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…

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…

St. John’s College represented at the Smithsonian

The fifth and last week of Summer Academy is (sadly) coming to an end! Fitting to this week’s session titled Justice, Freedom and Law, the whole group ventured into Washington, D.C. to tour the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the National Museum of American History, and the National Gallery of Art. While…

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…

College Essay Writing 101

Hello potential future Johnnies! Amanda here. I’m the Associate Director of Admissions and one of our admission counselors. I’ve been working at St. John’s College for 5 ½ years now and have absolutely fallen in love with this little College. I love our Great Books program, our collaborative community, our two gorgeous campuses, and I…

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…