Burns Night Reading in the Annapolis Bookstore

In honor of Robert Burns Night, a scottish tradition held January 25th of every year, our own Robin Dunn held his annual dramatic reading of some of Burns’ most famous works. Admissions Counselor Robin Lancaster attended the reading, snapping some photos, as well as recording some audio of the verse. The tradition is in honor…

Martin Luther King, and W.E.B. DuBois

Along with the rest of the country, I’m thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King today. MLK day is a day to not only remember the incredibly important work done in the African American community through the civil rights movement, but it also reminds me of what it means to be an American, to be discerning…

What are our counselors reading over break?

A few weeks ago I thought it’d be in my best interest to send out a form to the admissions staff, inquiring about our reading plans over break. This was partially to showcase how well-read our staff is, but was also selfishly a plan to give me some good book recommendations for our holiday break….

Thanksgiving in the Dining Hall!

In Annapolis and Santa Fe, we’re getting ready for a quick break to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Last week, the Annapolis campus was able to get a quick preview of break with a Thanksgiving Day Meal. This year’s menu included roasted turkey breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, and even stuffing waffles! Oh, and plenty of veggie…

Snow

On this Thursday morning a week before Thanksgiving, the St. John’s College campus in Santa Fe received an unexpected snow fall! What was supposed to be a light dusting has turned into a few inches and counting. You might ask why I was out in this weather? Well, these photos and the video were taken…

Happy Halloween!

Today marked the first annual Trick or Treat event of Weigle Hall on our Santa Fe campus. Organized by our student life staff, all students were invited to go Trick or Treating through our administrative offices! There were pirates, fairies, super heroes, witches and more!

The Maryland Renaissance Fair

By Brittany Kemmer Fall brings some of the very best things to Annapolis – the new Johnnie class, of course, the National Boat Show, cooler breezes…and a personal favorite of mine, the Maryland Renaissance Festival!  Proudly a bit obsessed with the Faire, it’s a staple in my autumn calendar, and I haven’t missed a season…

Our Favorite Program Ghosts

Halloween season is upon us, and I thought it might be a good time to share some of our office’s favorite ghostly characters in the books we explore on the St. John’s program. While many of the stories that we read are not “ghost stories” in the modern sense, many things that happen in the…

Should I apply early decision?

For the first time, St. John’s is offering three ways to apply for fall 2020: Early Decision by November 1 Early Action by November 15 Regular Decision by January 15 What on earth is the difference? Both Early Action and Regular Decision are the “normal” ways to apply. You submit the application by the deadline,…