Summer Guest Information | St. Lawrence University Dining and Conference Services

Summer Guest Information

We extend to you a warm welcome to St. Lawrence University.  We are excited to have you staying on our campus and hope the information in this brochure will help you become familiar with summer at
St. Lawrence.

Please keep in mind that, since St. Lawrence is a four-year liberal arts college, our facilities are primarily used by students. 

Rooms feature basic necessities, but not the comforts of a hotel.  If your room needs attention by our maintenance department, please fill out the maintenance card and return it to the registration area. 

Please direct any other questions to the athletics campus phone (see below).  After normal working hours or in the event of an emergency, contact Security and Safety by dialing ext. 5555 from a campus phone.

Telephone Procedure and Directory

There are pay phones in most residence halls and the Student Center. To use campus telephones for any on-campus calls, you need only dial the last four digits. Residence hall rooms are set up to automatically dial out to local telephone numbers and toll free numbers (no PIN is required).Please dial "8" to access an outside line.  

For all exchanges, including immediate Canton/Potsdam area, it is necessary to dial "8-1-315" before the seven digit number.

Department Extensions:
 - Admissions/Financial Aid  x5261
 - Augsbury Athletic Center  x5421
 - Augsbury Info. Line  x7587
 - Brewer Bookstore  x5460
 - Brush Alumni House  x5925
 - Career Services  x5906
 - Chaplain's Office  x5630
 - Dining & Conference Services  x5995
 - Information  x0
 - Main Library  x5451
 - Security  x5555

Banking on Campus

ATM's are located in the Brewer Bookstore vestibule and Student Center lower level. 

Security and Safety

St. Lawrence University has a very safe campus and community.  However, as it is in all communities, you should take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.  Guests are advised to keep their rooms locked and to leave valuables at home. The University cannot assume responsibility for personal property at any time.  When walking at night, avoid wooded areas of the campus and travel in pairs.  Security coverage is provided 24 hours a day. Security and Safety office is located in the lower level of 76 Park Street. 

The Diana B. Torrey Health and Counseling Center is located on the main level of 76 Park Street.

*For non-emergency purposes, Security and Safety may be contacted by calling 229-5554.  

Emergency Services:

If you are faced with a health emergency, please call Security at 229-5555. Security can page the EMTs on call and can call for an ambulance if necessary.

Emergency Phone Numbers:

Canton-Potsdam Hospital - 265-3300
Canton Rescue Squad - 386-4544
Canton Village Police - 386-4561
Reachout Hotline - 265-2422
Advocate 24 HR Hotline - 244-5466
Renewal House - 379-5391
SLU Health Services - 229-5392
Counseling Services - 229-5391

Meals in Dana Dining Center

Meals for most summer programs are served in Dana Dining Center. During the summer, Dana is open the following hours: 7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. for breakfast, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for lunch, and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for dinner. Your group may have arranged for additional dining times so please consult the schedule for your group for additional information.

Accessibility  For information on accessibility or if you are in need of any special accommodations because of a disability, please call the office of Dining and Conference Services, ext. 5995.

Augsbury/Newell Athletic Complex

Summer conference guests are invited to use the athletic facilities.  These include: Olympic-size swimming pool, Leithead Field House including a 160 meter indoor track, 12 outdoor tennis courts, Burkman Gymnasium, Stafford Fitness Center, 1.2 mile outdoor running path, Little River Nature Center and Recreation Area and more. Please show your summer I.D. upon entering Augsbury.  Call 229-4401 for summer hours.

St. Lawrence University Golf Course

The golf course is located at the Best Western University Inn on Route 11 and is open daily 6:30 a.m. until dark.

Call 315-386-4600 for information and tee-times.  Alternate golf course is located at Partridge Run, 315-386-4444

WIFI - Wireless networking is available in multiple locations across campus including:

All First Year Residences
SLU Libraries
Johnson Hall of Science
Student Center
Various academic locations

Card Access System

A pin number will be issued to summer guests which will allow access to Residence halls.

Libraries - ODY and Launders Science Library

Participants in all summer programs are welcome to use the Launders Science Library and the ODY Library during scheduled summer hours:

Please call ext. 5451 for hours and other information.

Brewer Bookstore

Located on Park Street, across from Piskor and Payson Halls, the Brewer Bookstore carries a wide variety of items, including toiletries, school supplies, greeting cards, snack foods and St. Lawrence souvenirs. During the summer months the hours are:

Call 229-5460 for hour and information.

Post Office

The student mail center is located on the lower level of the student center.  Outgoing stamped mail and on-campus mail may be deposited for pickup Monday through Friday.  Stamps are available for purchase at the ATM located adjacent to the mail center.  For individuals with their own FedEx account, the FedEx drop box is located outside the faculty staff mail center on the lower level of Vilas Hall.


St. Lawrence University's campus is a "walking campus." No parking is allowed on the inner part of campus. Please park all cars in the perimeter parking lots labeled A, B, C, F and J. Cars parked on the inner campus will be towed at the owner's expense.

Canton Places of Interest

About St. Lawrence University

Mission Statement:

The mission of St. Lawrence University is to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise.

Major Fields of Study: 35 / Minor Fields of Study: 37

Special Programs:

Pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine; education pre-professional and graduate programs; engineering combined program with five engineering institutions; pre-management; 4+1
MBA Program with three institutions. Programs with American University in Washington, D.C., and Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.; Adirondack Semester. For more, see the Curriculum chapter.

International Programs (17)

Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, and Trinidad & Tobago; member of International Student
Exchange Program (ISEP). For more, see the International and Intercultural Studies chapter.

Student Enrollment:

Approximately 2,361 undergraduate and 96 graduate, 54% women and 46% men; about 10.7 % are U.S. minorities. Students come from 38 states, the District of Columbia, 1 U.S. territory and 45 foreign countries.