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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Group of college students on a mountain
Vina Smith, Class of 2018

As a second semester senior, I have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about all the things I will take away from my St. Lawrence experience.

Giraffe in front of a mountain
Jimmy Barns, Class of 2019

It is 6:30 a.m. I’m just waking up as a couple other students start to stir, and all I can see is the vast expanse of wilderness in front of me, and all the beauty associated with the sunrise over it.

Ariel photo of a college campus.
William Fellows, Class of 2018

Many Laurentians may refer to home as two distinct places: where they’re from and St. Lawrence University. For all SLU students, St. Lawrence is considered a home, along with their original hometowns, schools, cities, and countries.

Woman pointing to a PowerPoint presentation.
Matt Ramm, Class of 2020

Contrary to popular belief, the typical pre-med student does not spend all of his or her free time in the library. We are not completely socially inept creatures. Our interests are existent outside of the realm of science.

Waterfall at sunset

While one of the greatest benefits of St. Lawrence’s location is its proximity to the Adirondacks, this drive is typically reserved for weekends. However, what happens when you want to go explore, or just spend a nice afternoon outside.

Four women standing outside for a photo.
Jo Mantzouridou Onasi ’20 and Josiah Henderson ’18

If you are passionate about giving back and would like to take courses that offer placement, where you spend on an average two hours a week, the Community-Based Learning (CBL) Office is here to help you! The CBL Office offer a variety of courses from FYP courses to English course and more.

A sunset over the St. Lawrence quad featuring the chapel and Richardson Hall.
Riley Whitney, Class of 2020

What is the St. Lawrence Story?

Group of St. Lawrence students at a ski mountain.
Learitza Torres, Class of 2020

Times flies when you’re having fun, and oh has it flown by. As my sophomore year comes to an end, I am thinking about the first time I visited St. Lawrence. I knew then that there was no other place I would like to spend the next four years of my life, and boy was I right. St.

Four females sitting on the grass
So Min (Kate) Park, Class of 2019

I was born and raised almost my whole life in South Korea. I say 'almost' because I attended a Korean elementary school, lived in Canada from 3rd to 7th grade, and then went back to Korea and attended an international school until coming to St. Lawrence.

Bow of canoe on little river
Parker Densmore, Class of 2019

While St. Lawrence is typically thought of for its northern locale, there are certainly days in the early fall and late spring that feel more like the peak of summer. On these bluebird days, one of my favorite things to do is to spend time around the Grasse River, a tributary of the St.