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 Wild Center's logo and theme of the Summit: branching out!

If you're like me, then some of your biggest concerns are our fossil fuel dependence, rising sea levels, deforestation, ocean acidification, and sustainability. To put it simply, the environment. Plenty of people are not like me and that's okay! There are so many big issues to get involved with.

SLU Women's Basketball Team 2017
Kaelyn Kohlasch , Class of 2018

Attending college is like being immersed in your own little bubble, and once enrolled at St. Lawrence University, the small-town-feel of the North Country will immediately engulf you in its tight-knit community.

High school student at his graduation.
Danny Viscardi, Class of 2017

For so many high school students, college is the main topic of discussion at any family gathering, friendly reunion, and conversation with your guidance counselor. If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, congratulations!

The Advocates
Sadaf Delawar, Class of 2019

As a sophomore who is studying both government and global studies, I am involved with various student-run organizations on campus in order to better myself and my University. The University that I have chosen to attend and call home is St.

Girl holding a handheld bell
Julie Rogers, Class of 2017

Every day at five o’clock, a student bell ringer plays the bells of Gunnison Memorial Chapel. From all across campus you can hear bells chiming, playing everything from the alma mater, to a “Happy Birthday” request, to something that sounds suspiciously like the Flintstones theme song.

The inside of a chapel at full capacity.
Deena Giltz McCullough, Class of 1984

When St. Lawrence asks me to participate, my motto is to say yes as often as possible. I think very deeply about the commitment and the impact of what I can offer. I don’t know how to do anything half baked – it’s just not in my DNA.

Crush apples in a wheelbarrow.
Annika Hamilton, Class of 2019

Lilacs, roses, and sunflowers shimmered around us as we knelt on our dirt-covered knees and cut asparagus. To my six-year-old self, my grandmother’s garden appeared endless as flowers extended down the driveway and wrapped around the walls of their Swiss chalet nestled in the woods.

Whitewater Canoeing
Thomas Faraday, Class of 2018

The fresh rays of a springtime sun were shining on the April day that I visited St. Lawrence University for an Admitted Students Open House during my senior year of high school.  During this visit, I would go on to taste the full experience that a student here could expect.

KDS Sorority on Bid Day for the Spring 2017
Hannah Doro, Class of 2019

If you were to ask me in my senior year of high school if I thought I would be a sorority girl, my answer would have been a definite no. But it turns out joining Greek life at St. Lawrence was one of the best decisions I could have made.

Italian flag stands in the middle of a tourist location
Arianne Boisvert, Class of 2018

Pizza, Pasta, and endless Gelato! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my fall semester junior year than studying abroad in Rome. Ever since freshman year, I knew that I wanted to study abroad. The first decision that I had to make was picking a city to pursue my-off campus studies.

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