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Here are some of the exciting and informational programs we offer. Please don't just take our word for it when we say they're great, check out the testimonials from students and family members.
A warm and sincere welcome to SUNY Plattsburgh from President Ettling or another SUNY Plattsburgh Administrator, a student government leader, and a representative from the community.
Parents have the option to take a tour of our beautiful surrounding area in an air conditioned chartered bus. The cost of the tour is $5.00 and is MC'd by our former V.P of Student Affairs and local historian, Bill Laundry and our Dean of Students, Steve Matthews. The tour includes a stop at Rulf's Orchard for free cider donuts (delicious by the way!), a beverage, and the opportunity to purchase various goods from their store.
Students will see skits presented on issues pertaining to dating and relationships so as to create awareness and lead to some discussion.
Orientation Leaders from the Family Staff put on several skits for parents that depict various aspects of college life, some of which are of a sensitive nature, along with potential pitfalls students should avoid as a means to create awareness, to educate and to entertain parents. Discussion to follow.
The Dean of Students, Steve Matthews, speaks with parents and students separately about what to expect as the students begin their college careers here at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Student and parent comments:
We provide everything you need, including PRIZES, so come play BINGO with the Orientation Leaders from the Family Staff.
Students have the opportunity to learn about our First Year Experience Program (FYE) that they will participate in this coming year.
Students can capitalize on this opportunity to connect with Orientation Leaders and more importantly, other students via some low key activities. This has proven to also be a good time for incoming student-athletes to attend pre-arranged meetings with their respective coaches.
Students participate in a high energy, fun and friendly floor competition in various activities. Let's see what floor comes out on top!
Parents and students have the opportunity to meet with and receive information from various offices on campus in the lobby of the Angell College Center. This serves as a great place for parents and students to meet before heading back home on Day 3 of Orientation.
The Orientation Leaders from the Student Staff perform a skit to educate, create awareness and of course entertain students on topics pertaining to college life. Discussion to follow.
Hey parents! Are you curious as to what a students room might look like with students actually living in it? Ask an Orientation Leader from the Family Staff to show you our Sample Room in Banks Hall to get an idea as to how a room might be arranged.
Parental Distress 101: Parents, do you have concerns as a about sending your student off to college? In this session, administrators from Student Affairs address topics and answer questions that are often on the minds of parents as their students begin their transition into college here at SUNY Plattsburgh.
For more information or questions about Student Orientation at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
New Student Orientation
Office: Kehoe 602
Phone: (518) 564-3282