Central New York
Known for its sweeping vistas and glacial lakes, Central New York offers extensive outdoor activities, farmer’s markets, cider mills, sporting events, auto racing, concerts, festivals, museums, bus and boat tours, art galleries, fine dining, theatre, historical sites, annual heritage celebrations and some of the best vineyards and wineries in the country.
City of Cortland
In a beautiful natural setting at the intersection of the seven valleys in central New York State sits the thriving city of Cortland. Just a short walk from the SUNY Cortland campus, the downtown business district retains its Victorian heritage and serves a population of about 20,000 residents.
Arts and Culture
At SUNY Cortland you can view exhibitions in the Dowd Gallery and Brooks Museum, listen to music and lectures, watch theatre and attend special events. Around the central New York region, you can enjoy a wide range of entertainment.
- Local Events Calendar
- Cortland Repertory Theatre
- Cultural Council of Cortland County
- Homer Center for the Arts
- Hangar Theatre—Ithaca
- State Theatre of Ithaca
- Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art—Ithaca
- Syracuse Stage
- Landmark Theatre—Syracuse
- Everson Art Museum—Syracuse
Local News Media
Stay on top of campus news with The Dragon WSUC-FM radio and the Dragon Chronicle campus newspaper. Broadcast and cable television outlets from Syracuse to Binghamton cover local news, as does the Cortland Standard, and other newspapers from Ithaca, Syracuse and Binghamton.
Restaurants and Lodging
Enjoy the amenities of Cortland’s local innkeepers, bed-and-breakfast sites and many nationally known hotels. Indulge your palate in our varied restaurants where you can sample everything from fast food and casual eateries to fine dining options.
Regional Athletics and Hall of Fame
With SUNY Cortland’s 25 men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletics teams, you’ll find plenty of action on campus. You’ll also enjoy taking in games played by a variety of professional and semi-pro sports teams or exploring the professional sports hall of fame locations in the region.