Evening Classes Cancelled

Due to worsening weather conditions, all SUNY Cortland classes scheduled after 7 p.m. are canceled tonight. Classes scheduled before 7 p.m. will be held as usual.  Commuting students should use their discretion about traveling to campus.

Tonight’s cancellation does not carry over to classes scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16. Students, faculty and staff should check their campus email account, text messages, local news outlets as well as the College website and its social media channels tomorrow morning before heading for class.

Individuals planning to attend campus events scheduled for tonight other than classes should check with organizers of the event make sure they will be held.

 

 

Visit the Emergency site for more information.

Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies

When you major in one of our recreation programs, you follow in the footsteps of a long line of leaders in the field.

Our faculty are highly respected teachers and scholars who will give you the personal attention you need to succeed. You’ll have the opportunity to do internships and fieldwork in parks, hospitals, recreation departments and other settings in the U.S. and abroad.

Our definition of “classroom” is extremely broad — you can get academic credit for kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing and other outdoor adventures.

Cortland has the longest-running and most comprehensive recreation program in New York. The core curriculum of all four degrees, as well as the therapeutic recreation program, are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Our alumni network of accomplished professionals, combined with your Cortland degree, will put you on the path to a rewarding career.

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We are proud to launch three new social media accounts for the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department. Stay up-to-date on department events by following and liking us on:

If you belong to a SUNY Cortland student group, tag us in your posts so we can share your information too!

William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental Outdoor Education

Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, SUNY Cortland’s educational facilities on Raquette Lake include the Antlers lodge, Kirby Camp and Huntington Memorial Camp, the only National Historic Landmark in the SUNY system. This unique learning environment is great for research activities, teacher workshops and high school classes. Learn More. Get Directions.

Inclusive Recreation Resource Center

Check out the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center headquartered at SUNY Cortland, and watch this short video about the IRRC.

Coalition for Education in the Outdoors

Housed at SUNY Cortland, the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors is a national leaders in outdoor education. Check out CEO

68th Annual Cortland Recreation Conference

The 68th Annual Cortland Recreation Conference is November 1 & 2, 2018. The theme is "What's Your Adventure." Visit the website to learn about more about the longest run student conference in the nation. 

Community Bike Project

Visit the Community Bike Project site to learn more about the SUNY Cortland Community Bike Project.

Online Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Online Graduate Certificate Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2019. Learn more about the online certificate and how to apply.

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News

Recreation Conference Planned for Nov. 1 and 2

Adventure therapy theorist Michael Gass will give the keynote lecture Nov. 1.

President’s List Honorees Regaled

SUNY Chancellor's Award recipient Susan Wilson addressed the students.

College to Embrace ‘Healthy Campus’ Sept. 26

The campus marks major milestones while building on its wellness culture.

Red Dragons Draw Tourists to Cortland

Alumni keep the Cortland Convention and Visitors Bureau humming with activity.

Camping Meets Planning at Raquette Lake

The College has a five-year plan to keep its Adirondack campus beautiful and functional.

Clubs/Societies

Rho Phi Lambda Honor Society logo

Rho Phi Lambda Honor Society, An Honorary Fraternity for Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services

Join SCRA

SCRA is Cortland's recreation major's club.



Read More About Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department Clubs