A community is a place where we feel comfortable being ourselves; a place where we are encouraged and supported by our peers. When I was looking at colleges, I knew the type of community that I wanted, but how was I supposed to find it?
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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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For the past four years, when asked where I go to college, the responses are the same. “Woah,” they’ll say getting wide-eyed, “You weren’t kidding when you said Upstate New York.” Nope, I wasn’t, but that’s what I love about St. Lawrence.
Combining My Academic Passions into an SYE
“Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a senior with a double major in English and Math.” This is usually my opening line as a tour guide in the Admissions Office as I begin a one-on-one tour with a prospective student and their family around campus.
Following North Country Sunsets
One of the North Country’s most notable aspects are its breathtaking sunsets. Being on campus for the summer working as an Admissions Summer Intern afforded me the opportunity to take in the beauty of SLU’s campus and its surrounding areas more than I ever have before.
Beyond a Textbook: My Summer Program in Israel
I was never much of a rule breaker, but violating international law might’ve had to be an exception. In front of me was a large, 10-foot-tall sign prohibiting the entrance into Area A fully controlled by the Palestinian Authority, in Arabic, Hebrew, and English.
A Thank You Letter To SLU (From a Senior)
When I sat down to write this letter, I spent a long time deliberating how to start. How do you thank someone or something who has so vastly shaped you into the person you are today? So, before I get into thanking SLU, I would first like to thank the people that got me here.
The Top 10 "Instagram-able" Places at St. Lawrence
It’s no secret that St. Lawrence’s campus is beautiful. The St. Lawrence charm around every corner brings life and allure to our community. Every season brings a fresh new look, painting the campus in new colors and sights.
Late Night Painting: The Adventures of The Art Studio
“I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.” -Frida Kahlo
Bringing SLU Tools Abroad
The Quick Comparison Approximate St. Lawrence enrollment: 2500. Approximate University of Otago enrollment: 21,000 – over eight times that of ours at SLU. Majors available at St. Lawrence: 69. Programs of study available at the University of Otago: 195.
SLU Traditions: What ‘Ringing the Bell’ Truly Means
Anyone familiar with St. Lawrence’s campus and culture knows that there are a number of long-standing traditions that have stood the test of time. Such traditions can be large or small, and are introduced to new Laurentians throughout their undergraduate career.
Canton Summer: First Day of Spring To-Do List
It’s finally that time of year. Flip flops and shorts are yanked out of under-bed storage bins, and bulky jackets and boots are tucked away. It is time to roll down the windows and defrost your toes: “Canton Summer” has arrived!
Performing at SLU
Performing has always been a huge part of my life, and something that I really focused on while searching for the perfect college. Here at St. Lawrence, performance opportunities are limitless, and you may even find yourself performing every week.