Upcoming Campus Visit Opportunities:

Open House
Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:30 - 2:00 pm.
Ranger School Open House
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:30 - 2:30 pm.






Reservations are required for all campus visitations.  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. For Ranger School campus visits call 315-848-2566.  Ranger School campus hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Open Houses

  • Syracuse Campus Open House
    SUNY-ESF's Open House program offers interested students and their families the opportunity to explore all facets of the college's curricula and student life. This event features presentations about the college's academic programs by SUNY-ESF faculty members and demonstrations of SUNY-ESF's specialized facilities for learning. SUNY-ESF Student Ambassador led tours of the SUNY-ESF campus also are available. In addition, visitors will hear from staff members in Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, and from representatives of Syracuse University's housing and dining services.  Depending on the number of sessions attended, Open House visitors are on campus for 3-6 hours (morning to mid-afternoon).  The Syracuse Campus 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.

  • The Ranger School Open House
    Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park, The Ranger School is the perfect place to learn the science and technology associated with forest and recreation management, or surveying. This Open House program will include presentations from faculty and staff on the unique academic and student life experiences, a campus tour, lunch in the dining hall and a mini-field experience. The 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.

Landscape Architecture Portfolio Day – Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Portfolio Day is an opportunity to visit ESF's Syracuse campus to meet with Landscape Architecture faculty and students, find out what a career in Landscape Architecture is all about, and get some personalized pointers on how to present your creative work as part of your application to university level design or visual arts programs. It's OK if you do not have a portfolio! This program will help you determine if you should prepare a portfolio for your college program of interest and how you can put together the best presentation for your needs.

Students interested in Landscape Architecture can attend Portfolio Day in the morning and the general College Information Session in the afternoon.  If you wish to attend both programs, please register for them separately.

Transfer Day @ ESF

You are invited to spend a day exploring how transferring to ESF will open possibilities for you to study in the areas of science, engineering, design, management and policy related to our natural resources and the environment. ESF enrolls half of its students as transfers and Transfer Day @ ESF will give you the opportunity to learn about academic and student life, how your goals and interests can be met by an ESF education, the admissions and financial aid processes, and more. 

Information Meetings by Appointment – offered throughout the year

  • Syracuse Campus

If you are unable to attend a Syracuse campus Open House or Transfer Day @ ESF, you can call to schedule an individual visit, including a campus tour, and meeting with a member of the Admissions staff, Monday through Friday. To schedule an individual visit call the Admissions Office at 315-470-6600. These meetings provide the same information as our formal programs and take approximately 2 hours. They are not formal interviews, which are not required or considered in the admission process.   

The Admissions Office, located at the Syracuse campus, reviews applications for both the bachelor degrees (Syracuse campus) and associate degrees (Ranger School campus).  Questions about your individual qualifications for admission and transfer credit evaluations for either bachelor degrees or associate degrees should be directed to the Admissions Office.  If you have not requested a transfer credit evaluation prior to your visit, you should bring unofficial copies of grade reports or transcripts for all colleges attended to your appointment.

The Ranger School Campus

The faculty and staff of the Ranger School welcome visitors to the Wanakena campus in the Central 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 Dubar 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. Click here for more information on the Ranger School campus and our associate degree programs.



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