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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Several student-made banners hanging inside a building.
Sarah N. Neilson , Class of 2016

In a community where students are so passionately engaged in campus life, it’s no wonder so many alums go on to get married!  While each student has his or her own valued interests, we all share the love for St. Lawrence University.

A choir singing on a stage.
James Kieley, Class of 2017

When new Laurentians arrive on campus in late August every year, the first event each incoming class attends together is Matriculation. Our president, some of our deans, and our Thelomathesian Society president provide some words of welcome.

Students taking part in a Zumba dance class.
Julia Simoes, Class of 2017

I remember the last tight squeeze my blubbering parents left me with, knowing that their final little bird was leaving the nest. I retreated to my new, unfamiliar dorm bed unsure of what I was supposed to do next.

Girl looks off into the distance.
Kelly Gamache, Class of 2015

As I look around my room I wonder how on Earth I’m going to be able to pack up all my stuff after graduation. I’ve starting making a mental list of things that I might be able to leave behind (so far, all that’s on the list is this one lamp…maybe).

The inside of a bookstore covered in Christmas lights and decorations.
Maya Williams, Class of 2016

As soon as you open the doors to our spectacular Brewer Bookstore you may wonder, "Am I actually in a college bookstore?" Do not panic! Your eyes, ears, nose and brain altogether will be confused.

Student Art Work
Brooke McGowan, Class of 2015

As the “G word” (graduation) approaches, I have been spending a fair amount of time reflecting on how much I don’t want my St. Lawrence experience to end. It is hard to believe that four years ago, I was greatly anticipating my acceptance from my dream art school.

A house with a sign out front that says "Luna"
Katherine Kolber, Class of 2016

Even though St. Lawrence is in a rural area, there are still many people who love to shop - me being one of them! Looking at Canton, one would think you would have to travel far away to find a good shop, but that’s not true at all. The Canton area has some great gems.

A map of Northern New York with coffee cups serving as plot points.
Sam Weber, Class of 2015

In an effort to explore this fabulous place that I’ve been lucky enough to call home for the past four years, I decided to combine my loves for breakfast food and adventure.

Students in front of a house.
Liz Hills, Class of 2016

Theme houses are a unique living option for upperclassmen students at St. Lawrence. They are actual houses that hold between 5-26 students that are all interested in a common theme.

Old, worn boots.
Caroline Fleischauer, Class of 2015

I got my first pair of L.L. Bean Boots during my freshman year at St. Lawrence. Back home, you only owned them if you worked on a farm or down by the lake. But here, I found them to be a fashion statement: Bean Boots in different colors, Bean Boots in varying heights, Bean Boots with fur even.