360-Degree Campus Tours
In recent years, many of the spaces on our beloved campus have been revitalized, including historic buildings like Herring-Cole and Appleton Arena. Enjoy these 360-degree virtual tours of many of these spaces.
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Learn more and explore these spaces below!
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, Herring-Cole Hall has been restored to its original luster after gifts from generous Laurentian alumni.
In 2014, Trustee Jay W. Ireland ’77, P’00 and Valerie Ireland ’77 ensured that the Cole Reading Room was restored to its original beauty with refinished woodwork as well as new lighting, carpet, and reading tables and chairs.
Two years later, the original Herring Library had its day, thanks to a generous donation by Trustee Michael W. Ranger ’80, P’17 and Virginia R. Ranger P’17. Constructed of locally-quarried Potsdam sandstone, Herring Library was built in 1870, when St. Lawrence University was just 14 years old, constituting the second-oldest building on campus after nearby Richardson Hall.
Gunnison Memorial Chapel
A fire on October 6, 2013 destroyed the bell tower and spire, and caused wide spread smoke and water damage throughout the Chapel. On May 1, 2015, nearly one year and seven months later, the Chapel spire was restored just in time for Commencement 2015.
Richard F. Brush ’52 University Quad & Class of 1975 Promenade
Trustee Emeritus Richard F. Brush ’52’s gift of $2 million has created a “Gateway to the Quad” and has added support to the University endowment. He made the gift in honor of his brother and Trustee Emeritus John “Jack” D. Brush ’50, and in honor of his lifelong St. Lawrence friends, the late William R. “Bill” Davis ’50 and William J. “Bill” Caldwell ’50. In honor of this gift, the Quad now bears the name the Richard F. Brush ’52 University Quad.
The walkway with the Richard F. Brush '52 University Quad on one side and Gunnison Memorial Chapel on the other is now dedicated as the Class of 1975 Promenade. Keith Fulmer ’75, P'12 and classmates Charlie '75 and Karen Sivy Daugherty '75, P'12 led the effort in which several members of the Class of ’75 made leadership gifts to designate the walkway and to support the launch of The Campaign for Every Laurentian.
Featured Space - Make your way from the Richard F. Brush ’52 University Quad and the Class of 1975 Promenade to the Enchanted Forest.
Owen D. Young Library
The University has made several upgrades to rooms in the Owen D. Young (ODY) Library. These renovations give students new spaces to study and collaborate on their academic work. The changes in ODY also provide an opportunity for donors to support our students and the University’s goals by making gifts that offset renovation costs. Donors can name these spaces after family members, mentors, friends or themselves.
Featured Space: Wean Family Conference Room - Named by Susie and John Wean P'06 and Britton Wean '06 through The Double Eagle Foundation with a gift of $150,000.
Creasy Commencement Commons
Creasy Commencement Commons made possible by a gift from William N. Creasy Jr., '52, P'78 for St. Lawrence students, faculty, staff, friends and visitors to enjoy the surrounding beauty of the St. Lawrence campus and was dedicated in May 2001. The former site of Matriculation each fall and the Commencement each spring, its elegant stone walls are a favorite location for outdoor classes. In 2002 the University dedicated Creasy Way, the landscaping project that graces the areas between Park Street and Appleton Arena and transformed that area of campus to a centerpiece of pride.
Dana Dining Center
Renovations on the interior of Dana Dining Center began in 2019 and were completed in 2020. They included new flooring, paint, artwork, additional seating in the entryway, several signage and menu updates, and an improved take-away program for students.
Dana Dining Center opened in January of 1999, with a "food court" atmosphere to provide the greatest flexibility and options for St. Lawrence students. It offers 84 different entrees each week at Dana, whose staff participates in the regional Farm-to-School program, so much of what you enjoy is locally grown and very fresh. Every dining style is welcomed; vegans and vegetarians find many choices, students who love international options have a feast, and traditionalists who aim for hearty dinners, pizza or sandwiches are happy too.
