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Summer at ESF Summer Semester Courses, Adirondacks Opportunites and More


ESF's Summer Semester offers four sessions of online, on-campus, and field-based courses.

Summer courses are open to ESF students, visiting college/university students, rising high school seniors, K-12 educators, professionals, and lifelong learners.

ESF Events Calendar for Summer, 2018

Many more to come! ESF's summer calendar won't be complete until late April, 2018

Grades Due
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 |
Last Day of Classes
Thursday, May 16, 2019 |
Candidacy Examination - Andres Urcuqui
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Marshall 213
Ranger School Graduation
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | | Ranger School
Syracuse, NY Alumni Gathering
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Dinosaur BBQ, Syracuse | Website
Spring Wildflower Walk
Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Website
Environmental Summit
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Event Space
Syracuse Campus Accepted Student Reception
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 8:45 am - 11:45 am | Gateway Center | Website
ESFHS Campus Visit
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm | ESF campus
K-12 STEM Outreach event
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | ESF campus
STEM Outreach
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Walters Hall
ESF Alumni Association Board Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Pascale's @ Drumlins Country Club | Click to Register
K-12 STEM Outreach event
Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | ESF campus
NYS Dept of Transportation Open House on I-81 Project
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm | OnCenter, 800 S. State St, Syracuse | Link to Facebook event description
K-12 STEM Outreach event
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | | ESF campus
Baltimore, MD Alumni Gathering
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mt. Washington Tavern | Click Here to Register Online!
Summer Session 2 begins
Monday, July 1, 2019 |
Wildlife Wednesday - Black Bears
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Woods Walk - Identifying Mosses & Lichens
Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Art Along the Trail
Sunday, July 7, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
College Information Session
Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | The Gateway Center | Website
Capstone Seminar
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 437 Baker Lab
Wildlife Wednesday - American Beaver
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Artists Reception
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Boston Alumni Gathering
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | The Bell in Hand Tavern, 45 Union Street, Boston, MA | Website
Lecture - Unveiling the Secret Lives of Nesting Adirondack Loons
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC events
College Information Session
Friday, July 12, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | The Gateway Center | Website
Woods Walk - Tree Identification
Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Art Along the Trail
Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | Website
Wildlife Wednesday - White-tailed Deer
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Lecture - The Quest for a Heritage Lake
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC events
College Information Session
Friday, July 19, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | The Gateway Center | Website
Annual Rubber Loon Race
Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Website
Art Along the Trail
Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | Website
“Let’s Talk About Mental Health”
Monday, July 22, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Baker 408
Wildlife Wednesday - Marten and Fisher
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Lecture - Night Moves: Natural History of Adirondack Flying Squirrels
Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Website
College Information Session
Friday, July 26, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | The Gateway Center | Website
Half Day Oil Pastel Workshop
Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Woods Walk - Reptiles and Amphibians
Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Art Along the Trail
Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | Website
Wildlife Wednesday - Coyote and Bobcats
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Lecture - Meet the Honeybee
Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Website
College Information Session
Friday, August 2, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | The Gateway Center | Website
Woods Walk - Medicinal & Edible Plants
Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Art Along the Trail
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | Website
College Information Session
Monday, August 5, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | The Gateway Center | Website
ESF Board of Trustee Meeting
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gateway Center
2019 ESF Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | | The Pompey Club, Jamesville, NY | Website
Lecture - Aviation Archaeology in the Adirondacks
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Website
College Information Session
Friday, August 9, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | The Gateway Center | Website
K-12 STEM Outreach event
Friday, August 9, 2019 | 10:30 am - 2:30 pm | Walters Hall
Jamestown, NY Alumni Gathering
Friday, August 9, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Chautauqua Harbor Hotel | Website
Half-Day Watercolor Workshop
Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Woods Walk - Freshwater Macroinverterbrates
Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Art Along the Trail
Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | Website
Sustainability Management New Online Student Orientation
August 12 - 23 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am | online | Website
College Information Session
Monday, August 12, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | The Gateway Center | Website
