Ready. Set. Open.

The Long Island Campus will debut its brand-new Student Center this September
By Samantha Cheyenne Miller ’13
St. Joseph’s University announced its plans in November 2020. In June 2021, it broke ground. And in September 2023, it’ll officially open the doors to its brand-new 32,000-square-foot Student Center on the Long Island Campus.
construction worker working on glass
Photo courtesy of J. Petrocelli Contracting, Inc.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Oct. 20 will celebrate the official opening of the $17 million two-story building.

The facility will benefit students, alumni, faculty, staff and the local community alike, housing a dining area, art gallery, new chapel and office for campus ministry, veterans lounge, spirit gift shop, and computer and lounge spaces. It will also feature conference areas and meeting rooms and offices for faculty, staff and student clubs, and space for the campus’ esports team. The 900-square-foot chapel space, with an honorary title of Sisters of St. Joseph’s Chapel, will serve as a tribute to the Sisters of St. Joseph, who have guided the spiritual and educational vision of the institution since its founding.

“St. Joseph’s University continues to provide an excellent education in diverse fields, rooted in the charism and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph,” said S. Suzanne Franck, who served the institution for 26 years and is the founder of Campus Ministry.

“The Sisters of St. Joseph are honored that their legacy will shine into the future through the new chapel.”

Additionally, the chapel will have chairs with dedication plaques that individuals can sponsor for $250 per plaque, among other giving opportunities.