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Colleges / State University of New York College at Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam Student Life

SUNY Potsdam is on a 240-acre campus in a small town setting in Potsdam, New York. SUNY Potsdam has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

SUNY Potsdam also has fraternities and sororities.

SUNY Potsdam has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at SUNY Potsdam include Crane Student Association, Black Student Alliance, SOCO LOCO and Emerging Leaders.

SUNY Potsdam students' favorite campus traditions are First Saturday, Welcome Weekend Carnival and Loko Festival.

Does SUNY Potsdam offer student housing?

SUNY Potsdam offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most SUNY Potsdam students live off campus. In 2021, 38% of undergrads at SUNY Potsdam lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 62% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SUNY Potsdam. There are 2,700 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,842 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,67 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

SUNY Potsdam offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at SUNY Potsdam

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

State University of New York College at Potsdam is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SUNY Potsdam campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

SUNY Potsdam offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, SUNY Potsdam has RAVE Guardian, Video Surveillance System, security escort service, self-defense education.

Plan a Visit to SUNY Potsdam

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to SUNY Potsdam, take Interstate 81 to Potsdam, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Massena International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore SUNY Potsdam's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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