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 sitting in the woods.
Emily Sturtevant, Class of 2018

There are fewer things more nerve-racking than starting your first year of college. You're leaving home, you're living with someone that you don't know, and you're navigating around an unfamiliar campus, all while trying to juggle making new friends and going to classes.

table of books
Hannah Kingsley, Class of 2018

Dear Class of 2019, Welcome to St. Lawrence University! We are all so excited that you have decided to become a Laurentian for Life.

Students hiking.
Caroline Fleischauer, Class of 2015

With the Adirondack State Park being a mere 18 miles from campus, it’s no wonder that so many St. Lawrence students get a kick out of venturing to the park and frolicking in the woods.

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.