Virtual Meet and Greet 

Below you will find videos, links and documents to help you transition to being a student at St. John's College! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

A message from Chancellor
Charlene Aaron, PhD

Click here to view a welcome
from Judy Shackelford, PhD,
Dean of Student Affairs 

Financial Aid

Information from the Financial Aid Administrator
Scholarship Information

How to Complete Final Acceptance with Castle Branch

Mandatory Background Check Policy

Academic Calendar

2020 - 2021 academic calendar

Scrub Ordering

St. John's College partners with Lincoln Land Community Colleague (LLCC) to order scrubs. At least two sets of scrubs are required. To place your order, click here. To view the online scrub order directions, click here

ID Badge

We want to provide you with your colleague/student badge on your first day at orientation. Please read the guidelines and follow the instructions at the link below. We ask that you submit a photo to your Castle Branch profile to be used for your ID.  Please include your name and that you are an incoming student at St. John’s College. Badge Guidelines

Booklist & Schedule Information

Your booklist and how to order is listed at the links below. Your schedule will be sent to you in the coming weeks from Britni Caruso. If you have any questions, please direct them to
Textbook List
Textbook ordering instructions

Laptop Specs

Windows laptop minimum specifications:
Software requirements:

  • Windows 10 or higher
  • Office 2010 or later (Recommend Office 365)
  • Virus protection software, installed and updated
  • Download Adobe Reader here.
  • Download Google Chrome here.
  • Download Horizon VPN Client (free) here

Hardware requirements:

  • 16 GBs RAM
  • 1 terabyte hard drive
  • Streaming media capable video and audio
  • Web camera
  • Wireless mouse (for exams)

Apple/Mac laptop minimum specifications
Software requirements:

  • Mac OS8.1 or later
  • Microsoft Office 2010 for Mac
  • Download Adobe Reader here.
  • Download Google Chrome here.
  • Download Horizon VPN Client (free) here.

Hardware requirements:

  • 1 terabyte 
  • Streaming media capable video and audio
  • Web camera
  • Wireless mouse (for exams)

Student Preceptor Program

The Preceptor Program is designed as a voluntary peer support program for students entering SJC. Preceptors facilitate the development of students entering the nursing profession through student guidance. Incoming students will be mentored by senior students. Preceptor form

Welcome to Springfield!
Springfield has a lot to offer being in the heart of central Illinois. If you are relocating to the area, listed below are a few places to begin your search for a place to live. We also have grocery stores, gyms, and restaurants for you to explore at the links below.

Lincoln Tower
520 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701
$820 - $1,650 | 1 - 3 Beds 1 mile from campus, walking distance

The Boulevard Townhomes
2715 S Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62704
$685 - $720 | 2 Beds 4 miles from campus

Lake Pointe Apartments
1608-1636 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL 62712
$660 - $850 | 1 - 2 Beds
7 miles from campus

Hunter Glen Apartments
2628 Stratford Dr, Springfield, IL 62704
$500 - $775 | Studio - 2 Beds
7 miles from campus

West Koke Mill Village
2400 Boysenberry Ln, Springfield, IL 62711
$675 - $850 | 1 - 2 Beds 6 miles from campus

Click here to view other apartments.

Fall 2020 Orientation Dates
Save the Dates:  Monday - Friday August 3 - 7, 2020 for student orientation.
Stay tuned for an official orientation letter to be mailed this summer!