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Look to cook? Then get your Bobby Flay on in our Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism management classes!

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By Bridgit Kasperski, Senior

According to our calendar, it’s officially spring! Our campus becomes even more alive as the the weather warms up. We are very excited to embark on all the fun that the season brings! Step into spring with us as we list what we love about the season!

1. Flip flops. In Plattsburgh, we know spring has made it’s first appearance when we spot flip flops all over campus! As soon as the temperature rises, it’s time for shorts, tank tops, skirts, sandals and shades!

2. Dance Corps Invasion. We live for Dance Corps’ annual spring showcase. This year the show is entitled, “Invasion!” and we are ready to be invaded with jazz, ballet, hip-hop and step moves!

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3. African Unity Fashion Show. We gear up for spring’s new looks with this student fashion show. Our students rock the runway every year!

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4. Spring Open House. It’s always a joy to meet more future students, especially when the snow has melted and the sun is shining! Sign up to attend here!

5. Graduation. This is a special moment for us to say goodbye and celebrate the future with our tour guides, interns and friends that we love!

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Spring, we are ready for you!

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Follow us on Instagram @SUNYPlattsburgh so you never miss out on this week’s fun photos!

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Our yummy lemon cake from Scholars’ Weekend!

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Spread love, it’s the #plattsburgh way!

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We love to gamble in the ACC… Randomly.

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Clinton Dining Hall’s Luau was a tropical escape from homework!

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It’s the first our Women’s Basketball team earned a NCAA bid!

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Here are a few of our pics from Scholars’ Weekend! Our favorite part was signing Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” at the top of our lungs!

Photo booth fun!

No party could be complete without chocolate fondue!

Trivia time! Let’s do this!

The winning team flexing their prizes!

Dodgeball!

"I came in like a wreckinggggg balllll!"

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By Bridgit Kasperski, Senior

Bring out the candy hearts, teddy bears and roses because it’s Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is a holiday devoted to shoving your face with chocolates and if your lucky, romancing your sweetie. So what if you are single this V-Day and searching for that special someone? Just call us cupid because we have your true love right here!

1. Take a Chance. A lot (and I mean A LOT) of people fear being alone on V-Day. So, why not ask out that girl you see in the dining hall or the guy on your floor? It’s Valentine’s Day, get in the spirit!

2. Visit ADK Humane Society. Who say’s your valentine has to be the cute girl in your English class? I will take a cute pup any day! Stop by the shelter (134 Idaho Ave) and get ready to fall hopelessly in love!

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3. Have Fun. As the Supremes warned us, “You can’t hurry love, you just have to wait.”  In the meantime, host a Valentine’s Day party and enjoy what you do have!

4. Take Your Best Friend Out. Just because you don’t have a honey of your own, doesn’t mean you can’t be treated like one! Treat your best friend to a candlelit dinner and a homemade valentine.

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5. Rent a “Chick Flick.”  When all else fails, it’s time for the romantic comedies to come out of hiding! Invite your pals to watch classics like  “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Pretty Woman”, “When Harry Met Sally”, or “The Notebook.” See more movie option here.

Remember, SUNY Plattsburgh will always be your valentine!

XOXO

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In case you missed our campus shots from last week! Make sure to follow us @SUNYPlattsburgh! :)

A night out with Burghy!

A snowy day of classes!

Onesies unite!

CV Hall covered in fluffy snow.

Remember these warm Autumn afternoons? So do we!

DYK Plattsburgh has one cool roller derby team? And students can join!

Snow brings us together!

Check out the sunset by Hudson hall!

Clinton Dining Hall’s Winterfest!

Another gorgeous sunset by Ward hall!

We love student artwork! Which one is your favorite?

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Congrats to our very own Dr. Gary Brannigan who was featured in Academic Minute for his outstanding work! Brannigan shows us why children are struggling to read independently.

Read the article with us here!

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Hey transfers! Transferring to a school can be really scary, so that’s why we asked our good friend and one of our most famous transfers,Tim, to help you out! We know it’s hard to find other transfers to relate to on college tours, so Tim is here to lend a helping hand! He knows exactly what you’re going through!
1. Live on campus.This where you will make friends, get involved, eat and go to classes. Living on campus will make the transition much easier. Some of your fears may be that you don’t know anyone at Plattsburgh or you don’t know how to get around. Living on campus alleviates those concerns. You make friends with the people on your floor and you gain a large support system. Plus everything is within walking distance like the gym, dining hall, library and more. Lastly, you will have an awesome RA who will be there for you no matter what.
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Tim surrounded by friends and Professor Colleen Lemza.

2. Get involved. Become active on your own terms, but definitely get involved on campus. If you want to take a semester to get use to Plattsburgh before you joins club or organization, then take that time. If you want to join a club right away, then do that. Just make sure you are doing what is best for you. You can start by going to a comedian, open mic night, late night weekends and more.
3. Don’t be afraid of failure. College is a great time to take some risks and make some mistakes. Somebody will always be there to support you and pick you back up afterwards. The community and attitude at Plattsburgh will help you learn. After you fall, you will be taught how to avoid that fall next time.
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Tim on his wedding day to fellow SUNY Plattsburgh alum, Zi Wang!

4. Academics. Don’t forget about the number one reason you transferred in the first place. You came here to get that four year degree and don’t let anything stop you from that goal. Make sure you get the help you need if you are struggling. Talk to your advisor, a classmate, tutoring services or a friend.
5. Have fun. College is about all the things I just mentioned, but make sure you have fun at the same time. Do things that make you happy. Surround yourself with people who make you happy and you will be happy. Plattsburgh can give you the best memories of your life if you let it.
By Timothy Maggio, SUNY Plattsburgh transfer alum ‘13
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By Bridgit Kasperski, Senior

Entering college comes with a lot of big decisions, including where you want to live! This timeless question forces you to look at your living habits and choose what type of first-year experience you desire. On campus, you can live in a high-rise or low-rise building. You can live in a suite with six other roommates or live with just one roommate. You can live with only freshmen or be mixed with upperclassmen. You can live on a female-only or co-ed floor. Yeah, we have a lot of options! Before you freak out, let’s start with the most basic question facing incoming freshman. First-Year housing or not?

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We offer two First-Year housing options (Whiteface and Wilson Hall) devoted to assisting you transition into college life at Plattsburgh. The halls include lively resident assistants that hold fun programs as a way to get to know your floor better. By living in First-Year housing your whole hall will be adjusting to college life together. “It was awesome because everyone was so willing to meet new people and make new friends,” junior Gracie Lewis said. “Everybody is in the same boat.  Many of my friends I have today are friends that I made when I was living in First-Year housing.”  If you are nervous about making new friends or enjoy a lively environment, then First-Year housing could be a perfect fit!

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If you desire a more independent housing situation, try living with upperclassmen. Besides Whiteface and Wilson Hall all of our other buildings are mixed with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. These buildings allow you to still meet new people but in a more relaxed manner. “I like to do my own thing so for me this was ideal,” senior Keith King said.”It was cool to hangout with upperclassmen and learn from them.”

Have any housing questions? Visit our FAQ page. Not sure how to fill out your housing application? Learn here! For further information call Housing and Residence life at 518-564-3824.

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What’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD!

Frozen Lake Champlain.