50th Anniversary of Classes at the Stone Ridge Campus

View of the Stone Ridge Campus in 1982 View of the Stone Ridge Campus in 1982

September 2017 marks the 50th year we’ve held classes at our lovely Stone Ridge campus! While the buildings and classes have changed over the years, our students’ drive for success and our own commitment to Start Here, Go Far hasn’t.

A Bit of History

The Stone Ridge campus was selected from 28 sites in Ulster County. Located on 165 acres of former farmlands and fields donated by the Leggett and Davenport families, the area that was agreed upon still has the apple trees by the main entrance. The campus was officially dedicated on October 21, 1967, and the first four campus buildings included the Macdonald DeWitt Library, the Business Studies Building, the Science Building, and an all-purpose building. College offices were placed in the library. In addition to classrooms, the all-purpose building included a snack bar, book store, and student lounge.  In 1972, Phase II of a campus development plan added the Senate Gym, Hardenburgh, Vanderlyn, and Algonquin buildings to campus. In 1987, SUNY Ulster’s Children’s Center opened, providing childcare for children of students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Interested in more SUNY Ulster history? Learn more and add your own story to our interactive timeline!

Photo Gallery

SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus Groundbreaking in 1965

Groundbreaking in 1965

Students on the Stone Ridge Campus on Opening Day, 1967

Students on the Stone Ridge Campus on Opening Day, 1967

SUNY Ulster Vice-President Ann Marrott in Early 1980s

Vice-President Ann Marrott during her time as a SUNY Ulster student

SUNY Ulster Nursing Students in 1982

Nursing Students in 1982

SUNY Ulster Soccer Team in 1984

SUNY Ulster Soccer Team in 1984

Ulster Football '89 Sign with Students

The SUNY Ulster Cafeteria in 1993

The Cafeteria in 1993

 

 

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1 Comment on 50th Anniversary of Classes at the Stone Ridge Campus

  1. my grandfather Gus Schrowang was the architect for the original seven buildings. I attended in the fall of 1971 but it was not the place for me so I left. Fond memories of my grandfather’s models way before it was built. Yes I am proud and miss him every day.

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