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200 Years of Potsdam Pride!


Then and Now

SUNY Potsdam is approaching a milestone year in the history of the College, as the institution embarks on its bicentennial celebrations in 2015-16.

Founded in 1816 as the St. Lawrence Academy, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges and the oldest institution in the SUNY system. From its humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse, the College has grown to become a leader in creativity, applied learning and educational excellence.