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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Student and host father plant a tree outside.
Kate Brown, Class of 2015

I have recently returned from my week-long rural homestay in the agricultural region of Nyeri. This portion of the Kenya Semester Program allowed me to become fully immersed with a Kenyan family.

Student skis on rail jam in front of crowd.
Nate Curtisbrown, Class of 2017

Early in February, students at St. Lawrence University hit the snow for the annual Great Mount Titus Global Cool Down. The event is put on by the St.

Two students push another student in a shopping cart.
Ashley Richardson, Class of 2015

Gaines residence hall is on the outskirts of campus. And while some first-year students may have been annoyed with that (which I was at first), that distance gave me a closer knit group of friends than I thought possible and helped me find my voice.

Hundreds of people lift lit candles at a holiday service.
Katie Bronchetti, Class of 2016

The Candlelight Service is a tradition that has held strong for 92 years and counting. It is a cherished event for both the members of the St. Lawrence family and the Canton community.

Group photo of students involved with Thelmo-50 or more students.
Taylor Castator, Class of 2015

One year ago, I was elected president of the student body at St. Lawrence. It has been the best, worst, craziest, most stressful, amazing, wonderful, phenomenal year, and I have learned so much from it! I have loved it even when I’ve hated it and now that my term is ending, I am struggling to put into words what it has meant to me.

Men's hockey players posing on the ice for a photo.
Greg Carey, Class of 2014

As a St. Lawrence hockey player, I think one of the most special experiences for myself has been the opportunity to put on the jersey each year and take the ice against Clarkson.

Girl poses for photo at restaurant.
Stephanie Eldon, Class of 2014

Some of my family members and friends think I'm a very picky eater. So when I came to St. Lawrence, I vowed to prove them wrong by not only being adventurous on campus, but by exploring new places to eat around the North Country.

A view of part of the Adirondacks.
Kelsey Cook, Class of 2015

From four weeks of studying and exploring in Copenhagen, Denmark, to spending spring afternoons relaxing and canoeing on the Grasse River in Canton, St. Lawrence University has provided me with two-and-a-half years of incredible opportunities and intellectual discoveries so far.

Male students eating chili.
Andrés M. Balboa Livis, Class of 2014

St. Lawrence is an institution where traditions are very much still alive in our day-to-day lives, so we obviously had to do something for Movember: men’s health awareness month! The result: “The Mustachio Bashio” (a.k.a. The Mustache Ride).

Man and woman swing dance.
Hannah Parker, Class of 2015

During my first semester here at St. Lawrence, I was completely overwhelmed when I visited the Student Club and Organization Fair. There were so many clubs and organizations that had tables set up with club members all eager to talk about why their club was the best.