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For the past four years, when asked where I go to college, the responses are the same. “Woah,” they’ll say getting wide-eyed, “You weren’t kidding when you said Upstate New York.” Nope, I wasn’t, but that’s what I love about St. Lawrence.
Combining My Academic Passions into an SYE
“Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a senior with a double major in English and Math.” This is usually my opening line as a tour guide in the Admissions Office as I begin a one-on-one tour with a prospective student and their family around campus.
How Three Letters Shaped Four Years
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!
10 Things Your Admissions Ambassador Can’t Tell You
In the past four semesters of giving tours to prospective St. Lawrence students, I have learned many things.
Power Tools and Progress: How I Became a Carpenter
Some may call me a theatre nerd...and I think I’d have to agree.
St. Lawrence Spring Break Alternatives
Shovel, beacon, probe. Helmet, mountain bike, kayak. Climbing harness, tent, hammer. Surfboard, swimsuit, St. Lawrence van.
What I Learned at St. Lawrence: Hold the Door Open for Others
It's 7:58 a.m. during my first fall at St. Lawrence. I run across the Quad, coffee and phone in hand, and near the entrance to Carnegie in a panic.
Finding My Home
Sitting in the car with my mother and grandmother, I am in disbelief at how long this drive is taking. I have been sitting in the back of my mother’s car for over five hours and I still have at least two more hours to go.
Double the Fun
The first time (and only time) I visited St. Lawrence, I fell in love. Not only with the atmosphere of campus and the community but also the opportunities that St. Lawrence has to offer. One of the things I was most excited about on my visit day at St.
What I Didn’t Learn from My College Visit
As I sit in the Student Center, munching on a Pub Cookie, I look around at all of my amazing friends and peers here at St. Lawrence. I still can’t believe that almost a year ago today I received my acceptance letter to this special place!
Balancing Academics and Athletics
Being a college student-athlete is no small commitment. On top of all of your schoolwork and class time, you have coach meetings, team meetings, scheduled workouts and lifts, and competitions that span over entire weekends. At first, it can seem as though a million things are going on at once.