Alumni: 81,000   Students: 18,000

Welcome Alumni and Students! We invite all of our 99,000 alumni and students to come visit Alumni House in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs.

Now that our 45th Commencement Exercises across New York are complete, we welcome all who crossed the stage to view and order their photos from On the Spot Photography.

The 23rd Annual Day at the Races Event is set for Friday, July 28. With over 250 attendees, this event sells out fast. All students and alumni are invited to sign up today for an exciting day at the Spa! Click here to register and for more information.

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Early Childhood Education “Residency” Enhances Student Learning

Early Childhood Education “Residency” Enhances Student Learning
SUNY Empire State College early childhood education students took advantage of an opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning residency experience at The Strong National Museum of Play, in Rochester, N.Y. This year, Ceceile Minott, a program officer at the University of the West Indies Open Campus Consortium for Social Development and Research, traveled to Rochester to participate in the event. The collaboration with SUNY Empire faculty and Minott includes the development of an early childhood education course for the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (SUNY COIL).

Meet Our Alumni

Eric Loyd ’15

Why did you choose Empire State College? What do you think is the best thing about the college?
I had taken a class or two a long time ago in pursuit of completing my BS degree. Then life got in the way. This time, the “SUNY Complete” program got a hold of me and I decided it was high time to finish things. I completed my AS in one semester (December, 2014) and then completed my BS the following semester, along with 50+ hours of prior learning assessment. I had been dreading to finish my degree because of the time required, but Empire State College made the entire process take just nine months from start to degree.

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Upcoming Events

Staten Island Yankees Baseball Suite Night
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Staten Island Yankees at Richmond County Bank Ballpark
City: Staten Island
Please join us for our Annual Staten Island Yankees Baseball Suite Night. This event brings students, alumni, faculty and staff together to enjoy a fun night of baseball, networking, food and fireworks! All for only $15.00 per person!
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Veteran and Military Family Day at Darien Lake - SOLD OUT
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort
City: Corfu
Veteran and military students and veteran and military alumni are invited to an ESC Family Day at Darien Lake.
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23rd Annual Empire State College Day at the Races
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Holiday Inn
City: Saratoga Springs
Please join us for SUNY Empire State College's 23rd Annual Day at the Races.
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13th Annual Evening at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Saratoga Performing Arts Center
City: Saratoga Springs
President Merodie A. Hancock cordially invites you to the 13th Annual Evening at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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