Class of 2015

Planning Ahead - Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a St. Lawrence tradition – families are encouraged to visit and enjoy the campus and University activities with their children. Details will be available online.

Family Weekend 2015 is October 2-4. We are aware that obtaining accommodations can be challenging, and therefore we will provide you/your student with a list of private accommodations in the local community in July. For further information, please contact Suzanne Noble, 315-229-5550.

Planning Ahead - Things to Bring: Tips from Previous First-Year Students

Identification Documents

  • Driver's License or other government-issued photo ID (You will need this identification proof when you check in)
  • Passport

Residence Hall Furnishings

Planning Ahead - Green Living

Students regularly visit and work with local farms

At St. Lawrence, sustainability — meeting our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs — is a goal for everyone, including students. You will learn more about sustainability once you arrive on campus; meanwhile, there are some things you can keep in mind.

The Green Shopping List

Planning Ahead - Motor Vehicle and Parking Policy

The central philosophy guiding our parking policy is our commitment to a walking campus. All of us — students, faculty, staff and visitors — should be confident of the freedom to walk from place to place without interference from cars, motorcycles and other vehicles. We also believe that a walking campus is more consistent with our commitment to the environment. Therefore, we have established procedures for registering and parking vehicles on campus to assure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visiting drivers and pedestrians on campus.

Planning Ahead - Safety and Security

The mission of Safety and Security is to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire University community. The department offers a wide variety of services to assist students, staff and faculty in their day-to-day living. We ask that all students, staff and faculty members familiarize themselves with the Student Handbook and all the services provided by this department. The first step in a successful security and safety program is public awareness. 

Planning Ahead - The Campus ID Card

Students will receive their Campus ID Card when they arrive on campus for Orientation. Please see the photo submission information on the previous page and the photo request form at the end of this section.

Your card is the official St. Lawrence University identification card as required by University policy. While on campus, you should carry it at all times for identification purposes and to present to University officials upon request. Information on the front of the Campus ID Card includes name, photograph, identification number, library barcode and date of expiration.

Planning Ahead - Communication Information

It won't take long for you to discover that within both academic and social circles at St. Lawrence, the ability to communicate quickly and effectively is hugely important. Utilizing our email resources is the sure fire way to stay on top of things and is the official means of all University communication.  The first step is to create your SLU Network Password, then head over to our Email Services page for more information

Planning Ahead - Places to Stay

If you want to arrive a little early and spend the night in the Canton area, we recommend the following places (make your own arrangements in advance), or check out more regional accommodations www.stlawu.edu/regional-accommodations.

Planning Ahead - Travel and Transportation

PLEASE NOTE: We are fortunate to be located so close to another country, but remember that you need a valid passport to cross the border between Canada and the United States. We strongly encourage you to bring your passport with you. If you do not already have a passport, we recommend you obtain one prior to your arrival.

Getting Here by Air and Train

Served by the commuter airline CapeAir:

Getting Involved

As a student, you will have many opportunities to learn through academic challenges in and out of the classroom and through interaction with faculty, staff and other students. However, the learning does not stop there. There are many opportunities for you to gain leadership experience and valuable skills through membership and involvement in student organizations. New students are strongly encouraged to integrate co- and extracurricular experiences into your daily life at St. Lawrence and to participate fully in the many opportunities before you.

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