Global Learning

Arrival FAQ

We are pleased to share some frequently asked questions about arriving at Saint Peter’s University for the first time.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to your International Student Coordinator.

Q: Where is Saint Peter’s University? What is the nearest airport?

A: Saint Peter’s University is located in Jersey City, NJ, west of New York City across the Hudson River. The nearest airport from the University is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Saint Peter’s is also accessible from other airports around New York City including JFK.  The main address for the Jersey City campus is 2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07306.

Q: What are the options to get to the campus?

A: There are airport to airport shuttle services between the JFK and EWR. One such service is www.olympicairporter.com. Students can take a taxi from the arrival airport to Saint Peter’s. We’re around 10 miles from EWR and around 25 miles from JFK.

Q: Are on-campus jobs available for International Students? Where can I work?

A: Yes, on-campus jobs are available but not guaranteed. All students can apply for an on-campus job. Some departments where international students have found work are Library, C.A.L.L., International Student Office, Recreational Life Center, and the Admission Office.

Q: When and how do I make my first payment towards my University bill?

A: When you arrive, you can make your first payment at the Enrollment Services Center located first floor of McDermott Hall. For more information, please contact us at (201) 761-6050 or visit us at www.saintpeters.edu/payments. It is not advisable to bring all your currency in cash. Travelers’ checks (TC) are much safer. We also accept checks, money order and Master, Visa, American Express, Discover credit card payments.

Q: How do I open a bank account?

A: There are many banks in the area. You can pick a bank of your choice to open an account. But some banks might require a social security number to open an account.

Q: How do I get a social security number?

A: Please refer to our Social Security instructions for guidance.

Q: How do I get a cell phone?

A: Prepaid phones can be easily bought in any cell phone store or online without a social security number but a postpaid phone with a plan requires a social security number or a certain amount of deposit.