Student Life

Life is good in the Adirondacks. At Paul Smith’s, you will join a friendly and supportive community of active, curious, hardworking and fun-loving students in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings. Student life at Paul Smith’s is as diverse as the Adirondacks itself. We are avid hunters and fishers, foodies, mushroom foragers, snowboarders, environmental activists, beekeepers, gamers and competitive cake decorators. Visit us to experience the Paul Smith’s difference. 

What We Do

At Paul Smith’s, we make the most of the great outdoors. We have dozens of student clubs and recreation programs devoted to hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, whitewater kayaking, beach volleyball, fly fishing and much more. Bobcat Athletics fields seven men’s and women’s USCAA teams, including our legendary coed Woodsmen’s Team (birling, anyone?). 

Clubs & Activities

Where We Live

Thanks to our location in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, just about all Smitties live on campus. Our 16 residence halls are designed to foster community, build healthy relationships, and provide all of the comforts of home. Housing options include alcohol-free “wellness buildings” that maintain a 24-hour quiet policy. To promote health and wellness, the entire campus is tobacco-free.   

Student Housing

How We Help

One of the biggest advantages of a small school is personalized support. Paul Smith’s provides free peer tutoring, study groups, writing help and study-skills strategies through the Academic Success Center. The Center for Accommodative Services provides technology and universal access for students with disabilities. And all Paul Smith’s students receive on-campus medical care and counseling services through Student Health Services. 

Academic Support

Student Services

Experience the Adirondacks

· Visit Adirondacks 

· Adirondack Mountain Club 

· The New York Times Adirondacks Travel Guide 

· Lake Placid 


Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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