A Parent’s Guide to Saint Joseph’s

All you need to know about life on campus for your student — from the first year to graduation.

Why choose SJC?

One big reason to choose Saint Joseph's is that faculty members here are accomplished, yet accessible. Their attitude is student-oriented and they will go the extra mile for your child. Your child's educational outcome will reflect that personal attention. Beyond academic excellence, other big reasons to pick Saint Joseph's are location and community. Campus is safe and friendly. Everyone knows everyone, and the location couldn't be more stunning. Need more reasons?

Paying for college

We offer many scholarships to help students pay for their education, as well as grants, and state and federal funding programs. We also offer numerous work-study jobs, if awarded, and on campus jobs. Learn more about financial aid at St. Joe's.

What to expect during college

Going off to college is a big adjustment for you and for your student. Learn what to expect, how it will impact you as a parent and what you can do about it.

How Saint Joseph’s helps students to succeed

We have many programs to help your child succeed at college — first-year program, writing center, tutoring, internships and career services, to name a few.

Some helpful names and numbers

Course Registration

The registrar’s office manages course registration and pre-approves courses for students enrolling in the May semester or summer school.
Kevin Paquette 207-893-7797

The Academic Center

The Academic Center provides study skills workshops, writing tutors, peer tutoring within various departments, individualized mentoring for academic success, and accommodations for students with disabilities. The Academic Center also works with each student to set goals for academic success and to connect students with help they may need. In addition, the staff runs the Study Abroad program.
Contact: Vincent Kloskowski 207-893-7561

Athletics and Recreation

St. Joe’s offers many team sports for both men and women, and provides students with the opportunity to excel.

Athletic training

The athletic training room is located on the first floor of the Harold Alfond Center. A certified trainer is on hand at all home games and contests. All non-traditional-season games and contests will be covered on an “as-available” basis. The training room provides athletes with pre-game taping and wrapping, ice, water and cups, whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, and e-stim. Other emergency equipment (crutches, immobilizer, etc.) are available. Athletes must furnish their own supplies and medical kit for pre-game taping and wrapping.
Brian Curtin 207-893-6670

Recreation

The Alfond Center is available for all students to use for fitness, intramurals, and club sports. Some students also enjoy running on the track, using the swimming pool during open swim hours, or climbing the rock wall. The college also offers fitness and wellness classes in the Alfond Center dance room.

Dining Services

Pearson’s Café offers students a custom restaurant experience with the freshest of ingredients, featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet with a variety of entrees including vegetarian, salad bar, deli bar items, and desserts. The dining hall is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Brunch is served at 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner is served from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
For more info, call Stuart Leckie at 207-893-6683.

Add money to your child's flex account

Call Stuart Leckie to add flex-dollars to your child's account. This can be used for snacking and late-night meals. Call 207-893-6683 to add flex dollars.

Add flex dollars online

Send your child a birthday cake

For $15, we'll bake and decorate a birthday cake, complete with candles. Call Stuart Leckie at 207-893-6683 to order one.

Residence Life

Living on campus gives students the opportunity to grow socially. The residential life team dedicates themselves to making sure every resident is provided with safe, clean, and affordable housing. For more info, visit the residential life web site.
Jon Blanchard 207-893-6603

Student Life

Students at the college participate in various activities such as working out in the fitness room, going to comedy shows, lending a hand in community service projects, and joining or organizing a club. Every week the Campus Activities Board (CAB) plans events for the students to attend. There are also opportunities to do things off-campus, such as taking a trip to Boston, skiing at local resorts, or visiting Portland.
Student Life 207-893-6603

Campus Safety and Security

Located on the first floor of Standish Hall, our public safety officers patrol campus 24/7. The campus also has emergency call boxes in prominent locations, each identified by a blue light.
Contact: Security 207-893-6687
Emergency: 207-893-7911

Send your child a care package during winter finals

Studying for finals can be stressful. The Interhall Council puts together care packages (assorted snack foods) and will deliver them to your student during finals week. Look for a mailing with details in mid-November.

Ministry

Campus Ministry, located in the Heffernan Center brings students together to share their faith or questions about their faith. It is also a chance to serve others and the community through volunteer work, such as working at a local soup kitchen, or distributing clothes and food to homeless people in New York City.
Frank Daggett 207-893-7794

Health and Wellness Center

Located in Carmel Hall, health care is provided for students by appointment and on a first-come-first-serve basis. A primary care nurse and doctor are available for students in need of treatment. Open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the health center is a place for students to receive urgent care and preventative care, and have all of their medical questions answered.
Contact: Doreen Webber 207-893-6634

Counseling Center

The college experience can bring challenges, both positive and not-so-positive. Welcoming staff at the Counseling Center can often help students deal with some of the difficulties encountered along the way.
Saint Joseph’s Hall, First floor
Phone: 207-893- 6630
E-mail: lwiesen@sjcme.edu

Make a difference — give to the Parents Fund

Parents of Saint Joseph’s College students, past and present, realize the exceptional education that St. Joe’s provides their children and show their appreciation by supporting the Parents Fund.

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of a student’s academic experience, and the college must rely on donations to its Annual Fund to subsidize educational priorities. As a key part of the Annual Fund, contributions to the Parents Fund are designated for priorities of greatest operational need. The Parents Fund allows Saint Joseph’s to broaden opportunities for current students, such as supporting scholarships, new teaching and learning activities, and student life.

Some specific examples include:

  • Attracting and retaining top faculty in each department
  • Creating new and improved programs
  • Promoting student groups and activities that enhance campus life
  • Providing financial aid
  • Acquiring new technology for current students and to attract prospective students

If you'd like to know more on how you can make a tax-free contribution to the college, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 207-893-7890.