Career Services provides more than advice on resumes and cover letters, which is why 95 percent of our most recent graduating class had a job or was enrolled in graduate school a year after Commencement. Career Services empowers students and graduates to discover their passion, explore their career options, develop their personal career plan and reach their goals.

Career Services

When was St. Lawrence founded? What are the school colors? How many students attend St. Lawrence? No matter your question, this is where you’ll most likely find your answer – and some other interesting tidbits you never knew before.

Fast Facts

No one takes greater pride in St. Lawrence than our 32,500 alumni. They are successful in all disciplines all around the globe, are always willing to help students and other alumni with internships, networking and other career opportunities, and often have great Laurentian stories to share.

Graduates

The world’s most pressing challenges are increasingly complex and global, and knowledge of other cultures and perspectives is vital for those seeking to tackle them. That’s why more than 50 percent of our students take part in at least one of our 21 international programs on six continents or five U.S. off-campus programs.

Off-Campus Study

The Strategic Map is a vision for the coming decade to help guide us as we build on our tradition of innovation to deepen and multiply the kinds of critical connections that make the liberal arts so transformative.

Strategic Map

Green is an unofficial St. Lawrence color because environmental sustainability is more than a core value – it’s our way of life. Learn how our students live a greener lifestyle and about all we’re doing to make sure this campus and community are embracing more sustainable ways of living.

Sustainability

Meet professors, coaches and students. Sit in on classes. Attend a performance or sports contest. Walk through our state-of-the-art science, arts and athletics facilities. Interviews and tours can be scheduled year-round – give us the chance to make a visit tailored just for you.

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Experience St. Lawrence

Take a look through our videos (some student-produced!) and experience St. Lawrence in a way words sometimes can’t describe. See our campus, meet our students, faculty and staff and hear our many stories.

History

1856
St. Lawrence University is chartered as a Universalist Theological School.
1857
First building on campus, College Hall, now Richardson Hall, opens.
1861
Theological School has its first graduating class.
1863
Olympia Brown is the first woman graduate of the Theology School.
1869
Herring Library, the campus’s second building, is erected.
1873
Absalom Graves Gaines begins the second longest presidency at St. Lawrence.
1874
Kappa Kappa Gamma, the first sorority, starts as the Browning Society.
1876
Scarlet and brown are named the official St. Lawrence colors.
1879
Isaac M. Atwood begins 20-year presidency of the Theological School.
1897
Intercollegiate basketball begins.
1899
The New York Lambda chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is installed on campus.
1900
Theological School and College of Letters and Science united.
1901
Irving Bacheller, class of 1882, publishes Eben Holden.
1905
Carnegie Hall of Science is a gift of Andrew Carnegie.
1911
Students start producing The Hill News student newspaper.
1912
Ice hockey makes first appearance.
1921
The first Holiday Candlelight Service is held.
1926
Gunnison Memorial Chapel built.
1926
First intercollegiate ice hockey game is a 1-0 loss to archrival Clarkson.
1929
Marie Curie comes to campus to dedicate Hepburn Hall.
1931
Albert Crary, future explorer of both the North and South Poles, graduates.
1933
Hal Schumacher ’33, future star pitcher of the New York Giants, graduates.
1937
The Outing Club, second oldest in the country, is founded.
1939
Kirk Douglas is elected student government president, graduates.
1950
Appleton Arena is dedicated.
1956
St. Lawrence celebrates its centennial.
1959
The Owen D. Young Library is dedicated.
1964
St. Lawrence’s first international study program is inaugurated in France.
1970
Augsbury Physical Education Center and Leithead Field house built.
1970
University shut down for two days to protest the Vietnam War.
1974
St. Lawrence becomes first college in America with study program in Kenya.
1975
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery dedicated.
1980
Viggo Mortensen graduates.
1989
For the first time, all first-year students complete First-Year Program.
2001
Newell Field House opens.
2002
Campaign St. Lawrence raises $132,175,669.
2004
Sullivan Student Center opens.
2006
The Diana B. Torrey '82 Health and Counseling Center opens.
2007
Johnson Hall of Science opens, awarded LEED Gold certification.
2008
William L. Fox '75 elected 18th president of St. Lawrence.

St. Lawrence News

Laurentian alumni and parents joined St. Lawrence University students to serve as a professional mentors during Career Service's LINC weekend program.
Seven successful St. Lawrence University alumni and Laurentian parents returned to the North Country to take part in the Laurentians in Residence program.
SUNY Canton has lifted its campus-wide lockdown. No incidents were reported or identified on their campus during this process and all SUNY Canton campus buildings have been checked and cleared at this time.

Saints Athletics News

Oct. 24: The St. Lawrence University volleyball team clinched a spot in the 2014 Liberty League...
Oct. 24: As Butch said to Sundance…"who are those guys???"
Oct. 24: Sophomore Katie Klein converted a penalty stroke 1:07 into overtime to lift St. Lawrence...

Spotlight

As students, St. Lawrence alumni were given the tools to keep on learning after they graduated.  As alumni, they discover what it means to be lifelong learners.  That’s partly why they also discover they’re Laurentians for Life.
Commencement
The caps, gowns and tassels have been ordered; the time has come to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2014! Here you’ll find a schedule of events, the latest news and all the details you’ll need for this year’s Commencement in May.
St. Lawrence women's hockey
With 32 intercollegiate sports, more than 25 club and intramural teams, a 133-station fitness center, and a state-of-the-art athletic complex, our students can’t help but be active. During the 250 athletic home games each year, you’ll find students, faculty and staff packing the stands and proudly sporting the scarlet and brown.
St. Lawrence student in art gallery in New York City
More than 95 percent of our recent graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year after Commencement. Career Services prepares you for the real world by offering classes, workshops, etiquette dinners, mock interviews, networking opportunities and one-on-one sessions to work on cover letters and resumes.
St. Lawrence student in Kenya
More than 50 percent of our students take part in one of our 21 study abroad programs or one of five programs right here in the U.S. Many of the programs have internship experiences built into them, linking what you learn in the classroom to life in the real world.