The State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/ Rome (commonly known by its acronym, SUNYIT) is a campus of the State University of New York located just north of Utica, New York, United States in the town of Marcy. Established by the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 14, 1966, SUNYIT is New York's public polytechnic college. SUNYIT is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. SUNYIT students pursue undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies on campus and online. SUNYIT students come from all over New York, many other states, and more than 20 other nations. More than 25,000 SUNYIT alumni enjoy successful careers in a wide range of fields.
Originally a graduate and upper-division (transfer) institution, the college offered classes in temporary locations and at extension sites for several years until the first buildings were constructed on the permanent Marcy, N.Y., campus in the 1980s. In 2002, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a mission change, enabling SUNYIT to offer lower-division programs in professional, technological, and applied studies. In 2003, SUNYIT admitted its first class of freshmen, becoming a full, four-year institution.
The developed campus occupies more than 400 acres, with major buildings, including three residential complexes, surrounded by trees and green landscape. The "west campus" property of more than 300 acres is reserved for the development of the Marcy NanoCenter at SUNYIT. Construction and renovation projects on the SUNYIT campus totaling $100 million in recent years included a new student center, field house, and residence hall complex--all completed in 2011. Under a partnership between SUNYIT and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) announced in 2009, a technology complex comprising the Computer Chip Commercialization Center is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
The Wildcat Field House, completed in 2011, features a state-of-the-art fitness center, two full-sized basketball courts and four volleyball courts, indoor practice facilities for all Wildcat teams, a running track, an expansive training room, team rooms, and offices for the athletics department’s administrative staff and coaches. New athletic fields were also constructed as part of the field house project.