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. Register for a visit using the Campus Visit Calendar.


 

 

 


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 SantaFe.Admissions@sjc.edu) 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 SantaFe.Admissions@sjc.edu.

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 SantaFe.Admissions@sjc.edu.

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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 about 70 miles.
  • Take Exit 284, Old Pecos Trail.
  • Go north (left) on Old Pecos Trail.
  • Turn right to remain on Old Pecos Trail at the third light.
  • Turn right at Armenta (at stoplight).
  • Turn left at Camino Corrales.
  • Turn right at Old Santa Fe Trail.
  • After approximately a mile, turn left at Camino del Monte Sol.
  • Turn right on Camino Cruz Blanca.
  • St. John's College is on the right after the tennis courts.


From Taos:

  • Take U.S. 84/285 south.
  • On 84/285 stay right and follow signs for I-25
  • St. Francis Drive (the highway becomes St. Francis Drive).
  • Turn left on Alameda.
  • After approximately 2 1/2 miles Alameda will curve right and become Camino Cabra.
  • At the top of the hill, past Los Miradores, turn left at Camino Cruz Blanca.
  • St. John's College is on the right.


From Las Vegas and Cline's Corners:

  • From Las Vegas, take I-25 south.
  • From Cline's Corner, take U.S. 285 north to I-25 south.
  • Take Exit 284, Old Pecos Trail.
  • Go north (right) on Old Pecos Trail.
  • Turn right to remain on Old Pecos Trail at the third light.
  • Turn right at Armenta (at stoplight).
  • Turn left at Camino Corrales.
  • Turn right at Old Santa Fe Trail.
  • After approximately a mile, turn left at Camino del Monte Sol.
  • Turn right on Camino Cruz Blanca.
  • St. John's College is on the right after the tennis courts.

Directions by Plane, Train, and Bus

Plane: Airport Transportation Service From Albuquerque Sunport:

  • Sandia Shuttle Express (505-474-5696)(888-775-5696) or www.sandiashuttle.com
  • Twin Hearts Express (800-654-9456)
  • From Santa Fe Airport: Roadrunner Airport Shuttle (505-424-3367)

Train: Eastbound and westbound Amtrak trains stop at Lamy, a small town 17 miles from Santa Fe. The Lamy Station Shuttle runs between Lamy Station and the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. Reservations should be made in advance by calling 982-8829. The shuttle service will stop at St. John's College if the request is made ahead of time.

Bus: Within Santa Fe, Santa Fe Trails bus service makes regular stops at St. John's College. Schedules may be picked up at the Meem Library, Conference Services, and various locations around town, or you may call 955-2001.

Car Rental: Most national car rental companies are at the Albuquerque airport or in Santa Fe. Reservations should be made in advance.

Taxi: Within Santa Fe, call Capital City Cab at 505-438-0000.

Train: Visit the New Mexico Rail Runner website for information on rates and schedules.


Accommodations 

For local accommodations and other Santa Fe visitor information, please check our Visitor's Guide.