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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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Thomas Allerton, Class of 2019

Sherlock Holmes stories, dinner conversation about adopting a dog, and singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”  When I think back about my First-Year Program (FYP) last semester, these are images that immediately come to mind.  Now that I have almost completed my second semester at St.

Santiago de Compostela
Maggie Collins, Class of 2016

I can still remember sitting in my Spanish class the spring of my sophomore year, unable to focus because I was so excited to submit my application to spend a semester abroad in Spain.

Girl holding a watering can
Paige Friedlander, Class of 2016

“And then he said, 'Get on a rocket ship. When companies are growing quickly and they are having a lot of impact, careers take care of themselves…If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.

Daniel McLane

I didn’t go to college looking for a second set of parents, but maybe an academic advisor that serves as a life mentor and role model.  Even if that wasn’t what I was looking for, that is what I found.  A warm round of applause for Daniel McLane, ladies and gentlemen!

Group in front of stage.
Grace King, Class of 2018

Stark white and cardboard, it is fairly unassuming at first glance. However, my concert box contains evidence of my entire musical history, one that began with my dad teaching me to sing with Bob Dylan’s nasally twang at age four.

THE SALAD- Goat cheese, walnuts, cranberry salad
Isis Flores, Class of 2019

As an incoming freshman, I had many anxieties. Would I make friends? Would I do well in my classes? Would I like my roommate? Would I have anything to eat?

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Emily Baldwin, Class of 2016

Just three years ago, my mom convinced me to go Greek. As my time at St. Lawrence is coming to a close, there’s only one thing left to say—Thanks, Mom!

The day I decided to come to SLU

In the past four semesters of giving tours to prospective St. Lawrence students, I have learned many things.

Girl using power tools.

Some may call me a theatre nerd...and I think I’d have to agree.

Students hiking
Eliza Cowie, Class of 2017

Shovel, beacon, probe. Helmet, mountain bike, kayak. Climbing harness, tent, hammer. Surfboard, swimsuit, St. Lawrence van.