Student Orientation

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Outdoor & Adventure Program


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  • SUNY Plattsburgh Orientation
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New Student Orientation at SUNY Plattsburgh


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Information for First-Year Students

At Orientation you will:

  • Register early for classes
  • Meet new friends
  • Have fun!
  • Become familiar with the campus community
  • Find answers to your many questions
  • Gain the insight needed for a smooth transition at SUNY Plattsburgh

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 sheets & towels. Most bring a sleeping bag.
  • Sneakers or athletic shoes will be helpful to have for student activities and walking around campus.
  • Pillows are available but many students and family members tell us their stay is more comfortable with a pillow from home.
  • Families staying on campus have sheets, towels and washclothes provided.

Additional Programs

The Family Program

Your family is welcome and encouraged to join you for your Orientation Session. 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.
  • Have lots of fun with our Family Staff!
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

Odyssey: An Adventure Experience for SUNY Plattsburgh First Year Students

Hike, Climb, and Paddle Your Way Into Your College Career…Now that you've been accepted to SUNY Plattsburgh, create your own adventure with new friends and begin your college experience by participating in Odyssey. Odyssey is an adventure-based program for first year students at SUNY Plattsburgh. This program takes place the week before the fall semester. There are 60 slots available and it is a first come first serve basis. Please note that Odyssey is not part of the New Student Orientation Program that is offered during the months of June and July but it is a wonderful supplemental opportunity to what you will experience at your Summer Orientation Session.

To learn more about Odyssey go to: or call (518) 564-5294

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