The St. Lawrence Blog

Who is St. Lawrence University? We are a group of people with countless adventures and even more stories. The St. Lawrence Blog gives our students, faculty and staff the chance to tell their tales, in their own words and in their own way. Sharing these anecdotes in one place gives our community the chance to show how creative, daring and passionate we are about what we do. Alone, these stories are powerful; together they define St. Lawrence.

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Students sitting outside of a chapel
Julie Rogers, Class of 2017

When you ask students here why they chose to St. Lawrence, the most common answer is, “It just felt right.” So many students are drawn to SLU for the people, the community, and the feeling that you get when you walk around campus. If you take the time to come up to St.

Two pairs of feet in mud

My favorite Trail Mix ingredients: Chocolate-covered almonds, craisins, a baby elephant, M&Ms, 5 o'clock chapel bells, a green bike, Payson and the people inside, hiking boots, Herring-Cole, a squash team, honey-nut cheerios, incredible professors, skis, Sergi's (Bob's only), a lifetime of Laure

Student standing in front of city skyscrapers at night

I remember the very first time I packed up my bags and ventured on a solo trip abroad. I had no idea where I was headed or what it was going to be like, but I knew I had to do it.

Group of women in the stands at a football game

While I was in the process of applying for college, I had a few concerns about St. Lawrence University. Since my parents both attended SLU, I grew up in a house where St. Lawrence was mentioned frequently.

Our first night with Vince the Van in Mammoth Lakes, CA

This past summer began with two things: an idea and stubbornness. The idea, to live in a van converted into a camper and travel the West Coast seeking the best in rock climbing, was the brainchild of Jace Mullen ’17.

Three people pose for a graduation photo

Dear Mr. Frank Augsbury, I am one of the grateful recipients of the Augsbury/North Country Scholarship*. Your gift and generosity has had a great impact on my life beginning with my time at St. Lawrence.

Friends canoeing down the Grasse River. Photo courtesy Katie Eaton '17.
Bryan Bohaty, Class of 2017

Now that I have entered senior year, I have been reflecting on my time here at St. Lawrence. It has been without a doubt the best four years of my life, and a big reason why is because there are a ton of different things to do here. These are some of the highlights of my St.

Girl holding a flag in a room
Taylor Lincoln , Class of 2017

Being a senior, I find myself reflecting on my childhood a lot. You’re caught in this limbo of “in less than a year I’m going to be an adult” and “one more year to just be a kid.” In my reflection on childhood, I always remembered how excited I was to learn about anything.

A digital countdown to school starting

As Summer 2016 comes to a close, my excitement to get back to St. Lawrence grows daily. Though always an enthusiastic student before becoming a Laurentian, I had never experienced or witnessed such a large group of students spending the summer counting down the days until school starts.

Richardson on a fall day.
Jacqui Ebeling, Class of 2017

I will never forget the first time I visited St. Lawrence. It was early fall, when the tall oak and pine trees rustle with the light breeze and the purple flowers billow beneath the chapel. Everyone fit in so well that the students became part of the landscape.