Student Life

Consistent with the mission of the Hospital Sisters, the Student Life Office at St. John's College encourages the holistic development of students. Throughout a student's program, there are several opportunities for students to grow outside of the classroom through leadership, mission, and community service opportunities.

The Student  Life Office also seeks to provide a supportive environment that enhances student successes and well being.

St. John's College is located in Springfield, Illinois. Springfield is a wonderful community with much to offer.

To learn more about Springfield check out these links:

Campus Food Options

HSHS St. John's Hospital is across the street from the College and offers a cafeteria with several options. There are also several downtown restaurants in Springfield. Most of our students bring their lunches. At the College there is a large student lounge that has refrigerators for the students.


St. John's College does not provide nor recommend housing options for students. 


New student orientation helps students acclimate to St. John's College. A variety of programs and topics are covered, including: mission of the College, academic policies, online learning, library information, student health, financial aid and more. All students who are enrolled are required to attend. 

Health and Wellness

St John's College values the health and wellness of our students. Here are a few ways we provide to our students:

Cardiac Gym
Nursing students can use the exercise equipment in the Cardiac Rehab during the open exercise times listed below. 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Midnight - 7:30 am
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6:15 pm - Midnight

Tuesday and Thursday
Midnight - 7:30 am
11:30 am- 12:15 pm
2:30 pm  - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - Midnight

To take advantage of this opportunity, you must attend a 20-30 minute orientation. Orientations are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm or Saturdays at 10:00 am. You will sign a waiver allowing you to exercise on your own. Cardiac Rehab staff will then forward your name to security so you can swipe your badge and exercise.
Faculty and Staff led exercise sessions
Each semester faculty and staff volunteer to led different exercise sessions specifically for our students. Each semester will vary on the exercises offered and times. Please check with the Student Development Office to find out more information.

Tranquility Room
For the spiritual and emotional need of our students and to respect the simplicity of the Franciscan culture, St. John's College offers a tranquility room. The room includes calming colors, a recliner, and a place for student to center themselves and reflect.