Celebrating Student Scholars at
Two-Year Colleges - June 6, 2014

SUNY Ulster County Community College

"The Beacon Option"
This sample handout illustrates how you can encourage students to submit their classwork as Beacon entries.

"Preparing for Beacon: Mentoring High-Achieving Students at the Two-Year College"
This article, written by a co-director of Beacon 2008, outlines some of the procedures and the rewards that come with mentoring Beacon entrants.

Directions to the College

Ulster County Community College
491 Cottekill Rd.
Stone Ridge, NY 12484


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From South, via the New York State Thruway:

Take NJ-17 North or I-287 North to the New York State Thruway, I-87 North (towards Albany).

Once on the NYS Thruway, there are two options you could take. If you get off the Thruway at New Paltz, Exit 18, the trip is about 10 miles shorter, but possibly confusing to those not familiar with the area. The other option is to get off the Thruway at Kingston, Exit 19, for a more direct route. Both routes are listed below.

Easiest Route, From Exit 19, Kingston:
From the New York State Thruway Kingston toll plaza (Exit 19), take your first right onto Route 28 West, continue a short distance and get onto Route 209 South. Take Route 209 for 9.6 miles to the traffic light at Cottekill Road. Make a left and go about 1/4 mile. The main entrance to the College will be on your right.

Shorter Route, From Exit 18, New Paltz:
Get off at Exit 18, New Paltz, and go through the toll booth to the "T" intersection of Route 299. Make a left (west) towards New Paltz. Make a right onto Route 32 North. Continue north, about 7 miles over two small bridges, to the intersection of Route 213 West, in Rosendale. Make a left onto Route 213 West (Main Street, Rosendale) and continue 1.8 miles, and make a right onto County Road 26A, Cottekill Road. (There is a sign for the College at this intersection.) Continue up the hill to the "T" in the road and make a left. (You will still be on Cottekill Road.) Go about 1/4 mile to the Stop sign, then straight across the intersection of Lucas Avenue, and continue about 1 mile. The main entrance to the College will be on your left.

From Other Points:

Contact us if you need specific directions from your campus.

The street address for the SUNY Ulster Campus is: 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484.
Phone: 610-861-5300.

Click here for the campus map.