Visit Paul Smith’s College

Join Paul Smith’s College in-person or virtually for an open house, personal tour, or a special event!

Preview Day

Preview days will provide a great overview of our institution. You will meet with our students, staff, and faculty. We will have a presentation on the application process including tips and tricks on financial aid. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable with the college admissions process and the potential of being a Future Smitty. You will spend most of your tour outdoors on our beautiful campus. Please wear comfortable shoes, check the weather in advance, and plan accordingly to have appropriate gear with you (such as a raincoat, sunscreen, an extra layer or jacket, etc.). Call us at (800) 421-2605 with any questions. Saturday visits are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

June 11, 2022 | Preview Day

July 9, 2022 | Preview Day

August 12, 2022 | Preview Day

Saturday Visits

Saturday campus tours include an admissions presentation and a guided tour.  You will spend most of your tour outdoors on our beautiful campus. Please wear comfortable shoes, check the weather in advance, and plan accordingly to have appropriate gear with you (such as a raincoat, sunscreen, an extra layer or jacket, etc.). Call us at (800) 421-2605 with any questions. Saturday visits are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 21, 2022 | Saturday Visit Day

Virtual Events

We are offering a number of virtual events that focus on certain aspects of our institution that we believe is useful for incoming students and their parents! Please join us for any and all of these events. Click on the date to register and receive the virtual link!

Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 7 p.m .EST | Virtual Paul Smith’s College General Information Sessions

 

In-Person/Virtual Individual Tours

All weekday campus in-person tours include a meeting with an admissions counselor and may include a meeting with a faculty member in your field of interest.  To book your tour, call us at (800) 421-2605 or sign up online »

Virtual Tours are available on request! Call the office and let’s get you scheduled for one!

Please know we are abiding by the New York State regulations regarding best practices during this pandemic. If you have any questions please contact us for assistance.

Graduate Open Houses

We will be hosting several Graduate Open Houses in the next couple of months, these will include both virtual and in-person open houses.  Register here and join us for an informative interactive session. This is for students that already have a bachelor’s degree!

Tuesday, June 21 | Virtual Masters in Sustainable Tourism Management Open House | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST

Tuesday, June 21 | Virtual Masters in Natural Resources ConservationOpen House | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST

Virtual Tour + Campus Map

Explore an interactive map of Paul Smith’s College and learn more about many destinations on campus.

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Where is Paul Smith’s College Located?

PAUL SMITH'S COLLEGE - NEW YORK STATE REFERENCE MAP

DRIVING TO CAMPUS

From Albany, NY (160 miles) and points south:

I-87 (NYS Thruway) north to Albany, exit 24. At Albany, I-87 (NYS Thruway) becomes I-87 (Northway). I-87 (Northway) to exit 30 (104 miles). Left off exit on Rt. 9/73. Bear left on Rt. 73 (2 miles) to Rt. 86 in Lake Placid (27 miles). Rt. 86 west to Saranac Lake (9 miles). Continue on Rt. 86 (12 miles) to Paul Smith’s College.

From Syracuse, NY (190 miles) and points west:

I-90 east to Syracuse, exit 36. I-81 north to Watertown, exit 48 (70 miles). Rt. 342 to Rt. 3 (6 miles). Rt. 3 east to Deferiet (9 miles). Rt. 3A to Rt. 3 east (4 miles). Rt. 3 east to Tupper Lake (78 miles). In Tupper Lake, take Rt. 3/30 east (6 miles). Left on Rt. 30 north to Paul Smith’s College (21 miles).

From Burlington, VT (80 miles) and points east:

I-89 north from Burlington to exit 17 (10 miles). Follow signs for Grand Isle Ferry (13 miles). Grand Isle Ferry to Plattsburgh, NY. (Call 518-561-2055 for ferry information.) Off the ferry, straight on Rt. 314 to I-87 (4 miles). I-87 south to exit 38 (2 miles). Rt. 374 to Rt. 3 exit (8 miles). Rt. 3 to Bloomingdale (35 miles). Right at Norman’s General Store to Rt. 86 (4 miles), turn right at stop sign to Paul Smith’s College (5 miles).

From Utica, NY (150 miles):

Rt. 8/12 north to Rt. 12/28 (5 miles). Rt. 12/28 north to Rt. 28 (20 miles). Rt. 28 to Blue Mountain Lake (63 miles). Rt. 28/30 north to Long Lake (11 miles). Rt. 30 north to Tupper Lake (20 miles). Continue from Tupper Lake using the directions above for travel from Syracuse.

From Boston, MA (330 miles):

I-90 west to I-87 (160 miles). I-87 north to Albany, exit 24 (10 miles). Continue from Albany using the directions above for travel from Albany.

Prefer to fly? We’re just 10 minutes from SLK airport where Cape Air provides three flights daily to Boston.

From Binghamton, NY (265 miles) and points south:

I-81 north to Syracuse (72 miles). Continue from Syracuse using the directions above for travel from Syracuse.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATIONS TO CAMPUS

By Plane

Saranac Lake-Lake Placid, NY (SLK): 10 minutes from campus
Plattsburgh, NY (PBG): 1 hour from campus
Burlington, VT (BTV): 2 hours from campus (Most Airlines. Requires car ferry crossing.)
Albany, NY (ALB): 3.5 (Most Airlines PLUS Southwest)
Montreal, Canada (YUL): 2.5 hours from campus + customs and traffic (Most Airlines)  NOTE: Border may have strict COVID-19 restrictions. Please check before making travel arrangements.

By Train

Amtrak  NOTE: due to COVID-19 restrictions, Albany may be the furthest station if traveling northbound.

Trailways (Destination: Paul Smiths, NY) Bus drop off is behind Saunders Sports Complex.

LODGING PARTNERS & ACCOMODATIONS

Prospective Students

Check us out! Campus/virtual tours, admissions counseling and faculty introductions are available all year long.

Event Planners

Groups of all sizes find everything they need at PSC, from gracious lakeside hospitality to a wide range of amenities.

Adventure Seekers

Our restaurants, classrooms, labs, woods, and waters are home to a variety of experiences that everyone can enjoy.