Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Updates & Information

Paul Smith’s College has finalized an agreement with the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire to host an estimated 500 collegiate athletes that will compete in the upcoming 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid. The games will be held from January 12-22, 2023, and will include approximately 2,500 athletes from over 600 universities in 50 countries.  For additional information about the Games, please visit

Students, faculty and staff should regularly check their email for direct updates.

Updated November 30, 2022. 

Spring 2023: Return to Campus

Classes will begin on Monday, February 6. There will be no remote learning period! Classes will run in-person and on campus for a full length of a semester, and as such, there will be no changes to room and board fees. A copy of our revised academic calendar can be found here.

All classes and exams will conclude by Memorial Day 2023:

    • Capstones May 19 & 20
    • Commencement May 21
    • Final reading days and exams will be held the week of May 22
    • All classes and exams will be done by Memorial Day.

Our CACS team will assist students in navigating issues with summer employment or internships due to the late end date.


Extended Break: What to expect between Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

The college will provide storage on campus for student belongings and provide assistance with moving. There will be a limited amount of on-campus housing for students who want to remain in the area during WUG. Students who are not able to leave campus during the winter break, those who have secured employment related to the games, or those who are part of a PSC winter sports team will be able to stay in the residence halls. Those who wish to stay on campus will be relocated to a designated residence hall. It has not been assigned yet.

Any student who is academically suspended or decides not to return to the college will not be able to retrieve their items from storage until Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  Once items go in storage you will not be able to remove anything from them.  If you are participating in a Winter sport, please make sure you are not packing any equipment or gear you will need.  You will not have access to your items when you return for your season. 

All students will need to completely move out of their room and turn in their room key. All students will also need to check out with an RA and have them check their room prior to leaving campus. Any student who does not turn in their key or follow this check-out process will be charged for replacement keys or door lock changes. 

Student Packing Guidelines and Helpful Tips

  • Students will be given packing materials on 11/28 and 11/29. Moved In Moving will go dorm to dorm based on specific delivery schedule to later be determined.
  • Students will be given 6 large packing boxes (18” x 18” x 24”) along with a roll of packaging tape and specific barcoded labels unique to their personal information and items (these labels are not to be shared or given to others, including roommates).
    Boxes should not be overloaded (unable to be taped shut or have potential to rip/tear due to excessive weight). Maximum weight per boxes is 30 lbs.
  • Boxes should be packed so that there is not excessive weight in the box. Distribute heavy loads over several boxes if necessary.
    Students are not allowed to pack the following in boxes: food items of any kind, liquids (soaps, detergents, shampoos, lotions, beverages etc.). Only sealed and dry storage items can be packed into boxes.
  • Students are responsible for packing their own belongings into the appropriate 6 packing boxes, taping them and placing the barcoded sticker on their boxes. Students are allowed 2 extra, non-boxed items such as a mini-refrigerator (30” x 24” x 20”) and microwave (24” x 16” x 16”) or items of similar dimension and weight to what is listed above.
  • No items outside of the approved packing boxes and two approved additional items will be moved and stored during the break period. Any unpacked items left in student rooms will be treated as discarded items and be disposed of appropriately.
  • Students that fail to adequately or completely pack their dorm room prior to Moved In Moving’s arrival on campus to the specifications listed above can be subject to having their items discarded or being charged by the college for additional work packing the dorm room.


The Games: Student opportunities

This is an exciting time for our campus as well as our local communities! A large scale event such as this helps us to provide the hands-on education that prepares our students for future careers in numerous fields.

There will be optional classes offered during the extended break. Some are already being advertised and we encourage you to inquire to learn more.

Students who are interested in internship and volunteer opportunities associated with the Games should contact the CACS department at

Key Contacts

Vice President of Student Affairs
Courtney Bringley
(518) 327-6059

Center for Academic & Career Success
Joan Weill Adirondack Library
Second Floor | Room 204

Campus Safety
Andrew Paschke, Director
(518) 327-6300