Coffee & Donuts in Public Safety

Last Wednesday, Public Safety invited the campus community to their office for an impromptu coffee and donuts! It was a blustery day in Annapolis, and many students and staff members enjoyed the chance to warm up with a nice cup of coffee and some conversation. The admissions office was happy to join them! This is…

Lunch and Learn

Ever wonder how admissions counselors stay connected to the larger college community? I wanted to show you inside our most recent Lunch and Learn programming. Lunch and Learns take place once a month and aim to highlight a different office each month. This past Wednesday, November 8th, the Career Services staff members in Annapolis shared…

An inauguration to remember

On Saturday October 28th, the Annapolis campus held an inauguration ceremony for our new president! Members of the Board of Visitors and Governors and Santa Fe/College Wide president Mark Roosevelt were on hand for the occasion. The event began with the formal inauguration, which included remarks by President Roosevelt, President Kanelos, Annapolis Dean  Joseph McFarland,…

Admissions Open House

This past Saturday, October 21st, the Annapolis admissions office hosted an open house for prospective students and families. Visitors had the chance to participate in a seminar, speak to current students, admissions counselors, and faculty members, tour campus, attend a panel on life at St. John’s, and even hear from the campus president! We really…

Owning your college essay

For many, writing a college essay can feel like a daunting task. It just takes up too much energy. We get it. You are in the middle of the rest of your lives: high school, homework, and extra-curricular activities are taking up almost all of your time. Adding college essays and applications into the mix…

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…