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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Pizza pie
Allison Karmis, Class of 2020

My favorite part of St. Lawrence are the friends that have become family over the course of my time here. At home, we have family dinner every night; the same goes when we’re all at school.

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I was born and raised in a tiny country in Southern Africa called Swaziland. I attended a national primary school in the capital city of Swaziland, and for my secondary education I attended an international school called Waterford Kamhlaba, which was also in the capital city.

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My experience running for the Thelomathesian (Thelmo) Society President was one of the most inspiring and challenging experiences I have been through while a student at St Lawrence. Student government has always been a passion of my mine.

View of mountains
Annika Hamilton, Class of 2019

In February of 2017, an email from St. Lawrence's Outdoor Program appeared in my inbox and it contained a link to a YouTube clip that would leave me captivated and drawn in by the melodious French music, majestic peaks, and endless powder.

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Hannah Kingsley, Class of 2018

“Is that the St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York?”

An entrance sign that says "St. Lawrence University"

Twelve college applications submitted and endless road trips later, the summers going into my junior and senior year became a time where I had more questions than answers; questions such as, do you want to go to a small or large school? Are you trying to play sports in college?

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I’m lying on a surfboard paddling into an oncoming wave. I reach it just as it crests and I slide over it into calmer waters below. Turning around, I paddle back to India, one of our instructors, so she can help me time the next wave and give me a push into it.

Young woman sitting on a rocky coast
Emma Greenough, Class of 2018

Little did I know that when I crossed that bone-chilling jetway onto my EI 137 in Boston heading for Dublin in January of 2017 that I would be repeating that same journey a year and a half later.

Person climbing a rock
AJ Pratt, Class of 2020

Picture yourself waist deep in Jackson Hole powder or atop a beautiful rock climb in Joshua Tree National Park. Here at St. Lawrence University you can receive REAL college credit for these adventures. These might be some of the most extraordinary classrooms in the world. The St.

Two girls standing together
Kelsey Mattison, Class of 2018

When I came to St. Lawrence as a first year, I was a bit hesitant to get too involved in the dance community on campus. But, by the end of my first year I was missing the stage. So when registration came around, I signed up for Beginning Ballet.