New Student Orientation

First-Year Students (Freshman)

Transfer Students

Getting Here

Transfer Orientation Schedule 2017

Day 1

Date Time
3:00 5:00 p.m. Check- In. Location: Whiteface Hall.
Get settled and meet classmates.
5:00 p.m. Meet Your Floor.
Meet in the lounge on your floor to meet your orientation leader and learn what to expect from your orientation experience.
5:30 6:30 p.m. Dinner at the Sundowner.
6:45 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome to Cardinal Country.
Join the college faculty and orientation leaders as they share tips about how to be successful in the classroom.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. How to be Sex Positive: Boundaries, Consent, Expectations & Resources.
Learn how you can make a difference in preventing sexual violence on your campus. This session will help you become educated and empowered to act.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Beginning a Dialogue on Diversity.
This conversation with staff members from the Center for Diversity, Pluralism & Inclusion will be introduction to exploring diversity within our campus community.


Day 2

Date Time
7:45 8:15 a.m. Breakfast at the Sundowner.
8:30 9:00 a.m. Your Guide to Meal Plans, Textbooks, Cardinal Cash and More.
A faculty member will review your English Placement Exam results and help you decide which English course to take.
9:00 9:30 a.m. Financial Aid/Payment Info.
Financial Aid staff will guide you through what you need to know about billing, loans, scholarships and more.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. College, Alcohol and You.
Maybe you've already heard the adage--your four years of college may be the best years of your life! So how do you maximize your college experience while maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Join in on the conversation about how to make healthy choices regarding alcohol and drug use and personal safety.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Advisement.
College faculty members will be on hand to help you choose which classes to take this fall.
10:30 Noon Course Registration.
Financial Aid staff will guide you through what you need to know about billing, loans, scholarships and more.
12:00 p.m.. Check Out.

Contact Information

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

Office: Kehoe 602
Phone: (518) 564-3282
Email: orientation@plattsburgh.edu