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 basket of vegetables.

Before coming to St. Lawrence, I never gave a single thought to where my food came from. Somehow, almost as if by magic, food would appear on my plate every night when I came home from school for dinner. When I graduated high school and moved onto college, the magic continued.

Several townhouses lined up.
Charlotte Crawford, Class of 2016

I’ve been in school since I was three years old, and I feel that 18 years of education is enough for now. I don’t plan on a career that will require graduate school, which makes these past few weeks my Last First Days of School.

A young and older Laurentian on top of a mountain.
Emily Reiniger, Class of 2016

Sometimes the thought of being a "real" adult scares me, until I remember what the Laurentian community has in store for me.

Students sitting in the woods.
Emily Sturtevant, Class of 2018

There are fewer things more nerve-racking than starting your first year of college. You're leaving home, you're living with someone that you don't know, and you're navigating around an unfamiliar campus, all while trying to juggle making new friends and going to classes.

table of books
Hannah Kingsley, Class of 2018

Dear Class of 2019, Welcome to St. Lawrence University! We are all so excited that you have decided to become a Laurentian for Life.

Students hiking.
Caroline Fleischauer, Class of 2015

With the Adirondack State Park being a mere 18 miles from campus, it’s no wonder that so many St. Lawrence students get a kick out of venturing to the park and frolicking in the woods.

Student and a glass of chocolate milk
Jake St. Pierre, Class of 2016

When people ask me why I picked St. Lawrence University, I look them dead in the eye, smile, and don’t miss a beat.  “I came for the chocolate milk and stayed for the people.”

Stack of books
Caroline Fleischauer, Class of 2015

Summertime: A period to rest from the year behind and prepare for the year ahead. For many college students, this is the time to work, travel, pursue an internship, or simply revel in having their parents do their laundry once again.

A choir group photo
Hannah Chanatry , Class of 2015

Nestling 'neath the purple shadows of the Adirondack hills lies our noble alma mater.

Two women climb a mountain.

When I first came to campus four years ago, my Pre-Orientation Trip leader gave me the single piece of advice that has most shaped my experience at St. Lawrence.