Visit Paul Smith’s College

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

Undergraduate Open Houses - Freshmen & Transfers

We will be hosting two fall in-person Open Houses. They will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 and Saturday, November 12, 2022. Click on the date below to register and join us for an informative interactive session. This is for first-time freshmen, transfers, internationals, and veterans!

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | Undergraduate Open House | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | Undergraduate Open House | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST

Saturday Visits - Freshmen & Transfers

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.

December 3, 2022 | Saturday Visit Day | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST

March 11, 2023 | Saturday Visit Day | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST

May 13, 2023 | Saturday Visit Day | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Virtual Events - Freshmen & Transfers

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!

Wednesday, October 18, 2022 | Virtual Paul Smith’s College General Information Session | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST

 

International Student Events

We will be hosting international sessions in the next couple of months with our Director of International Admissions. Register here and join us for an informative interactive session.

Thursday, October 13 | Virtual International Student Session | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST

Thursday, February 16 | Virtual International Student Session | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST

 

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!

Monday, November 14, 2022 | Virtual Masters in Sustainable Tourism Management Open House | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST

Monday, November 14, 2022 | Virtual Masters in Natural Resources Conservation Open House | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST

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.

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.