Upcoming Events

FY Cup Competition: Schedule of Eligible Events- Fall 2015

We try to pick a variety of events to highlight as part of the First Year Cup Competition. The calendar of events showcases the variety of activities that happen on campus--there's something to appeal to everyone! Make sure to sign in at each event to earn points! 

Note that the schedule is subject to change. Please see FY Cup listserv emails for the most accurate, up-to-date information. 


Friday, August 28: First Year Cup Kickoff Festival, 3-8 p.m., various locations 

Saturday, August 29: SPECIAL EVENT- Downtown Stomp, downtown Canton, 1-6 p.m. Grab your friends and 'stomp' downtown to enjoy free entertainment in the park, including live music and comedy! Pick up a passport to take to local businesses to get stamped, then turn in your completed passport (make sure to include your name & FYP) for 20 FY Cup points and a chance to win a Canton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, which can be used at most local businesses! 



Wednesday, September 9: Dinner with the Theme Houses, 5 p.m., Eben Holden (meal swipe required. Want to learn more about SLU's theme houses? From the Outing Club to the Arts Annex, the Women's Resource Center to the Black Student Union, there are options for everyone! Come eat dinner with representatives from the theme houses to learn more about them, find out about events they sponsor, and make some new friends!

Friday, September 11: Bonfire & Kan Jam Tournament, 6:00PM, J-Lot/Intramural Fields. Participate in the Thelmo (student government) Kan Jam tournament for 10 participation points! 

Saturday, September 12: Live Music: Pima Express, 8-10:30 p.m., The Underground. Did you know that SLU is hosting this year's annual Segundo Coloquio Internacional sobre la Musica Nortena Mexicana (International Colloquium on the music of Northern Mexico)?  This closing ceremony for the event will feature a live music performance. Be sure to check out other events happening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning!

Friday, September 11-Friday, September 18: SPECIAL EVENT: Coffee with Our Custodians, 9:30-10:30 a.m., outside respective buildings (lounges if inclement weather). Come to your building's designated time to earn 20 points!

9/11- Priest & Reiff; 9/15- Lee & Rebert; 9/17-Whitman; 9/18- Gaines


Thursday, September 17: Documentary Film: Hastdans pa Hovdala, 7 p.m., Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. Like dance? Like horses? This unique documentary follows four dancers, four horses, and a cast of Swedish performers with autism. Come and watch the deepening connection that develops between the human performers and their equine counterparts.

Thursday, September 17: "Tweeting the Liberal Arts" Christopher Long 7 p.m., Eben Holden  A liberal arts education has never been more important than it is today as digital modes of communication enable us to connect with one another or to retreat into a fragmented world of reinforced prejudice. In this interactive presentation, Christopher Long will use Twitter to demonstrate the meaning of the liberal arts and the capacity of words to create … and destroy … community. Participants should arrive prepared to engage one another through Twitter. Dean Long’s Twitter handle is @cplong and the hashtag for the event is: #SLUFY15.

Thursday, September 17: The Writers Series: Angie Estes, 8 p.m., Sykes Common Room/Formal Lounge. Angie Estes is the author of five books, most recently Enchantée (Oberlin College Press, 2013), winner of the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, her previous book, Tryst (Oberlin, 2009), was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Her second book, Voice-Over (Oberlin, 2002), won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize and was also awarded the 2001 Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America. Her first book, The Uses of Passion (1995), was the winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize. Among her many awards is a Guggenheim fellowship.

Saturday, September 19: SPECIAL EVENT: Fastest Serve Contest, 4 p.m., Sammis Courts. Join the tennis team between matches for a fastest serve contest! Earn 10 points for participating and the top three men and top three women with the fastest serve will earn 30, 20, and 10 points for their FYP! Stick around for the matches to follow and cheer on the Saints!

Saturday, September 19: Laser Tag, 7-11 p.m., Student Center Winston Room. 


Wednesday, September 23: Caring for SLU's Japanese Garden, 5 p.m., Japanese Garden (near Sykes) Like gardening? Come pitch in and help beautify SLU's very own Japanese Garden. Constructed in 2009, the garden serves as both a place of quiet reflection and an outdoor classroom. 

Thursday, September 24: Carnegie 10 Film: Wadja, 7 p.m., Carnegie 10. The Modern Languages department sponsors several international film screenings each semester (English subtitles included). For more information about this film, click here.  

Friday, September 25: Outdoor movie, 8 p.m., outside the Pub (Northstar Cafe).



Wednesday, September 30: YoungGiftedandFat,7 p.m., Peterson Kermani Performance Hall - St. Lawrence University’s Performance and Communication Arts Informal Lecture Series will present Sharrell Luckett, visiting assistant professor of PCA.Luckett will discuss her weight loss journey and her entry into fat studies and embodiment theory, which resulted in her solo performance, “YoungGiftedandFat.” Luckett will be joined by Guy Thorne, media designer and choreographer of “YoungGiftedandFat” as well as artistic director of FuturPointe and former principal dancer with Garth Fagan Dance, which choreographed “The Lion King.”

