From the moment you step onto campus to begin first-year orientation, a key pillar of the St. Lawrence experience, and one of the primary reasons I decided to become a Laurentian, sticks out—the community.
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My Rock Climbing Adventure
St. Lawrence University was my first choice when applying for colleges. Like many students, I was persuaded by the inclusive community I saw when I did a tour of the school.
In This Together: Ringing Bells as a way to Enlighten Your Future!
“Ding” and that is a time to make a wish. Like any college student, I wish I can find myself on this long life journey and that my soul is committed to something I truly love
From Woodworking Pals to a Community
At 7:15 a.m., we pulled up to our woodworker’s house, groggy but excited. We skipped breakfast to get there with enough time to work on our individual projects. Opening the pulley-rigged door to the woodshop, I was greeted with the comforting smells of a woodfired stove, pumpkin bread, and coffee.
Reaching New Heights: A Yoga Retreat with Laurentians
Why I decided to attend St. Lawrence as a high school student and my favorite aspect of St. Lawrence as a current college student are two questions that I find myself being asked on a regular basis.
St. Lawrence Has a Home for Everyone
When I first came to St. Lawrence, I was excited to turn a new page in my life. I couldn’t wait to be on my own. This excitement quickly turned to fear when I realized this meant meeting new people. In high school, I was friendly with lots of people but had a strong core group of friends.
How College Has Made Me Woke
Hello! Or should I say xin chào! That is hello in Vietnamese, which I learned recently from one of my friends who is an international student here at St. Lawrence.
A Tale of Two Abby(ie)s: How I Met a BFF with the Same Name
Coming to St. Lawrence, I had an anxiety that many other incoming first-years share: how am I going to make friends? Well, boy did my anxiety get worse when I got to SLU (all the way from California, by the way) when my Orientation Leaders were calling role.
Coming Back from Being Abroad
Where do I even start? I cannot articulate or explain my experience studying abroad in Kenya this past fall semester. Now, I’ve been back in lovely and cold Canton for almost two months and Kenya feels like a dream.
Making the Most of My Professor's Office Hours
At St. Lawrence, each professor is required to set aside an allotted amount of time to meet with students and advisees.
Get on the Bus! Traveling Journals
“Knock, knock…” There was silence; we had just made it to the hotel and were not really expecting anybody. As my teammate approached the door, we heard giggles from the other side before the pattering noise of small feet running across the hallway.