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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Remember the saying, "Don’t judge a book by its cover"? This is exactly what I ask of people when they come to visit me in Canton, New York.
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I took a deep breath and looked left, then right. This was a sight I hadn’t seen since December 2016. On one side, campus. The back of the library, the chapel steeple, the gray cobblestone entrance to Sykes, and the flagpole just outside it.
The month of November is always a time of reflection for me. Midterms are finished, there is a slight lull in the semester, and I can look back on how far I have come and how quickly the time has passed.
St. Lawrence University is full of hidden gems that students are able to discover throughout their time at SLU.
It’s right before Thanksgiving break and at this point, you’re finally finding your stride here at St. Lawrence. I know you’re starting to feel like you know everything there is to know, and while it’s great that campus is beginning to feel like home, hang tight; we’ve got a lot to learn.
There’s nothing better than walking by a kitchen smelling warm cookies. Something about the scent makes you feel at home. My friends and I love to bake in the kitchens around campus. We have baked everything from birthday cakes to peanut buttercup and cookie dough brownies.
The smell of pie baking, stuffed turkey roasting and a jam packed Dana Dining Hall full of St. Lawrence students enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
It was almost three years ago when I was packing for college with my mother. It was my last day in Germany, and clothes were scattered all over my bedroom floor.
The time to find yourself, figure out (the beginning) of what you want to do with your life, who you want to be, and what you value. College: The best four years of your life.
What are we looking for in SLU?An education, a job, and friends, just to name a few;Senior year, the time has come.Reflection on the past four years, life as an undergrad is almost done.I’ve made friends to last a life, From my first few weeks in FYP to hanging out in Reiff.How to exceed expectation
One of the great things about St. Lawrence University is the fact that there are so many different ways to get involved on campus. With over 140 registered clubs there is something for everyone!
I remember the Penfield High School junior timidly exiting the car after her 3.5-hour trip from Rochester, N.Y. unsure of the “private 4-year Liberal Arts university located in the beautiful St. Lawrence Valley region of Northern New York State” that she just stepped foot on.