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Photo by Laura Reyome With its clock tower rising above the central quad of the SUNY Potsdam campus, Satterlee Hall is one of the school's iconic buildings. Completed in 1954, the building is named after Dr. O. Ward Satterlee, SUNY Potsdam's first Dean of Education. The building houses many of SUNY Potsdam's education departments as well as offices for History, Literacy, Politics, Sociology and Theatre and Dance. Some of Potsdam's strongest and most popular programs are in education. SUNY Potsdam is one of the University Colleges in the State University of New York system. To learn more about the school, its costs, financial aid, and admissions standards, visit the SUNY Potsdam profile and the official SUNY Potsdam website. 02 of 10 SUNY Potsdam - Crane Music Center SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music. Photo by Laura Reyome Completed in 1973, The Crane Music Center is made up of four buildings that house SUNY Potsdam's nationally-renowned Crane School of Music. The center includes a concert hall, music theater, library, classrooms and numerous studios and labs. Music and the arts are central to SUNY Potsdam's identity, and Music Education is one of the strongest and most popular majors offered at the university. 03 of 10 Minerva Plaza at SUNY Postdam Minerva Plaza at SUNY Postdam - Statue of Minerva. Photo by Laura Reyome Standing amidst flowers, walkways and benches, SUNY Potsdam's statue of Minerva is not a unique piece of artwork. Many of the early teacher training colleges in New York used the goddess of wisdom and protection as an appropriate symbol for the education of new teachers. In this photo, Minerva can be seen with Crumb Library in the background. 04 of 10 Crumb Memorial Library at SUNY Potsdam Crumb Memorial Library at SUNY Potsdam. Photo by Laura Reyome The Crumb Memorial Library at SUNY Potsdam has a prominent location in the center of the school's academic quad. The Crumb Library is Potsdam's main library, and it houses collections that support all of the college's Bachelor of Arts programs. Any work not found in the Crumb or Crane libraries can be requested through SUNY Potsdam's interlibrary loan system. Students will also find computer workstations, wireless access and printing facilities in Crumb Library. 05 of 10 Merritt Hall at SUNY Potsdam Merritt Hall at SUNY Potsdam. Photo by Laura Reyome Merritt Hall is one of SUNY Potsdam's many ivy-covered buildings. The school takes pride in its ivy, and one of the online promotional videos compares its buildings to Chia Pets that grow while students grow. Merritt Hall is home to numerous offices as well as a swimming pool and gymnasium. Other athletic facilities are located in Maxcy Hall. In athletics, the Potsdam Bears compete in the NCAA Division III SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). 06 of 10 Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam Sara M. Snell Music Theater. Photo by Laura Reyome Music and the performing arts are great strengths of SUNY Potsdam, and the Sara M. Snell Music Theater is one of the university's main performance spaces. The Snell Theater is one of the four buildings that make up the Crane Music Center. The theater seats 452. The larger Hosmer Concert Hall seats 1290. The Crane School of Music has close to 600 undergraduate students and 70 teachers and professional staff members. You can learn more on the SUNY Potsdam website. 07 of 10 Outdoor Classroom at SUNY Potsdam Outdoor Classroom at SUNY Potsdam. Photo by Laura Reyome When the weather turns warm at SUNY Potsdam, professors will sometimes take their classes outside. Any grassy spot can do, but the university has constructed some outdoor classroom spaces (such as the one pictured here) specifically for the purpose. 08 of 10 Walkway Through the Main Quad at SUNY Potsdam Walkway Through the Main Quad at SUNY Potsdam. Photo by Laura Reyome SUNY Potsdam's campus has lots of green spaces and even some outdoor classrooms. This picture shows the walkway through the main academic quad. When classes are in session, this walkway is bustling with students. 09 of 10 Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam. Photo by Laura Reyome The largest performance space at SUNY Potsdam is the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall with its 1,290 seats. Potsdam has one of the strongest music and music education programs in the country, and the Hosmer Concert Hall is one of the four main buildings that make up the Crane Music Center. 10 of 10 Raymond Hall at SUNY Potsdam Raymond Hall SUNY Potsdam. Photo by Laura Reyome Raymond Hall is an important building for anyone interested in attending SUNY Potsdam because it is home to the Admissions Office. Prospective students will begin their visit to campus in this eight-story building. To learn about SUNY Potsdam's admissions standards, check out this Potsdam admissions profile or visit the university's admissions website.