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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 standing with a Kirsten Gillibrand banner

As an English major, I’ve quickly realized that my professional path after college is not nearly as linear or pre-determined as that of a future doctor or lawyer.

Students in a lab room.
Thomas Allerton, Class of 2019

No matter the major, every SLU student must take a class with a lab component at least once before they graduate. People who major in the sciences will take a lot more than one. In fact, many science majors find themselves taking at least one and often two labs every semester.

Group of people in front of a screen
Laura Jennings, Class of 2018

The Princeton Review recently recognized the outstanding work of the St. Lawrence University alumni by honoring them with a No. 3 ranking in the category of Best Alumni Network – an annual list of institutions in the nation with strong alumni networks.

Maple taffy on sticks
Chelsea De Luca, Class of 2020

Every year for the past 40 years, the beautiful city of Ottawa has hosted Winterlude, an enormous winter festival held in February, this year from the 2nd-19th.

View from a sailboat on a river

“Nervous?” My mom asked as we drove the final stretch of our nine-hour drive from Alexandria, Virginia, to Canton. “A bit,” I mumbled.

Group of students with instruments out in front of a house
Kelsey Mattison, Class of 2018

So, ‘what’s a theme house?’ you ask. Well, a theme house is a pretty unique residence that tends to exist only on small, liberal arts college campuses.

Women's basketball team group photo
Kaelyn Kohlasch , Class of 2018

Endless hours spent getting up shots in the gym, running to class from a group lift with a granola bar and wet hair (that freezes in the St.

A copper rooster on the ground in front of a chapel

As I approach Herring Cole during each one of my campus tours, I see family members' eyes trail over to the majestic sandstone building with copper detailing. “This is one of our two buildings on the National Registry for Historic Buildings," I say.

 Group photo in front of a building
Tessa Denison, Class of 2018

I don’t often find myself pondering questions of existentialism during my car rides back to school. Anxious to get back to my friends and schoolwork that await me in the North Country; these five-hour drives usually consist of loud music and a whole bunch of mindlessness.

Girl standing in front of colorfully-painted street wall

Where would I be without Professor Juraj Kittler’s guidance? In all honesty, that’s something I try not to think about.