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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Girl stands in front of a car packed up for college.
Jacqui Ebeling, Class of 2017

Choosing to attend St. Lawrence University was almost as scary as Harry Potter choosing to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Albeit, I did not have an evil man with a seventh of a soul and no nose trying to kill me, I still had a lot to worry about.

Ski tracks in the snow.

Rays of sun glisten off the freshly fallen snow as a gentle breeze drifts across the St. Lawrence Golf Course. The fields have been freshly tracked; it is a perfect day for a relaxing classic ski. We finish putting the final layer of kick wax on our skis, set them down in the tracks and clip in.

Man stands in front of body of water
Max Lewis, Class of 2016

The warnings swirled as the buzz of mid-winter built. As a sophomore, teachers and friends were coming in and out of my life with stories of past and future experiences.

Emily Harrinton '16 doing a dance
Mia Thomas, Class of 2016

I received an email from the Outing Club, the Women's Resource Center (the Dub), and the L.I.G.H.T. House in late February inviting the women on campus to participate in an overnight retreat to Tupper Lake, N.Y.

Students skating on an outdoor ice rink
Austin Hart, Class of 2015

Fifty college students leave their dorm rooms at 7:30 a.m., armed with passports and hockey skates. Subzero temperatures can’t deter them; the draw of beaver tails, poutine, and maple sugar-on-snow is irresistible.

A foreign city in the distance on the other side of a river

Although the fresh few feet of snow that covers campus makes it seem as though summer is an eternity away, I’ll offer you a bit of advice: start planning your summer now! For one, thoughts of warmer weather will help you endure the North Country climate.

Two girls pose together in 2001, again in 2015.
Bailey Phelps and Lizzie Bastien, Class of 2015

We invite you to bask in the glory of our 2001 selves as we walked in the Canton Memorial Day Parade representing our Girl Scout Troop. Back then, we never would have guessed that we’d be here now - second semester seniors at St. Lawrence University. 

Man and woman hold signs in support of national domestic violence awareness campaign
Anna Dietderich, Class of 2016

Ever since I was little, I’ve loved helping people. Service has always been a part of my life, and when I came to St. Lawrence University as a first-year, I started to look for a way I could give back to my new community. I participated in SLU Buddies, an amazing organization that allowed St.

Smiley face made out of breakfast foods.
Eliza Cowie, Class of 2017

Where do you get a good breakfast around here? Other than campus, these are five of my favorites.

Olivia Tompkins, Class of 2016

The end of each semester always brings with it several things: impending finals, cold weather and snow for fall semester, the promise of sun and warmth for spring semester, and countdowns until our well-deserved break. For me, semesters’ end also bring dress rehearsals and concerts for the St.