Visit Paul Smith’s College

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.

Live & Virtual Events

We will be hosting a number of virtual and live events. We will list them here as we add and update them. We look forward to having you join our events. If you have any questions please contact us via email at

Transfer Student Visit Day

Interested in transferring to PSC from another institution? Make valuable connections in a single afternoon designed to help you transition smoothly! Tour campus, learn about financial aid and scholarships, meet current students and faculty members and meet with your Admissions Counselor for a credit evaluation.

We will announce our upcoming Transfer Visit Days when scheduled. Check back for dates!

Open House

You have to see Paul Smith’s to believe it. What other college campus is smack in the middle of a state park? Bring your parents, take a tour, and meet with an admissions counselor and faculty. We’re confident that once you’ve experienced Paul Smith’s in person, you’ll be hooked.

Open Houses for Fall 2020 will be scheduled and announced soon. Check back for details!

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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360° Videos

Use your finger, mouse, or VR headset to pan around as you watch! Want more 360 views of the campus? Click here to see some of our best spots.


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 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 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 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 directions above for travel from Syracuse.


Lodging Partners
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    • 801 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
    • Call for Discount & Mention Paul Smith’s College: (518) 523-9500
  • Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton
    • 100 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    • Online Discount Special Corporate Account Code: 3172402
  • The Porcupine Inn
    • 350 Park Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    • Call for Discount & Mention Paul Smith’s College: (518) 891-5160