Service & Maintenance Staff
Sullivan Student Center
- Launders Science Library
- Music Library
- Owen D. Young Library
Popular Places to Chill
- Dorm lounges
- The quad (when it's warm out)
- Sullivan Student Center
Bar on Campus
Yes; Pub 56 is the campus bar, not to be confused with "the Pub," which is what students call the Northstar Café. Minors are allowed into the pub, although alcohol consumption is strictly 21-and-over. It's a popular place to hang out and listen to music.
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Northstar Café offers coffee, but if you want to treat yourself with a flavored coffee and special dessert, Brewer Bookstore is the place to go.
Movie Theater on Campus
There is no real movie theater on campus, although recently released movies are shown in the Student Center on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The movie theater in Canton, the American Theatre, has four screens.
SLU recently implemented a system that measures energy use in each building every day and summarizes the data on a screen in the Student Center. The University also has several green buildings, the most advanced being Johnson Hall of Science. Not only can visitors see the plaques inside explaining the energy-efficient aspects of the building, but in the summer they might also notice the high grass of the "No Mow Zone" outside Johnson Hall. This is a small area not groomed by lawn services to decrease the use of lawnmowers and fuel on campus. Sustainability is a priority of both the University and the student body.
- Cluck Farkson: You'll see this slogan on many shirts, especially at hockey games against SLU's rival, Clarkson. You get the picture.
- Fatbag: A Sergi's pizza roll: one medium, deep-fried pizza rolled up for your eating pleasure. For best results, consume after midnight.
- The Pub: The Northstar Café. Easily confused with Pub 56, the campus bar.
- Peak Weekend: On a designated weekend, the goal is to get one SLU student on each of the 46 Adirondack peaks. It's a great way to enjoy nature, especially for those who aren't experienced hikers.
- The Quad Experience: SLU's way of welcoming freshmen-a great way to break the ice.
- Springfest: Some fun outdoor events and a big-name band kick off the beginning of warm weather!
The Herring-Cole reading room, built in 1870, is haunted.
Favorite Things To Do
Many students enjoy hanging out in the Student Center, whether they end up studying, talking with friends, grabbing a snack, or a combination of the three. Playing music or trolling the Internet are also popular ways to relax. On weekends, concerts at the Java Barn are popular, as are trips to the Tick Tock and parties in the townhouses.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are around 100 clubs on campus, and students are encouraged to start their own if they have an idea and some potential members. While the SLU Outing Club is one of the largest clubs, there's something for everyone on campus. It is difficult to get University funding, but this doesn't stop students from meeting regularly and sharing their interests. Joining a club is a great way to get to know people, especially upperclassmen.
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International student organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student-run film society
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
- Johnson Hall has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council and is the only Gold-certified building on a college campus in New York State!
- To check out what's going on from week to week, go to sluwire.stlawu.edu. Students also get a daily e-mail that lists when clubs are meeting so they can attend (even if they aren't members). Most clubs are always open to newcomers, even later in the school year.
- To get an insider's look at the school, e-mail a current student with questions at: www.stlawu.edu/admis/meet.html. There are also group online chats for high school sophomores and juniors to talk with current students. For these dates and times, go to: www.stlawu.edu/admis/chat.html.
- The campus covers 1,000 acres and has 39 buildings. It also has more than 2,000 trees-about one for every student.
- Only Community-Wide Account (CWA) funds, from the campus debit card that also functions as your student ID, are accepted at the mailroom, so make sure to put some money on the card if you plan to send packages.
- SLU's Outing Club, the largest club on campus, was founded in 1937.
- The cost of laundry is included in tuition, so don't worry about bringing quarters. You can also use your Community-Wide Account for most vending machines.