The Big Think

Yesterday, May 16th, St. John’s College held its first annual “Big Think” event for Faculty and Staff. This event provided an opportunity for the community to come together to brainstorm new innovative ideas, as well as work through what we consider to be, the most pressing issues/areas of improvement. Topics that were discussed ranged from…

The 2018 Annapolis Cup

On April 14th, we celebrated our 36th annual Croquet Match (The Annapolis Cup) against the Naval Academy! We had idyllic spring weather over here in Annapolis, complete with flowers, sunshine, and green grass. Over 5,000 people bought tickets for the event, and our tiny campus which is normally home to just a couple hundred college…

World Book Day and the St. John’s College Book Awards 2018!

Today is The first of the 2018 St. John’s College Book Awards will be presented today to two students at a local high school in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Teachers and counselors are invited to nominate an outstanding high school junior. We are looking for that student who loves to read, who always has one…

Happy Earth Day!

  Pictured: President Kanelos and some of our trusty staff (including admissions’ own Brittany Kemmer!) stop for a picture while participating in our living shoreline cleanup of College Creek. Happy Earth Day from St. John’s College! In Santa Fe and Annapolis, we’re happy to call two great corners of our planet home–and we want to…

Crab Crawl 2018

This past Thursday, we had the opportunity to host 49 High School College Counselors from across the United States (and Puerto Rico!) for the annual Crab Crawl College Tour. These counselors were visiting from California, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and beyond! Over the course of one…

An Open Discussion

During last weekend’s admitted student’s event in Annapolis, students and families that attended the overnight or arrived on Friday were treated to a Friday Night Lecture, delivered by our own Daniel Harrell. Mr. Harrell, who received his PhD from Emory University, is in his twentieth year on the faculty at St. John’s College. As it…

Annapolis Film Festival Brings Downton Abbey Star to Campus

This past weekend marked the 6th annual Annapolis Film Festival, with 70 films shown over the course of the four day festival. Several of those films were shown in our own FSK auditorium, including a Saturday Night screening of “A Crooked Somebody,” starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt. Froggatt, who won a Golden Globe and received three…

Pi(e) Day

We all know that 3.14 is Pi Day, but have you ever wondered or learned about the man who had discovered the concept? According to many sources, it was a Greek Mathematician named Archimedes – somebody we read right here in our program! Mathematics is a part of academic life here at St. John’s – it’s…

Coffee Shops of Annapolis

One of the advantages of having campuses in two fantastic college towns is great local coffee! Here are a few of our student’s favorites in Annapolis. All of these coffee shops are within a ten minute walk of campus (and most are closer to five). 49 West–A coffee shop and cafe with late hours and…

Midnight Madness at the Bookstore

The College Bookstore is one of the focal points of campus life here at St. John’s, so midnight madness is one of the events of the season! During midnight madness, the bookstore is open from 10 PM through midnight after seminar, with discounts on almost everything in the store. One part sale, one part social…

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,…