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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What is the college experience? It's exciting, it's exhausting, it's amazing, and, at times, it can be overwhelming. From the anxieties of your first big exam, to the adjustment period that comes with living in a dorm, being far from home for the first time can be full of ups and downs.
Students often talk about how the Adirondacks are in our backyard, and this connection is captured in the “A Tribute” song which describes St. Lawrence as “Nestling ‘neath the purple shadows of the Adirondack hills; Lies our noble Alma Mater…”.
Picture this: It’s the end of November of your senior year of high school and you already know where you are going to college the next fall. That was what the college application and admission process was like for me during my senior year. But, why did I decide to go Early Decision (ED)?
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.”
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.
Nestling 'neath the purple shadows of the Adirondack hills lies our noble alma mater.
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.
Life on campus moves fairly quickly in the midst of classes, assignments and extracurriculars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).