Our College Town

Whether you’re visiting for a day or spending the next four years here, there are many things you should know about Cortland, N.Y., and the surrounding area. Students and families can use this page to browse local restaurants, discover nearby attractions and learn more about what makes our college town special.

SUNY Cortland has invested more than $350 million in its facilities since 2011. Additionally, in recent years, the university has been named the safest campus in New York state, the city of Cortland has earned $10 million as part of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative and the community has attracted many large events spanning sports, entertainment and culture.

Youll find that Cortland is an extraordinary place, one that we’re proud to call our home.


Eat Here

Find different types of food just a short walk from campus, from sandwiches to international flavor to American fare.

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Play Here

Pumpkin picking in the fall. Skiing in the winter. Miniature golfing in the spring. Do all of it and more within a short drive.

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Stay Here

Spend the night in a nearby ski resort, cozy bed-and-breakfast or one of many traditional hotels.

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