Visiting the Ranger School Campus in Wanakena

Upcoming Ranger School Visit Opportunities:

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Visiting the Ranger School Campus in Wanakena

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Reservations are required for all campus visitations and campus tours.  For upcoming events, register online by clicking the appropriate link to the right.  Check back to register for future events.  For Syracuse campus visits contact the Admissions Office at 315-470-6600 to make individual appointments or if you have any questions about our visitation programs. Syracuse campus hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday during the academic year and 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on Friday during the summer months. For Ranger School campus visits call 315-848-2566.  Ranger School campus hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Information Meetings by Appointment
Offered throughout the year

The faculty and staff of the Ranger School welcome visitors to the Wanakena campus in the northwestern Adirondack Mountains. Arrangements to spend a morning or afternoon, including weekends, meeting with Ranger School personnel to learn more about academic and student life as well as an opportunity to explore the 2,800 acre Dubuar Forest campus may be made by calling 315-848-2566. Ranger School staff can answer general questions about admission to the associate degree programs.  However, questions about your individual qualifications for admission and transfer credit evaluations should be directed to the Admissions Office at the Syracuse campus.

About the Ranger School

The Ranger School campus of SUNY-ESF is located in the northwestern Adirondack Mountains near the hamlet of Wanakena. The Ranger School confers the Associate in Applied Science degree which can open doors to forest, natural resources conservation or land surveying technology careers, or it can serve as a hands-on, experience-based step toward a Bachelor of Science degree.  The second year of the associate degree programs in Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation, Forest Technology and Land Surveying Technology is completed at this campus after students fulfill the first year course requirements at the Syracuse campus of SUNY-ESF or the college of their choice.

The Ranger School offers students a unique educational experience in a spectacular natural setting. A visit to the Ranger School campus is encouraged for any student considering attending for the associate degree or as part of a bachelor degree program.

The Ranger School Open House

This Open House program will include presentations from faculty and staff on the unique academic and student life experiences, admission and financial aid, a campus tour, lunch in the dining hall and a mini-field experience. field classThe Ranger School Open House is a full day event from morning to mid-afternoon. The Ranger School offers a fall Open House in October and a spring Open House in April. Please check the calendar on this page for dates and a link to register.


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