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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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Pub Cookies, Parkas, and Java-Oh My! What Makes SLU Special
I’m a big baker. I grew up watching my mom in the kitchen rolling out pie dough, stirring sauces over the stove, and frosting cakes, all while the house filled with the heavenly aroma of scents like molasses, cooked peaches, or cinnamon.
Why I Decided to Join Greek Life
As I was beginning my college search, Greek Life was never something I wanted or thought about participating in. Growing up, there were stereotypes associated with sororities and Greek Life as a whole.
My Saviour as an International Student
As I reminisce about my three years on the St.Lawrence campus, I still get drawn to the memories of my first day here, my first day in the United States of America. I woke up in the comfort of my makeshift room in Dean Eaton on a hot summer day.
The Perks of the First-Year Program (FYP)
The First-Year Program (FYP) has been at St. Lawrence University for over 30 years and it’s something that the students here truly appreciate. The program has three pillars: academic, advising, and residence. This means that you will have a common class of 20-30 students.
Sun, Snow, Hot, Cold: How to Get Outdoors Without Leaving Campus
From 90-degree heatwaves in the fall and spring to the deep freezes of the winter, Canton’s seasons are unique to say the least. While these extremes scare some, this broad range of weather provides the ever adventurous and optimistic St.
Winter at Whiteface: Five Favorite Ski Trails
The dog days of winter in the North Country are upon us. I’ve always considered SLU students a different breed because we still trek through snow with the same smile that we would have with our flip-flops on in late August. I was raised on winter sports and leisure: Ice-hockey and skiing.
Random First-Year Roommate Experience
I never had a Facebook until I received my very first college acceptance letter. To this day, I still struggle with navigating this “foreign” site.
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.
On To The Real World, But First...
One last time. One final semester at SLU.
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.
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?