Friday, October 2: Q-Club Speaker: Evan Smith: 1:50pm-2:20pm, Valentine 205-06,Come and join the Q-Club as they hear from Evan Smith about “Reducing L-Band Wide Observations of Optically Selected Galaxies”. Food will be provide. 

Saturday, October 3: Women's Hockey vs. Clarkson, 3 p.m., Appleton Arena. Ever heard of the Route 11 rivalry? If you haven't, you will! Come cheer on the Saints (wearing SLU apparel, of course) in their rivalry game! 


Thursday, October 8: Note Taking Workshop, 4 p.m., Whitman Annex. Another workshop from academic advisor extraordinaire, Matt McCluskey! 

Thursday, October 8: Laurentians in Residence, 7 p.m., Student Center Hannon Room. What's Laurentians in Residence? Only a gathering of some incredible SLU alums with highly successful careers! Come to this panel to pick their brains about how to be successful after college. It's NEVER too early to start thinking about your career! 

Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October 10: SPECIAL EVENT: Shakespeare Live!, Eben Holden. Attend a Friday or Saturday Shakespeare performances to earn 10 points (yes, you may earn 10 points for EACH performance you attend!)

  • Friday, October 9, 7:30 pm, Henry V
  • Saturday, October 10, 7:30 pm, Julius Caesar
  • Saturday, October 10, Midnight, The Importance of Being Earnest


Monday, October 12: Coming Out Panel, Winston Room, 7PM-9PM, Sullivan Student Center. Come learn about National Coming Out Day and learn about coming out!

Sunday Oct, 11th 2015 was the 27th National Coming Out Day, a celebration of LBGTQ people telling their coming out stories. On Monday Oct 12th there will be a panel of SLU students discussing their experiences coming out. This will be a safe space to hear the experiences of others, at the end there will be the chance to ask questions of the panelists. Come out to celebrate the voices and stories of the LGBTQ communities in the Winston Room 7pm!

Tuesday, October 13: Ada Lovelace Day (You can earn points for attending the Edit-A-Thon & IFTTT Task Automation)

Come join us in celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on October 13th, 2015! Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, wrote detailed notes about the potential use of a machine to interpret instructions and produce outcomes in the mid nineteenth century. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer (more information about Ada can be found here: http://findingada.com/about/who-was-ada/). The LIT division, in partnership with SLU Codes; the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science department; as well as the PQRC, will be hosting events on October 13th to raise awareness and commemorate the achievements of women in STEM fields. 

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 11-2 in ODY (library room 125B) & 4:30-6 in Valentine Hall (PQRC). Collectively, we want participants to create or make improvements to existing pages that focus on women in STEM in order to increase visibility of this information on the web. We will be demonstrating how to edit a Wikipedia article during this event and welcome students, faculty, and staff of all familiarity levels to join us. Drop-in whenever you like, stay for as long as you like, and help us change Wikipedia for the better!

IFTTT: Task Automation, 12PM-1PM in ODY (library room 125A) & 5PM-6PM in Valentine Hall (PQRC). Join us and discover how you can automate tasks to save you time and benefit your daily life! Create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that. In this session we will be demonstrating how to use IFTTT, an application that gives you creative control over the products and apps that you love, like your social media, DropBox, Google Drive, email, calendar, and more! 


Monday, October 19: Purple Week Event: Sexy Feast: What Our Favorite Foods Tell Us About Sex with Sex Educator, Jay Friedman, 4:30 p.m. Winston Room

Wednesday, October 21-Sunday, October 25: SPECIAL EVENT: Power of Pink Athletic Games for Breast Cancer Research! Attend any of the games below (wearing pink!) to earn 10 points. You can attend as many games and earn as many points as you'd like!

-10/21, Women's Soccer vs Middlebury College, 6 p.m.

-10/23, Volleyball vs RIT, 8 p.m.

-10/24, Men's Soccer vs Skidmore, 4 p.m.

-10/25, Field Hockey vs University of Rochester, 3 p.m. 

Thursday, October 22: Active Reading Workshop, 4 p.m., Whitman Annex (with Matt McCluskey... seriously, have you gone to one of his workshops yet?)

Saturday, October 24: SPECIAL EVENT: Make a Difference Day, all day, downtown Canton. Make a Difference Day is a national day of service. Sign up with Ashlee Downing, Volunteer Services Coordinator, to volunteer your time helping in the local community. Earn 10 points for every hour of service!  


