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Short waterfalls.

Each year at St. Lawrence, I have learned about places and things that have made my college experience unique. But there are also things that I found out about a little late - things that I wish I could have taken advantage of since my first semester on campus.

Students snowshoeing.
Jeff Mogavero, Class of 2016

During my college search, I knew that I wanted to go to a school close to rivers, lakes, forests and mountains. Part of this was because I’m a conservation biology major and love getting outside during lab to study the ecosystems surrounding campus.

Students prepare a meal in a kitchen.

Last year, Admissions Ambassador Jeff Mogavero ’16 wrote a fantastic post about the Campus Kitchen at St. Lawrence University. For me, a senior at St. Lawrence, I am enjoying my fourth year with Campus Kitchens and am currently the president or our chapter!

Yellow and green leaves.
Hannah Parker, Class of 2015

Autumn is my favorite time of year and there is nothing more beautiful than St. Lawrence in the fall. The leaves turn all sorts of wonderful colors: reds, oranges, browns, and yellows! There are also great events on campus.

A little boy stands behind a tree.
Shawn Lillie, Class of 2015

The Kenya study abroad semester is one of the oldest St. Lawrence abroad programs, as it just celebrated its 40th reunion this past summer. The compound where students stay was the first of any United States University in sub-Saharan Africa.

Female student with musician Grace Potter.
Maureen Pellerin, Class of 2015

As a sophomore, I first heard about the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) when they advertised that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, my favorite band, would be performing a 10th anniversary concert at St. Lawrence that winter.

Sarah Evarts, Class of 2017

In high school I got involved with my student government, mostly because it was something that my friends were also involved in (and also because it would get me out of homeroom).  Over the course of my four years, I ended up in higher positions and found I was really having an influence on my

A silly group photo taken by someone in the group.

There are plenty of awesome places to live on campus these days at SLU (apart from just the new dorm), but I wanted to talk about what I believe to be one of our more unique living options: our theme houses. This is not just because I live in one, but because so many of our students do.

Female students pose for photo outside white sorority house.
Kathryn Sawabini, Class of 2015

It's that time of the year again!  In mid-September, more than 100 sophomores, juniors and seniors at St.

Outside of a brick building.
Wilson Mazimba, Class of 2015

In July, I had the pleasure of meeting with my advisor (and also head of the English department) Associate Professor of English Sarah Gates for one of my summer projects.

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