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.
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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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?
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.
Ten Outdoor Adventures Within an Hour of Campus
While one of the greatest benefits of St. Lawrence’s location is its proximity to the Adirondacks, this drive is typically reserved for weekends. However, what happens when you want to go explore, or just spend a nice afternoon outside.
Community Based Learning and Volunteer Services
If you are passionate about giving back and would like to take courses that offer placement, where you spend on an average two hours a week, the Community-Based Learning (CBL) Office is here to help you! The CBL Office offer a variety of courses from FYP courses to English course and more.
Why I'm Glad I Made SLU My Home
Times flies when you’re having fun, and oh has it flown by. As my sophomore year comes to an end, I am thinking about the first time I visited St. Lawrence. I knew then that there was no other place I would like to spend the next four years of my life, and boy was I right. St.
Being an International Student at St. Lawrence
I was born and raised almost my whole life in South Korea. I say 'almost' because I attended a Korean elementary school, lived in Canada from 3rd to 7th grade, and then went back to Korea and attended an international school until coming to St. Lawrence.
Take Me to the River
While St. Lawrence is typically thought of for its northern locale, there are certainly days in the early fall and late spring that feel more like the peak of summer. On these bluebird days, one of my favorite things to do is to spend time around the Grasse River, a tributary of the St.
Bursting My “SLU Bubble”
I never thought I would struggle to adjust to a place as much as I did at St. Lawrence. After all, I had travelled to various countries, attended international schools all my life and attended boarding school in a whole different country. Uprooting was my thing, it came easy to me.
How New Zealand Changed My Life
I always knew that I wanted to study abroad, so when the opportunity presented itself for me to spend a semester in Dunedin, New Zealand, it almost seemed too good to be true. St.
As a senior in high school, I was wide-eyed and confused by the college process. I visited school after school, hoping to have that “aha” moment, the moment I would know I had found the perfect fit. I went on countless tours and sat in on innumerable info sessions.
Hana's Declassified SLU Survival Guide
If you are anything like me and love this place (or want to love this place), I have a few things that you might find useful. Here, are some of my insights into how to maximize your time at this "hidden gem.” 1) Recognize your privilege, and make good use of it!