St. Lawrence University provides a distinctive learning environment, offering 36 majors, 37 minors, and 3 graduate programs in education. Its First-Year Program is nationally recognized. St. Lawrence offers international study programs on six continents; it also belongs to the International Student Exchange Program. The University offers four off-campus programs within the United States, including a semester program in the Adirondack wilderness and a program in New York City. St. Lawrence is currently undergoing an educational renaissance; bold academic initiatives are underway to maximize the learning potential of each and every student. A major facilities upgrade has been completed to provide expanded resources to undergraduates. A new residence hall opened in Fall, 2014.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
The University's two libraries, the Owen D. Young Library and Launders Science Library, contain more than half a million volumes, electronic resources, and ample space for reading and research.
Students also enjoy an arts center with recital hall, two theaters, and an art gallery as well as a 7,000-piece art collection. The Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, a 19,000 square-foot space for the performing arts, is part of the campus dedicated to the arts.
St. Lawrence's science complex including the Gold LEED-certified Johnson Hall of Science is connected to the science library and computing center.
A 15,000-square-foot Sullivan Student Center is available for student meetings, studying, staff offices and one of the dining areas available on campus.
Recreational facilities include cross-country ski, mountain bike, and running trails; a 133-station fitness center; a three-story climbing wall; indoor and outdoor tennis courts; and two gymnasium/fieldhouse complexes, one with a 9-lane/400-meter track and five tennis/basketball courts and the other with a 200-meter track, three tennis courts, and ten squash courts. Facilities also include a pool, ice arena, equestrian center, golf course, indoor golf facility, boathouse, AstroTurf field, baseball, soccer and softball fields.
St. Lawrence University offers international programs in 17 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and Trinidad and Tobago; students can also direct-enroll in foreign universities in countries through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).
The University also offers four off-campus study programs within the United States. These are located at: American University, Washington, D.C.; Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee; New York City and the Adirondack Semester, near Tupper Lake, New York.
Student Organizations & Activities
Undergraduates commence their studies with the First-Year Program, which places approximately 30 first-year students in communities that live and learn together.
Once they achieve upper-class status, students may choose to live in traditional residence halls, interest-based theme suites, theme cottages, Greek houses, or senior townhouses.
St. Lawrence provides a full range of services to students, including comprehensive career planning as well as graduate and professional school guidance.
Students seeking co-curricular activities can choose from over 100 organizations, including everything from student government to interest groups to arts and culture.
St. Lawrence boasts 32 intercollegiate teams including NCAA Division I teams in men's and women's ice hockey. All other teams compete in the NCAA's Division III. Club sports are also available, as is participation in a broad range of popular intramural sports.
The University is home to numerous recreational facilities, including: a 133-station fitness center; a three-story climbing wall; cross-country ski and running trails; and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Students enjoy access to two gymnasium/fieldhouse complexes; one has a 9-lane/400-meter track as well as five basketball/tennis courts, while the other has a 200-meter track, ten squash courts, and three tennis courts. Other facilities include an AstroTurf field; baseball, softball, and soccer fields; an equestrian center; a golf course; an indoor golf facility; an ice arena; a boathouse; and a pool.