Office of Collegewide Student Services Announces Washington DC Trip: Available to SUNY Empire Students

By Andy Binder, community outreach and events coordinator, Academic Affairs

July 9, 2015

The U.S. Capitol buildingAt last year’s Student Academic Conference, students had the opportunity to attend a session where they shared ideas and thoughts about activities they wanted to see and be engaged with at SUNY Empire State College. One overwhelmingly popular request was for the college to organize a student trip to Washington DC.  From this discussion and student excitement over the prospect of a trip, the Office of Collegewide Student Services has moved forward and planned a student trip to Washington DC!

The trip will take place Friday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 20. It will leave from New York City, so if you are not in New York City you will need to get your own transportation to NYC. The trip includes: round trip private chartered bus transportation from New York City to Washington DC, 2 nights hotel accommodations (with a roommate of your choice or you can asked to be placed with someone else traveling solo and looking for a roommate. There is an optional additional charge for a single room), most meals, full guided tours of famous DC destinations including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, Supreme Court, Embassy Row and the Smithsonian, tickets to a Major League Baseball Game and so much more. The price for all of this is only $558 per person. It will be a great way to meet fellow SUNY Empire students and experience our nation’s capital and all it has to offer. Guests 18 years of age and older who are not SUNY Empire students also may register, although you will need to register them separately and the price is the same per person.

Full itinerary details, and registration information, can be found by visiting The registration deadline is July 20, and space is filling up fast. Be sure to register as soon as possible. If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact Andy Binder, community outreach and event coordinator for Collegewide Student Services, at

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