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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Smiling young woman
Nina Melkonyan, Class of 2018

The end of high school through the end of college happens in the blink of an eye. It feels like yesterday when I was filling out the Common Application for St. Lawrence, and here I am standing at the doors of my senior year, waiting for the unknown to be revealed.

Students sitting in the stands at a baseball stadium
Jennifer Kim, Class of 2018

Working in the Admissions Office at St. Lawrence, I have come across some questions that are asked on almost every tour. Often, prospective students and their families ask me about how students get summer internships and jobs after college. Fortunately as St.

Students on the London Eye
Jennifer Kim, Class of 2018

Unlike many international students, I have lived in the United States prior to college. I attended elementary and middle school in California, then returned to South Korea for high school.

Student using a rolling pin to flatten dough

As the summer before my junior year drew to a close, I knew that I was ready to head off campus and study abroad. The only issue was that I didn’t know where I wanted to go. Sure, St.

Student standing with professor
Olivia White, Class of 2017

When Juraj Kittler, current adviser for The Hill News, has the whole staff over for dinner, he always makes more pizzas than there are people, and we spend the night polishing off pie after pie as soon as he can slice and serve them up.

Group of students sitting together

I always know when the school newspaper comes out in the morning, because I pass a girl on a bike who has bright red, curly, wild hair. Her bike has a basket in the back to carry the newspapers, and I pass her coming back from breakfast and know she has already been flying around campus.

Students standing with the college president
Sydney Fallone, Class of 2017

As I reflect on my four years at St. Lawrence, I have a hard time conceptualizing what my college experience would be like if chance hadn’t brought me here.

People holding signs

My friend Peter and I jumped on our bikes on Saturday, April 29, and began our 10-mile ride to Potsdam, N.Y. for the People’s Climate March.

People celebrating they reached the top of a mountain
Clark Macomber, Class of 2019

The summer before showing up at SLU it seems that the forms are endless! Housing surveys, medical forms, blah blah blah... the list goes on.

Person hiking in the mountains
Keckeley Habel, Class of 2017

2,189. A rather daunting number when it represents the number of miles between Maine to Georgia.