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…

School’s out for summer

The photo is from one of the spring break outdoor programs offered on our Santa Fe campus–but I think it captures the joy of a well-earned summer break! But as our students head out to relax, pursue internships and coursework, and enjoy some summer reading, here’s one last monthly round up for the academic year….

Commencement in Annapolis

  This past Sunday, May 15th, the Annapolis campus held its commencement ceremonies. While commencement is always an exciting day, it’s also bittersweet for the seniors, and for the staff and faculty as well. We’re proud to see them receive their diplomas, but we’re sad to see them go! This year was also marks president…

Springtime at St. John’s

Pictured: St. John’s student Sawyer Neale (class of 2018) takes in the action at the Annapolis Cup with actor  Kevin Spacey. Photo courtesy of Mr. Neale.   April is the last full month students have at St. John’s before summer vacation, and as the weather warms up students take to the outdoors in droves, whether…

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,…

A belated February round-up

  February is the shortest month, but what it lacks in length it made up for in activity! After an exciting February, students are happy to have spring break in March. Senior Essays. Members of the class of 2017 turned in their capstone senior essays at the beginning of the month. Congratulations to our seniors!…

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,…

January at St. John’s

Here’s a selection of what’s been happening on our campuses in the new year!   Exhibit highlights African-American communities. An exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery features the work of painter Ruth Starr Rose, whose subjects included descendants of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. The exhibit will run through February 26th. Two Grammy-Nominated Musicians Perform at…

Happy New Year!

Cheers to the new year! St. John’s students are currently home for a well-deserved winter break, but we still wanted to take the time to share  a sampling of December’s St. John’s Related happenings with you: Alumna named editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. Lydia Polgreen ’97 was recently hired to run the Huffington Post. She…

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…

Why does every college sound the same?

Here at St. John’s, we pride ourselves on being a little different – a curriculum based on Great Books, not textbooks, and classrooms alive with conversations and possibilities.  At St. John’s, questions drive the conversation, not answers.  At St. John’s, the question – the questioning – is more important. In support of this self-sustaining, curious…