Alumni: 87,000   Students: 17,000
It’s hard to believe, but this year marks the 25th Annual ESC Day at the Races! Join 200 students, alumni, faculty and friends for a day of networking and fun at the Saratoga Race Course!
The 2019 Alumni Award Recipients have been announced. Click here for the full release.

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Welcome Alumni and Students! We invite all of our 104,000 alumni and students to come visit Alumni House in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs.

The Buzz

A Message from new college President Jim Malatras

A Message From New College President Jim Malatras
From the outset, Empire State College has been a visionary experiment. Its ambitious and prescient aim at its founding in 1971 was to make education “more relevant to the individual and more responsive to the needs of society” by creating a college that “transcends constraints of space, place, and time.” That is a bold and rare beginning.

SUNY’S Got Your Back Event Slated for September 18

SUNY’S Got Your Back Event Slated for September 18
Join fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff for a very special community service event supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence. Along with President Jim Malatras, we will be assembling SUNY’s Got Your Back bags for victims and survivors of violence across the State of New York. Whether you can join us for four hours or for one, we’d love to have you come out and support this great cause.

Meet Our Alumni

Leora Cohen-Rosenberg ’18
Planned Parenthood Hudson-Peconic
PREP Health Educator

What inspired you to earn your college degree? What was your “moment”?
I knew I wanted to make a difference in the world and in my community and to gain the skills to do so, I needed a college degree.

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Upcoming Events

25th Annual ESC Day at the Races
Date: August 02, 2019
Time: 10:00am
Location: Holiday Inn
City: Saratoga Springs
Please join alumni, students, faculty and friends for this very special day at Saratoga Race Course.
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First Friday Business Before Hours Networking
Date: August 02, 2019
Time: 8:00am
Location: SUNY Empire Rochester
City: Rochester
Join the Brighton Chamber for coffee and light breakfast while you build working relationships among members of the Chamber.
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An Evening in the Finger Lakes 2019
Date: August 04, 2019
Time: 1:45pm
Location: Bristol Valley Theater
City: Naples
Please join us in Canandaigua for "An Evening in the Finger Lakes." The event includes a matinee play and dinner at Bristol Harbour.
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An Alumni Art Exhibit Opening
Date: August 05, 2019
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 111 West Avenue
City: Saratoga Springs
Please join students, alumni, faculty, and the community for the opening of "A Study of Color: Old Masters to Contemporary Art." This art exhibit is presented by ESC alumni Dawn Judkins'17 and Lynne Jones '14.
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