Visit St. Lawrence University

What to do Before, During, and After You Visit St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University is the oldest continuously co-educational institution of higher learning in New York State. A top-ranked liberal arts university, with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students, the focus at St. Lawrence is helping students realize their full potential as they prepare for life in a “complex and changing world.”

You know that any university can look good in a brochure, which is why a campus visit is such a valuable tool in your college search. A campus visit can be key to discovering if a college is a good fit for you. A visit to St. Lawrence University will show you a campus like no other.

Come and see!

Before your St. Lawrence visit

Plan ahead. Check their outstanding academics, competitive athletics, and fantastic activities. Figure out what you want to experience once you’re there.

St. Lawrence University logoGet your travel plans set. St. Lawrence University, nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and the Canadian border, is the closest private college to a foreign capital (Ottawa, Canada). There’s no place like the North Country, but you should find that out for yourself! Make plans to stay at the University’s own Best Western University Inn right next to campus so you can have some time to explore the region. Find other great information on the university’s Visit page, and you can find other accommodations on the St. Lawrence University Profile Page.

Pick your visit type. Choose a visit option that meets your needs. Options include designated visit days, a weekday visit, or an overnight visit. Ask to sit in on a class and meet with a professor!

During your St. Lawrence visit

You deserve a cookie! When you visit, not only do you get a warm welcome — you also get a warm cookie. It’s more than a treat – it’s a tradition. It’s a perfect example of the St. Lawrence way.

While you’re on campus, take a breath. You’ll notice you have room to breathe, room to think, room to explore. See what it’s like to be one of 2,500 students from 43 states, and 51 countries, on a 1,000-acre campus. That’s nearly half an acre per student!

You’re already there, so make the most of your visit. Take the guided tour and then ask some questions about campus places you can explore on your own (off the beaten path). Sample the food on campus (rated among the best in the nation) and locally (ask about the pizza rolls!). Talk to students and staff you see on campus and ask why they choose to be at St. Lawrence.

After your St. Lawrence Visit

Evaluate your visit once you’re back. What did you like best? What did you forget? Reconnect with your tour guide or admissions contact, and you can ask the questions you forgot to when you were there.

Connect online. Follow their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram (they even have a student-run Instagram account!) to keep up with all the great things going on at St. Lawrence University.

 

Author: Amy Widner

Amy is Vice President, Operations at Smart College Visit. She found her 20+ years of experience in corporate and higher education communication to be almost adequate preparation for her recent experience navigating the college search and admissions process with her oldest child. She finds joy in helping ease the process for all.

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