Student Life

When they aren’t engaged in studying or clinical work, St. Joseph’s students have many opportunities for socializing and recreation. The College sponsors frequent activities and countless other opportunities available in and around Syracuse.

STUDENT Body Involvement

Students are members of select college committees of the College of Nursing, which develop the College’s objectives as well as plans, implements and evaluates the curriculum. Student members serve as liaisons between the faculty and the student body.

Residence Halls

St. Joseph’s has residence facilities for students. Most rooms are doubles, but private rooms may be available. Each residence floor has a large lounge area, kitchen appliances, cable television, computer stations and a laundry facility.

Our new student center provides all students with a large lounge and dining area, conference room for group meetings, quiet study rooms with whiteboard painted walls and dedicated testing space.

Students are paired with roommates based on their responses to a housing questionnaire. Assignments are made without respect to color, race, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin or handicap.

Students must sign a contract to live in the residence hall. Students must abide by both the student code of conduct and the resident rules, policies, and guidelines.

If you are going to be a St. Joseph’s College of Nursing student and want to learn about housing options, complete the following:

Student Housing Request

Note: DDPN students are required to live on-campus at Le Moyne.


Meal plan options can be used at SJH’s Journey Café (Main Hospital Cafeteria).

Plan A $100
Plan B $300
Plan C $500
Plan D $700
Plan E $1,150

Journey Café (Main Hospital Cafeteria): located on the second floor of the hospital across from the visitor’s elevators. Prepackaged meals are available for students with dietary restrictions.

Hours: Open Daily from 6:15 AM – 8:00 PM

*Refunds are not applicable. There is no expiration date; funds carry forward each semester/term


It is the policy of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and our affiliate corporations to provide an environment free of tobacco use. This policy exists as one of many methods for St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles through- out our community. Individuals covered by this policy include, but are not limited to, employees, patients, visitors, volunteers, physicians, residents, students, medical staff, contractors and vendors, with the exception of behavioral health residents. Campus areas include all areas inside and outside of the College, the Medical Office Centre, the parking garages, the pedestrian bridge and all other buildings on the hospital campus as well as the parking lots and sidewalks contiguous to the property.


The Clinical Services Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center provides students matriculated in a nursing program employment opportunity as patient care technicians. Conditions of employment are explained further during an information session scheduled throughout the year.  Students are welcome to view employment opportunities on the hospital website at


St. Joseph’s students taking Le Moyne courses may use the Anthony A. Henninger Athletic Center at Le Moyne College for athletic and recreational activities. The facility contains a competition-size swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness center, weight room, elevated jogging track and racquetball courts.


Students of all religious denominations are encouraged to develop their personal spiritual lives. Services are held in the hospital chapel and at area houses of worship.