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  • Lifelong Friends

    The friends you make in college are often who you'll have for the rest of your life. It begins here at orientation, where we know these relationship start!

  • The PlattsLife?

    What’s the Plattslife? It’s us. Our culture. Our experience. At orientation, you’ll learn more about SUNY Plattsburgh and all the ways we’ll support your success as a student.

  • Psychology, Chemistry, Accounting Oh My!

    Choosing classes is just part of our orientation. We’ll make sure you understand how to complete your degree on time and where to go on campus with any academic questions you have.

New Student Orientation

Your Journey Begins Here

Congratulations on your decision to attend SUNY Plattsburgh! We are excited to welcome you and we know that you and your family probably have many questions about your transition to college life. Follow the steps below to get prepared for your virtual SUNY Plattsburgh orientation experience.

Spring 2021 live virtual orientation — January 14, 6 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Step One: Sign Up for Orientation

Step Two: Take the Placement Exams

Step Three: Learn About Course Advisement & Registration

Step Four: Take a Virtual Tour of Campus

Step Five: Attend the virtual, live Information Session, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, 6 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions
from New Students & Families

Transportation & Parking

Campus Dining & Cardinal Cash

Campus Housing

Move-In Day

COVID-19 Prevention & Response

Financial Aid & Payment Information


Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

If you are an international student (studying in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa like the F-1), and have additional questions then please email [email protected] for assistance.

If you are an EOP student and have additional questions then please email: [email protected] or call the EOP Office at 518-564-2263 for further clarification.

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