Southside Avenue entrance to campus to close, west side entrance opens
NEW PALTZ -- The Southside Avenue entrance off Route 208 to the State University of New York at New Paltz campus will close this week and the new west entrance is now open.
The new entrance, which may officially be named "Hawk Drive," is part of a larger development project on the south end of campus, which includes the new Athletic and Wellness Center scheduled to open this spring and the recently opened Esopus and Lenape residence halls.
John Shupe, assistant vice president for Facilities Management at SUNY New Paltz, said that as the college continues to grow to the south, it has been important to plan for improved access to and from that area of campus.
In addition, Shupe said that by closing the Southside Avenue entrance to campus, it will effectively reduce college-related traffic on Tricor and Elting avenues. Motorists can still access Elting and Tricor avenues from Southside Avenue.
To view a map of the campus, visit www.newpaltz.edu/map.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.