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  1. A Saint Lawrence University professor teaches a class outside.

    Fiske Praises St. Lawrence’s Liberal Arts Experience

    Fiske’s annual list of the “best and most interesting” colleges and universities in the country once again includes St. Lawrence University.

  2. Two students standing at Union Market in Washington D.C. smiling for a photo while it snows behind them.

    First Person: Making Friends in College

    Lindsay Lukeheart '23

    It's quite a funny story how I ended up at St. Lawrence. While I always knew about SLU, because I am from just outside of D.C. in Virginia and many alums move to my area to work for the government...

  3. A group of students sit on the sidewalk decorating a flag to represent their First Year Program college.

    First Person: FYP and Friendships

    Sabie Lindsay '23

    When I found out about the First Year Program at St. Lawrence University, I was intrigued and so excited to see what it had in store for me. I had never even been to summer camp or that far away from...

  4. St. Lawrence in the News - Jan. 11, 2021

    This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.

  5. Looking up the street at brick buildings and storefronts, decorated for the holidays, on a Main Street in Canton, N.Y.

    "Getting the Folk Through It": Students Document Life in the North Country During COVID-19

    This semester, a group of first-year students became citizen folklorists, helping to document the experiences of their North Country neighbors and contributing to a project that will preserve this moment in local history for generations to come.

  6. A large group of smiling Saint Lawrence University students gather for a photo in front of a forest on a warm day in early fall.

    First Person: The Art and Science of Navigating Your First Year

    John Scala '21

    A common experience most people have when making the transition from high school to college is the worry of making new friends. Even though some might deny this, no one goes into college with 100%...

  7. Delegates to the Model United Nations conference are seated at folding tables arranged in a circle around a large screen.

    First Person: What "Community" At St. Lawrence Really Feels Like

    Michael Miller '22

    When touring St. Lawrence, reading about St. Lawrence, or asking students about St. Lawrence, they will all talk about the community that the St. Lawrence campus has to offer. But what does that...

  8. A professor delivers a lecture to students seated on rocks and Adirondack chairs outside on the Saint Lawrence University campus.

    The First-Year Program: Adventurous Learning with Real-World Impact

    After months of planning and preparing for a semester at St. Lawrence unlike any other in recent memory, Associate Dean of the First Year Sarah Barber feels inspired. She knows that this year’s First...

  9. Rosie Johns hugs her mother goodbye on move-in day of college.

    First Person: Don't Worry, It's Going to Be More Than Okay

    Rosie Johns '23

    Sometimes in life, we fear the things that will change our lives for the better. I received my acceptance to St. Lawrence on a chilly day in March of 2019. It was a day like any other—a long eight...

  10. A group of Saint Lawrence students, attending a St. Lawrence University career connections event, stand in front of the Golden Gate bridge in California.

    First Person: No Ordinary University, Connections with Faculty and Staff


    I have always found the dynamic between teachers and students fascinating. Growing up in a household with two parents who worked in the public school system, I quickly gained an understanding of the...