New Student Orientation

First-Year Students (Freshman)

Transfer Students

Getting Here


New Student Orientation at SUNY Plattsburgh

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 here.

At Orientation you will:

  • Stay on campus
  • Meet key faculty and staff members
  • Register early for classes
  • Meet new friends
  • Find answers to your many questions
  • Gain the insight needed for a smooth transition at SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Have fun!

Online Registration
for Orientation Begins June 1

What Should I Bring With Me to Orientation?

Items to consider:

  • Personal items/toiletries, umbrella, fan, rain coat and a light jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Students will need to bring their own pillow, sheets & towels. Most bring a sleeping bag.
  • Sneakers or athletic shoes will be helpful to have for student activities and walking around campus.

Additional Programs

The Family Program

Your family is welcome and encouraged to join you for your Orientation Session. FYI...Students will be housed in one of our residence halls, but family members are responsible for making their own accommodations. We can guarantee that we will keep them busy, informed, and entertained with a program we have designed just for them! In participating in the Family Program, your family members will:

  • Develop a comfort level with SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Learn about the topics and concerns that family members have told us are most important to them.
  • Learn how to be a valuable and supportive resource for you as you progress as a student at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Family Testimonials from Last Summer:

"Superb! You can tell everyone in the group was committed to bring a good message to us and our kids." - Parent

"Absolutely phenomenal!" - Parent

"Helped to ease the concerns of parents." - Parent

"I expected less but was pleasantly surprised with the investment made by all in this program."- Parent

"Terrific program! Handouts and presentations were extremely helpful."- Parent

"The best Orientation program I've ever seen!" - Parent

Contact Information

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

Office: Kehoe 602
Phone: (518) 564-3282
Email: [email protected]