The Reverend Kathleen Buckley Conference Room for Diversity & Inclusion
As part of the closing ceremonies of the UNITY Project at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, Oct. 14, it was announced that Room 336 in the Sullivan Student Center would be named in memory of The Reverend Kathleen Buckley, St. Lawrence’s University Chaplain for 19 years.
As part of the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and in memory of Buckley, The Reverend Kathleen Buckley Conference Room for Diversity & Inclusion will be a meeting space open to all students whose work aligns with Buckley’s inspired vision for the Laurentian community.
Buckley was known for her openness, her generous spirit, and her welcoming heart. When pushed on her principles of welcome, especially for marginalized groups such as LGBTQ persons, religious minorities, and people of color, she would often say, “…and if I am wrong, I’d rather err on the side of love.”
Brush Alumni House
Located at 11 University Avenue, the Brush Alumni House was built in the late 1800s by University Trustee Frank Cleaveland. It was purchased in 1988 and donated to the University by Edna Jeanne Brush ’24, in honor of Edna’s late husband, John D. Brush Sr. ’22 one year later. The four-suite home is for all alumni, parents, and friends to enjoy a comfortable, convenient stay while visiting campus.
Featured Space: First Floor Common Areas - Suzy Brush ’80, P’07, ’11 is making sure her grandmother Edna's legacy is reflected in the contemporary charm and comfort of Laurentians’ home away from home. Brush has donated $100,000 over five years to assist in necessary upgrades to the exterior and interior of the House.
Johnson Hall of Science
In 2007 the Johnson Hall of Science, the first LEED Gold Certified Science Building in New York, began operation on our campus. Johnson Hall features two interconnected buildings for biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biochemistry and psychology, with the most innovative sustainable design features possible. The 115,000-square-foot project includes teaching labs, research labs, conference rooms, departmental and individual faculty offices, and informal student spaces. Faculty-student collaboration is at the heart of the St. Lawrence education. Research projects are perfect for such interaction, and we do everything we can to make your research quest possible. Our students have the chance to do research that's typical of graduate-level education.
Sustainable design strategies, such as orienting the new building on a true north/south axis and separating the building into two connecting wings, result in a maximum effort to harvest daylight into all prime program areas. Energy conservation techniques, such as “daylight dimming” of light fixtures, was also employed for all phases of the project.
Constructed in 1926 and named for Charles S. Brewer, Class of 1891, the Brewer Fieldhouse was home to the University's basketball and wrestling programs, as well as many dances and other events, for almost 45 years. After the opening of the Augsbury Athletic Center in 1970, the field house became a storage facility for many years.
In 1999, with a major campus building program in the works, Brewer was repurposed into a unique campus bookstore that retained the exterior and few interior elements of the old field house, including the original gym floor an d a portion of the bleachers.
It's not just a bookstore -- shop two floors of gifts, jewelry, accessories, winter hats & gloves, office & art supplies, cards, toys, and more. And, of course, everything St. Lawrence -- go Saints! Be sure to visit brewerbookstore.com to see all the Bookstore's SLU merchandise, upcoming events, information for incoming students and special deals!
Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Hall
Home to the St. Lawrence riding team, the Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Hall is located on the edge of the St. Lawrence University campus. A state-of-the-art riding facility complete with 54 stalls and a heated 220 x 200 indoor arena complete with Euro Felt footing, the facility also consists of 30 acres of grass turnout, available for university-owned horses and student boarders, along with multiple smaller all-weather paddocks. The riding arena is easily accessible to campus by the Avenue of the Elms. The Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Hall has hosted numerous IHSA Regional and Zone Championship events as well as its own hunter derby and summer show series.
Featured Space: Stables - Renovations to this area of the Elsa Gunnison Appleton Riding Hall were made possible through a generous gift from University Trustee James and Charlene Tyler.
