Happy Pi Day!

Check out this video below for a quick dive into the early history of Pi, and how Archimedes intersected with it. For more information on Math in the St. John’s Program, visit this link.  

A little Valentine Fun

The admissions office is busy prepping for our Regular Decision admission letters to go out tomorrow Friday, February 15th. HOWEVER…we are never too busy to stop, smell the roses, and have a little fun during the holiday. I introduce to you our Valentine’s Day fun:  

The Greenfield Library announces the 2019 Book Collecting Contest Winners!

The votes are in! Decisions were made last week on the winners of the Greenfield Library’s 8th Annual Book Collecting Contest. In a bid for first prize–$300, a 30% shopping spree at the SJC Bookstore, and qualification for the National Book Collecting Contest—members of the St. John’s community gathered up their beloved “themed” books, showcasing…

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…

An Interview on Interviews

Interviews are a chance to get to know the human side of your application. We read hundreds of essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation throughout the year. These materials can tell us in a lot in terms of each student’s academic achievement thus far, but we know that’s not the whole picture. Sometimes the individual…

It’s a Tim Tam Slam Kind of Afternoon!

It is 3:15pm on January 8th in the admissions office of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM. Things are rolling with our graduate and undergraduate spring cohorts! Emails, phone calls and meetings, oh, my! We gather for a quick break in our director’s office for what she has described as a Tim Tam Slam. What…

The Art of the Wax Seal

Admissions Counselors develop many skills: active listening, interpersonal communication, counseling, problem solving, navigating travel reward programs, and so on. At St. John’s, there is one additional skill that all staff must perfect—the art of wax sealing. Wait, what is that?! You read correctly, every admissions counselor in our office must learn how to use a…

The Presidential Holiday Parties

    As per St. John’s tradition, before the winter holidays, the Presidents from each campus invite the faculty and staff for a party of cheer; celebrating our triumphs and hard work throughout the first semester. After working so hard in our individual offices and desks, coming together gives those who work for the college…

Summer Academy – for the curious and courageous

Through the holidays, imminent chilliness, and possible snowfall it may seem far-off, but summertime will be here before you know it!  A west coast girl at heart, I’m already looking forward to the long, blue-sky-green-world sunshiny days that I love here on campus.  I spend a good portion of my time all year round preparing for…

Thanksgiving at the President’s House

This Thanksgiving in Santa Fe, President Mark Roosevelt and his wife Dorothy invited all students still on campus, staff, and faculty to their house for Thanksgiving dinner.   The president inviting the community into his home for Thanksgiving is a tradition that goes back a long way here at St. John’s, and it’s one of…