There's no question that this time of year is about much more than just turkey trots, football games, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie (although how amazing is the one in this pic?). It's about showing appreciation for all the good things in your life and for all the people you feel blessed to know. Scroll through to see what our Saints are thankful for!

Andrea Barr '22

“For the past four years I have been blessed with the opportunity to continue my cheerleading career at Siena. I have made so many friendships to last a lifetime and was filled with so many experiences to cheer my heart out at every game. Cheer season is the only season I countdown the days for when I arrive to Siena every year, and for that I am very thankful.”

Elijah McDonald '22

“I'm thankful for my time serving and being a part of the Black Student Union. I have been able to create a family and a lifetime of memories anytime I'm at BSU meetings. Being on the E-board help me grow throughout my time here and I will always be thankful for that.”

Sophia Conte '25

“I am incredibly thankful for the support system I have been fortunate enough to develop here at Siena. Whether it’s your neighbor across the hall that lends you detergent when you run out, a professor that checks up on you after your miss class because of an illness, or your Saint who, rather than forgetting your existence after Orientation week, continues to help you navigate any obstacles you may encounter in this new environment; the Siena community is one of truly kind-hearted, selfless individuals — and that is true of nearly every person on campus.”

John Lynch '22

"I am beyond thankful for my Siena Rugby family. The constant love and support this team shows me never fails to amaze me, and the memories I have made with them all will last a lifetime. I can never put into words how much these boys mean to me."

Zinia Noorani '25

“I’m glad to be a part of such a community who stands by your side through thick and thin. A community where each member is respected and taken care of. I’m thankful that I have people who I can talk to, who care about me, and who will never let me lose hope.”

Valentina Doren '22

"I am thankful for the countless opportunities Siena has given me; without Siena I would not have gone to Washington DC twice and have been able to get through the Fulbright application process. It is because of the faculty and professors here at Siena that have propelled me and my future forward."

Sam Hearn '23

"I'm thankful for the amazing friends, professors, and mentors who have helped me grow both personally and professionally, the incredible learning opportunities in and out of the classroom, and for Siena's sense of community that each of its members contributes to."

Tasila Apronia Kanswata '22

“I have had the honor of being on the Women's Rugby Team here at Siena. The friendships I have created continuously challenge me to grow and make my Siena experience incredible. I am so grateful for the memories I have created both on and off the field.”

Lila Dodge '22

“I will be forever thankful and grateful for my Siena family. I am so thankful for friends that have turned into my family, at a school that has turned into a home.”

Gina Pepe '23

"I am so thankful to be part of the Siena Dance Team for 3 years now and I will always be grateful for all of the friendships that I have made. The best time of year is basketball season when we get to perform and feel Siena's school spirit at games! I will forever be thankful for Siena College"

Jadhan Pierre '23

"I am thankful for the amazing friends I have encountered during my time at Siena. Without them my time right now would not be the same” 

Sarah Perez '22

“I am a new Wellness Community Assistant here at Siena College, and I am very thankful for the wellness center and the community. They have been nothing but an amazing support system not only for myself, but for every single Saint here in Siena College.”

Jennie Holland '22

"I am forever grateful for the Siena experience as Siena gave me my best friend! We met on the Facebook Page and decided to room together Freshman year and have been roommates ever since. I am so thankful for all the memories we have had together throughout our 4 years, and can't wait to take on life with her by my side."

Lily Wang '22

“I’m so thankful for the endless opportunities that Siena has offered me to get involved on campus and truly blessed for the number of friendships I have made through these experiences. From being a SAINT Orientation leader for 3 years to President of the Commuter Student Association to an Intern in the Student Activities and Leadership Office for their Commuter Transition Program and a Mentor for the Siena Enhanced Educational Development program, Siena has offered me these incredible experiences and countless other amazing opportunities. I couldn't be more grateful and thankful for all these involvements to grow as a student and as a leader. Thank you Siena.”

See for yourself

Before winter arrives, and the snowbrush clearing starts, come see Siena's beautiful campus for yourself.