Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Debra Ward
Visitation Coordinator

Office of Admissions
44 Pierrepont Av
Potsdam, NY 13676



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Performing Arts Center
Maxcy Hall Athletic Complex
Barrington Student Union
The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam
The Crane School of Music
SUNY Potsdam is rated No. 1 in SUNY for the campus arts environment. With 22 dining kiosks in 7 locations across campus, SUNY Potsdam is also proud to be ranked No. 1 in SUNY for its dining services. In addition to the campus amenities, SUNY Potsdam also owns Lehman Park, a beautiful green space with riverfront paddling access on the Raquette River, located just across the street.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Adirondack Park
Historic downtown Potsdam
Close drive to Ottawa, Ontario & Montreal, Quebec
Hiking trails
Thousand Islands, NY
SUNY Potsdam is located in a historic small college town, with three other universities within a 10-mile radius. Potsdam?s location between the Adirondack Mountains and the St. Lawrence River means that campus is a short drive from numerous outdoor recreation activities, and from two major cultural centers in Canada – Ottawa and Montreal.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: on the hour starting at 10am until 1pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Monday through Friday. Call or email

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
There are zipcars,shuttle bus and cabs. The Campus is served by several major and local bus lines for long distance travel. Adirondack Trailways provides regular service through the North Country and to the Albany and New York City areas. In addition, Bernie Bus Services, Inc. and Roethel Coach Lines, Inc. provide service to various towns throughout the North Country. There are several car rental agencies in the Potsdam area. SUNY Potsdam Break Bus Greyhound - 800-231-2222 or http://greyhound.com Adirondack Trailways 800-776-7548 or http://www.trailwaysny.com Birnie Bus Services, Inc. (800)776-7548 Taxi Services - Potsdam Taxi 315-268-8868 Roethel Coach Lines Inc. (315) 393-5200 Renting a Car - Enterprise Rent-A-Car 6805 State Hwy. 56, Potsdam 265-0700 www.enterprise.com Flight Options Massena International Airport OR Ogdensburg Airport Approximately 30 minutes from campus http://www.capeair.com Enterprise Rent-A-Car service is available from this airport Ottawa International Airport 1 hour 45 minutes from campus http://www.ottawa-airport.ca Enterprise Rent-A-Car service is available from this airport Syracuse Hancock International Airport Approximately 2.5 from campus http://www.syrairport.org/ Bus, Taxi and Rental Car options are available from this airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
BY CAR: From Interstate 81 (Western New York/Syracuse areas) Just north of Watertown from Interstate 81, take Exit 48 for Route 342 East. Travel approximately 6 miles east on Route 342 until the junction of Route 11. Turn left onto Route 11 North. Follow Route 11 North for approximately 64 miles until reaching the town of Potsdam. Once in the village, turn right onto 56 South. Route 56 turns into Pierrepont Avenue. From Pierrepont Avenue turn left onto Potsdam Drive. There is a maroon and white sign at the entrance to the college. The Admissions Office is located in Raymond Hall, the eight story building in front of you. You should park in the lot on your left.

Local Accommodations
The following are located in Potsdam: The Hampton Inn (315)265-0100 Clarkson Inn (315)-265-3050 The Brambles Inn (315)268-0936 Potsdam Inn(315)-265-0709 Scottish Inn - (315) 265-6700 The Emerald - 212-4772 Northern Family Motel - 265-4640


Applicants: 6,423
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Average HS GPA: 87.05



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