Signs of the time

September in New Mexico brings warm sunny days and cooler evenings, temperatures can range from the low-80’s during the day to the mid-40’s at night. On campus, fall freshman are demonstrating Euclidean geometric propositions; sophomores are writing Gregorian chants; juniors have just left behind Paradise Lost, and seniors are chasing electrons and grappling with conceptions…

Student Activities Fair

From swing dancing to climbing club, from Mock Trial to the Storyteller’s Guild, extracurricular opportunities at St. John’s abound. At the beginning of each year on both campuses, activities fairs introduce new freshmen to the various clubs they can join, and re-introduce upperclassmen to their favorites, along with any new groups.   Between our two…

Convocatum Est!

Convocatum Est! With those words, presidents Roosevelt (college wide, Santa Fe) and Kanelos (Annapolis) officially declared the college’s 322nd session open. The year began with registration, as students arrived on campus, moved into dorms, and received their class schedules. For admissions, it was particularly exciting to see the incoming freshmen we had worked with, interviewed, and…

Eclipse 8.21.2017

With over 300 days a year of sunshine, students, faculty, and staff of St. John’s College fretted this morning. It was a gorgeous gray sky, filled with cumulus cloud upon cumulus cloud, like a breeding ground for fluffy cauliflowers. In Santa Fe the eclipse would be visible from 10:22am to 1:15pm, reaching maximum coverage at…

Summer Internships

For many of our students, the summer is a prime opportunity to get hands-on experience in a field of interest in the form of an internship. And every year, many Johnnies fund their internships through the Ariel Internship Program and the Hodson Internship Program, which are offered exclusively to St. John’s College students. This summer,…

Summer Academy: Justice, Nature, and Law

Week Four of Summer Academy also marks the first session in Annapolis. After three great sessions in Santa Fe, we were excited to welcome students to our eastern campus! Students have studied Pascal in lab, read Antigone, The Republic, and the Book of Job in Seminar, and read selections of Kafka, O’Connor, Lincoln and Welty…

Summer Academy, Week 1, Day 1

Origins. Today is the first full-day of the first week for our 2017 Summer Academy Program. We welcomed 49 teenagers to campus last night. After registering, some unpacking and eating dinner, the students and tutors jumped right into seminars on Prometheus Bound; this morning they had an hour and half discussion in language tutorials about…

Hiking on campus

One of my favorite things about our campus’s location in Santa Fe  (and it’s a long list!) are the hiking opportunities that start literally on campus. There is even one hike–Monte Sol–that you can do, from start to finish, without ever leaving campus! But the most extensive hiking opportunities come in the Santa Fe National…

Admissions Retreat 2017!

  Being one college on two campuses is one of the many things that makes St. John’s great,but it also means that the admissions office doesn’t get to be all together nearly as often as we would like! Once a year, we have a week-long retreat on one of the two campuses, which gives us…

School’s out for summer

The photo is from one of the spring break outdoor programs offered on our Santa Fe campus–but I think it captures the joy of a well-earned summer break! But as our students head out to relax, pursue internships and coursework, and enjoy some summer reading, here’s one last monthly round up for the academic year….

Commencement in Annapolis

  This past Sunday, May 15th, the Annapolis campus held its commencement ceremonies. While commencement is always an exciting day, it’s also bittersweet for the seniors, and for the staff and faculty as well. We’re proud to see them receive their diplomas, but we’re sad to see them go! This year was also marks president…