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Transfer Orientation at SUNY Plattsburgh

  • Transfer 1: Friday, June 27 (with overnight option on June 26)

    • Counties Scheduled to Attend: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster & Westchester would be assigned to Transfer Session 1. 
  • Transfer 2: Wednesday, July 23 (with overnight option on July 22)

    • Counties Scheduled to Attend: Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Allegany, Broome, Cattaragus, Cayuga, Chautaugua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Onodaga, Ontario, Orleans, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates & all out of state students would be assigned to Transfer Session 2.

Check-In Times for Transfer Orientation

Check-in for Transfer Orientation begins at 8:00am and ends at 9:00am in the Angell College Center Lobby. (Please park in Lot 12 or Lot 16 to enter the Myers Fine Arts Building. The address for this lot is 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901)

If you need overnight accommodations check-in will be 7-9pm in your designated Residence Hall the night before your session. (Please park in Lots 27 & 28 to enter Whiteface and Banks Halls.)

Transfer Session Fees

Item Fee
Student Program Fee (Meals are included)   $95
To stay on campus the night before is an additional $5 $100
*Adult Family Member Program Fee (Meals not included) $65
To stay on campus the night before is an additional $10 $75
*Sibling Program Fee (Meals not included) $30
To stay on campus the night before is an additional $5 $5

*Meals for family members are not included in the program fee. They will need to pay for each meal at the dining facility should they choose to join us for meals.

 

Orientation Fee Breakdown:

Students:

(Student meals, programs/activities, housing, staff training and support, program materials/giveaways, professional staff salaries, overhead charges for use of facilities, etc.)

Family Members:

(Student meals, programs/activities, student program housing, staff training and support, program materials/giveaways, professional staff salaries, overhead charges for use of facilities, linens, etc.)

What does "staying on campus" mean for my parents and family members?

Staying on campus means that you will be staying in the designated Family Orientation Residence Hall while you are here for orientation. You will be sharing a bathroom during your stay with us. This is a wonderful opportunity to "relive" the days when you were in college or to get an idea as to what your student may experience this fall. Regardless of your reason for staying with us, the Family Staff is available to help in any way they can and will have activities available to make sure you have a good time. Family members attending alone may be assigned a roommate at check-in based upon the number attending that particular session.

"I enjoyed getting a chance to see how living in the residence halls would feel." ~Parent

"Staying in the residence hall helped me get an idea what my daughter's experience will be like." ~Parent

"Staying in the residence hall was very convenient."

What does "staying off campus" mean for my parents and family members?

Staying off campus means that you are going to make off campus accommodations at your own expense. Click on the link for a listing of Local Accommodations.

 

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!

(*For more information please utilize the navigation links on the left of your screen.)

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

 

The Sibling Program

Do you have any younger family members that would like come with you? We also have a program designed just for them! The Sibling Program is for family members that are between the ages of 6 and 16. For more information about this wonderful and unique program, please click here.

We look forward to meeting you and hope to provide you with the information and the assistance you need for a smooth transition as you begin your career at SUNY Plattsburgh. If you would like to take a look at all of the different programs that we offer, click here.

 

Transfer Orientation Schedule  

Schedule for Sessions One and Two: 2014

Student Schedule

Day One (6/26 & 7/22)

  • 7–9 p.m.—Check-in at Wilson Hall (Optional for those spending the night)
Day Two (6/27 & 7/23)
  • 8–8:45 a.m.—Check-in at Angell College Center Lobby
  • 8–8:45 a.m.— Grab and Go Breakfast Items in Angell College Center Lobby
  • 9–10 a.m.—Meet the Staff/Campus Connections
  • 10–11:30 a.m.—Advisement
  • 10:30–12:30 p.m.—Registration
  • 11:30–12:30 p.m.—Library 105 Proficiency
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m.—Lunch Served
  • 1:45–2:45 p.m.—TBD
  • 2:45–3:30 p.m.—CAS/Meal Plans
  • 3:30–4 p.m.—Financial Aid/Payment Information 
  • 4–5 p.m.—Optional Campus Tours
  • 5–5:30 p.m.—Check Out

Family Schedule 

Day One (6/26 & 7/22)

  • 7–9 p.m.—Check-in at Hood Hall (Optional for those spending the night)
Day Two (6/21 & 7/20)
  • 8–8:45 a.m.—Check-in at Angell College Center Lobby
  • 8–8:45 a.m.— Grab and Go Breakfast Items in Angell College Center Lobby 
  • 9–9:30 a.m.—Meet the Staff
  • 9:30–10:15 a.m.—Connecting with a Cardinal 
  • 10:15–12 p.m.—Student Services Panel
  • 12–12:30 p.m.—Question & Answer Session
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m.—Lunch
  • 1:45–2:45 p.m.—College Store
  • 2:45–3:30 p.m.—CAS/Meal Plans
  • 3:30–4 p.m.—Financial Aid
  • 4–5pm—OptiCampus Tours
  • 5–5:30 p.m.—Check Out

 

Placement Assessment

Library 105 Proficiency

Students who need to take LIB105 will have the opportunity to take the proficiency assessment for this course. Students who pass this proficiency will be given a waiver for this General Education Course.

 

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
E-mail: orientation@plattsburgh.edu