Coffee & Donuts with 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…

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,…

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…

Admissions Retreat 2017!

  Being one college on two campuses is one of the many things that makes St. John’s great,but it also means that the admissions office doesn’t get to be all together nearly as often as we would like! Once a year, we have a week-long retreat on one of the two campuses, which gives us…

Commencement in Annapolis

  This past Sunday, May 15th, the Annapolis campus held its commencement ceremonies. While commencement is always an exciting day, it’s also bittersweet for the seniors, and for the staff and faculty as well. We’re proud to see them receive their diplomas, but we’re sad to see them go! This year was also marks president…

The Toughest Question

As representatives of St. John’s College, my colleagues and I are asked questions like “What do you think is the best thing about St. John’s?” time and again.  It’s a question that I struggle to answer because I think it’s difficult to pick just one thing when so many things make St. John’s exceptional.  Our…

Admitted Students Visit St. John’s College

We welcomed over 100 admitted students to our campuses in March and April. Students came from 34 different states and 5 countries, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV,…

Senior Essays are in and bells are rung!

This week we celebrate the class of 2017 who recently turned in their senior essays! The seniors handed their essays in to the dean and college president, before enjoying a reception with their tutors and peers. On the Santa Fe campus, there is a special tradition in which the title of each essay is read,…

For the Love of Dogs

Did you know we have campus dogs at St. John’s?  If you’ve ever visited our campuses, chances are you ran into Arcadia on one of her daily walks around the Annapolis campus or were greeted by Seymour at the Santa Fe library on your tour. At St. John’s, we believe that dogs not only make great…

The top five reasons to visit St. John’s College

There are a lot of good reasons to visit colleges in general and St. John’s College in particular, many of which are outlined in this excellent post by Sophia Dillard. But as college application season gets into full swing, I wanted to remind you of some of the best reasons to put St. John’s College…

Friday night lecture

People often say that there are no lectures at St. John’s, and that’s mostly true—you’ll never take a lecture class at any point during your time here. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll never hear a lecture on campus. In fact, every week there’s one time and two places where you’ll be sure to find…