In the last few months, you've found out why Siena was the perfect choice for these Saints—a Capital Region native, a women's soccer player, a transfer student and more. But when we checked our list (and checked it twice), we discovered that one very important Saint was missing.
Here, Saint Nick narrows his list to the five things he loves most about Siena.
1. "Siena students love to help: Whether they're holding the door open for others on campus or volunteering across the world, Saints demonstrate acts of kindness all year long. That kind of selfless service is what puts Siena students on the Nice List, and prepares them for a lifetime of leadership."
2. "Siena Fresh: Of course, there are yummy baked goods and Starbucks coffee in Casey's to fuel students for long nights of studying. (Ever tried the Peppermint Mocha with extra whipped cream? It's a guilty pleasure of mine.) But when I'm looking for something a little healthier, I opt for the restaurant-style, fresh and organic foods offered up by Siena Fresh. It's a meal plan even Mrs. Claus approves of."
3. "The front lawn: In the spring and summer, you'll probably hear students refer to the lawn as Siena Beach. It's where you'll find students playing frisbee, studying with friends or just catching some rays. But come December 25, you can catch me landing my sled there."
4. "Siena Hall bells: When you're on campus long enough, you might start telling time by when the bells ring. That's when you know you go to Siena. As for me? I just like when the bells jingle."
5. "The Capital Region: The area has its perks for Siena students year-round (think spring). But I find the Capital Region especially beautiful when it's lit up and bustling with holiday festivities. A few of my favorite traditions: Lights in the Park, the Empire State Plaza tree lighting and Siena's very own Franciscan Giving Tree."
Planning any college visits this holiday break? See what Santa's been raving about by making our campus your first stop.