I get asked all the time: “Why SLU?” “What made you decide to come here?” Quite frankly, I knew absolutely nothing about SLU when I decided that I wanted to come here. I didn’t know anything about academics, social life, athletics, or residential life.
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Surviving an Outdoor Major as an Indoor Kid
A ladybug scared me on the van ride back to St. Lawrence. To give myself some credit, there were multiple ladybugs and they were all very active. Every time I flinched, I apologized profusely to the rest of the geology lab students in the van.
The Zen Garden: The Fruit of a Class Vision
It’s not hard to find a peaceful spot on the St. Lawrence campus. I’ve spent countless afternoons beneath autumn-tinged trees, or reclined in an Adirondack chair on the quad, spending quiet moments to let the North County beauty sink in.
Building with Habitat
The student body at St. Lawrence University is unique in the sense that so many of us enjoy volunteering our time to give back to the local community.
Fear Less: Eat More
Here are three of my favorite things about college dining at St. Lawrence.
Laurentians Connect, Inspire
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 lohud.com and The Journal News in White Plains.
What Does the Cox Say?
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.
Top Ten Reasons to Come to St. Lawrence!
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
What is the L.I.G.H.T. House?
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.
Live Music on Campus
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.
Growing Up at Canaras
For as long as I can remember, St. Lawrence has always been my community.
No Typical SLU Student
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?"
The Body Pride Project: More than Appearances
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.