Becoming a Johnnie Parent

My oldest daughter is about to finish up her junior year at St. John’s.  Although, at the beginning of her college search, I don’t even think St. John’s was on her mind.  I work in the college’s Admissions Office, so I think she was looking for something, let’s just say, a little farther from home….

Back on the road for spring travel

Now that we’re in rolling application period, we also have some time to get back on the road. Spring travel season isn’t nearly as busy as fall travel season, but we definitely get out there! In the month of March alone, St. John’s will be represented at over fifty college fairs and high school visits,…

We’re rolling!

Unlike many other colleges, St. John’s doesn’t have a “regular” time to apply. Most Johnnies submit applications in one of our two non-binding early action rounds on November 15th or January 15th, and those students already have admission decisions. Congrats to our recently admitted students! Starting February 15th, we began our “rolling” process. Submit your…

A belated February round-up

  February is the shortest month, but what it lacks in length it made up for in activity! After an exciting February, students are happy to have spring break in March. Senior Essays. Members of the class of 2017 turned in their capstone senior essays at the beginning of the month. Congratulations to our seniors!…

Panel on attending Medical School after St. John’s

This Wednesday the Career Services Office was joined by recent alumni Kip Waite (‘15) and Alice Bruce (‘15), and current senior Jermain Brown (‘17) for a panel discussion for underclassmen considering medical careers. One big topic of conversation was post-baccalaureate programs, which are programs that help students transition from undergrad to med school. The panelists…

Senior Essays are in and bells are rung!

This week we celebrate the class of 2017 who recently turned in their senior essays! The seniors handed their essays in to the dean and college president, before enjoying a reception with their tutors and peers. On the Santa Fe campus, there is a special tradition in which the title of each essay is read,…

Some light physics in the afternoon

Last week, the entire admissions office ventured forth as a group from our home office to one of the classroom buildings. The occasion? A chance to join other members of the faculty and staff to see tutors Suzy Paalman and Chester Burke give a demonstration of the college’s new quantum mechanics equipment. Acquired via a…

January at St. John’s

Here’s a selection of what’s been happening on our campuses in the new year!   Exhibit highlights African-American communities. An exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery features the work of painter Ruth Starr Rose, whose subjects included descendants of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. The exhibit will run through February 26th. Two Grammy-Nominated Musicians Perform at…

Welcome to our Freshmen Fast-Forward Students

On January 15th the St. John’s community welcomed 31 January Freshmen to the Class of 2020. These students have chosen to enroll in our mid-year accelerated track and will graduate in 3 1/2 years. Who are these fabulous students? 14 states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, GA, ID, IL, LA, MD, NM, NY, TX, VT, and…

Reading by the fire: Early Action II

It seems like just yesterday that we were making phone calls to our Early Action I accepted students, but we’re already in reading period for Early Action II! We’re hard at work on both campuses reading the all the new applications (there are a lot of them!) to make sure that we can give all…

Career Services and Internships

Last summer I had a fantastic experience working as an intern for Vote Smart, where I researched candidates for political office in the run up to the November elections. I had never heard of Vote Smart (or dreamed of living in Montana) until the Career Services Office told me about it. I got some incredibly…

Happy New Year!

Cheers to the new year! St. John’s students are currently home for a well-deserved winter break, but we still wanted to take the time to share  a sampling of December’s St. John’s Related happenings with you: Alumna named editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. Lydia Polgreen ’97 was recently hired to run the Huffington Post. She…