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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As the end of my first semester of senior year quickly approaches, I have begun to reflect more on my time here at SLU and all the special people and experiences that have enriched my life.
When I give tours of St. Lawrence, the most common question I get is, “Okay, so why did you choose to come here?”
I will never forget the first time I visited St. Lawrence. It was early fall, when the tall oak and pine trees rustle with the light breeze and the purple flowers billow beneath the chapel. Everyone fit in so well that the students became part of the landscape.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
Have you ever heard of Canaras Conference Center?
Twenty-six girls gathered around televisions and smartphones – some crying, some laughing, and some holding hands out of anxiousness. No, they weren’t watching the newest episode of the Bachelor – they were watching the NCAA Selection Show.
Looking for some ideas for celebrating a birthday here at SLU?
As my first semester of my senior year draws to a close, I reflect on how thankful I am and always will be for the tremendous professor-student bonds that I have made here at St. Lawrence University.