Outdoor Education and Off-Campus Locations
William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Beyond our beautiful campus — at locations throughout New York state — you’ll have the opportunity to take classes, attend community meetings or use one of our many exceptional resources for outdoor education, retreats, weekend getaways or special events. Learn more about the William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and 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 Camp Huntington, the only National Historic Landmark in the SUNY system. This unique learning environment is great for research activities, teacher workshops and high school classes.
Brauer Field Station
Built as a rustic log cabin, this conference center on 33 acres near Albany, N.Y., offers a striking location for field study. Brauer Field Station is located near the Helderberg Escarpment, known for its significant geologic landscape and fossils. A gift from Everton and Elsie Brauer in memory of their son Robert, this peaceful facility is open from May through October.
Situated just seven miles from our main campus in Cortland, this nature preserve serves nearly 1,000 students each year who are involved in academic field study. It is one of the most geologically unique areas in New York state. Take a walk along the McDermott Nature Trail and experience firsthand the stunning environmental features that make the Finger Lakes such a special region.
Other Off-Campus Locations
Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House
Formerly the historic home of Cortland’s Wickwire family, the Alumni House now serves as the center for our Alumni Engagement office and special events. The facility is also open to the public for weddings, business retreats and parties or elegant bed-and-breakfast weekend getaways.