Welcome to Paul Smith's College: the College of the Adirondacks




I am pleased you have selected Paul Smith's College as your college of choice. Paul Smith's offers every student the opportunity to learn and achieve their goals with the help of dedicated faculty and staff members. We are committed to providing you the best educational experience we offer in our living learning community.


Our incredible campus is made up of 14,000 acres within the Adirondack Park. You'll also have every recreational activity imaginable right at your doorstep and the nearby Tri-Lakes communities of Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake offer a variety of activities year-round.


Please refer to the College Catalog often as it is your guide to college life. Here you will find information on academic programs and course descriptions from the five academic departments: Business & Hospitality, Culinary Management, Environment & Society, Forestry, and Natural Science. Additionally, you will find information on academic and self-improvement support services, residential life, athletics, sports and club activities in this reference guide.


One verifiable fact about education is that people learn best when they take what they have learned by study and apply it to a real-life situation. Paul Smith's College is committed to involving students in the learning process. Each and every one of our programs combines classroom learning with practical field and laboratory experiences. In addition, students are presented with the opportunity to further test their knowledge and skills through externship programs in their chosen fields, and for our baccalaureate students, the Capstone course in the senior year allows you to demonstrate to the entire community your newly acquired expertise.


As you begin your journey at Paul Smith's College, I wish you every success and challenge you to make the most of this experience.







Respectfully yours,






Cathy S. Dove, Ed.D.


Paul Smith's College