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Campus Quality

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus promotes learning and personal growth.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Benedicta Arts Center brings in global artists.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: So many traditions!! In a good way. Many campus events, and so much space. Completely love the green space at St. Ben's (including going to Lake Sarah in the fall!) and St. John's with Lake Sag and the island. Love how much land is around.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: They work to create programs going on Thursday - Saturday on campus that are alcohol free. Since it is a college town, drinking culture is high, but work great to have other campus life.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: They are appropriate for us.

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At CSB and SJU, students have two of everything! That’s right—two pools, gyms, soccer facilities, baseball and softball areas, tennis courts, even dining! The facilities are very well maintained because the staff and students take pride in keeping CSB/SJU a pristine college. Students are fortunate to have very clean athletic facilities and classrooms everywhere they go. The student centers are really fun, big, and clean. In terms of sports, the athletic department keeps the facilities in top condition, especially at Saint Ben’s. At SJU, there are more weight activities to do, and at CSB, there are plenty of bikes, treadmills, and aerobic rooms to choose from. There is always something to do on campus. Students are really active, whether it’s attending a cultural event, movie night on the weekends, or a dance rave at Brother Willie's. Clubs and organizations play a key role in that component because they help design activities, as well.

Some facilities often get updated. For example, the science center was recently remodeled, and a cafeteria was a newer addition, as well. The libraries on both campuses are really amazing because they are so helpful with students' needs. If something happens to your computer, the library is filled with more than 50 computers to choose from, and the Information Technology Services department is right next door to fix your computer.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
84
Campus Size
3,300 acres
Student Centers
  • Haehn Campus Center (CSB)
  • Mary Commons (CSB)
  • Sexton Commons (SJU)
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
  • Alcuin Library (SJU)
  • Clemens Library (CSB)
Popular Places to Chill
  • Dorms
  • Haehn Campus Center (HCC)
  • The lawns on both campuses
  • Sexton Commons
Bar on Campus
SJU has a pub on campus called Brother Willie's. It is really popular among students, especially on the weekends! There is always a party going on at Brother Willie's!
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
There are two coffee shops: O'Connell's and Clemens Perk. They are both really good and very popular places on campus to grab a bite to eat.
Movie Theater on Campus
None
"Green" Initiatives
CSB/SJU is in the process of changing into a more sustainable campus, meaning that students are recycling more after administration built a separate room on campus to dispose of recyclable materials. CSB/SJU is trying its best to help the environment in any way possible.
School Slang
  • Bennies: The nickname for women on campus
  • The HCC: The Haehn Campus Center
  • Johnnies: The nickname for men on campus
  • The Reef: The refectory building on SJU
  • Sexton: The Sexton Commons building
Traditions
  • Homecoming: The sports events are a huge part of campus, especially Homecoming. During Homecoming, everyone goes to SJU for the game. It is a special time because past Bennies and Johnnies reconnect! It is a day of celebration and festivities.
  • Maple Syrup : During the holidays, there are a few days where most of the students go into the woods and get maple syrup from the woods. It is always great fun because even the faculty joins in.
  • Men Holiday Decoration: This is an SJU tradition that is one to always remember. The boys decorate their dorms with tons of Christmas lights to celebrate the season. They also have a contest to see who has the best decorated hall.
  • Pine Stock: Celebrated at the end of April and involving both campuses, Pine Stock is CSB/SJU's version of Woodstock. There are tons of music, games, and food, and it is all for free! Tons of prizes to win, as well, and it is all in good fun for the end-of-the-year celebration.
  • Trick-or-Treat in the dorms: Every year, the little children from St. Joseph come to the women's dorms and get candy. It is a fun time during the holiday season because the girls decorate their dorms, and there is a contest to see who has the best hall design.
Urban Legends
  • If you walk with a Bennie or Johnnie to the chapel, you are more than likely going to be in a relationship or marry that person.
  • The Abbey is apparently haunted with a dead monk.
  • The Alcuin Library has a dead monk that wanders the dungeon study area at night. He is a good monk who is rumored to help students under stress relax for their exams. The monk apparently helps them get good grades, as well, especially during finals week.
  • The quad and Main Building are haunted with spirits. The quad has a blue light that is rumored to be an old exorcism room that was eventually blocked off. No one knows where the entrance to that room is. The Main Building had a floor that was a mental institution for students. It is rumored to be the fifth floor and was eventually blocked off due to weird things happening.
Favorite Things To Do
The campuses are really active, and students take pride in trying to stay as healthy as possible. For fun, students like to roller blade outside, ride bikes around campus, and swim or take a canoe out on the lake!
Student Organizations Web Site
www.csbsju.edu/SALD/Clubs.htm
Student Newspaper
The Record
csbsjurecord.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There is a wide range of clubs on campus, from service clubs to cultural clubs to sports clubs! For example, there's the Asia Club, AKS (sorority), Crew Club, Rugby Club, Pre-Law Society, and so much more. A lot of students seem to be involved in these clubs; many of the clubs are run by students and not staff, which makes them very special. It is definitely not hard to start a club. You just have to get the students to come!
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 41 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 20% Attend Student Activity Events
  • 18% Lake Sag
  • 15% Walking trails at csb/sju
  • 10% Restaurants in St. Joe
  • 10% Bike the county roads
  • 8% Arboretum!
  • 8% Listening to the bells and crickets in the fall
  • 5% Canoe
  • 5% Swim
  • 2% Ski in the arboretum

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 11 responses

  • 21% Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 18% Homecoming
  • 18% Pines concert
  • 13% Johnnie/Tommie games
  • 11% Maple Syrup
  • 11% Fine Arts Events
  • 8% Trick-or-Treat in the dorms
  • 0% Pine Stock
  • 0% Men Holiday Decoration

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 33% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 13% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 38 responses

  • 34% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 55% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 3% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

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