Welcome to Delhi, (pronounced, DELL-hi). As the county seat, the Village of Delhi is the political and cultural center of Delaware County. Approximately 2800 students attend college on the SUNY Delhi campus. Nearly 1750 students live on campus with other upper division students renting apartments and houses nearby. Hundreds of other students commute to campus from their homes in the area. With a population of approximately 3,000, the Village of Delhi nearly doubles in population size when students arrive each fall. The Village has a youthful edge, with many businesses catering to the needs of college students.
"Delhi is quaint and colorful. You meet so many different types of people who really open your eyes to new things to do and places to go."
"Delhi is a tightly knit town. You really get to know so many local people, community members and business owners."
"The business owners really do appreciate the college students and go out of their way to make each of us to feel at home."
"The people here treat you with respect if you give it to them and are happy to help when they can."
Located at the junction of Routes 10 and 28, in the rolling foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Delhi is within relatively easy reach of the New York City metropolitan area. Only 150 miles away, many New Yorkers own second homes in the area. In fact, Delhi was featured in a story in the New York Times which emphasized the beauty and warmth of the Village. Delhi is on the Trailways bus route to and from the Port Authority bus terminal at least twice a day. Once a day, the bus stops directly on the SUNY Delhi campus.
In the village of Delhi, off campus dining options are numerous. You can enjoy coffee, bagels, pizza, sushi, subs, or a great breakfast or lunch within a short walk of campus. You can also shop for gifts, books, organic products, practical needs, groceries, or get a haircut or a manicure.
"The Shire! I suggest eating outside on the deck especially when they have live music."
"My favorite place to eat is the Blue Bee Cafe. I love their fresh organic food. Not many people know it's there, it's a hidden gem in town."
"For a quick delicious breakfast, I go to Bagels & Cream. I would consider myself good friends with the family who owns it, since I eat there so often."
"Tuna III, the Japanese Restaurant, brings sushi that is worth the price. After a long week of work, it's a nice place to go out to eat."
"On certain Fridays, there is a little grill 'grab and go' type setup in the Tractor Supply lot, cheap chicken done right."
Recreational options abound in the area whether you like to walk, bike, golf, hike, cross country or downhill ski, fish, horseback ride, or just relax on the square, in a local park or at the college’s Outdoor Education Center. Students love the scenic views from the athletic field house, or from the upper floors of Murphy and O’Connor Halls, especially in the fall.
"My favorite place to hang out is the green bridge on Delaware Ave. It's a beautiful scene and takes you away from the stress that college can bring to students."
"Many people who travel from the city don't realize the beauty of Delhi's scenery, mountains, trees and various seasons. Spending time with friends downtown or at the river that runs behind the Riverview Townhouses is a good place to unwind and relax."
"There are awesome trails, and if you have a 4WD vehicle, the backroads are perfect. So much to enjoy!"
Heading west on Route 28 lies the city of Oneonta, NY with approximately 13,000 people. It is affectionately called “O-Town” or “O-Nee” by students. Oneonta is home to two college campuses: SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College, which combine to bring over 7,000 students to the city. SUNY Delhi students take advantage of Oneonta’s amenities, which include the Southside Mall and Cinemas, the Holiday Lanes bowling alley, and a vibrant main street full of restaurants and shops. Students enjoy attending the OH-Fest in May each year which is sponsored by the students at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. Delhi students can take the free Saturday campus sponsored shuttle service from campus to Oneonta and can also choose to take the New York Trailways to Oneonta.
Delhi & Beyond:
Vice President of Student Life
Barbara E. Jones