The St. Lawrence Student Experience
Any student will tell you that there’s more to a college education than going to class. After all, you’re here 24/7, and you can’t be studying all the time! Of course, your classes are important, but you’ll learn valuable skills in other activities, too: leadership, teamwork, organization, communication, and how to conduct yourself around others.
At St. Lawrence, you’ll learn from someone new every time you go to the dining center with your friends, head to the gym or a concert with a hallmate, or walk to class with someone from a different culture. Just being here is part of your education.
How do we do that?
Clubs and Organizations
From politics to the arts, to religion and beyond, we have action groups, interest groups, and discussion groups for almost every compelling topic. If we don’t, you have the option to start your own– you’ll be surprised how easy it is!
Join one, or more, of several organizations that work with people in Canton as well as, the surrounding towns and villages. Rake an elderly resident’s lawn, spend time with an at-risk child, or build a house with Habitat for Humanity, the opportunities are endless when it comes to giving back to our community.
Athletics and Recreation
In life, you need to know how to accept victory with grace and defeat with dignity. Where better to learn that than through sports? Not interested in playing for a varsity team? Check out some of our club and intramural teams.
You'll accomplish a lot during your time at St. Lawrence. Here are a few of the resources to help you along the way:
There are endless possibilities for your leadership development and journey at St, Lawrence, including more than 150 clubs and organizations!
Here you will find information regarding the many residential communities at St. Lawrence University as well as information about CA selection, housing assignments, important dates, residences, staff contacts, and more.
When you’re here, we want you to feel safe, supported and seen. Our Health and Counseling team is here to support your physical, mental and emotional health needs, and offers resources that are available 24/7.
At St. Lawrence, our goal is to build a community that celebrates and respects diversity in all of its forms. We work hard to engage a multitude of voices and intentionally develop spaces where we can teach and learn from one another in order to create a culture where every Laurentian’s ideas are welcomed, valued, considered, and respected.
International Student Services supports the intellectual, ethical, personal, and social development of St. Lawrence's international students as they explore their place and purpose as engaged learners in a diverse and interdependent University and world.
The Chaplain’s Office is a resource for students exploring spiritual issues. We deal in matters of faith, spirituality, wellness, diversity and social justice, and we pull these themes together under the rubrics of welcome, inclusion and hospitality.
Our in-house dining services team caters to our students’ needs. They offer wholesome, nutritious, home-style, traditional meals featuring local ingredients.
Located in the Diana B. Torrey ’82 Health and Counseling Center, Safety and Security is open 24/7 and maintains an active presence on campus to ensure you have a living and learning environment that is safe, supportive, and here for you.
Student Life News
Fearlessness and Finesse: Amanda Vansant ’24 Takes Home a Gold Medal at the National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships
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.
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.
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.