Visiting the Santa Fe Campus


Visitor Information

Day Visits
We are happy to arrange a campus visit of any length for you. If your time in Santa Fe is limited, set up a campus tour and a meeting with an admissions counselor. Please allow 90 minutes for the tour and counselor meeting.

Or stay longer and observe classes, have a meal in our dining hall, and meet with a faculty member and, if desired, financial aid staff. Our recommended day visit begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes by 4:00 p.m. (If you're here on a Monday or Thursday, you may extend your visit to observe evening seminar.)

Overnight Visits
Our overnight visit is structured so that you observe evening seminar, the cornerstone class of our distinctive program. Typically, an overnight begins at 4:00 p.m. on Monday or Thursday (the days seminars are held) and conclude by 4:00 p.m. the following day (Tuesday or Friday).

Your visit will start with a campus tour. Next, you'll have dinner with a student host and then attend seminar. You'll spend the night in one of our prospective student dorm rooms, which are outfitted with beds, linens, pillows, and towels. The next day you'll observe additional classes as well as meet with an admissions counselor, a faculty member, and, if desired, financial aid staff.

We can modify the overnight schedule to accommodate your campus arrive and departure times. Please note that campus housing is only available for prospective students.

Group Visits and Special Requests
If you would like to schedule a group tour or need to make special arrangements for your campus tour, day or overnight visit, please contact visitsjc(at)sjc.edu or 800-331-5232.

Travel Reimbursement for Accepted Students
Students accepted into the fall 2016 class may be reimbursed up to $500 for their documented travel expenses when visiting the Santa Fe campus.

To receive reimbursement, you must be accepted to the Santa Fe campus and travel to visit us for an overnight stay. Once here, hand your admissions counselor your St. John's travel-related receipts and we'll mail you a reimbursement check that covers of to $500 of your expenses. (Allow 14 business days for the check to be cut and mailed.) Reimbursable travel expenses include student airfare, parent lodging, car rental, fuel, and driving mileage. One reimbursement will be awarded per student. Contact visitsjc(at)sjc.edu if you have questions.

A campus visit provides a prospective student the opportunity to speak with the Associate Dean of the Graduate Institute and to attend classes where the curriculum and the teaching style offered at St. John's College are best demonstrated. Generally, a seven to ten day notice is all that is required to schedule a visit.

During the fall and spring terms, Monday and Thursday are the best days to visit for the Liberal Arts and the Eastern Classics programs. During the summer term, Tuesday and Thursday are the best days to visit. Contact SantaFe.GIAdmissions(at)sjc.edu to schedule your visit.

Getting to Santa Fe


St. John's is located a short drive from downtown Santa Fe. Most visitors will fly into Albuquerque International Sunport, which is about one hour from campus. There is also a smaller airport located in Santa Fe itself.


Driving Directions 

For your GPS: 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505

From Albuquerque:

Take I-25 North for approximately 70 miles. Take Exit 284, Old Pecos Trail. Go north (left) at the stop sign onto Old Pecos Trail. Bear right to remain on Old Pecos Trail at the third stoplight. Turn right onto Armenta. Turn left onto Camino Corrales. Turn right onto Old Santa Fe Trail. After approximately one mile, turn left onto Camino del Monte Sol. Turn right onto Camino Cruz Blanca. St. John's College is on the right after the tennis courts. Parking is available in lots B or A—see the Campus Map in the Visitor Toolkit. The Admissions office is located in Weigle Hall, the building with the white bell tower.


From Taos:

Take U.S. 84/295 South. When entering Santa Fe, stay right and follow signs for I-25. The highway becomes St. Francis Drive. Turn left onto Alameda. After approximately 2.5 miles, Alameda will curve right and become Camino Cabra. At the top of the hill, past Atalaya and Rio Grande schools and Los Miradores, turn left onto Camino Cruz Blanca. St. John's College is on the right after the tennis courts. Parking is available in lots B or A—see the Campus Map in the Visitor Toolkit. The Admissions office is located in Weigle Hall, the building with the white bell tower.


From Las Vegas and Cline's Corners:

From Las Vegas, NM, take I-25 South; from Clines Corners, take U.S. 285 North to I-25 South. Take exit 284, Old Pecos Trail. Go north (right) at stop sign onto Old Pecos Trail. Bear right to remain on Old Pecos Trail at the third stoplight. Turn right onto Armenta. Turn left onto Camino Corrales. Turn right onto Old Santa Fe Trail. After approximately one mile, turn left onto Camino del Monte Sol. Turn right onto Camino Cruz Blanca. St. John's College is on the right after the tennis courts. Parking is available in lots B or A—see the Campus Map in the Visitor Toolkit. The Admissions office is located in Weigle Hall, the building with the white bell tower.


Directions by Plane, Train, and Bus

Plane: Many carriers fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). Limited flights are available into the Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). Sandia Shuttle Express (888-775-5696) and Roadrunner Shuttle and Charter  (505-424-3367) provide transportation between the airports and campus. For prospective students flying unaccompanied to New Mexico, Admissions will arrange and pay for shuttle transportation to/from campus. Please send the student’s flight itinerary to visitsjc(at)sjc.edu.

Train: Eastbound and westbound Amtrak trains stop at the Lamy Train Station, which is 17 miles south of Santa Fe. The Lamy Shuttle Service (505-982-8829) runs vans between the station and Santa Fe. Reservations should be made in advance at which time request that the shuttle drop you off at St. John’s. For rates and schedules for our regional rail system, visit New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

Bus: Our municipal bus system, Santa Fe Trails (505-955-2001), makes regular stops at St. John’s. On campus, bus schedules may be picked up at the Meem Library.

Car Rental: Rental cars are available at the Albuquerque airport and in Santa Fe. Reservations should be made in advance.

Taxi: Within Santa Fe, contact Capital City Cab (505-438-0000). 


Accommodations 

For local accommodations and dining and entertainment information, see Santa Fe Visitor Information in the Visitor Toolkit.

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