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 female student poses with her female internship supervisor.
Ed Forbes, Class of 2002

Ashley Richardson ’15 had to meet me. That’s what Lissa Scull Short ’83 told her. Ashley, a junior for Hempstead, has an interest in journalism and I lead the digital team in the newsroom of and The Journal News in White Plains.

Christina Robichaud, Class of 2014

The men’s crew team is notoriously known for waking up before the sunrise, training year-round for a race that lasts six to seven minutes and is 2,000 meters long, and surviving the arctic caresses of the St. Lawrence River and the cold north wind. Despite these extreme tendencies, this is one of the most accepting and wonderful groups I’ve associated myself with.

Jacob Hurlbut, Class of 2015

The following are the top 10 reasons that I love St. Lawrence, and many are reasons that you would, too. They're in no particular order, and I hope if you're making your college decision right now, these help!Campus

Posters describing an event.
Yelyzaveta Bartholomew , Class of 2015

One of my favorite things about St. Lawrence is our theme house community. We have 14 houses that students can apply to live in and use as a platform to create events they are passionate about. In the L.I.G.H.T.

A big student-made banner announcing a band in the Student Center.
Robert Montgomery, Class of 2014

While giving campus tours I am often asked, “So, what do you all do here?” I've been asked it enough times that I think I have a worthwhile answer. We're part of Canton, NY, there isn't a wealth of entertainment in the immediate vicinity. However, we are a creative bunch here at St.

Older photo of families outside at a camp.
Charlotte Edson, Class of 2014

For as long as I can remember, St. Lawrence has always been my community.

Noelle Reilly, Class of 2015

As an Admissions Ambassador at St. Lawrence, I get asked a lot of questions on campus tours. Often times, the questions are straightforward and my answers come quickly and confidently. But there is one question that stumps me every time: "So what is a 'typical SLU student' like?"

Female student shares why she loves her lips as part of a body image project.
Nicole Eigbrett, Class of 2014

I love my lips. I was born in China with a cleft lip and when I was younger, other kids would ask me, “What’s wrong with your lips?” These comments hurt but I realized that the scars simply reinforce the luck, stories and love that guide my life.

Headshot of female student.
Morgan Jackson, Class of 2014

One of my favorite parts about being an Admissions Ambassador at St. Lawrence is going on tour and sharing my SLU experience with prospective students and their families.

A group of students stand outside a brick building.
Rochana Cooray, Class of 2014

When I first signed up to be an admissions ambassador in the spring of 2013, I had no idea how much I would come to love the work I did.