RMACAC Wild West Tour

We recently welcomed the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) Wild West Bus Tour to our Santa Fe campus! A mix of high school and independent counselors traveled from around the southwest and west coast to visit St. John’s College and four other colleges in the southwest. While on campus, they took a…

Admissions Retreat 2019!

Last Monday, us Annapolitans escaped the muggy east coast to spend some time with our favorite colleagues out in the New Mexican high desert, for a week of reflection and planning. Enchiladas were enjoyed, sunscreen was applied, and most importantly, our work in Admissions was celebrated by all. A few of the topics that we…

2nd Day of the JF Summer Term

I had occasion to leave my desk this afternoon. Walking around campus, I was struck by the beauty of this place.  At the start of every term, I practice seeing this place anew, with fresh eyes. Today is the second day of our summer term for our January Freshman students. Next week our new group of…

Commencement 2019!

May is an especially exciting time for colleges, because it typically marks the time of senior commencement. This month, we graduated a total of 168 graduates between the two campuses – 98 in Annapolis, and 70 in Santa Fe. In Annapolis, though the weather was a bit rainy, spirits were bright as graduates watched Annapolis…

Davis Scholars Globe Ceremony

Pictured:  Fu Tiantong, Sila Karabiber (invited as a special guest speaker), Mohab Sherif Ismail Younis, Pano Kanelos (invited as special guest speaker), Juana Melendez, Yu Yau Wong, and Amanda Stevens (Invited as “Director of International Recruitment and as most awesomest Davis Liason/human”) Davis Scholars are graduates from the United World College system, which has campuses…

A Picnic at the Dean’s

Pictured above: Dean Sterling, grill master. We’re now fully into spring in Santa Fe, as signified both by warm temperatures on campus and the slow melting of snow off the peaks of our neighborhood mountains. Dean Walter Sterling marked the occasion by inviting all staff and faculty into his home for some delicious food, great…

May Day

In college admissions May 1 in known as National College Decision Day, but in Annapolis, MD May 1 is also known as “May Day”—the day where our city comes together to celebrate spring! The Garden Club of Old Annapolis invites all homeowners and businesses alike to take part in a May Day Basket competition. This…

The 2019 Annapolis Cup

This weekend was a busy one in Annapolis, where the croquet teams of St. John’s and The Naval Academy squared off in the 37th annual Annapolis Croquet match.  St. John’s ended up winning 4-1, marking their 30th victory in the history of the match. Below is a description of the action by admissions counselor and…