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  1. Photo of 3 female students holding a cardboard painted sign that reads "SLU Close the Loop" with a large recycle triangle around the words.

    ‘Shared Closet’ Concept Closes the Loop on Clothing Waste

    Bailee Underwood

    Close the Loop, a club dedicated to reducing textile waste on campus, started with Valeria Obregon Diaz ’24 and a couple of friends carrying some of their garments to the Student Center for a clothing swap. Two years later, it has more than 10 active members, manages the thrift store on campus, has hosted multiple clothing swaps, as well as sewing and mending workshops, and was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ at the student leadership awards ceremony.

  2. Tess Downing, wearing a black long-sleeve t-shirt, stands with her horse in the barn.

    First Person: Helping to Make a Championship Team Shine

    Tess Downing '24

    If you walk about 15 minutes down the Avenue of the Elms, where the Saddlemire Trail and Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course meet, you will find the Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Hall.

  3. The podium with the first through fifth place winners of the downhill race at the National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships.

    Fearlessness and Finesse: Amanda Vansant ’24 Takes Home a Gold Medal at the National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships

    Olivia White '17

    Amanda Vansant ’24 is perched on her mountain bike at the top of a rugged downhill racecourse in Zirconia, North Carolina. As she prepares to plunge forward and take on the obstacles ahead of her, she reminds herself of the goals she wrote for her debut at the National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships.  

  4. Rendition of Appleton Arena Phase II

    New Division III Athletics Facility Takes Shape

    Construction is underway on the donor-funded Appleton Arena George W. Karpus ’68 Athletic Center with plans to open in September 2024. The project will be completed as phase two of the Appleton Arena project, and $11.3 million in gifts and pledges have been raised so far.

  5. Jonathan Duraj.

    Announcing Our Next Vice President for Student Life

    St. Lawrence University President Kathryn A. Morris has announced that Jonathan Duraj will join our Laurentian community on March 25 as our next Vice President for Student Life.

  6. A group of students and faculty members sit and stand behind tables at the Student Organization Fair.

    First Person: Tips and Tricks for Navigating Student Clubs on Campus

    Amara McGowan '26

    “There are over 140 clubs at St. Lawrence!” My Orientation Leader promised me and my fellow first-year students with a cheerful smile.

  7. Francesca Mnenula wearing a blue jean dress and standing in front of a mid-century modern brick science building.

    First Person: Finding My First-Year Recipe

    Francesca Mnenula '26

    At St. Lawrence, everyone's first-year journey is unique. No one has to follow a set structure or plan to find a home here. With tons of clubs, student organizations, and campus events to choose from, each and every student, no matter what their interests, creates their own fitted first-year recipe. Here is a glimpse of mine.

  8. A group of first-year students, lead by their Orientation Leader, link arms while playing ice-breaker games on a grassy clearing.

    Welcome, St. Lawrence Class of 2027!

    St. Lawrence’s newest Laurentians should already feel immensely proud of themselves. From their high school achievements in the classroom and community, the members of the Class of 2027 bring passion and curiosity to their next great adventure in the North Country and enter St. Lawrence with the highest-ever cumulative GPA of 93. Forty-three percent graduated at the top of their class. They celebrated their Matriculation on Sunday, August 20, and are now poised to make their mark on St. Lawrence.