Latest News

Tim Messner and his archaeology students craft a canoe
Spring 2015 SOAR presenter Tim Messner and his archaeology students created a dugout canoe this summer "using nothing but fire, handmade tools and one giant pine log."
Spring 2015 Luncheon - photos posted
Enjoy some photos from the Spring 2015 luncheon.
The 2015 Super SOARer is ...
SOAR is proud to announce that our most recent Super SOARer is Dot Howe!
Fall 2013 SOAR Luncheon
Photos are posted!
Meet-the-Chef: Sergi's Restaurant - Potsdam
Photos are posted! View them from the "Events/Trips" link here on the Home Page.
Fall 2013 Bus Trip to Syracuse Stage
Photos are posted! View them from the "Events/Trips" link on the Home Page.
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Course Updates

September 29, 2015 - REMINDER: MEET-the-CHEF sign-up and pay by Wednesday 10/7 for the 10/21 buffet dinner at THE CLUB in Canton. (See "Events / Trips" link on this page for more information and event menu.)
August 31, 2015 - The Fall 2015 Course Booklet is posted (and printed in the fastest time ever!) All the inserts, including the registration form, are posted in the upper right corner in the "DOCUMENTS" section of this page.
September 10, 2015 - A NEW .pdf MAP OF SUNY POTSDAM CLASS LOCATIONS is now posted under "DOCUMENTS" (upper right corner of this page). Use the LOCATION tab above to view a separate page with details and photos helping you find EVERY location we have a class at this semester.
September 17, 2015 - As of 9/17/15, 346 registrations have been processed (these include 58 new members). These courses are now closed: "Angikuni Lake, NW Territories...," "Ascidians: Are They taking Over...," "Digital Photography...," "Former Presidents...," "Gentle Chair Yoga," "The Great Apes," "History of Impressionism," "Knitting...Ornaments: Potsdam," "The Last Czar of Russia," "Memoir Writing...," "Minerals of NY State," "North Country Raptors," "Quaking Bogs...," and "Vicarious Voyagers XVII."
September 09, 2015 - Part of MAXCY HALL parking lot #30, is closed, filled with construction materials and machines. If you can't find a parking spot in lot #30, continue driving further on Tupper Lake Drive and park in the small lot #28 (adjacent to the building) on the right or the large lot #27 further down on the left. Follow the ground level sidewalk that stays next to the building (i.e. not the outside brick ramp that leads to the second floor!) and you will find a rear entrance to Maxcy at the far back left corner that leads directly to the Maxcy 104 corridor (104 then is the last room on the left).
July 02, 2015 - COMING EVENTS... MEET-the-CHEF will be at "The Club" in Canton. The day/date/time: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 1:00pm (sign-up by 10/07). FALL 2015 LUNCHEON will be November 18, 2015 - serving at noon in the Multi-Purpose Room at Barrington Student Union (sign-up by 11/04)

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Fall 2015 Course Booklet (pdf)
(updated 09-03-15)
F15 SUNY Potsdam Location map (pdf)
Find SUNY Potsdam classrooms / parking
Fall 2015 Meet-the-Chef: The Club (pdf)
October 21, 2015 at 1:00pm

Events / Trips

Fall 2015 SOAR Fall Luncheon
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Fall 2015 Meet-the-Chef: The Club
October 21, 2015 at 1:00pm

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SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, New York 13676

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Room 382 (on the SUNY Potsdam Campus)

Office hours: 9:00-2:00 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (hours may vary when SOAR is not in session)

Phone: 315-267-2690


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