At the start of my senior year of high school, I was very eager to apply to schools. I had spent the last year researching and touring schools, making pro and con lists, and finalizing the criteria that would determine what my “perfect school” would look like.
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No Ordinary University: Connections with Faculty and Staff
I have always found the dynamic between teachers and students fascinating. Growing up in a household with two parents who worked in the public school system, I quickly gained an understanding of the importance of education.
The Value of a Smile
I get asked all the time: “Why SLU?” “What made you decide to come here?” Quite frankly, I knew absolutely nothing about SLU when I decided that I wanted to come here. I didn’t know anything about academics, social life, athletics, or residential life.
Sustainability at SLU: Going Green through Activism
While searching for potential colleges to attend during my senior year of high school, I knew I wanted my future classmates to be three things: engaged in the world around them, deeply passionate about the environment, and true ‘outdoors people.’ SLU gave me a combination of all three.
The Blog's Top 10 Posts of 2018
Laurentians love stories. In 2018, we shared nearly 100 of them here on the St. Lawrence Blog, a space that gives students (and sometimes faculty, staff members and alumni) a chance to share their St.
Kenya Believe It?
Before coming to St. Lawrence, I had seen the statistic that approximately 65-70 % students study off campus. However, being an international student, who would technically be already studying abroad here, I did not put much thought into the study abroad programs.
Getting into the Holiday Spirit on Campus
The holidays are here & St. Lawrence knows how to get into the spirit! From the Brewer Bookstore to campus concerts- everyone is spreading holiday cheer. Although finals are also around the corner, here are some ways to enjoy the season in the North Country.
Learning Dub Love: Theme Houses and Self Development
When giving tours to prospective students, there is one tour spot that always makes me smile more than the others.
A Quick 'Note' on Being the Director of The Singing Saints
When I came to SLU, I knew I wanted to be a Singing Saint -and the experience has given me more than I could have ever imagined.
A Day in the Life: How Two Laurentians Manage Time
Being a student at SLU is a 24-hour job. You have to keep track of work for four (or sometimes more) classes, find time for three meals a day, manage a social life, and find your career track. These are just some of the responsibilities students have.
We Had Beef: The Story of Personal Growth Through the Community-Based Learning Program
One of the most treasured St. Lawrence University features is an infinite appreciation and use of acronyms for activities, offices, and destinations. The second distinctive characteristic of SLU would be its genuine interest in serving the local community.
Commons to Kappa: Different Place, Same Me
At the end of my sophomore year, I was at a crossroads. I was living in Commons College, one of the many theme houses here at St. Lawrence. Commons is centered on the concept of a community; living, learning and serving together around a specific theme.