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…

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…

Welcome Class of 2020!

This week St. John’s College welcomed around 250 new Johnnies across both campuses. In Annapolis, President Chris Nelson gave his Convocation address in Francis Scott Key Auditorium and declared the College’s 321st session open. In Santa Fe, President Mark Roosevelt addressed new and returning students on the Weigle Placita under the gleaming New Mexico sky. Last night, first year…

Snow, snow, snow!

2-3 feet of snow is a big deal in Maryland, because we don’t often get snow and if we do, it’s usually not a significant amount. However, every few years or so mother Nature makes sure to send a blizzard our way; this year even a record breaking one. The St. John’s campus is beautiful even…

An Annapolis Johnnie’s First Trek to Santa Fe

Going to college in Annapolis was a blast; being close to DC and Baltimore were huge treats which I rarely took advantage of but loved knowing I could.  The St. John’s campus and nearby downtown area are charming and quaint and full of history and nearly everything an old soul trapped in a young body…