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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Male student sitting on the indoor track with study materials.
Danny Viscardi, Class of 2017

Being a college student-athlete is no small commitment. On top of all of your schoolwork and class time, you have coach meetings, team meetings, scheduled workouts and lifts, and competitions that span over entire weekends. At first, it can seem as though a million things are going on at once.

Eiffel Tower
Sarah Delaney, Class of 2017

One year ago, I received the email that would send me on an adventure of a lifetime. I received that long awaited acceptance email to study abroad for the Fall 2015 semester in France.

Six students holding copies of a student newspaper.
Emma Cummings-Krueger, Class of 2016

After four years on the St. Lawrence student newspaper staff, I now have something important in common with Liam Neeson: a very particular set of skills.Writing, editing, designing and promoting The Hill News has exposed me to nearly every facet of weekly newspaper production.

On a trip to Budapest while studying abroad in Prague.
Haley DeParde, Class of 2017

There are a few things I would never have said about myself before coming to St. Lawrence. A self-proclaimed city girl, I would never have told you I like living in a small town where I can see stars when I walk home from the library at night.

Of course we had to represent SLU!
Sean Reville , Class of 2017

Needless to say, St. Lawrence is a big skiing school (we have an entire day where we rent out a ski mountain for goodness’ sake!). However, just because you don’t ski doesn’t mean there isn't plenty for you to do during the long North Country winter!

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Julia Mitiguy, Class of 2017

St. Lawrence provides students with the opportunity to experience off campus study.  More than 60 percent of St. Lawrence students study off campus during their time at SLU. This past fall, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.

A college student holds up flash cards with multiplication problems on them.
Ross McMullan, Class of 2016

I believe one of our biggest purposes in life is to use whatever gifts we have been given, however big or small they may be, to help those who are less fortunate. That can mean helping those who are rich, those who are poor, those who are sad or those who are hungry.

Brother bear worries about the big move

It’s hard to say exactly what you’ll find in your four-year adventure here at SLU. There are so many different opportunities that the experience offers.  As an English major and a general lover of books, however, I’ve always looked for good advice in the pages I read.

Cross country skiing on the St. Lawrence University Golf Course
Drew Houx, Class of 2018

Are you considering hibernating this winter? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more active? Do you like being outside and exploring?

Habitat Spring Break Trip to Raleigh, North Carolina - March 2015
Liz Hills, Class of 2016

A common question I am asked from prospective students and families is, “What made you choose St. Lawrence?” A fair question, especially after learning I grew up in central Ohio and make the full-day drive to campus several times a semester.

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