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Visiting the Ranger School Campus in Wanakena

In order to ensure the safety and health of our community, The Ranger School is not open to visitors, except those registered for an Open House event (see calendar below) . However, we are offering virtual tours of the campus. If you are interested in a live tour with an opportunity to ask questions please call (315) 848-2566 to schedule your virtual visit

Attend one of our Virtual Information Sessions to learn more about ESF, including academic and student life at the Ranger School.

Ranger School Visit Calendar

Ranger School Campus Open House
Wanakena, NY
Saturday, October 30th
Click here to Register!

Our most recent series of admission events is complete. New events will be posted soon.

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Located in the northwestern Adirondack Mountains near the hamlet of Wanakena, the SUNY-ESF Ranger School provides a unique educational experience in a spectacular natural setting. The Ranger School offers Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs in Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation, Forest Technology and Land Surveying Technology. A Ranger School A.A.S. opens doors to forest, natural resource or surveying technology careers, or can be an experience-based step toward a Bachelor of Science degree. A.A.S. students spend the second year of their program at the Ranger School after completing first year coursework at the ESF main campus in Syracuse, or at a college of their choice.

The Admissions Office

The Undergraduate Admissions Office reviews applications to both bachelor and associate degree programs. Contact us if you have questions about your qualifications for admission.