Laurentian for Life Week

What does it mean to be a Laurentian for Life?  Join alumni, parents and students for a week-long series of on- and off- campus events to celebrate our lifelong connections with St. Lawrence and with our Laurentian friends.

During our 2015 Laurentian for Life Week (#L4LWeek), we’ll have a number of ways for you to engage with us on social media, including a custom page on our website that will collect posts from across social media platforms. Be sure to use the #L4LWeek hashtag in your posts to join the conversations!

The Life of a Laurentian Social Media Contest
March 30 – April 3

All entries are due on April 3 by 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Every day, week, month, and year, you are a part of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence is a part of you. This week, our hope is you’ll capture how and share it on social media! Find creative ways to show us what life as a Laurentian looks like – from the big moments to the smallest but most wonderful reminders.

How to play: We want to see how St. Lawrence is and has been a part of your life. We have come up with a few prompts/ideas for you – but feel free to get creative and come up with your own!

•    Who are the Laurentians who have influenced my life and how?
•    What adventures has life taken me on that St. Lawrence was a part of?
•    What is/are the coolest SLU memento(s) that mean(s) the most to me?
•    Where am I now and how have Laurentians helped me get here?
•    When I see _____ it reminds me of St. Lawrence.
•    What makes me proud to be a Laurentian?

If you have a public Twitter/Instagram account: Use the #L4LWeek hashtag to submit your entries.
If you’re not on Twitter/Instagram or you have a private (locked) account: Submit your entries through this form. Your entries will then be publicly displayed on our social media page.

Facebook Users: Due to Facebook’s privacy settings, our social media page cannot pull in Facebook posts. Please fill out the above form so your content can be included on the #L4LWeek social media page!

Who will win? We’ll have 10 winners – five will be chosen and five will be picked at random. Each winner will receive a special Laurentian for Life black fleece vest, courtesy of the Laurentian Engagement office.

The top five submissions will be chosen based on creativity, uniqueness, quality of photo or video, and quality of caption.

The other five winners will be randomly chosen. The more you play, the better your chances are to win! Every time you play, your name is entered into the drawing again. Play as often as you want – no limits!

Winners will be announced Monday, April 6.


Monday, March 30
Laurentians Serve
Laurentian for Life Week kicks off on-campus as Laurentians carry on the long-standing tradition of giving back to the local community. 

On-Campus Engagement Opportunities:
Students, faculty, staff and local Laurentians are invited to stop by the Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center to take part in our on-campus service activities. We will be hand-making jewelry for Renewal House, writing letters to our service men and women, and students will have the opportunity to sign up for SLU's Make a Difference Day on Sunday, April 19th! 

Off-Campus Engagement Opportunities:
Laurentians across the country are challenged to make a commitment to serve your own local community along with our North Country Laurentians and students on Sunday, April 19th. Let us know if you plan on gathering with a group on April 19th and consider ordering a SLU in a Box! 

Tuesday, March 31
Laurentians Learn
Laurentians on and off-campus will be invited to share how their St. Lawrence experience has shaped their lifelong desire for learning.  

On-Campus Engagement Opportunities:

If you live near campus, consider joining one of our open classrooms to see first-hand what learning at St. Lawrence is like today. Learn more and register here! 

Poetry with the President: Join President Fox in an engaging discussion as he shares some of his favorite poems during the lunch hour (11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.) in the Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center. Register today! 

Laurentian Lightning Chats:
We’re excited to host the first “Laurentian Lightning Chats” on Tuesday from 7:30-8:30pm in the Winston Room, Sullivan Center.  Several members of the campus community share their research, insights and expertise on a variety of intriguing topics. Learn more and register today! 

The list of presenters, who will each have 9:00 minutes on stage, include:
Jake Hurlbut ‘15
Dr. Ana Estevez, Associate Professor, Biology & Psychology 
Justin Sipher, Vice President for Libraries & Information Technology
Taylor Castator ‘15
Dr. Steven Horwitz, Professor of Economics
Mark Raymond, Head Football Coach

The Brush Art Gallery will be offering guided tours of their current exhibit from noon - 4 p.m.

Off-Campus Engagement Opportunities: 
Unable to make it to campus on Laurentians Learn Day?  We’ve got you covered!  Register for “Poetry with the President” and listen in on President Fox’s session and share your insight as well.  We’ll also be webcasting the Lightning Chats, so you can tune in during or after the presentations are complete! 


Wednesday, April 1
Laurentians Connect

On-Campus Engagement Opportunities:
On campus, students are invited to participate in LinkedIn sign-up sessions and a photo booth to get their professional photo taken from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Career Services, Student Center.

Join the Career Services Webinar: Insider LinkedIn Tips with Sara Jones '12, LinkedIn Sales Solutions:
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Hannon Room, Student Center 
Sara will be providing insider tips on LinkedIn use for both student, alumni, and best practices!  Don’t miss her insider information on this great networking tool! Learn more and register here! 

Students, faculty, staff and local Laurentians are invited to "Casino Night" in the Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center for an evening of relaxed, casual fun and networking. Learn more and register here!

Off-Campus Engagement Opportunities:
Look for a special invitation from the Career Services office to join the St. Lawrence group on LinkedIn This is a fantastic networking resource for students, alumni and parents alike. 

Join the Career Services Webinar: Insider LinkedIn Tips with Sara Jones '12, LinkedIn Sales Solutions:
Sara will be providing insider tips on LinkedIn use for both student, alumni, and best practices!  Don’t miss her insider information on this great networking tool! Learn more and register here! 

Regional Connect Events are occurring around the country on this evening. Click here to register for one near you!


Thursday, April 2
Laurentians Give

On- and Off-Campus Engagement Opportunities:
Your gifts make today's St. Lawrence experience possible and this day is our  way of celebrating the generosity of the Laurentian community. 

Start your day with a cup of FREE COFFEE, made possible by generous donations from members of the Alumni Executive Council!  Swing by the bottom floor of the Student Center for a cup from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Our Calling All Saints team will be calling alumni and parents to say "Thank You!" and our Student-Alumni Association will be organizing its bi-annual "Thank SLU" event (thank-you note writing event).

On campus, we'll educate students in fun and creative ways on how their St. Lawrence experience is made possible through gifts from alumni, parents and friends.  Imagine gifts tags on a professor, the elliptical machine at the Stafford Fitness Center, a computer in ODY Library or on a chair in the Sullivan Student Center, explaining how those things are made possible through Laurentian support.

Got a minute (or more)?  On this day, you'll also hear a little more about our donor challenge we have coming up in the month of April.  Stay tuned!


Friday, April 3
Laurentians Celebrate

On-Campus Engagement Opportunities:

Stop by the Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center, between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to record a Happy Birthday video message to St. Lawrence in front of our green screen!  Not a video person?  Don’t worry, we’ll have a photo booth with props for a perfect birthday photo!

L4L 4K: Join fellow Laurentians for a “Laurentian for Life Week” 4K Run/Walk through campus!  Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.  near the steps on the Quad. Contact Mike Howard at with questions.   

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. - join us in Dana for a theme dinner full of SLU favorites! Menu coming soon... 

Don't forget to wear your Scarlet and Brown proudly today! When friends and colleagues ask you what's up with your wardrobe, take the opportunity to tell them about St. Lawrence.  





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