Santa Fe Graduate Students

Current Student Information

Below is information for current Santa Fe graduate students. If you have questions, please email Susan Olmsted.

Student Portal: mySJC

Class schedules and locations

Prior to (or at) registration, students receive their individual student schedules that include tutors and class locations.

Liberal Arts Students

Fall and Spring
  • Tutorial – Monday and Thursday, 5 to 6:15 p.m.
  • Seminar – Monday and Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (the first eight weeks of each term)
  • Preceptorial – Monday and Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (the second eight weeks of each term)
  • Tutorial – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Seminar – Monday and Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Preceptorial – Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Eastern Classics Students

Fall and Spring
  • Language Tutorial – Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Preceptorial – Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Seminar – Monday and Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Preceptorial – Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Seminar – Monday and Thursday, 7 to 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. Those who wish to enroll in a given semester and to secure a financial aid offer are required to submit a non-refundable advance deposit of $250. 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.

Deposit Deadlines

  • Summer Term – March 11
  • Fall Term – July 1
  • Spring Term – November 1


At the beginning of every fall, spring, and summer term all new and returning students must register for classes. Registration takes place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Levan Hall, home of the Graduate Institute.

Student Handbook

Please download and read the Student Handbook (PDF).

Orientation Seminar for New Students

All first-term graduate students participate in a seminar on Plato’s Meno in 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. Students who must miss convocation 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 your name, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino de 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 Email 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. For hours, please see the Santa Fe campus 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 Graduate Institute Office or the Student Activities Office for assistance in planning social and recreational activities.