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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.
What Can We Squeeze Into Four Days?
For most, a four-day weekend would mean catching up on sleep, possibly a few chores, and relaxation. St. Lawrence students see a four-day weekend a little differently, like 12 hours deep into Northern Quebec, scaling New Hampshire rock faces, and pushing the limits of two wheels different.
Twigs and Chips: St. Lawrence and Its Legacies
Chips and twigs, twigs and chips? What do these two words mean, and how do they make any sense in context to St. Lawrence University? I asked myself this when I heard the terms: "twigs" is St. Lawrence jargon for siblings of St. Lawrence alumni (“twigs”) or children (“chips”) of St. Lawrence alums.
College Visits: It’s More Than Just a Tour
One of the fondest memories from my senior year of high school was driving away from St. Lawrence after my tour and telling my mom that I knew I would be happy here. My tour gave me the reassurance that no matter what I studied or what groups I joined, I could find my place here.
Peer Mentoring on Campus
As a first-year student entering St. Lawrence, not unlike my first-year classmates and peers, I was completely unsure of what qualified as the “right” path to take regarding my major and career.
To me, it is easy for me to understand why many believe that fall is the best time of year. Some love the beautiful array of colors that fill the trees on campus. Many love nothing more than attending and supporting our fall sports teams.
St. Lawrence Facts Most People Don’t Know
St. Lawrence is a small campus with a rich history and an impressive alumni network. On your tour here, you probably heard some interesting facts, but there are so many more factoids that the average person and tour guide at St. Lawrence doesn’t know about our school.
Fall at SLU
St. Lawrence is a great place to be all year-round, but the Fall just makes SLU a little bit extra special. There are so many things that happen during this time of year - I would argue, it's the best time to be on campus.
I Had Never Even Considered The Benefits of Small Class Sizes
When I was researching possible universities to attend, one thing I failed to consider was how beneficial a small class size could be.
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.