The SUNY Upstate Medical University is in the city of Syracuse, in central New York State. Syracuse has a metropolitan area population of approximately 750,000.
Many restaurants, nightclubs and shops are within walking distance of campus on "the hill" near Marshall Street, and downtown in and around Armory Square .
The city's New York State Fairgrounds, site of the annual New York State Fair, also has a year-round schedule of ice shows, hobby shows and similar activities. Public transportation is available to shopping areas, theaters, restaurants and recreational areas.
From a few minutes to an hour away
Numerous golf courses, both public and private, are located in the city and surrounding towns.
Central New York is a haven for enthusiasts of winter as well as summer sports. Downhill and cross-country ski areas are within easy driving distance. Skating, tobogganing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice boating and other cold weather activities are also popular.