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Students interested in learning more about SUNY Potsdam are invited to join us for our Fall Open Houses.  Register now.
Updated Facilities
Updated Facilities
Our newly renovated biology and chemistry labs enhance our already strong programs in the natural sciences.  
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Arts Campus
SUNY Potsdam is one of 3 designated arts campuses in the SUNY System. We offer programs in art, music, dance, theatre, film studies, and creative writing. 
Welcome Team
First Year Program
We're the first SUNY school to merge academics, residential accommodations, and the faculty into our first year program. And it all starts with our Welcome Team. 
Clubs & Organizations
Greek Life is just one of over 70 clubs and organizations for students to join. From the Frisbee Club to the Culinary Club, there is something for everyone.
Get Outdoors
Get Outdoors!
Just one block away from the Racquette River and minutes from the Adirondack State Park, Potsdam students take advantage of our location every day! Venture Outdoors allows students to rent equipment like kayaks and snow shoes for little or no cost.  
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When it comes to application review, SUNY Potsdam takes a holistic approach. We focus on previous academic performance, emphasizing the cumulative grade point average and curriculum rigor. We also use a letter of recommendation, essay, and activities to learn more about our applicants. We are SAT/ACT optional. Learn more about the types of students accepted at SUNY Potsdam.




Nontraditional Student Organization Donates to Potsdam Holiday Fund

Student leaders from SUNY Potsdam's Nontraditional Student Organization recently donated $200 to the Potsdam Holiday Fund.   Read more >>

SUNY Potsdam Selected as a Top School in Military Advanced Education's 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded The State University of New York at Potsdam the honorary designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.   Read more >>

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Ranks in Top 10 Colleges For Music Education in the U.S.

Music School Central Rates SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Fourth in the Nation for Music Education Programs



SUNY Potsdam is Awarded National Indian Education Professional Development Grant

U.S. Department of Education Awards SUNY Potsdam More Than $800,000 to Support Native American Teacher Education



SUNY Potsdam Athletic Department Hosts Family Day at Maxcy Hall

SUNY Potsdam Bears Athletics Invite Community for Family Day Dec. 13,with Swim Time, Open Skate and Activities in Maxcy Hall




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Home for the Holidays - Come Home for Your Education

Join admissions and program staff for festive treats, meet SUNY Potsdam President, Dr. Kristin Ester...