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Life at Potsdam

With 121 student clubs and organizations, plus countless activities, you and the friends you’ll make at SUNY Potsdam will have plenty to keep you busy.

Student Activities

An eclectic community where people genuinely care for and about each other.

When you’re a uniquely creative school in a quiet, secluded town in New York’s North Country, you make your own fun. And you always support your friends.

Life outside the classroom at SUNY Potsdam blends three elements:

  • The stunning (and often snow-covered) natural beauty of the surrounding area
  • A tight-knit community of adventurous students who passionately explore their interests together
  • Enduring support from SUNY Potsdam’s extended family

No matter what you’re into, you’ll have a chance to explore it here, and make new lifelong friends along the way.

SUNY Potsdam promotes extraordinary student life in many ways:

"I love the outdoors. It's one of my favorite things about being here at SUNY Potsdam. It’s a 15-minute drive to a waterfall, a mountain, or a hike. It’s gorgeous here, and the ski club has been really fun for me.  I think that’s what it’s all about, finding your group, and finding things you never had the opportunity to do at home."

Olivia Krytus '26

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Adirondack Mountains... our campus offers plenty of opportunities for you to get out, get active, and explore.

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