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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students together outdoors
Nils Tangemann, Class of 2017

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.

students eating dinner outdoors

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.

Candlelight service at St. Lawrence University
Sarah N. Neilson, Class of 2016

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

Morgan McNeal '16, Mylee and Kylie Shaw '16
Kylie Shaw, Class of 2016

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!

Running trail
Rebecca Doser, Class of 2016

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.

Group of men standing outside in the winter

There’s no denying it; sports are a hugely popular factor of life here at St. Lawrence.

Forest with a small waterfall.
Max Lewis, Class of 2016

The summer before my first semester at St. Lawrence, various students and alumni introduced me to many of the university's defining attributes.

Pink sunrise.
Rachel Pifer, Class of 2016

I timidly walked to the center of my FYP classroom, clutching a piece of New Hampshire granite.

A student walking up to a big building.
Ellie Miner, Class of 2016

Pumpkin pie ice cream, homemade cider, apple pie, autumn photo shoots, and hayrides makes for one of the most memorable fall days in the North Country. Fall in the NoCo is more than just the perfect opportunity for an Insta-worthy picture of campus.

Jake and several Facilities employees
Jacob St. Pierre, Class of 2016

The door to Richardson was locked no matter how much I jiggled the handle and knocked. Normally, I would have had no problem with this. I would have simply moved onto the next open study space with a sigh and a grin, but tonight was different.