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Welcome to Paul Smith's College, the College of the Adirondacks. Even though your visit now is virtual, I hope
you can gain a sense of the qualities that make Paul Smith's so special. We are the only four-year private college
in the Adirondack Park and we have been long recognized as an innovative force in education as our commitment to
experiential, hands-on learning has guided us for decades. It means
you'll get a collegiate experience unlike any other, and an education that prepares you for leadership in
not only your chosen career, but in all of life's pursuits.
The things that set us apart are obvious from the minute you arrive on campus. Our main
campus, as well as the lakes and forested lands we own and manage provides a natural laboratory
for students, faculty and staff to participate in the living-learning model for forestry, recreation, environmental
science, ecology, biology, business and natural resource management. Also,
the college is equally known for its hospitality and culinary arts programs and offers on-site
learning laboratories, including the Wally Ganzi, Jr., '63 Training Restaurant and the St. Regis Cafe.
Our state-of-the-art community library, the Joan Weill Adirondack Library,
as well as its sister building, the Joan Weill Student Center are the heart and soul of the campus community.
Both buildings, located near the shoreline of Lower St. Regis Lake, offer our students, faculty, staff and community
stakeholders a place to meet and learn. Soon to be completed are renovations to the Saunders Sports Complex located
on Buxton Hill and two suite-style residence halls featuring four-bedroom suites, study rooms and "smart" classrooms
with internet and local net connectivity.
We appreciate the time you've taken to stop by my office to take a look at us. We would love to see you here. Schedule an
appointment through our admissions counselor for a visit to our Adirondack-style campus and find out why we're proud to be known as the College of the Adirondacks.