Santa Fe Students

Class schedules and locations

Fall 2015 classes begin Monday, August 31st.


Meeting times for all Liberal Arts students are:

Fall and Spring

  • Tutorial: Monday and Thursday, 5–6:15 p.m.
  • Seminar: Monday and Thursday, 7:30–9:30 p.m. (the first eight weeks of each term)
  • Preceptorial: Monday and Thursday, 7:30–9:30 p.m. (the second eight weeks of each term)


  • Tutorial: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Seminar: Monday and Thursday, 7–9 p.m.
  • Preceptorial: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Meeting times for all Eastern Classics students are:

Fall and Spring

  • Language Tutorial: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30–6 p.m.
  • Preceptorial: Tuesday and Thursday, 4–6 p.m.
  • Seminar: Monday and Thursday, 7:30–9:30 p.m.


  • Preceptorial: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Seminar: Monday and Thursday, 7–9 p.m.


Approved applicants will receive a packet containing information about the steps they need to take to respond to their acceptance and to preregister for classes. Approved applicants who wish to enroll in a given semester and to secure a financial aid offer are required to submit a non-refundable advance deposit. While deposit deadlines and policies vary slightly between the two campuses, applicants are advised that the earlier their deposits are submitted, the greater their chances of securing a place in the class for a given semester. Approved applicants for the Liberal Arts program are also required to return a preregistration planning form to assist in planning their sequence of study.

$250 deposit deadlines:

  • March 11 for the summer term
  • July 1 for the fall term
  • November 1 for the spring term



At the beginning of every fall, spring, and summer term all new and returning students must register for classes. Registration takes place from 9am until 4pm in Levan Hall, home of the Graduate Institute.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is given to students at registration; students should be sure to read through the relevant sections.

Orientation Seminar for New Students

All first-term graduate students participate in a seminar on Plato’s Meno within the week prior to the start of classes.


Convocation is the occasion when new students are welcomed into the college and are invited to sign the college register. Returning and transfer students are warmly encouraged to attend. If a new student must miss convocation, he or she should notify the Graduate Institute office ahead of time.

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is a representative body of graduate students in both the Liberal Arts and Eastern Classics programs. The council’s two main purposes are to provide a vehicle for student involvement in college administration and to organize social events. Two representatives from each tutorial are elected to the council at the beginning of each term.

Mailboxes and Campus Mail

Mailboxes for new students are assigned on the day of registration. Please ask the switchboard operator for your box number and combination. Continuing students’ box numbers and combinations will change for the summer term.

You should check your box regularly throughout the term for notices of academic and social events. If you expect to receive mail from outside the college, you should publish your address as NAME, ST JOHN’S COLLEGE, 1160 CAMINO CRUZ BLANCA, SANTA FE, NM 87505. Please do not use your box number or include the Graduate Institute in your address or it will delay delivery of your mail.

St. John's E-mail Accounts

Each student is provided with an email account and personal folder on the student servers. 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. Contact Information Technology Services if you need assistance.


The St. John’s College Bookstore stocks all the texts on the reading list. Bookstore hours are 8:45 a.m. through 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:45 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m. through 8 p.m., Sunday (closed Saturday and major holidays).

For holiday hours, please see the Bookstore's main page.

Regular Social Events

The William Darkey Graduate Common Room is reserved for regular after-seminar gatherings on Thursdays. The Graduate Council, which arranges Thursday evening gatherings and other social events, welcomes your membership and your ideas. Individual students or groups of students may also contact the GI office or the Student Activities Office for assistance in planning social and recreational activities.