Fall Recruitment and Travel in the Time of a Pandemic

March 2020, news of a pandemic was taking hold all over the world. Students packed up their things and moved out of their dorms. Staff gathered their supplies and laptops and prepared to work from home for a few weeks. Spring admitted student events were rapidly converted to webinars. Things shifted quickly and schools, students,…

One Last Summer Day in Naptown

By: Drew Goodwin Summer is my favorite season, especially in Annapolis (Naptown for those in the know). There are always crazy amounts of tourists coming to shop, dine, sail, and explore our 300+ year-old streets. While this Summer has been different to say the least, it’s been reassuring to see people out and about, masks…

Connecting Beyond the Classics – Sci-Fi Summer Book Club

By John Edwards SF GILA 2017 This summer I jumped at chance to lead a short reading group for some of our incoming Santa Fe Freshman. In my role in Admissions Operations, I work a lot more with data than with actual students, and as a Johnnie myself (GILA SF ‘17), I was missing the…

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…