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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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College students in a chapel

This summer I made the choice to live in Canton and work as one of the six interns in the Admissions Office.

Johnson Hall of Science

Congrats! You have decided that SLU is the place for you. You have chosen your FYP, you know your roomate, and you have registered for classes. You may still not know what you want to major in. Maybe you think you know, but you just aren’t positive.

A group of students
Mougheis Umar, Class of 2020

Incoming first-year St. Lawrence students will begin their University experience in nearly four weeks.

Gonzales, Sarah. The Canada Issue. 2015. The Ethnic Aisle, Toronto.
Hana Bushara, Class of 2021

Being in college forces you to grow up in a lot of ways. It’s not just being away from home that does this. This is not a blog post demanding you to suppress parts of yourself that ultimately make up the person you are.

Student sitting on the steps outside a college dorm

You may be familiar with the Butterfly Theory, or maybe the 2004 psychological thriller The Butterfly Effect, which popularized it. If not, no need to fret.

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.