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Frequently Asked Questions About Student Orientation

When Will I Be Invited to Student Orientation?

Answer: Once your deposit is paid, you will receive an email on May 25, 2016.  All deposits paid after May 25 will receive assignments on a rolling basis.

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How Much Does Orientation Cost?

Answer: View Orientation Fees .

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How Do I Pay For Orientation?

Answer: There are 3 ways you can pay for Orientation:

1. Online via the MyPlattsburgh Portal

2. Download Registration Form

*Please make checks payable to SUNY Plattsburgh

-Mail or Fax Form and Payment to:

New Student Orientation
SUNY Plattsburgh
Kehoe 602
Plattsburgh NY, 12901
Fax: 518-564-3284

3. Call our office:


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What If I need To Change My Session?

Answer: We expect you to attend the session you have been assigned to. However, if for some reason that date is not good for you, dependent upon availability, you may choose another session when you register and pay online via the MyPlattsburgh Portal.

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Does What Session I Attend Influence What Classes I Can Get?

Answer: SUNY Plattsburgh divides up seats across the 6 sessions equally. This means the students in the 6th session have the same opportunity to register for typical First year classes as those in the First Session. If you have already chosen a major, your department chair, if necessary, will pre-register you into the classes you must have in your First semester.

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What Should I Bring With Me?

Answer: Items to consider:

  • Personal items/toiletries, umbrella, fan, rain coat and a light jacket or sweatshirt
  • Students will need to bring their own linens (sheets and towels)
  • Sneakers or athletic shoes will be helpful to have for student activities and walking around campus.
  • Pillows are available but many students tell us their stay is more comfortable with a pillow from home
  • Transfer students, please remember to bring your Degree Works Report with you.

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Do Family Members Have To Attend With Their Student?

Answer: No, but about 65% of students have at least one family member attend their orientation session. As you explore our site please notice the various testimonials about how valuable family members have found attending Orientation to be.

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What If I Cannot Attend Orientation?

Answer: It is very important to attend Orientation. By not attending you will miss out on crucial information and opportunities to interact with other first year students. You will not be able to register for your classes until after all of the orientation sessions have ended; at which time the college will contact you to set up your fall schedule. This could limit the availability of some classes for the fall semester. You will be more successful in your first year if you attend orientation. In addition, you will have a lot of fun if you attend!
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When Will I Find Out About my Housing Assignment?

Answer: Housing assignments will be completed immediately following the conclusion of Orientation. Assignments will be mailed to the home address that you have listed with the college. A listing of students whose housing assignments have been received will be available at your session. You can stop by the Housing Office at 103 Algonquin Hall to check if we have received yours.

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What should I bring to college with me in the fall?

Answer: Check out our suggested items on our website.

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Where Can I Find More Information About The Odyssey Program?

Answer: Check out the Odyssey Program on the college's website or contact them at 564-5294.

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Contact Information

For more information or questions about Student Orientation at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

New Student Orientation

Office: Kehoe 602
Phone: (518) 564-3282