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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 people standing together
Thoin Begum, Class of 2018

My hands are clammy, I keep telling myself to sit up straight, and that knot in the pit of my stomach becomes more tangled. That is how all of my interviews go. After spending an hour getting dressed with all the pep talk I could muster up, I’m finally in front of another panel.

A large group of students on a stage performing a musical.
Imman Merdanovic, Class of 2017

Growing up in a traditional European setting, where universities are pretty much all focused around one major, I did not quite understand the point of the liberal arts at first.

Alex Andrews '18 demonstrating proper technique for a double funk tornado spin.
Parker Densmore, Class of 2019

St. Lawrence, like any university, has several massive defining days throughout the year. There is the anxious excitement of Matriculation, the camaraderie of the hockey game against Clarkson, the joy of Fall Fest and Spring Fest, and the reflective magnificence of Commencement.

A group of singers performing.
Meca-Gaye Francis, Class of 2020

St. Lawrence University is home to some of the most unique college conditions. Our liberal arts campus offers an unparalleled serenity with modern infrastructure juxtaposed against the beauties of nature.

ACE Crew setting up for fallfest

Sitting in a crowd filled with fellow SLU students, all of whom are gasping for a deep breath between bouts of laughter, you would think it would be easy to blend in.

Carling Walsh, Class of 2019

Wednesday, August 26, 2015: My third day as a student at St. Lawrence University. Amidst the loud cheers of Orientation Leaders and the nervous chatter among new classmates, I clung to my first new First-Year Program (FYP) friend during the final round of Orientation icebreakers.

1. Orientation leaders march off with their FYP students at the 2015 Matriculation ceremony. (Photo by Tara Freeman/St. Lawrenc
Elizabeth Palmer, Class of 2019

Pub cookies, candlelight and the alma mater. These are the things that come to mind when I think back on the many events and traditions that I have attended as a Laurentian.

Two girls on top of a mountain.

I am often asked what my favorite aspect of St. Lawrence is. My go-to answer is the community; I love my friends and the greater St. Lawrence community because it is active, people are excited about what they are doing and what others are doing, and are generally outdoorsy and motivated.

Male student standing outside a hockey rink
Thomas Allerton, Class of 2019

Before coming to St. Lawrence, I viewed hockey as just another sport.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy keeps track of the animals movement into and out of the conservancy.

What do a biology and GIS professor have in common? A love for Kenya. St. Lawrence University is well known for its study abroad programs and the students are known for utilizing the opportunities to the utmost extent.