Hiking on campus

One of my favorite things about our campus’s location in Santa Fe  (and it’s a long list!) are the hiking opportunities that start literally on campus. There is even one hike–Monte Sol–that you can do, from start to finish, without ever leaving campus! But the most extensive hiking opportunities come in the Santa Fe National…

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…

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,…

Welcome to our Freshmen Fast-Forward Students

On January 15th the St. John’s community welcomed 31 January Freshmen to the Class of 2020. These students have chosen to enroll in our mid-year accelerated track and will graduate in 3 1/2 years. Who are these fabulous students? 14 states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, GA, ID, IL, LA, MD, NM, NY, TX, VT, and…

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…

One doesn’t even need to ask and help will always be given

All of a sudden, we find ourselves in mid-October. Admissions Counselors are busy visiting schools all over the country. Alumni are representing St. John’s at local college fairs. The leaves are turning gem like colors. The evenings are becoming crisp, all while our students are settling into their books, into their studies, into the deep,…

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…

Welcome Class of 2020!

This week St. John’s College welcomed around 250 new Johnnies across both campuses. In Annapolis, President Chris Nelson gave his Convocation address in Francis Scott Key Auditorium and declared the College’s 321st session open. In Santa Fe, President Mark Roosevelt addressed new and returning students on the Weigle Placita under the gleaming New Mexico sky. Last night, first year…