Sunshine, Great Tunes, and Great Company

Santa Fe has perfect weather for outdoor activities most of the year but Spring and Summer are especially nice. Sunshine, relatively forgiving high temperatures, and long days make for great hiking, biking, picnicking, and sunset watching (sunset watching is great year round!). One of my favorite summer traditions on our campus is the Music on…

RMACAC Wild West Tour

We recently welcomed the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) Wild West Bus Tour to our Santa Fe campus! A mix of high school and independent counselors traveled from around the southwest and west coast to visit St. John’s College and four other colleges in the southwest. While on campus, they took a…

Admissions Retreat 2019!

Last Monday, us Annapolitans escaped the muggy east coast to spend some time with our favorite colleagues out in the New Mexican high desert, for a week of reflection and planning. Enchiladas were enjoyed, sunscreen was applied, and most importantly, our work in Admissions was celebrated by all. A few of the topics that we…

2nd Day of the JF Summer Term

I had occasion to leave my desk this afternoon. Walking around campus, I was struck by the beauty of this place.  At the start of every term, I practice seeing this place anew, with fresh eyes. Today is the second day of our summer term for our January Freshman students. Next week our new group of…

A Picnic at the Dean’s

Pictured above: Dean Sterling, grill master. We’re now fully into spring in Santa Fe, as signified both by warm temperatures on campus and the slow melting of snow off the peaks of our neighborhood mountains. Dean Walter Sterling marked the occasion by inviting all staff and faculty into his home for some delicious food, great…

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…

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…

Snow, Female Authors, Shrimp, and More!

I went  with some of my colleagues to grab some lunch in the dining hall today.  We have kind of an incredible salad bar and New Year’s resolutions being what they are… Anyway, when I stepped into the Student Center, I realized that today was our 2019 Student Activities Fair! It is not a secret…

Admitted Students Start Their Journey with Homer’s “Iliad”

Excited about starting at St. John’s? Well, if you were admitted through Early Action, you should have a gift coming through the mail this week to get you even more excited. It is the first book to check off on your St. John’s book list: Homer’s Iliad! For last few years, the Admissions Office has…