Goethe in a Box

A few weeks ago, we sent our incoming freshmen a surprise in a box. The box contains seeds, soil pellets, peat pots, plant markers, a mini journal/sketchbook, and some colored pencils. Our goal in sending this box is to invite students to step away from their screens and to observe and engage with plants and…

Staying Organized Freshman Year!

Check out our tips and tricks for staying organized and productive during your Freshman year! It can be difficult to get used to creating new study habits and setting sleep schedules at the beginning of college, but we hope some of our tips can help make your adjustment to college a breeze. From to-do lists…

July Summer Lecture Series

Saint John’s  has some amazing virtual lectures taking place this month that you don’t want to miss out on! We hope that you are able to join us for this opportunity. Check out the details below! The Recovery of the Good and the Noble: Can Xenophon’s Socrates Help? Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Time: 5:30…

Our Favorite Fathers in the St. John’s College Program

Similarly to what we did last month in honor of Mother’s Day, we had to give a shout out to a number of the iconic fathers which make up the St. John’s Program. Some are adventurers, some are warriors, some are just supportive regular ol’ Dads, but we appreciate all of them and all of…

Summer Reading: Our First-Ever Virtual Book Clubs

While the bulk of us in Admissions are looking forward to the fall semester, we knew that we needed to something to continue our conversation with our incoming students throughout the summer. We came up with the idea to start online book clubs, in which incoming admitted students had the option to choose from a…

Stuck at home? Check out these Virtual Activities!

Not sure what to do today? We have found some amazing virtual resources: from museum gallerytours, free online courses, and virtual volunteering to zoo livestreams, free audiobooks, and evenvirtual puzzles. At St. John’s, we’ve also created a number of online resources for you to pursue this summer, including virtual tours, virtual visit options, and the…

Pets of Admissions

While stuck at home, we in admissions have the chance to create some comfy spaces to continue our work in our home offices. While we miss all of our colleagues and seeing them in person each day (Zoom is just not the same!), we have had the opportunity to get to know each other’s pet…

Training to better serve international students

At St. John’s, all classes are discussion classes, and in any discussion the voices around the table are of paramount importance in shaping the conversation. Having a wide variety of perspectives in class enriches the discussion in a very meaningful way, and at St. John’s we’re lucky to have students of varying backgrounds, life experiences,…

Spring is here!

Spring is in full bloom in and around both of our campuses! Take a look and see if you can guess what pics are from which campus! The rich profusion thee confounds, my love, Of flowers, spread athwart the garden. Aye, Name upon name assails thy ears, and each More barbarous-sounding than the one before–…

Our favorite mothers in the St. John’s Program

They say that behind every great character is a great mom. Though Hamlet may disagree, there certainly is no shortage of great motherly characters that we get to explore throughout the St. John’s College program. In honor of Mother’s Day happening this month, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite mothers in the St….