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Life Outside the Classroom


After the rigorous studies and long hours of graduate school, you may ask yourself, "Is there life outside the classroom?" Indeed there is. When you need to take a break, there are plenty of ways to clear your head and relax. On campus, you'll enjoy art exhibits, performances, festivals, and visiting lecturers. And, hang out with colleagues or faculty over dinner in one of our cafes — Brockport's food  has been voted the best in the SUNY system. Off campus, you can stroll down the quaint streets of Brockport, or venture to nearby Rochester, home to numerous museums, galleries, shops and restaurants. Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Toronto are all just a few hours drive away. Regional attractions include recreation on Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, the Corning Museum of Glass, New York State wineries and lovely parks and recreation venues in the Southern Tier.

For those of you unfamiliar with our area, the main campus is in the Village of Brockport, a small town on the historic Erie Canal, just 16 miles west of Rochester, New York. The College at Brockport’s 464-acre campus is only 10 miles from the southern shores of Lake Ontario with its many parks and beaches. Brockport is within a short driving distance of New York State’s renowned Finger Lakes, and within easy reach of area ski resorts.

Those who thrive on the faster pace of a large city will find that nearby Rochester  has much to offer! Once home to Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, the city now is home to major corporations (Bausch & Lomb, Eastman Kodak Company, Xerox Corporation, and Frontier Communications) and professional sporting leagues (Amerks hockey, Red Wings baseball, and Rhinos soccer). The arts maintain a vital presence in the city’s life not only through man private galleries and theatre leagues, but through programs at the internationally known Eastman School of Music, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum and Science Center and Strasenburgh Planetarium.

Also in Rochester is the College at Brockport MetroCenter, our downtown extension site that offers graduate and selected undergraduate courses at a location convenient for those who work in the city or who live in the metropolitan area or its eastern suburbs.

Our students report that The College at Brockport has the feel of a small community and the advantages of a large university.  While we hope you will take the virtual tour of our College, we most certainly encourage you to visit us in person!  

Last Updated 8/20/14