Resilience is in Our Nature

Summer 2021

Paul Smith’s College plans to host (although somewhat limited) summer programs and residents. Please review the Management Plan where you will find updated guidance on health protocols and guest policies.

Fall 2021

We know that at Paul Smith’s College, it’s about the experience. Our community is full of resourceful, enterprising, supportive and adventurous individuals who want to continue to see us provide hands-on education. Much like this past academic year, we are planning for another successful return to in-person learning for fall 2021.

Some things to note while official guidelines and protocols are being solidified:

  • Negative PCR tests will be required prior to return to campus OR proof of full vaccination. Tests must be taken within 72 hours of arrival. This applies to both residential and commuter students.
  • We expect that all classes and labs will be in person. Expect limited remote options. An updated attendance policy will be shared in August.
  • Housing, student activities, athletics and dining services will closely match the current Covid environment on campus.
  • We will closely monitor new guidance as it comes, and will share specific health and testing requirements as they are developed.

As we look forward to a new academic year, we must keep in mind that the current health and safety guidelines that we as a community have followed will not go away entirely, and we will continue to work closely with and monitor updates from the CDC, New York State and our local public health department.

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Key Contacts

Director of Compliance, Title IX and COVID Coordinator
Teresa Grosskopf
(518) 327-6451

Student Health Services
Christine Brennan, 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.