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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A college student holds up flash cards with multiplication problems on them.
Ross McMullan, Class of 2016

I believe one of our biggest purposes in life is to use whatever gifts we have been given, however big or small they may be, to help those who are less fortunate. That can mean helping those who are rich, those who are poor, those who are sad or those who are hungry.

Brother bear worries about the big move

It’s hard to say exactly what you’ll find in your four-year adventure here at SLU. There are so many different opportunities that the experience offers.  As an English major and a general lover of books, however, I’ve always looked for good advice in the pages I read.

Cross country skiing on the St. Lawrence University Golf Course
Drew Houx, Class of 2018

Are you considering hibernating this winter? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more active? Do you like being outside and exploring?

Habitat Spring Break Trip to Raleigh, North Carolina - March 2015
Liz Hills, Class of 2016

A common question I am asked from prospective students and families is, “What made you choose St. Lawrence?” A fair question, especially after learning I grew up in central Ohio and make the full-day drive to campus several times a semester.

Brush Quad
Sydney Mitchell, Class of 2019

My college search process involved visiting over 20 colleges, some more than once. However, after I visited St. Lawrence University for the first time, the campus and the people continued to stay with me. I found myself comparing every other campus to SLU.

Nyhavn, Denmark
Katie Eaton, Class of 2017

St. Lawrence University gives students so many opportunities to branch out and enrich their academic experience. One of the most exciting opportunities does not happen on the St. Lawrence campus, but in other cities, states and countries!

Male student holding a glass of chocolate milk
Meg Keniston '07, M'09 and Lyndsay Malcomb '10

We shared nearly 60 stories on the St. Lawrence Blog in 2015! Here's our Top 10 list, based on how many times each post was viewed.

Girl sitting in dryer.

Of all the exciting things that happened on my first day at St. Lawrence, I remember one thing in particular: the trash cans. I walked into Whitman Hall, found my door, punched in the code, and entered the room.

The "Tea Dock"
Paul Barrett, Class of 2016

Have you ever heard of Canaras Conference Center?

Team Roster Picture
Jacqueline Sovie, Class of 2018

Twenty-six girls gathered around televisions and smartphones – some crying, some laughing, and some holding hands out of anxiousness.  No, they weren’t watching the newest episode of the Bachelor – they were watching the NCAA Selection Show.