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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Student and a glass of chocolate milk
Jake St. Pierre, Class of 2016

When people ask me why I picked St. Lawrence University, I look them dead in the eye, smile, and don’t miss a beat.  “I came for the chocolate milk and stayed for the people.”

Stack of books
Caroline Fleischauer, Class of 2015

Summertime: A period to rest from the year behind and prepare for the year ahead. For many college students, this is the time to work, travel, pursue an internship, or simply revel in having their parents do their laundry once again.

A choir group photo
Hannah Chanatry , Class of 2015

Nestling 'neath the purple shadows of the Adirondack hills lies our noble alma mater.

Two women climb a mountain.

When I first came to campus four years ago, my Pre-Orientation Trip leader gave me the single piece of advice that has most shaped my experience at St. Lawrence.

The inside of a student center.
Paul Barrett, Class of 2016

Life on campus moves fairly quickly in the midst of classes, assignments and extracurriculars.

Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Zone Mediation, Yelyzaveta Bartholomew,
Yelyzaveta Bartholomew, Class of 2015

One of the best things about SLU is that if you have something you are passionate about, you have access to vast resources that can help you pursue that passion. In my four years at SLU, I have done my best to take full advantage of the countless opportunities St.

Several student-made banners hanging inside a building.
Sarah N. Neilson , Class of 2016

In a community where students are so passionately engaged in campus life, it’s no wonder so many alums go on to get married!  While each student has his or her own valued interests, we all share the love for St. Lawrence University.

A choir singing on a stage.
James Kieley, Class of 2017

When new Laurentians arrive on campus in late August every year, the first event each incoming class attends together is Matriculation. Our president, some of our deans, and our Thelomathesian Society president provide some words of welcome.

Students taking part in a Zumba dance class.
Julia Simoes, Class of 2017

I remember the last tight squeeze my blubbering parents left me with, knowing that their final little bird was leaving the nest. I retreated to my new, unfamiliar dorm bed unsure of what I was supposed to do next.

Girl looks off into the distance.
Kelly Gamache, Class of 2015

As I look around my room I wonder how on Earth I’m going to be able to pack up all my stuff after graduation. I’ve starting making a mental list of things that I might be able to leave behind (so far, all that’s on the list is this one lamp…maybe).