The St. Lawrence Blog

Who is St. Lawrence University? We are a group of people with countless adventures and even more stories. The St. Lawrence Blog gives our students, faculty and staff the chance to tell their tales, in their own words and in their own way. Sharing these anecdotes in one place gives our community the chance to show how creative, daring and passionate we are about what we do. Alone, these stories are powerful; together they define St. Lawrence.

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The adventure begins with a canoe trip!
Celeste Holland, Class of 2019

The soft calls of the Common Loon echo across the lake. Synthetic sleeping bags rustle on the dock as well as in the hammocks stringed between the trees as the lake water gently laps against the side of the dock.

A dark room with tables and wood finishings
Nina Melkonyan, Class of 2018

If you ask anyone on campus, “What’s the best thing about SLU?” their answer often has something to do with our community. Starting from the First-Year Orientation, the FYP, the different sports teams, clubs and even the dining hall, we meet people and make friends.

Group of students sitting together
Joshua Elmer '20 and the First-Year Council

Toothbrush? Check. Laptop? Check. Linens? Check. Your car is packed, you’ve reviewed the packing list countless times, and you’ve said final goodbyes to hometown friends. Each Laurentian has been where you are now: exhausted from a busy summer, excited for the new memories to be made, and even a little nervous about starting college.

A group of students sitting on steps in front of a chapel.
William O. Fellows, Class of 2018

If you think back to your first interaction with another St. Lawrence student upon arrival to campus during the fall of your first year, chances are that person was an Orientation Leader (OL).

Smiling young woman
Nina Melkonyan, Class of 2018

The end of high school through the end of college happens in the blink of an eye. It feels like yesterday when I was filling out the Common Application for St. Lawrence, and here I am standing at the doors of my senior year, waiting for the unknown to be revealed.

Students sitting in the stands at a baseball stadium
Jennifer Kim, Class of 2018

Working in the Admissions Office at St. Lawrence, I have come across some questions that are asked on almost every tour. Often, prospective students and their families ask me about how students get summer internships and jobs after college. Fortunately as St.

Students on the London Eye
Jennifer Kim, Class of 2018

Unlike many international students, I have lived in the United States prior to college. I attended elementary and middle school in California, then returned to South Korea for high school.

Student using a rolling pin to flatten dough

As the summer before my junior year drew to a close, I knew that I was ready to head off campus and study abroad. The only issue was that I didn’t know where I wanted to go. Sure, St.

Student standing with professor
Olivia White, Class of 2017

When Juraj Kittler, current adviser for The Hill News, has the whole staff over for dinner, he always makes more pizzas than there are people, and we spend the night polishing off pie after pie as soon as he can slice and serve them up.

Group of students sitting together

I always know when the school newspaper comes out in the morning, because I pass a girl on a bike who has bright red, curly, wild hair. Her bike has a basket in the back to carry the newspapers, and I pass her coming back from breakfast and know she has already been flying around campus.

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