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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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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.
My Home Away from Home
Since the very first day I stepped foot on the St. Lawrence campus, the question I have heard the most has been, “What are you doing all the way up here?”
I find it my duty as a "local" to share with my peers some of the “NoCo” treasures you may have overlooked or have yet to discover!
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.