Chemistry Department Seminar: Dr. Alexander Artyukhin
Monday, August 12, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 145 Baker Laboratory
Online Sustainability Management Program Info Session
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 11:00 am - 11:45 am | webinar | Website
Online Sustainability Management Program Info Session
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm | webinar | Website
Thesis Defense - Madhuri Dinakar
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Baker 407
Bio Rad seminar on droplet digital PCR (ddPCR)
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Baker 145
Lecture - Shell Games: Turtles in the Adirondack Region
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Website
College Information Session
Friday, August 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | The Gateway Center | Website
Evening Paddle on Rich Lake
Friday, August 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Woods Walk - Fern Identification
Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Ranger School Arrival/Move-in
Sunday, August 18, 2019 | | Ranger School
Ranger School Registration/Orientation
August 18 - 20 | | Ranger School
Bird Atlas Workshop
Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | AIC events
Art Along the Trail
Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | Website
First-Year Assisted Move-In
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am | Centennial Hall
First-Year Orientation Check-In
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Baker Lab 1st Floor Lobby
Family Information Sessions
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am | Baker Lab
Resource Fair of Experts
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center Concourse
First-Year Assisted Move-In
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:30 pm | Centennial Hall
First-Year Complimentary Lunch
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center
Family Information Sessions
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Baker Lab
Welcome to ESF
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm | SU: Hendricks Chapel
Family Orientation: Dean for Student Affairs Remarks
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm | SU: Hendricks Chapel
Hypnotist
Monday, August 19, 2019 | 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium
Morning Munch Breakfast
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center Concourse
A Conversation with The Dean: ESF Community Expectations
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 9:00 am - 9:45 am | Gateway Center
Registration Tutorial and Navigation
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 9:45 am - 10:30 am | Gateway Center
Decoding Computing at ESF and SU
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center
Academic Department Meetings: Introduction to your Academic Experience
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Various Locations
Schedule Adjustments (if needed)
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Baker Lab Computer Clusters 309, 310, 314
Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Gateway Center
Ranger School classes begin
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | | Ranger School
MS Capstone Seminar: Job O. Noel Amaya
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Baker 141
College 101: The Academic Experience
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center
Self-Care Session
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gateway Center
"You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me" with Mykee Fowlin
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Gateway Center
There's More to My Story
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center
Underground Legacy Poets
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center
Dance Party
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Gateway Center
Safety Overview at ESF
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 9:30 am - 10:00 am | Gateway Center
College 102: Enriching Your ESF Experience
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center
Field Days: Demonstrations and Tours by ESF Faculty
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | ESF Quad/Various Locations
Inclusive Excellence Welcome Reception
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Gateway Center
Inclusive Excellence Welcome Reception ESF
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Gateway Center
Lecture - Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Website
ESF Quad Games
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | (Rain location Gateway Center)
Transfer Orientation: Check-In for Orientation
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am | Gateway Center
Transfer Orientation: Welcome to ESF
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am | Gateway Center
Transfer Orientation: A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 9:30 am - 10:00 am | Gateway Center
Rotating 30-Minute Sessions
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Baker 145, 146, 148
Transfer Orientation: Registration Tutorial and Navigation
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am | Gateway Center
Transfer Orientation: Introduction to Major: Department Meetings
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Various Locations
Transfer Orientation: Lunch
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway Center
Transfer Orientation: Schedule Adjustments
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Baker Lab Computer Clusters 309, 310, 314
Transfer Orientation: Rotating Sessions
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Various Locations
College 103: Preparing for Day One
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm | Marshall Auditorium
ESF Welcome Convocation for all New Students
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm | Gateway Center
ESF Mighty Oaks Welcome
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain location: Gateway Center)
ESF's Campus Day of Service
Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center for Welcome Remarks
ESF/SU Joint Event: "Citrus in the City"
Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 12:00 am | Buses depart from Stadium Place

Other Summer Programs & Opportunities at ESF

Visit the sites of offices below for information on the summer programs they sponsor: