20 Years Young. St. Lawrence reflects on two decades of living and learning in the Adirondacks. | St. Lawrence University Admissions

20 Years Young. St. Lawrence reflects on two decades of living and learning in the Adirondacks.

If someone told me I’d get a second chance (and a third, fourth, and fifth) to participate in the Adirondack Semester, 13 years after my first go-round as a shy sophomore at St. Lawrence University, I would never have believed them—not in a million years. 

Soon after graduating from St. Lawrence in the spring of 2006, I drove, by myself, across the country to California. I lived out West for the next 10 years. My time as an undergraduate at the small liberal arts school atop the shoulder of New York state sat on a quiet shelf in the back corners of my brain, slowly collecting dust and fading out behind new experiences and places. For many college graduates, this is how it goes.

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