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.
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Seize the Tight-Knit Community that Defines SLU
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?
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.
Take a Step Into My Cycle Shoes
I can still remember walking into the Multi-Purpose Room to teach for the first time, nervous beyond belief as a first-year student who had only learned where the Fitness Center was two days before at Orientation.
Five Unique Clubs on Campus
Something that first attracted me to St. Lawrence was the combination of quirkiness and acceptance that makes the community so alive and fun to be a part of our campus culture. Campus cultures and personalities can be almost impossible to describe. I think a part of what makes St.
Harvesting Community: Farming with littleGrasse Foodworks
As I snip the stem of the sweet green pepper and set it gently in the half-full tote, the wind picks up and a volley of rain pelts down on us from the cloudy sky. I dash to the wheelbarrow at the end of the row and grab my damp raincoat.
Seven Best Swimming Holes Near Campus
Summer may be over, but we still might have a few warm days left! Before the snow falls, take advantage of the last days of warmth. Get out and explore some of the great swimming holes we have around campus. Here is a list of the seven best swimming options I have found while at St. Lawrence.
Advice from a 2018 Grad: How To Jump-Start Your Career at St. Lawrence
This blog was originally published on August 10, 2017. I have made some edits (italicized) to include tips on how to land a job as a recent graduate. Working in the Admissions Office at St. Lawrence, I have come across some questions that are asked on almost every tour.
My JYP: Living and Learning Community at St. Lawrence
Leaving a country with endless rolling hills sprinkled with sheep, pristine blue water, and sublime snowcapped mountains broke my heart.
A Home Away From Home
I arrived at St. Lawrence on a Monday afternoon with four suitcases, my frantic family who had no idea what we were doing in the United States instead of Europe, and questions about what to expect from the next four years. When applying to colleges, I had no real idea where I wanted to go; all my life I had planned to go to London, England, for higher education, but somehow I convinced myself that I should go the United States instead.
London to SLU: Missing the Little Things Abroad
Last spring semester, I participated in St. Lawrence's London Program and excitedly stepped onto my plane thinking about the incredible opportunities about to come my way.
Two Snickers and a Vegetable Samosa
Have you ever had a gut feeling that things were about to go wrong? As if something just wasn’t lining up? Take that instinct, add 7,719 miles and a two-plane airport at the base of the Himalayas and you have my Spring Break.
A Letter to My First-Year Self
I take great pride in saying I have finally mastered the art of college. I know the shortcuts to my classes, exactly how much I can sleep in so I still have enough time to finesse my eyeliner before class, and I know exactly what times to avoid the Student Center to miss the afternoon “rush hour.”