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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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Salad buffet bar
Meca-Gaye Francis, Class of 2020

When I came to St. Lawrence, my diet changed quite a bit. I knew that I might have to give up my regular indulgence in traditional Jamaican dishes like Ackee and Saltfish, Curry Goat, and Jerk Pork. What I did not know, however, is that I would finally develop a liking for salads. Yes, salads.

A view of trees and rivers from a higher elevation
Ethan Collins, Class of 2018

At St. Lawrence, there are numerous opportunities to get outside - whether it be an afternoon walk down the Avenue of the Elms or a wilder adventure into the Adirondacks. However, time to do so can only occur if you take care of all your academics first.

Group of students wearing brown t-shirts
Lauren Weeks, Class of 2018

It wasn’t the professors, or even the course I was taking, that made my First-Year Program (FYP) experience so memorable. The group of unfamiliar people that I would soon come to associate with laughter, comfort and never-ending conversation enriched my first year at St.

A group photo
Connor McSweeney, Class of 2018

It’s always an amazing moment when your friends and family gather together to celebrate what you love. Now, normally this kind of sentimentality is reserved for weddings and funerals, but here at St.

Group of students in front of a building
Jennifer Kim, Class of 2018

Every year at St. Lawrence, there is a ceremony called “100th Night Before Commencement” for the graduating class to come together and reminisce on the past four years we have shared at this magical place.

Students standing with a Kirsten Gillibrand banner

As an English major, I’ve quickly realized that my professional path after college is not nearly as linear or pre-determined as that of a future doctor or lawyer.

Students in a lab room.
Thomas Allerton, Class of 2019

No matter the major, every SLU student must take a class with a lab component at least once before they graduate. People who major in the sciences will take a lot more than one. In fact, many science majors find themselves taking at least one and often two labs every semester.

Group of people in front of a screen
Laura Jennings, Class of 2018

The Princeton Review recently recognized the outstanding work of the St. Lawrence University alumni by honoring them with a No. 3 ranking in the category of Best Alumni Network – an annual list of institutions in the nation with strong alumni networks.

Maple taffy on sticks
Chelsea De Luca, Class of 2020

Every year for the past 40 years, the beautiful city of Ottawa has hosted Winterlude, an enormous winter festival held in February, this year from the 2nd-19th.

View from a sailboat on a river

“Nervous?” My mom asked as we drove the final stretch of our nine-hour drive from Alexandria, Virginia, to Canton. “A bit,” I mumbled.