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  1. Public Speaking Contest

    PCA Department Launches Campus-Wide Public Speaking Contest

    The Public Speaking Contest is an opportunity for students to show off their verbal communication abilities with the possibility of earning a cash prize. Participants will give extemporaneous speeches from any class on any topic, demonstrating that communication skills are essential across disciplines.

  2. A group of Saint Lawrence students gather together with President Morris in celebration of academic excellence. There is a large gold chandelier hanging from the ceiling of the white room.

    Celebrating First-Year and Sophomore Academic Excellence

    Nearly 140 first-year and sophomore students attended events hosted by the First-Year Program, Sophomore Success Initiative, and Academic Advising in recognition of earning a 3.75 GPA or higher during the Fall 2022 semester.

  3. Fall 2022 Sophomore Calendar of Events

    Matt McCluskey

    The Sophomore Success Initiative is delighted to announce the Fall 2022 SLU Sophomore Success Initiative Calendar.

  4. A group of sophomore students sit at desks in a large classroom listening to a career preparedness panel of faculty, staff, and alumni.

    Never Too Early to Start: Sophomore Boot Camp 2022

    At St. Lawrence, faculty, staff, and alumni use a common refrain when talking with current students about preparing for a rewarding career—“it’s never too early to start.” The Sophomore Career Boot Camp, offered through the Career Connections office, is just one initiative that supports this philosophy. 

  5. A student wearing a virtual reality headset experiments with virtual reality software. There are two large television screens behind them.

    St. Lawrence Recognized for Outstanding Sophomore Support Program

    Founded in 2016, the Sophomore Success Initiative empowers students to see their second year as an opportunity, not a slump. Students who participate create their own paths by exploring academic passions and investigating career interests.

  6. Introducing Fall 2021 Sophomore Seminars

    The Sophomore Success Initiative is delighted to announce the following five interactive seminars just for 2nd year students this fall: SSES/PH 3024: Somatic Transformation: From Self-Care to Social...

  7. A photo of St Lawrence and Canton Central School students outside of a vibrantly colored mural.

    Creative Combination


    “Sometimes we discount youth, when really they have powerful thoughts and awesome ideas,” says Jessica Sierk, assistant professor of education at St. Lawrence. “Our youth can be change agents in our community.”