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…

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…

A Very Merry Maryland Crab-filled Retreat

We are back to the daily grind, but as I sit at my desk working on the June communications plan I can’t help but think back to last week’s AHHHHHMAZING Admissions Office Retreat. This year’s retreat took place in Annapolis. Our schedule was comprised of many discussions and meetings, in addition to team building activities/outings….

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…

Keeping Quiet

“KEEPING QUIET” BY PABLO NERUDA Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. It would be an exotic moment without rush, without engines; we would…

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…