I get asked all the time: “Why SLU?” “What made you decide to come here?” Quite frankly, I knew absolutely nothing about SLU when I decided that I wanted to come here. I didn’t know anything about academics, social life, athletics, or residential life.
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Surviving an Outdoor Major as an Indoor Kid
A ladybug scared me on the van ride back to St. Lawrence. To give myself some credit, there were multiple ladybugs and they were all very active. Every time I flinched, I apologized profusely to the rest of the geology lab students in the van.
The Zen Garden: The Fruit of a Class Vision
It’s not hard to find a peaceful spot on the St. Lawrence campus. I’ve spent countless afternoons beneath autumn-tinged trees, or reclined in an Adirondack chair on the quad, spending quiet moments to let the North County beauty sink in.
Why It’s Okay to Change Your Major
I had decided on St. Lawrence pretty early on in the college decision process. SLU had the three most important things that I was searching for: a friendly atmosphere, a beautiful campus, and a neuroscience major. My plan was to go to St.
Advice to High School Seniors from a College Senior
I took a deep breath and looked left, then right. This was a sight I hadn’t seen since December 2016. On one side, campus. The back of the library, the chapel steeple, the gray cobblestone entrance to Sykes, and the flagpole just outside it.
What to Do With 24 Hours in Canton, New York
Remember the saying, "Don’t judge a book by its cover"? This is exactly what I ask of people when they come to visit me in Canton, New York.
Legacy at SLU: What It's Like To Be a Canaras and Family Weekend Regular
I have been surrounded by St. Lawrence for as long as I can remember. My parents met at SLU. Both of my siblings have graduated from SLU. My family’s closest friends are all Laurentians, and we can hardly go anywhere without meeting a new Laurentian or finding some connection to St. Lawrence.
The Many “Firsts” at SLU: Travel Edition
I love where I grew up and was always content spending time there. But when it came time to look at colleges, I had never left New England. And honestly, I only had my mind set on going to a school in New Hampshire—that really limited my options. Then, along came St. Lawrence.
My Most Important Tour
It’s August 23rd, 85 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and the St. Lawrence campus is already buzzing with energy and excitement for the new year.
Five Reasons to Spend a Night at SLU
There’s only so much you can learn from a college's admissions website or by searching your favorite university and looking through Google Images. It’s a good first look at a college campus and absolutely crucial if you cannot visit, but what if you can take a trip to the colleges on your list?
Off-Campus Adventure: The Adirondack Semester
The soft calls of the Common Loon echo across the lake. Synthetic sleeping bags rustle on the dock as well as in the hammocks stringed between the trees as the lake water gently laps against the side of the dock.
Help Me! I'm Too Social
If you ask anyone on campus, “What’s the best thing about SLU?” their answer often has something to do with our community. Starting from the First-Year Orientation, the FYP, the different sports teams, clubs and even the dining hall, we meet people and make friends.
Seven Keys to Your First Year at St. Lawrence
Toothbrush? Check. Laptop? Check. Linens? Check. Your car is packed, you’ve reviewed the packing list countless times, and you’ve said final goodbyes to hometown friends. Each Laurentian has been where you are now: exhausted from a busy summer, excited for the new memories to be made, and even a little nervous about starting college.