About the Delhi Area
Welcome to Delhi (pronounced, DELL-hi). As the county seat, the Village of Delhi is the political and cultural center of Delaware County. Approximately 2,800 students attend college on the SUNY Delhi campus. Nearly 1,750 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...a great place to live, work and play!"
- Delhi Recognized on the 'Coolest Small Towns' List
What do SUNY Delhi students like most about Delhi?
Small Town Vibe. Big City Access.
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 handmade gifts, books by local authors, organic products, practical needs, groceries, or get a haircut or a manicure.
Where do SUNY Delhi students like to eat?
Stay Active in the Catskills
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.
Where do SUNY Delhi students like to go?
Get to Know Oneonta
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.