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 September 8, 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. Our Student Life and Housing department will distribute communication about the logistics of the move-out/move-in process by the end of September.

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.


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