Spring 2021: Resilience is in Our Nature

We are living through truly unprecedented times. For students and families, this can make returning to college, and the college selection process, more complicated than ever. Along with academic fit, affordability, and opportunities for personal growth, students must now also give more thought to choosing a college that assures their personal well-being.

We are very fortunate as a campus to have completed the Fall 2020 semester hosting both face-to-face and online classes, albeit wearing masks and socially distanced. Our success was made possible because of the continued diligence of our campus community in following strict health and safety guidelines as outlined in our Covid-19 management plan.

PSC intends to welcome students safely back to campus for the Spring 2021 semester. Our teams are once again focused on delivering a safe and supportive experience and are committed to offering an academic plan flexible enough to adapt in the event of a pandemic resurgence. Detailed planning is described in the college’s Spring 2021 Management Plan.

Paul Smith’s College will continue to work towards maintaining a safe, tight-knit community that students, faculty, and staff alike get to experience. We are friends and colleagues, sharing and adapting together on our expansive 14,000-acre campus and outdoor classroom.

Key Contacts

COVID Coordinator
Teresa Grosskopf
(518) 327-6451

Student Health Services
Abigail Smith, RN, BSN, Director
(518) 327-6349

Housing & Residence Life
Lou Kaminski, Director
(518) 327-6488

Campus Safety
Holly Parker, Director
(518) 327-6300

Building knowledge for a resilient future

Raging wildfires. Destructive storms. Droughts and floods. A global pandemic. These are the tragic markers of our time.

With disasters occurring on a global scale, it’s clear that the world needs trained experts and hands-on practitioners to address the challenges we face. Our faculty and students take these topics seriously, with recognition and respect for humanity’s interdependence with the natural world. At Paul Smith’s College, responding to a crisis – and working to prevent one in the first place – is not just an academic exercise. It’s part of our DNA.