Friday, October 30: Fabulous Fugues, Gunnison Memorial Chapel, 12 pm. Enjoy the beautiful stained glass windows and listen to organ music by J.S. Bach’s ‘Fugue in B Minor.’ Buxtehude’s ‘Jig Fugue,’ and Pachelbel’s ‘Fuga in D Major’ which will be featured by Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, Musician-in-Residence

Saturday, October 31: Quidditch, Let in the Light! Registration in the Student Canter, 10 am, Leithead Field House, 1-6 pm. St. Lawrence Quidditch is hosting a benefit tournament in support for the international non-governmental organization, Lumos on October 31st, 2015. Our goal is to raise at least $500 for Lumos. Registration is at 10-11am, Quidditch 101(game play intro) is at 1-2 pm, and tournament is 2-6 pm.                                                               



Sunday 11/1-Saturday 11/7

First Year Cup – Resume Workshops (10 pts.)

Get your foot in the door with Career Services by starting your college resume. You will need this document to apply for campus leadership positions and potential summer internships.  This workshop will be a working session for you to learn all the “must-dos” for your college resume.  Space is limited.  You must pre-register for your resume workshop online by Friday, October 30 here: https://www.stlawu.edu/career-services/form/first-year-cup-resume-workshop

Monday, November 2 @ 7 pm (Valentine 124)

Tuesday, November 3 @ 5 pm (Valentine 124)

Wednesday, November 4 @ 4 pm (Valentine Hall 124)

Thursday, November 5 @ Noon (Richardson 302)

Friday, November 6 @ 2 pm (Richardson 302)

Questions? Contact Career Services at 229-5906 or email careers@stlawu.edu

**For students who attend the resume workshop, there will be drop-in hours the following week to come in for a one-on-one follow-up meeting.  The drop-in times will be from 1 – 4pm every afternoon from Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13.

Thursday, November 5: Writer's Series: John McNally, Sykes Common Room, 8 p.m. John McNally is the author of three novels, two short story collections, two non-fiction books, and one young adult novel, including The Book or Ralph and Lord of the Ralphs. 

Friday, November 6: SPECIAL EVENT: Spirit Night at the Men's Hockey Game, sign in from 6:30-7 p.m., Appleton Arena. Wear your favorite SLU apparel. FYP faculty will compete in a special on-ice shoot out at the end of the first period! 15 POINTS!!


Sunday 11/8 – Saturday 11/14

SPECIAL EVENT: Crazy Tuesday! Each event on Tuesday is worth 15 points!

Tuesday, November 10: Lecture by Journalist Ari Berman, Eben Holden, 7 p.m. As part of the contemporary issues forum, Mr. Berman will be discussing issues related to voting rights. Berman is a journalism fellow at The Nation Institute who has contributed to The New York TImes and Rolling Stone, among other publications.

Tuesday, November 10: PALS (Promoting Active Laurentian Safety) Presentations, Carnegie 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Students who took the 8-week PALS course will be presenting on proposed programming for First Year students. Come out and listen to their ideas!

Tuesday, November 10: Negawatt Open Mic Night, Java Barn, 7:30 p.m. Come out for an acoustic open mic night to help save energy for Negawatt!

Wednesday, November 11: Veteran's Day: Write a Letter to a Veteran, Student Center Winston Room, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Take a moment out of your day to write a letter to a veteran, and grab some FREE SNACKS while you're at it!

Friday, November 13: Music for Thanksgiving, Gunnison Memorial Chapel, 12 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful stained glass windows and listen to organ music by North American composers Daniel Gawthrop, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Rachel Laurin presented by Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, Musician-in-Residence

Friday, November 13: Diwali, Eben Holden, 4-6 p.m. ASIA seeks to promote diversity on campus by creating a safe and accepting environment for everyone regardless of their ethnicity or background, and one of the ways we do this is through Diwali. The event comprises of multiple performances by several students and a presentations by Professor Basu and Professor Singer. It lasts less than an hour and at the end we serve everyone dinner, refreshments, and we hold a raffle. 

Saturday, November 14th: International Dance and Food Showcase. Eben Holden, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by the International House, different dance groups on campus and different cultural groups including, African Student Union, Black Student Union, Swing Dance, etc. Come enjoy the many different cultures we have here at St. Lawrence.   


Sunday 11/15 – Thursday 11/19

Monday, November 16: J Mase III, Java Barn, 7 p.m. J Mase III is a Black/Trans/Queer/Rowdy-as-Hell Poet with a capital [P] based in New York City. As a performer and teaching poet, J Mase III has rocked venues internationally from London to San Francisco at colleges and radio stations to group homes and youth centers. In J Mase’s other life as an educator and activist he has worked with thousands of community members and service providers across the country on the needs of LGBTQ youth and adults in spaces such as faith communities, elementary schools, domestic violence shelters, medical agencies, juvenile justice organizations, foster care programs among others.  J Mase III will be speaking to being a trans person of color and performing spoken word.

Wednesday, November 18: Greg Cornell & the North Country Band + Voter Registration Drive, Pub 56, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Andrew Goodman Foundation will host live music and a voter registration drive. Come out for an evening of classic hits, folk songs, and originals and register to vote while you're at it!

Events end on Thursday, 11/19 and intramurals end on 11/30. Team winners will be announced in early December. Individual winners will be announced in the spring after the Dean's List is posted.