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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On a trip to Budapest while studying abroad in Prague.
Haley DeParde, Class of 2017

There are a few things I would never have said about myself before coming to St. Lawrence. A self-proclaimed city girl, I would never have told you I like living in a small town where I can see stars when I walk home from the library at night.

Of course we had to represent SLU!
Sean Reville , Class of 2017

Needless to say, St. Lawrence is a big skiing school (we have an entire day where we rent out a ski mountain for goodness’ sake!). However, just because you don’t ski doesn’t mean there isn't plenty for you to do during the long North Country winter!

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Julia Mitiguy, Class of 2017

St. Lawrence provides students with the opportunity to experience off campus study.  More than 60 percent of St. Lawrence students study off campus during their time at SLU. This past fall, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.

A college student holds up flash cards with multiplication problems on them.
Ross McMullan, Class of 2016

I believe one of our biggest purposes in life is to use whatever gifts we have been given, however big or small they may be, to help those who are less fortunate. That can mean helping those who are rich, those who are poor, those who are sad or those who are hungry.

Brother bear worries about the big move

It’s hard to say exactly what you’ll find in your four-year adventure here at SLU. There are so many different opportunities that the experience offers.  As an English major and a general lover of books, however, I’ve always looked for good advice in the pages I read.

Cross country skiing on the St. Lawrence University Golf Course
Drew Houx, Class of 2018

Are you considering hibernating this winter? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more active? Do you like being outside and exploring?

Habitat Spring Break Trip to Raleigh, North Carolina - March 2015
Liz Hills, Class of 2016

A common question I am asked from prospective students and families is, “What made you choose St. Lawrence?” A fair question, especially after learning I grew up in central Ohio and make the full-day drive to campus several times a semester.

Nyhavn, Denmark
Katie Eaton, Class of 2017

St. Lawrence University gives students so many opportunities to branch out and enrich their academic experience. One of the most exciting opportunities does not happen on the St. Lawrence campus, but in other cities, states and countries!

Male student holding a glass of chocolate milk
Meg Keniston '07, M'09 and Lyndsay Malcomb '10

We shared nearly 60 stories on the St. Lawrence Blog in 2015! Here's our Top 10 list, based on how many times each post was viewed.

Girl sitting in dryer.

Of all the exciting things that happened on my first day at St. Lawrence, I remember one thing in particular: the trash cans. I walked into Whitman Hall, found my door, punched in the code, and entered the room.

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