July Summer Lecture Series

Saint John’s  has some amazing virtual lectures taking place this month that you don’t want to miss out on! We hope that you are able to join us for this opportunity. Check out the details below! The Recovery of the Good and the Noble: Can Xenophon’s Socrates Help? Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Time: 5:30…

Stuck at home? Check out these Virtual Activities!

Not sure what to do today? We have found some amazing virtual resources: from museum gallerytours, free online courses, and virtual volunteering to zoo livestreams, free audiobooks, and evenvirtual puzzles. At St. John’s, we’ve also created a number of online resources for you to pursue this summer, including virtual tours, virtual visit options, and the…

Pets of Admissions

While stuck at home, we in admissions have the chance to create some comfy spaces to continue our work in our home offices. While we miss all of our colleagues and seeing them in person each day (Zoom is just not the same!), we have had the opportunity to get to know each other’s pet…

Spring is here!

Spring is in full bloom in and around both of our campuses! Take a look and see if you can guess what pics are from which campus! The rich profusion thee confounds, my love, Of flowers, spread athwart the garden. Aye, Name upon name assails thy ears, and each More barbarous-sounding than the one before–…

Virtual Visits at St. John's College

This week, our staff in the admissions office began meeting virtually, along with current students and the rest of the administration. We have been hard at work developing ways to continue to meet with interested students, and talk about St. John’s College with them. As a result, we have come up with a few different…

Dorm Life at St. John’s College

At St. John’s, we have incredibly spatious and charming student housing, which is accessible to students all four years. This helps to contribute to the holistic and welcoming community that we strive for, and helps to create an experience where your thoughts about the Plato reading don’t need to end at the end of class….

On Second Thoughts and Second Chances

On January 18th, 2020, St. John’s College hosted its premiere TEDx event on the Annapolis campus. Contrasting the dreary and drizzling overcast, the banner on stage in the Francis Scott Key auditorium was comprised of multicolored ribbons. Though sparing and unglamorous, this well befits the St. John’s aesthetic: less glitz, more substance, more soul. (Socrates…

Raising The Persisting Human Questions

I would like to introduce you to the core, governing, visionary document of the college, The Statement of the Program:   Come back soon for the next deep dive about The Seminar.  

2020 Book Collecting Contest Results

Every year in Annapolis, the Greenfield Library holds a contest through which Johnnies can submit a book collection – a series of personally owned books which are organized around a common theme. Students submit and essay and explain what makes each collection so special. This year, we had some great entries and winners. Below are…

Scientific Inquiry: Beyond Merely Arriving at the Truth

Johnnies want to know why we believe what we believe. The Admissions Office was given a special inside tour of the labs with new Director of Labs, John Balwit. Thoughts about the St. John’s College Lab Program  by Tutor Llyd Wells: In the modern world, there are so many things we know without knowing how…