Visiting the Santa Fe Campus

It is difficult for a website to do justice to the beauty of Santa Fe and the St. John’s campus. Within a few hour's drive lie Bandelier National Monument, Canyons de Chelly and Chaco, and many pueblos that remain home to native peoples and cultures. The campus is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest laced with hiking trails and hot springs, wild rivers,  and streams. With exquisite natural and man-made beauty, Santa Fe is proud of its multiple cultures—Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American—existing side-by-side, fine and performing arts scenes that are the envy of many a big city, and an international art market ranking among the top three in the world. For more information about the cultural events and fun things to do in Santa Fe, click here. 




Day Visits

We schedule campus visits, which can be as long or as short as necessary. Generally for a full-day visit, students arrive at 9:30 a.m. on a weekday, go on a tour, attend class at 10:35 a.m., eat lunch in the dining hall, and then attend another class at 1:30 p.m. The schedule also includes a conversation with one of our Admissions staff. The visit concludes by about 4 p.m. Please reserve a place by contacting the Admissions office (800-331-5232 or at least 24 hours in advance.

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Overnight Visits

It is best to visit when classes are in session, but the Admissions office is open year-round and offers regular campus tours and information sessions. See what dates are available by checking the visit calendar.

If you are seriously considering attending St. John’s, we encourage you to stay on campus for about 24 hours.. Typically, overnight visitors arrive on a Monday or Thursday in the late afternoon, attend classes, and participate in student life, leaving on the afternoon of the second day (Tuesday or Friday). To schedule a visit, contact the Admissions office at 800-331-5232, or e-mail

Learn more about student life on the Santa Fe campus.

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Apply & Fly: Travel Reimbursement for Accepted Students

We are pleased to offer students accepted for the Fall 2015 Class the opportunity to Apply & Fly to the Santa Fe campus.
If you have submitted your application, been accepted by the Santa Fe campus, and would like to travel to the Santa Fe campus for an overnight visit, you may have up to $500 of your documented travel expenses reimbursed. Documented travel expenses include receipts for student airfare, parent lodging, car rental, gas, and driving mileage. This offer is good until the Freshman class in Santa Fe is full. Submit your receipts to your Admissions Counselor during your campus visit. Only one reimbursement will be awarded per student. 
Please contact your Santa Fe Admissions Counselor if you have any questions.

Open Houses and Accepted Students Days

Prospective students may want to attend one of our special admissions tours which take place throughout the year. Check the visit calendar for dates and details.

How Was Your Visit?

If you have visited the campus and have thoughts or suggestions regarding your experience, please contact the Visit Coordinator at 505-984-6081 or

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