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.
Many Laurentians may refer to home as two distinct places: where they’re from and St. Lawrence University. For all SLU students, St. Lawrence is considered a home, along with their original hometowns, schools, cities, and countries.
On the Pre-Med Track
Contrary to popular belief, the typical pre-med student does not spend all of his or her free time in the library. We are not completely socially inept creatures. Our interests are existent outside of the realm of science.
Ten Outdoor Adventures Within an Hour of Campus
While one of the greatest benefits of St. Lawrence’s location is its proximity to the Adirondacks, this drive is typically reserved for weekends. However, what happens when you want to go explore, or just spend a nice afternoon outside.
Community Based Learning and Volunteer Services
If you are passionate about giving back and would like to take courses that offer placement, where you spend on an average two hours a week, the Community-Based Learning (CBL) Office is here to help you! The CBL Office offer a variety of courses from FYP courses to English course and more.
Why I'm Glad I Made SLU My Home
Times flies when you’re having fun, and oh has it flown by. As my sophomore year comes to an end, I am thinking about the first time I visited St. Lawrence. I knew then that there was no other place I would like to spend the next four years of my life, and boy was I right. St.
Being an International Student at St. Lawrence
I was born and raised almost my whole life in South Korea. I say 'almost' because I attended a Korean elementary school, lived in Canada from 3rd to 7th grade, and then went back to Korea and attended an international school until coming to St. Lawrence.
Take Me to the River
While St. Lawrence is typically thought of for its northern locale, there are certainly days in the early fall and late spring that feel more like the peak of summer. On these bluebird days, one of my favorite things to do is to spend time around the Grasse River, a tributary of the St.
Bursting My “SLU Bubble”
I never thought I would struggle to adjust to a place as much as I did at St. Lawrence. After all, I had travelled to various countries, attended international schools all my life and attended boarding school in a whole different country. Uprooting was my thing, it came easy to me.