each term for campus parking permits. The Security Office in Pinkney Hall sells parking permits for $50/semester.
The St. John's Bookstore stocks all texts on the reading list. Phone: 410-626-2540.
The General Hartle Room is reserved for regular after-seminar gatherings on Monday evenings. The Graduate Council organizes and hosts these in addition to the occasional after-preceptorial gathering on Thursday and other events over the course of each term. The Graduate Council seeks new members at the beginning of each term, and students are encouraged to participate.