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Freshmen Orientation Schedule of Events at SUNY Plattsburgh

Student Itinerary Summer 2014

Day One: (6/30, 7/6, 7/9, 7/13, 7/16, 7/20)

  • 2–4 p.m.—Check-In at Wilson Hall
  • 4:30–5 p.m.—Meet Your Floor
  • 5:15–5:30 p.m.—Meet the Staff
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.—Dinner Served
  • 6:45–7 p.m.—Welcome Cardinals!
  • 7–7:30 p.m.—Connecting with a Cardinal 
  • 7:30–9 p.m.—Hangovers and Everything In Between 
  • 9 p.m.—Floor Meetings

Day Two: (7/1, 7/7, 7/10, 7/14, 7/17, 7/21)

  • 7:45–8:30 a.m.—Breakfast Served
  • 8:30–9:30 a.m.—English Placement
  • 9:30–11:00 a.m.— Strengths Quest 
  • 11:00–12:00 p.m.—Banner Prep/Academic Requirements
  • 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.—CAS/Meal Plans 
  • 12:30–1:15 p.m.— Lunch Served
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m.—Foreign Language Placement
  • 2:45–3:45 p.m.—Diversity Workshop 
  • 3:45–5:15 p.m.— What Are Your Top 5? 
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.—Dinner Served
  • 6:30–7:30p.m.— Connect With Your Floor
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m.— Cardinal Competition
  • 8:30 - 10 p.m.—Floor Meeting/Top 5 Wrap-up With Your OL  
  • 10 p.m.—TBD 

Day Three: (7/2, 7/8, 7/11, 7/15, 7/18, 7/22)

  • 7–7:45 a.m.—Check-Out 
  • 7:45-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Served
  • 8:45–9 a.m.—Financial Aid/Bill Payment 
  • 9–10:30 a.m.—Advisement
  • 10–12 p.m.—Registration
  • 10–11:30 a.m.—Information Marketplace/Optional Tours

Freshman Family Itinerary

Day One: (6/30, 7/6, 7/9, 7/13, 7/16, 7/20)

  • 2–5 p.m.—Check-In at Hood Hall
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.—Dinner Available
  • 6:45–7 p.m.—Welcome Cardinals! 
  • 7–7:30 p.m.—Meet the Staff
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m.—Connecting with a Cardinal
  • 8:30–9 p.m.—Question & Answer Session
  • 9 p.m.—Family Staff Activies 

Day Two: (7/1, 7/7, 7/10, 7/14, 7/17, 7/21)

  • 7:45–8:30  a.m.—Breakfast Available
  • 8:30–9:15 a.m.—Health Insurance/Health Center
  • 9:30–11:45 a.m.—Student Services Panel
  • 12:30–1:15 p.m.—Lunch Available
  • 1:15–3:30 p.m.—Area Tour by BUS (tickets required)
  • 3:30–5:30 p.m.—Down Time
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.—Dinner Available 
  • 6:45-7:45 p.m.— Burghy Broadway
  • 8:00 - 10 p.m.— Sample Room Open/Movie

Day Three: (7/2, 7/8, 7/11, 7/15, 7/18, 7/22)

  • 7–7:45 a.m.—Check-Out
  • 7:45–8:30 a.m.—Breakfast Available
  • 8:45–9:30 a.m.—CAS/Meal Plans
  • 9:30–10:15 a.m.—Financial Aid 
  • 10:15–11:30 a.m.—Information Marketplace/Optional Tours

Placement Assessments

Foreign Language Placement Assessment

Non-credit placement assessments for French and Spanish are given at each Orientation Session. These assessments determine appropriate course level placement. If a student has taken ANY French or Spanish classes/courses prior to attending SUNY Plattsburgh, they need to take the Foreign Language Placement while attending Orientation. If a student does not meet this criteria, other activities organized by the Orientation Staff will be arranged during that time. If you have any questions about this assessment, please contact the Foreign Language Department at (518) 564-2829.

English Placement Assessment

All students must take the English Placement Assessment while attending their Orientation Session. It helps to ensure proper placement that will in turn maximize the potential for a student's success in their English courses. Ultimately, students must complete the two-semester, Written Expression requirement (ENG 100 College Writing I & ENG 101 College Writing II), unless they are eligible to enroll in ENG 101 as a result of the English Placement Assessment. It is extremely important that students register for ENG 100 in their first semester, unless they are eligible to take ENG 101 as a result of the Placement Assessment. Questions about this requirement should be addressed to the English Department, (518) 564-2134.

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
Email: orientation@plattsburgh.edu