The year is 1820. Hiel Brockway is walking around in a Stetson hat and boots, looks down at the dirt and says, “I will settle this hurr Brockport!”
Fast-forward a few decades, and instead of tumbleweeds we see the beautiful buildings of The College at Brockport: State University of New York. The house of higher learning, as it stands today, would have made Hiel Brockway tip his hat and say, “Shoot, we done good.” And, yes, things are good at SUNY Brockport; it is a place where a student has the option of choosing among 49 undergraduate and 47 graduate degree programs, and can take advantage of unique programs like the Delta College, which turns learning into a career-oriented, interactive process. At Brockport, professors are willing and happy to help students be successful, both in the classroom and in their post-college careers. Line Up! Students line up around the block for an off-campus apartment because living in Brockport, NY is awesome. Speaking of “lining up” and “awesomeness” here is an awesome fun fact: Did you know that the founders of the village despised each other so much they could not agree to line up any city streets when designing the city? Weird. Well, in addition to some odd streets, this small town has the Erie Canal as well as Main St., which is full of historic buildings, and lots of local shops, eateries and activities. Plus Rochester, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Canada are just short drives away! Living in Brockport is a great way for students to enjoy their beautiful grassy surroundings, get involved with the community, and enjoy their own space and privacy while attending school. Luckily, there are tons of off-campus housing options within walking distance of school—and they’re often cheaper than the dorms! For help learning how to find your ideal pad, check out our apartment search guides.
Brockport might be small and homey, but when the weekend rolls around, its “shy girl” image is stripped away and students can take a load off and enjoy themselves with friends. There are tons of student clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, which host weekend events for students. SUNY’ers also can also head to Rochester for trivia night at The Old Toad, or share a laugh and drink at Tap and Mallet!