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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Ben Crocker, Class of 2016

Most weekends, my friends and I like to go skiing in the beautiful Adirondacks. Early in the morning, we all pile into my friend's Volvo with all of our gear and drive into the sunrise.

Female student and local child ice dancing together.
Paige Friedlander, Class of 2016

On any given Saturday night, the siren rings and the student section roars; the Skating Saints have won another game! Appleton Arena: a North Country gem that local Canton community members and students migrate to every Friday and Saturday night during the winter.

Student teaches senior citizen how to use a computer.
Renee Lavigne, Class of 2014

As college students, we often take technology for granted, but for older generations technology is an entirely different and mysterious world.  Through St.

Students crowd around the crew's erg machine to cheer a teammate on.
Sarah Evarts, Class of 2017

During my first weeks at St. Lawrence, there were so many posters I didn’t know which to read first. One said, “Do you want to do something extraordinary?” My answer was “Of course!” This led me to attend a meeting for the women’s crew team.

A male student dressed for winter outside in the snow.
John C. Balderston, Class of 2014

Suddenly, you’re a senior and one question is on everyone’s mind: “What’s next?”

Buses line up in the snow.
Mia Thomas, Class of 2016

Did you know that St. Lawrence is the closest U.S. liberal arts college to a foreign capital?!

Male and female student sitting down together.
Morgan O'Hare '16 and Colin Dowd '16

Raising money for and awareness about childhood cancers is really important to us. That’s because we’ve been there.

A scenic view of palm trees and mountains on a sunny day.
Kimberly Waite, Class of 2014

Simply put, Australia changed my life.

Student and host father plant a tree outside.
Kate Brown, Class of 2015

I have recently returned from my week-long rural homestay in the agricultural region of Nyeri. This portion of the Kenya Semester Program allowed me to become fully immersed with a Kenyan family.

Student skis on rail jam in front of crowd.
Nate Curtisbrown, Class of 2017

Early in February, students at St. Lawrence University hit the snow for the annual Great Mount Titus Global Cool Down. The event is put on by the St.

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