How can I speed up my homepage Slider load time?

I have a site located at
grads.myyearstream.com,

and I have noticed the slider is loading rather slow. It has no issues on mobile, but on desktop browsers it lags by a good 10-30 seconds.

Some links on the web say to enable Gzip compression. I don't think this will do much. I was going to enable cloudflare, but I also think this won't do much.

In the past, services like that haven't helped speed much for me.

I probably should post in woothemes support, as it is a wootheme, but I think this community is much better. Any ideas? The pics are only 133kb each and there are 7 of them, so I can't imagine that is the problem.