Fall 2020: The “Peace of Mind” Semester

We are living through truly unprecedented times. For students and families this can make college selection 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.

PSC intends to welcome students safely to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Our teams are focused on delivering a safe and supportive residential experience, and are also 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 Fall 2020 Management Plan.

It’s true that our rural remote campus doesn’t have excellent Chinese food or Amazon same-day delivery. However, we can promise you a caring community, quality health systems, and wide open spaces with some of the purest air on the planet. In fact, this region is historically known as “The Healing Woods”. Come to Paul Smith’s College and leave the anxiety of Spring 2020 behind.

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.