Information for Admitted Students, Santa Fe
About the Dormitories
To help foster the transition to college life, all unmarried freshmen are expected to live in college dormitories, space permitting, and to take their meals in the college dining hall. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may choose to live on campus, space permitting, or off campus by notifying the housing office according to published deadline dates. Students living on campus are expected to conform to standards of conduct that are consistent with the educational objectives and priorities of the college. Respect and consideration for the rights of others and their need for study and rest must receive priority over other needs.
Each resident is expected to respond appropriately to requests from staff and fellow students concerning behavior that does not honor this priority. Resident assistant reports on student behavior are taken very seriously and may lead to fines, and/or community service, loss of on-campus housing privileges, or even dismissal from the college, depending on the nature of the offense.
Only freshmen are guaranteed housing on campus. Continuing students who have paid their advance deposits by the published deadlines are able to select their rooms for the next year in an order determined by lottery held toward the end of the second semester.
What's in the dormitory rooms?
The main campus dormitory room inventory consists of the following:
Consult the student handbook for more detailed information about what is allowed in and what is not allowed in dormitories. In general when packing for college, less is best . Wait and see what you need after you arrive. There are many discount stores in Santa Fe for furnishing your dorm room.
St. John's College
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4599
In order to participate in the college network, and to obtain support in accordance with the support policy below, any computer must meet the following standards:
Pentium II or higher processor
Windows 98, NT 4.0, ME, 2000, or XP Professional (not XP Home)
Appropriate minimum memory configuration (128 Megabytes recommended)
Standard 10/100 Ethernet (Network) card/port
G3 or higher processor
OS 10.1 or higher
128 MB RAM
Available Ethernet (Network) port
If your computer meets these standards, we can assist you in connecting to the network. You are welcome to bring otherwise configured computers, but the IT Office will not be available to support you in their use. Please note that IT Office staff members are not available to visit dormitory rooms – all support must be performed in our workspace. For this reason, as well as, wireless access and other needs for portability, we recommend laptop/notebook computers when possible.
Visit the Office of Information Technology for more information.
Student Email Accounts
Each student is provided with an email account. Account information will be provided during Freshman Registration. You will be able to use Outlook Web Access to access your mail from any Internet-accessible computer anywhere in the world. Instructions, rules, and guidelines will be provided to you during the registration process.
For those on the food service plan, meals are served in the Dining Hall seven days a week. A variety of food is offered at every meal, including vegetarian and vegan. Sometimes the lines are long, but the dining hall is open long enough at every meal to accommodate all students on the food plan.
The Coffee Shop is located on the first floor of the Peterson Student Center. Snacks and meals can be purchased there all day and during some evening hours during the week. It has sandwiches, coffee, burgers and fries, and other beverages and snacks. The Coffee Shop is independent of the food service in the Dining Hall, which means that students cannot use meal plan credits there. There are also a variety of snack and drink machines on campus.
The services of the Health Center are free of charge to all students regardless of whether they carry their own health insurance or use the one available through the college. For more information contact Terri Selvage, Nurse Practioner, 505-984-6418. Appointments can be made directly by students.
Buying Books and Supplies
The Campus Bookstore stocks all books required for St. John's classes. Multiple translations and/or editions are available of most books on the reading list. Should you buy all your texts at the start of the year? It depends. Your tutors may express a preference, and you're going to hear many opinions from upperclassmen. You will also develop your own tastes. The basic things you need to begin are: C.A.E. Luschnig’s Introduction to Ancient Greek, Second Edition, Euclid's Elements, and volume 1 of the Freshman Lab Manual.
The Bookstore accepts VISA, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards. Naturally, personal checks with a phone number and cash are also welcome.
What the Bookstore stocks: program books, extensive titles of fiction, poetry, reference, history, sciences, philosophy, religion and Eastern studies, and selected titles in writing, drama, language studies, biographies and criticism, mathematics, nature and the Southwest, art books, children’s literature and music.
Special orders are taken at no extra charge. There is also a variety of sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, and other SJC paraphernalia. The Bookstore carries office supplies like notepads, pens, binders, and pencils, and an assortment of basic sundries. The store also offers a fax service.
The Bookstore is open Monday through Thursday, 8:45 a.m.—7.30 p.m.; Friday 8:45 a.m.—5 p.m.; closed Saturday; and Sunday 2 p.m.—8 p.m. They are closed for major holidays.
The Bookstore phone number is 505-984-6056 and their e-mail is email@example.com.