Join alumni, students, parents and friends for Laurentian for Life Week 2016
March 30 - April 3
This series of on- and off- campus events honors the five pillars of being a Laurentian:
Learn, Give, Connect, Serve and Celebrate!
During 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 that will collect posts from across social media platforms
. Be sure to use the #L4LWeek
hashtag in your posts to join the conversation and take part in our annual Social Media Challenge
For those off-campus, be sure to check out our list of Charter Day parties in cities across the country
and join Laurentians as we celebrate 160 years of tradition and our bright future ahead!
And of course, be sure to check SaintsAthletics.com
so you can show off your Scarlet and Brown Pride as the Saints lacrosse, softball, riding and men's tennis teams all host competitions during #L4LWeek.
Wednesday, March 30
Laurentian Lightning Lectures
: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. broadcasted live online
Join Nick Santaro '18, Paige Friedlander '16, Jacqueline Sovie '18, Ross McMullan '16 and Class Co-Presidents Samantha Colton '16 and Taylor Owen '16 will share what the pillars of being a Laurentian for Life mean to them. These live eight-minute chats are ONLY available online, so be sure to tune in on why #L4LWeek is so important on campus.
Saints Trivia Night: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Pub 56
Pub 56 will serve as the backdrop for "Saints Trivia Night," as teams work to answer Laurentian-themed brain-teasers. Prizes will be awarded, and attendees will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres (mac and cheese bites!
) and drink specials. All levels of brainiacs are welcome!
Thursday, March 31
Alumni Executive Council's Coffee Boost: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Sullivan Student Center
The Alumni Executive Council knows that Laurentians may need a pick-me-up prior to class. That's why the Council is proud to sponsor its annual "Coffee Boost," which also helps to educate how all donations can make a difference in the lives of students. Swing by the Sullivan Student Center and grab a free cup of Joe before it runs out!
Thank SLU: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Sullivan Student Center
The spring "Thank SLU" campaign will give students the opportunity to write thank you messages to donors who continue to support the St. Lawrence mission. "Thank SLU" is hosted by the Student Alumni Association, which will be providing pizza and cookies to thank those helping the cause!
Friday, April 1
LinkedIn Photo Booth: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Career Services Office
Stop by the Career Services Office to snap a new-and-improved business headshot to use on your personal LinkedIn profile. First impressions matter, both in person and online!
Live Alumni Twitter Chat - "Why Should I Use Twitter?": 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. using the hashtag #L4LWeek
Hosted by @SLUCareers, join our alumni for a live chat about the benefits of using Twitter to not only make connections, but how to become a voice in your industry of interest! The Alumni Twitter Chat participants include Laura Burgess '06, Matt Brender '08, Devan Meserve '09 and Josh Johnson '10.
LINC Info Session: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Hannon Room, Sullivan Student Center
Hosted by @SLUCareers, this chat is for first-year students interested in learning more about the LINC (Laurentians Investing in Networking & Careers) program. Hear from fellow students about how the program has helped them and how it can help you!
Laurentian Social Hour: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Sullivan Student Center
Faculty, staff and students can stop by the Alumni Council Campus Room on the third floor of the Student Center to enjoy some light hors d'oeuvres, beverage and conversation heading into Charter Day Weekend!
L4L Week 4K Run/Walk: 4:15 p.m. registration; Race Starts with the playing of the Chapel Bells at 5:00 p.m.
The third annual L4L4K run/walk through campus will start with the sounding of the chapel bells! Registration begins at 4:15 p.m. near the Brush Quad steps. The first 100 registrants will receive a free Laurentian for Life Week t-shirt!
Laurentian Singers Home Concert: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall
The Laurentian Singers, celebrating their 70th year on campus, will perform during #L4LWeek this year! The group, fresh off a multi-state tour, invites those on campus to connect with them during their annual home concert.
Saturday, April 2
Volunteer Brunch: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Newell Multipurpose Room
Laurentians around the world take great pride in serving their communities, including the local Canton and North Country communities. This invitation-only brunch honors those students, faculty and staff who continue to go above-and-beyond in their service efforts for our neighbors.
Kick It for Stephanie
: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Leithead Fieldhouse / Munro Family Climbing Wall
The St. Lawrence University and North Country communities will combine their service efforts on Saturday afternoon for the annual "Kick It" event, presented by the Center for Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services. This year's proceeds will benefit Stephanie McKeel of Massena, NY (left), who is courageously battling Cystic fibrosis and is awaiting a double lung transplant.Ages 12+
: $5.00 Family of Four
: $15.00 College students and children under 12
Activities include Zumba (12pm), Salsa Dancing (1pm), Yoga (2pm), rock climbing, cornhole, ladder-ball, Kan Jam, Tug of War, basketball, soccer, arts and crafts, auction, 50/50 raffle and refreshments!
Sunday, April 3 - Charter Day!
Charter Day Brunch - Happy 160th, St. Lawrence!: 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Dana Dining Hall
St. Lawrence University turns 160 years old on Sunday, and the Dining Services staff is going to have some "saintly" favorites ready for Laurentians at the weekly brunch. A photo booth, co-sponsored by ACE, will be in Dana with props and custom emojis so we can put together a scrap book commemorating the special day.
Charter Day Gatherings in various cities
Can't be on campus for brunch at Dana? Check our list of Charter Day parties
happening in various cities thanks to our tremendous volunteer network. Please check the dates and times as some of our networks are doing surprise (early) and belated parties to accommodate local Laurentians!
Charter Day Concert with the Singing Saints, Sinners and Upbeats
: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Gunnison Chapel and LIVE online
What better way to cap Laurentian for Life Week and Charter Day than the sweet sounds of campus a cappella groups? The concert will be streamed online so that Laurentians all over the world can end their weekends on a high note, with the alma mater from the heart of campus.
A special thanks to the Alumni Executive Council, the Student Alumni Association and the numerous Laurentian volunteers and University staff members who help to make #L4LWeek possible!