On Second Thoughts and Second Chances

On January 18th, 2020, St. John’s College hosted its premiere TEDx event on the Annapolis campus. Contrasting the dreary and drizzling overcast, the banner on stage in the Francis Scott Key auditorium was comprised of multicolored ribbons. Though sparing and unglamorous, this well befits the St. John’s aesthetic: less glitz, more substance, more soul. (Socrates…

Coffee (and Tea!) of Santa Fe

There are a lot of great things to do and see in Santa Fe, and for a Johnnie looking for a great place to hang out with friends, read, or work on an essay, Santa Fe’s many excellent coffee shops are top of the list! Here are a just a few of our favorite coffee…

Happy Halloween!

Today marked the first annual Trick or Treat event of Weigle Hall on our Santa Fe campus. Organized by our student life staff, all students were invited to go Trick or Treating through our administrative offices! There were pirates, fairies, super heroes, witches and more!

The Maryland Renaissance Fair

By Brittany Kemmer Fall brings some of the very best things to Annapolis – the new Johnnie class, of course, the National Boat Show, cooler breezes…and a personal favorite of mine, the Maryland Renaissance Festival!  Proudly a bit obsessed with the Faire, it’s a staple in my autumn calendar, and I haven’t missed a season…

Beethoven’s Third Symphony!

Student Life invited the entire St. John’s College Community to attend The Lensic’s Heroic Beethoven concert featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 Eroica on Sunday, September 22nd at 3:00pm. Tickets were donated to the college by ProMusica and The Lensic Performing Arts Center!  Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony is particularly significant work to the college because everyone studies…

Behind the Scenes

It all began with a script…a script about the adventures of Johnnies. At St. John’s, we are always working toward new ways to share the student experience with prospective Johnnies. We do this through emails, campus visits, one-on-one meetings, phone calls, images, and video. It can sometimes seem daunting trying to keep all messaging platforms…

First Impressions: Santa Fe Registration

Fresh off of Registration in Annapolis, I ventured to Santa Fe to do it all again! Being new to the Annapolis SJC admissions team, I could not have been more elated for my first trip to Santa Fe. My journey began Sunday at 8:30am from BWI (which is a convenient 30-minute drive from campus) nonstop…

Seminar Skills: Thinking Interdisciplinarily

I was recently able to sit in on a presentation about college admissions for students and parents, focused primarily on liberal arts education. The speaker addressed the parents in the room and asked how many of them had heard of the job Social Media Manager ten years ago. User Experience Designer? Cloud developer? These are…

How College Works

Similar to our students, the majority of the St. John’s College admissions staff are “readers”. Therefore, this past month, a number of us joined together to form a summer reading group. We wanted to select a book that is topical to higher education and quickly agreed upon How College Works by Daniel F. Chambliss and…

Commencement 2019!

May is an especially exciting time for colleges, because it typically marks the time of senior commencement. This month, we graduated a total of 168 graduates between the two campuses – 98 in Annapolis, and 70 in Santa Fe. In Annapolis, though the weather was a bit rainy, spirits were bright as graduates watched Annapolis…