We’re so glad you stopped by to learn more about SUNY Potsdam!
We’re not going to lie… this doesn’t even come close to experiencing our campus in person, and getting to know our students, faculty and staff firsthand—but we hope you enjoy our pre-recorded virtual open house.
Once you've browsed around the videos below, you may still have questions about our programs of study. Join us for a virtual information session or connect with us at another time for a personalized discussion.
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Dr. Kristin Esterberg serves as SUNY Potsdam’s 16th president, a position she has held since 2014. You’ll get used to seeing her in the dining hall, at games and concerts—or just walking around campus with her dog, Bella.Learn More
Terry Francis ’97 & ’00, our associate director of admissions, talks about his own path that led him to SUNY Potsdam, and gives you an overview of the admissions process.Learn More
School of Arts and Sciences
Dean Gretchen Galbraith has a very long list of programs to share! The School of Arts and Sciences offers a full palette of study across 18 departments, offering programs in the arts, sciences and humanities.Learn More
School of Education and Professional Studies
Dean Allen Grant shares how The School of Education and Professional Studies will prepare you to lead with passion and excellence. The School’s popular programs encompass teacher education, business administration, and public health and human performance.Learn More
The Crane School of Music
Founded in 1886, The Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. David Heuser, the associate dean and director of admissions at Crane, provides an overview of our prestigious music school.Learn More
Every student’s journey at SUNY Potsdam starts and ends with Potsdam Pathways, our general education program. Dr. David Curry, a professor of philosophy and Potsdam Pathways steering committee member, shares how Pathways will prepare you to be a lifelong learner and problem-solver, no matter your major.Learn More
Find out from Toby White, the director of experiential education, about how every student gets to complete applied learning opportunities at SUNY Potsdam. We’ll give you the guidance you need to choose a career path, undertake a research project, study abroad, find an internship and more.Learn More
Alexandra Martin, one of our admissions counselors, talks about what we are looking for in the admissions process. Your application review focuses mainly on your high school academic performance, emphasizing the cumulative GPA and curricular rigor. We also review a letter of recommendation, an essay and activities to learn more about you. And we’re SAT/ACT optional.Learn More
Heather TeRiele, the assistant director of student accounts, demystifies the financial aid process. Our staff will assist you and your family in developing financial plans to afford an extraordinary future investment—your college education.Learn More