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…

Springtime in Annapolis

There is a time in Maryland that occurs around early April, when winter thaws away, flowers begin to sprout seemingly everywhere, and finally(!), it’s not weird to eat ice cream again. Spring, in this counselor’s humble opinion, is Annapolis’ best season. This month has been very busy for us in the admissions office – between…

Behind the Scenes in DC

Today I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to tag along with a group of Johnnies as they ventured into DC. Although many students visit our nation’s capital during their time at St. John’s (whether for fun or for one of it’s many internship opportunities), today was a little different…today I was able to…

Admitted Student Day 2019!

This past weekend, both Annapolis and Santa Fe had Admitted Student Receptions for the incoming class of 2023 – and they were both a smashing success. We even had a number of students who were able to attend both – but if you couldn’t make it, we put together this recap video below to give…

A Week in Career Services

A sampling from Jaime Dunn, Director of Career Services Tuesday  Good morning! This morning I met with a sophomore who’s applying to the Pathways program for the AIP Language Institute in Valencia, Spain. We reviewed his letter of intent and resume and talked about finalizing his application for the deadline next week. I then met…

Spring Break = Faculty & Staff Luncheon

It is the last day of spring break, and we are eager for campus to be alive again with students next week…but this afternoon the Annapolis campus community gathered for some good ole Mission BBQ. What was the reason?  Our annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon: During this time, President Kanelos took the time to…

The Greenfield Library announces the 2019 Book Collecting Contest Winners!

The votes are in! Decisions were made last week on the winners of the Greenfield Library’s 8th Annual Book Collecting Contest. In a bid for first prize–$300, a 30% shopping spree at the SJC Bookstore, and qualification for the National Book Collecting Contest—members of the St. John’s community gathered up their beloved “themed” books, showcasing…

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…