20 Things to do before you graduate

  1. Take a walk with friends through Ives Park; then park yourselves in the gazebo and listen to the echoes of your voices. Oh-and check out the view.

  2. Write an article or a letter to the editor of the Racquette. There is no better time to be heard than the present.

  3. See a student-directed/written theatre production in the Blackbox or College Theatre, in Satterlee Hall.

  4. Play a game of pool at Pete’s Place.

  5. Rent a canoe from Venture Outdoors and enter the Racquette River at Lehman Park.

  6. Attend Art Attack, the annual juried art show at Gibson Gallery.

  7. Read the Blueline, the literary magazine dedicated to the spirit of the Adirondacks.

  8. Walk the Stone Valley Trail in Colton, NY. Pack plenty of gorp and water.

  9. Attend a concert at Crane.

  10. Go to Lake Placid for the day.

  11. Explore North Country Neighbors 6000 square foot flea market.

  12. Go with a group of friends down to the Village Diner and enter the Flapjack Attack Challenge-represent SUNY Potsdam & make your alma mater proud.

  13. Join and commit to a club on campus for a semester. It will change your life.

  14. Work off the super-sized pancake you wolfed down at the Village Diner by heading to the Shane T. Shaul Fitness Center in Maxcy Hall.

  15. Stop and listen to the Satterlee clock tower play the “Potsdam Alma Mater” at noon. You’ll hear it again when you graduate.

  16. Attend Bear Pride Night and feel the energy resonating from your fellow students, showing pride for the Bear.

  17. Find something to read and pick a quiet far-off corner in Crumb Library to camp-out for a few hours. While you’re there, imprint the smell of the books to your memory.

  18. Travel abroad. There are no substitutions for immersion into a different culture. You just have to do it.

  19. Go watch a Cinema Ten film at the Roxy.

  20. Get someone to take your picture next to the Minerva Statue on campus.