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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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Young woman walking through the woods on a snowy day.

We are all nomads. But I am not simply pigeon-holing the word ‘nomad’ to mean people looking for a new place to live. No, not at all. I’m referring to those wandering souls looking for a new place to cleanse their soul. Probably not that deep.

General Chemistry Lab
Thoin Begum, Class of 2018

So you’re thinking about classes, majors and your future. Well, maybe not the last two just yet but it’s that time for you to decide what type of classes you want to take. If you’re a science, biology or chemistry student then you’re in the right place.

Two students on the top of a mountain holding a banner.
Jacqui Ebeling, Class of 2017

The summer months for any St. Lawrence student can easily be categorized by what month it is. For upperclassmen, May is the period of exhaustion and recuperation after taking finals, moving out, and saying goodbye to friends who are graduating.

Students on top of a mountain

Two weeks before I arrived as a first-year at St. Lawrence, I received an unexpected phone call asking if I would like to participate in a Pre-orientation Trip.

Two girls posing together
Emily Baldwin, Class of 2016

I often refer to St. Lawrence as a little world. Like many others, I am always pleased to find a fellow Laurentian in a seemingly obscure area.

Girl with packed bag and walking away from camera
Mckenzie Goodwin , Class of 2016

Growing up, we would be itching for the last school bell to ring, signaling that summer had finally begun! As we rushed to pack our bags and head to the buses, I always remember asking my friends what they were going to spend those couple of months doing.

Three students sitting on a sign
Jake St. Pierre, Class of 2016

Graduation is officially a couple weeks away. I’m closer and closer to leaving the university that provided me with security and warmth. The university that has raised me for the past four years and helped me mature into the man I am today. I’m not terrified. I’m not nervous.

Students holding a banner that says, "St. Lawrence University."
Satchel Toole, Class of 2018

Before coming to St. Lawrence I had little idea of what the SLU was like. I visited once during my sophomore year of high school, and did not return until the first day of Orientation.

Tanveer Kalo, Class of 2018

I grew up watching and reading the superheroes of Marvel Entertainment. From Captain America, Doctor Strange to Iron Man, all of them were more than works of fiction to me. They were the friends I grew up with and what I wanted to be.

French fries covered in gravy
Arianne Boisvert, Class of 2018

I am an international student at St. Lawrence University even though I live closer than almost all the Americans who attend this school.