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Academic Building      


Academic Building brings College of Nursing to campus, advances College of Health Professions; features state-of-the-art learning spaces


Students, faculty – and, ultimately, patients – benefit as the education of health care professionals is revitalized in classrooms rich with technology and labs designed to empower the 21st century student.

Upstate Medical University opened the doors to its new Academic Building in September 2016.

The $40.5 million gleaming 5-story academic building boasts state-of-the-art classrooms and learning technology, ample spaces for student gatherings and panoramic views.

The 80,000 square-foot structure is home for Upstate’s College of Nursing and select programs of the College of Health Professions.

The College of Nursing has its own home on the Upstate campus for the first time in its more than 50-year existence. Classrooms, technology and labs in the new building enhance team-based learning, distance learning and interprofessional education.

The Academic Building is home to three programs in the College of Health Professions: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Physician Assistant Studies and Radiation Therapy.

Clinical Lab Sciences moved into refurbished Weiskotten space in 2017 and upcoming renovation of Silverman Hall will enhance the remaining Health Professions programs – Cardiovascular Perfusion, Medical Imaging Sciences and Respiratory Therapy.

“We are most appreciative to the many alumni and friends of the colleges of Nursing and Health Professions who have generously supported this project,” said Mary Knepper, Health Professions and Nursing alumni director. “Their roster reads like a slice of Upstate history, a story that has begun an exciting new chapter.”

It's not too late to donate! The Donor Wall of Distinction in the Academic Building is updated periodically. Gifts of $250 and up will be acknowledged on the wall.