St. John’s Traditions
St. John’s College is a place where students study the works of history’s greatest thinkers. Founded in 1696 as King William’s School, St. John’s is the third oldest college in the United States. It’s no wonder students in Annapolis and Santa Fe have established traditions that date back decades or longer, from signing the college register during their first day on campus to taking part in senior prank days before graduation. Students, called “Johnnies,” enjoy many of the same activities as their predecessors from years past.