A community is a place where we feel comfortable being ourselves; a place where we are encouraged and supported by our peers. When I was looking at colleges, I knew the type of community that I wanted, but how was I supposed to find it?
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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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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 Chocolate Milk Changed My Life
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.”
Three Quick Tips to Conquer Those College Apps
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.
We’ll Ne’er Forget
Nestling 'neath the purple shadows of the Adirondack hills lies our noble alma mater.
Graduation: Just Another Trip into the Wilderness
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.
Study Spots - How to Find Your Niche or Nook
Life on campus moves fairly quickly in the midst of classes, assignments and extracurriculars.
Seize the Day and Take Advantage of SLU
One of the best things about SLU is that if you have something you are passionate about, you have access to vast resources that can help you pursue that passion. In my four years at SLU, I have done my best to take full advantage of the countless opportunities St.
Living in an Engaged Community
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.
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.
A Community Not So Common
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.
Thanks, St. Lawrence - For Everything
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).