Tom Fay Field
Constructed in 2001, the baseball field is named for the former long-time coach of the team, Tom Fay, who retired in 2010. He is the all-time winningest coach in the St. Lawrence baseball program's history. The facility features an asymmetric outfield, two batting tunnels and triple-barrel bullpens. There is plenty of bleacher seating for fans on game day, and a large scoreboard in deep left field.
Featured Space: Baseball Press Box - The Baseball Press Box was made possible through the generosity of the Pacilio family: Vincent Pacilio '84, P'19, Linda Kitson Pacilio P'19, and Charlie Pacilio '19. Completed in the fall of 2018, it includes ample space for game-day staff, broadcasters and media.
The Campaign for Every Laurentian saw the revitalization of historic Appleton Arena, the home of the Division I Skating Saints, in February of 2020 thanks to a lead gift from Tom Dolan ’74 and the Dolan Family Foundation.
Explore the different areas of Appleton Arena below.
Dolan Family Lobby
Enter Appleton Arena and into the Dolan Family Lobby. The Lobby was named by the University in honor of The Dolan Family.
This impressive entrance and expansive space has been redesigned to welcome hockey fans to Appleton Arena and highlight the history and traditions of Saints hockey. The Lobby also features the new Saints retail store and box office.
Torrey Rink and Concourse Level Spaces
Start from center ice on Torrey Rink and explore the Legends of Appleton Room and The Ankerud Hockey Alumni Lounge.
Torrey Rink - In 2020, the rink in Appleton Arena was named Torrey Rink to recognize 100 years of engagement with the University by members of the Torrey family, since their arrival on campus in 1920.
Legends of Appleton Room - With its south-facing views of Appleton's main entrance and campus fields, the Legends of Appleton Room is the largest social space in the arena. The Legends of Appleton Room honors Bill Torrey '57, for his impact on both St. Lawrence Hockey and the professional hockey world. The space was made possible by the Torrey and MacAllaster families.
Hockey Alumni Lounge - The Ankerud Hockey Alumni Lounge was made possible by a generous gift from Eric ’78 and Lori Ankerud. This room on the Concourse gives past and present players a place to meet and discuss Saints Hockey. It will also be used to recruit future players.
Legends of Appleton Wall - The Legends of Appleton are prominently displayed on the concourse level near the West Club and President's Section.
Production Booth - The new studio production booth hosts the controls for the video scoreboard and screens throughout the rink. The updated technology and advanced camera controls allow for the streaming of home games on the web and broadcasting them on TV and radio.
Joe Marsh Men's Hockey Team Suite
Head coach Joe Marsh guided the Skating Saints men’s hockey program for 26 seasons, building a legacy that included mentorship, friendship and championships. Coach Marsh is the winningest coach in Saints history, piling up 468 career wins including five ECAC championships, the 1988 NCAA title game and the 2000 Frozen Four. Laurentians have committed over $750,000 to the Joe Marsh Challenge, which unlocked a gift of $250,000 from an anonymous donor. This combined $1,000,000 effort helped name the men's hockey team suite in honor of Coach Marsh.
The new team suite consists of locker rooms, equipment storehouse, coaching offices, changing rooms, and other spaces that are home to the Skating Saints’ Division-I men’s hockey team.
Stradling Multi-Media Room
Named by Richard F. Jr. ’64 & Gail Stradling, this multi-purpose room gives student athletes and coaches a place to review game videos, and to meet and talk with each other, SLU and League officials, and the media. The flexible layout of this room and its furniture makes it ideal for athletes’ pre- or post-game meals and accommodating press conferences.
Michael “Buddy” Cornacchia ’74 Strength and Conditioning Center
With its many windows and high ceilings, this space houses the free weights, cardio machines and other high-intensity equipment designed to improve elite, student-athletes’ fitness and performance. The Michael “Buddy” Cornacchia ’74 Strength and Conditioning Center was named in memory by Thomas C. Dolan ’74, Dolan Family Foundation.
Athletic Training and Treatment Center
With offices for a physician and trainers, this space houses the equipment, tables and other tools that help Division-I men and women hockey players recuperate and perform at peak levels.