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Undergraduate Student Life

John Jay Hall

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John Jay stands 15 stories high and is composed mainly of single occupancy rooms exclusively for first-year students. Bathrooms in John Jay are either communal (separate for men and women) or individual, depending on the floor. The lounges on each floor have cable TVs, and provide space for floor programming, socializing or studying. The University’s Primary Health Care Medical Services is located on the fourth floor.  The main dining hall on campus, John Jay dining hall, is located on the ground floor. JJ’s Place is conveniently located in the basement for late-night snacks.  The John Jay main lounge is a great place for large events, meetings, studying, or playing the grand piano.


Meet the Staff

Joey Kopriva, Residence Hall Director (RHD)

Joey is responsible for the oversight of John Jay and supervision of the staff. Joey's primary focus is ensuring the residents of John Jay have a positive residential experience within a safe, comfortable, and vibrant community. Joey's office is in 111 Wallach Hall and he is typically available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Contact Joey with any John Jay questions or concerns at

Resident Advisers (RAs)

Sophie Chinchilla, 5th floor

Perry Kerner, 6th floor

Maya Mallaby-Kay, 7th floor

Carl Yin, 8th floor

Neha Jain, 9th floor

Sean Ryan, 10th floor

Paul Bloom, 11th floor

Vivi Hyacinthe, 12th floor

Caroline Benson, 13th floor

Teo Armus-Laski, 14th floor

Patrick Flanagan, 15th floor 


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John Jay Lounge

Mondays - Wednesdays, the John Jay lounge is reserved for residential activities. However, some exceptions are made for outside student groups to utilize the lounge during these days.  To review the lounge policy and submit a request, click here.

Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6805

Fax: (212) 854-6815

Office Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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