Staff Council Summer Thank you Picnic!

Early June marks a brief respite between semesters and before our summer terms and summer programs shift into high gear. This year the Santa Fe Staff Association Council worked with the President’s office to sponsor a “thank you” picnic for everyone on campus; this included, staff, faculty, students, and families. It was a beautiful Friday…

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…

Speak About It

Yesterday, we hosted a performance by Speak About It, a theater group focused on performances about consent, boundaries and healthy relationships. Although this performance was targeted to our undergraduates, everyone in the campus community was invited to attend. In our Student Activities Center, they performed for a terrific turnout of students, faculty, and staff. This…

Admitted Student Event – Part 1

This is a joint post by Todd Cooley, Assistant Director of Admissions (Annapolis, MD) and Natalie Blais, Associate Director of Admissions (Santa Fe, NM). This Saturday, I got to fly out to see our Santa Fe campus for the first time. I came to help out for the first of three Admitted Student Events held…

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…

4 Flights, 3 Days, 8 Meetings

Admissions counselors travel a lot! Part of our job is to visit high schools across the country to meet with students, counselors, even teachers. We also travel to conduct interviews with applicants. This past week I got to travel to Northern California’s South Bay area. My strategy was to focus a quick trip around a…

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…

January Freshman Have Arrived!

  On January 15th we welcomed 20 January Freshman to the Santa Fe campus of St. John’s College! Here are a few stats about this year’s January Freshman Class: 75% of these students attended other colleges and universities before coming to St. John’s 20% legacy (4 out of 20 students had relatives who were Johnnies)…

A Musical December

It was a musical December here at St. John’s College! This month featured an orchestra concert, the freshman chorus concert, and collegium. Collegium is a tradition on both campuses, and includes all kinds of musical performances from students, tutors, and staff. Acts range from dance troupes to audience participation rounds, from solo acts to performances…

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…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Early Action Reading–I mean Happy Thanksgiving–from all of us in the St. John’s College admissions office! Both campuses celebrated with the annual dining hall feast, featuring plenty of Thanksgiving favorites.  Here are some pictures from the Annapolis feast. the menu included: roast turkey and gravy mashed potatoes green bean casserole cranberry sauce sausage and…

St. John’s Partners with Local High School

Every Thursday during the fall and spring terms, two or three current students volunteer in  in the college counseling center, called The College Plaza, at Santa Fe High. Last Thursday was the launch of the Junior Jump Start program.  All high school juniors were invited to attend this lunchtime meeting. To sweeten the deal, pizza…