Food Trucks of Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a fantastic town for foodies, and food trucks can be found all over town. Most food trucks in Santa Fe tend to anchor themselves semi-permanently in a parking lot, or even partner with a local brewery to serve food to their patrons, but they still move around occasionally. For the right food…

Coffee (and Tea!) of Santa Fe

There are a lot of great things to do and see in Santa Fe, and for a Johnnie looking for a great place to hang out with friends, read, or work on an essay, Santa Fe’s many excellent coffee shops are top of the list! Here are a just a few of our favorite coffee…

Sunshine, Great Tunes, and Great Company

Santa Fe has perfect weather for outdoor activities most of the year but Spring and Summer are especially nice. Sunshine, relatively forgiving high temperatures, and long days make for great hiking, biking, picnicking, and sunset watching (sunset watching is great year round!). One of my favorite summer traditions on our campus is the Music on…

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…

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…

Winter Break Reading

For Johnnies, breaks are often a great chance to catch up on some reading. And the admissions office is no exception! We thought it might be fun to ask around the office and let you know some of the things your admissions counselors read over break. Robin Lancaster (DE, MD, NJ, PA) dove into some…

Thanksgiving at the President’s House

This Thanksgiving in Santa Fe, President Mark Roosevelt and his wife Dorothy invited all students still on campus, staff, and faculty to their house for Thanksgiving dinner.   The president inviting the community into his home for Thanksgiving is a tradition that goes back a long way here at St. John’s, and it’s one of…

The Importance of an Interview

At St. John’s, an interview is optional—but if you’re able to take the time for it, it’s an option well worth taking. If you visit campus, you can always add an interview to your visit, and if you’re not able to visit, you can always interview by Skype or even by phone. An interview only…