The St. Lawrence Blog

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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Student standing with a St. Lawrence alumna

Ever since early high school, I was enamored with the idea of starting down a career path of my own. This interest sparked through an internship at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Men’s Buying.

Big white old building

Foreign Language; to some, the mere mention of the phrase can send shudders down spines. For native English speakers like myself born in a unilingual household, attempting any foreign language usually begins in a classroom, and is usually completed due to a language requirement.

Soccer field
Arianne Boisvert, Class of 2018

There comes a time in every student's life, whether it be high school or college, where we ask ourselves, “How is this going to help me in the real world?” I remember taking calculus in high school and wondering how derivatives were going to land me a job.

Male student playing table tennis.
Brendan Reilly, Class of 2020

My St. Lawrence journey has been molded by ping pong. Of course I didn’t expect this as a first-year student, but ping pong has become my greatest tool for finding my path as a Saint.

Girl on a bicycle
Chloe Warner, Class of 2018

Bringing a bike to St. Lawrence makes sense for two reasons: the campus and the student body.

Colorful leaves on trees

In the 5th grade, I announced to my mom that I wouldn’t be going to college.  “Does everyone HAVE to go?’ I queried.  My older sister’s knowing smile (or maybe it was a sneer) crept across her face as she parroted, “Yes. YOU HAVE to go!” My stomach sank.

A group of students outside a house
Mishell Manrique, Class of 2019

On Saturday, October 21, nearly 240 students participated in the national Make A Difference Day, also known as MADD. This day is celebrated across the country in which universities come together through service.

Student looking into mircoscope
Thoin Begum, Class of 2018

Star gazing at midnight, s’mores and friends, and a barbecue every week pretty much sums up my summer.  This summer I was on campus monitoring wild bee diversity in ornamental gardens alongside approximately 50 other students. My research was funded by the Ronald E.

A group of students eating pizza
Emma Stechschulte , Class of 2019

St. Lawrence offers students the opportunity to take classes on “the inside." Each semester, professors from departments such as English, chemistry, the First-Year Program and history offer a learning experience like no other.

Picture of a college campus with a light dusting of snow

Picture this: It’s the end of November of your senior year of high school and you already know where you are going to college the next fall. That was what the college application and admission process was like for me during my senior year. But, why did I decide to go Early Decision (ED)?