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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Blue socks with bears on them.
Jacqui Ebeling, Class of 2017

I storm into the Student Center out of breath on a particularly crisp December morning. The cold rushes in behind me as I stomp my feet down to try and shed the inch of snow stuck to my boots. At least I’m inside, I thought as I headed up to the third floor.

University sign covered in snow

I was sitting in class when I found out I’d be going abroad. I had been scrolling on Facebook before class started, and saw a close friend of mine had updated her Facebook status, “So excited to announce that I will be spending next semester in LONDON!” I felt my heart drop into my stomach.

A hand holding foreign currency

As I went through my wallet, searching for money for my daily coffee run on another hot Cambridge day, I noticed that I hadn’t taken out some Danish Kroner from my three-week Philosophy course in Copenhagen that I had just returned from.

People in a church
Emma Greenough, Class of 2018

I am that girl who you pass singing on her way to class, on a run, in line for food at Dana Dining Hall, in the shower, with friends on the way to class, and maybe even in a practice room. My preferred way of communication is through music - especially singing.

St. Lawrence is one of the closest liberal arts schools to the Adirondacks!

From the moment I arrived on campus, I knew St. Lawrence was the school for me. From its stunning buildings to the friendly people, SLU had taken my breath away. Now a junior, I’m a chemistry major and an Admissions Ambassador.

Group photo of young people
Julia Mitiguy, Class of 2017

As the end of my first semester of senior year quickly approaches, I have begun to reflect more on my time here at SLU and all the special people and experiences that have enriched my life.

A building on a fall day.
Katie Kull, Class of 2018

TV shows like Bones, House, and Grey’s Anatomy make everyone want to work in science or medicine and I’m convinced those shows make me want to want to be a doctor. Not only this, but STEM majors appear at the top of every “best majors” list.

Kate Brooker, Class of 2017

A portable hammock might not be the first item you think to put on your college packing list, but here at St. Lawrence University, it's a must.

A group photo of students
Charlie Isen, Class of 2018

Throughout my entire life, there have always been changes whether I was moving cities or switching schools.  One thing that always was a constant was playing squash. Ever since I could walk, I had a squash racket in my hand. It was, and still is, one of my absolute favorite things to do.

Students sitting outside of a chapel
Julie Rogers, Class of 2017

When you ask students here why they chose to St. Lawrence, the most common answer is, “It just felt right.” So many students are drawn to SLU for the people, the community, and the feeling that you get when you walk around campus. If you take the time to come up to St.