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Fall 2015 Opening Week Information for New and Returning Students

Classes Begin:
Monday, Aug. 24
8:00 a.m.

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 22


Residence halls open for new and returning students on Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. To check in, get your room combination and have your questions answered, report to the office of your assigned hall. If you do not know your assignment or if you plan to check in after Sunday, report to the Housing and Residence Life Office in Room 103 of Algonquin Hall.

No-shows forfeit their room reservation at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. A listing of off-campus housing options is available online.

The office is open Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Phone: (518) 564-3824.

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Admissions Office

The Admissions Office, located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Administration Building, will be open Sunday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During these hours, newly admitted students to the Fall 2015 semester may stop in to discuss concerns related to their enrollment (e.g., transfer credit evaluations, change of major requests, college catalogs, etc.)


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Placement Exams (Required for Course Registration in Some General Education Courses)

Saturday, Aug. 22

  • 2:15 p.m. - English Placement Exam - Yokum 206
    • NOTE: An English placement exam is required prior to registration into an ENG 101 College Writing II course. Students who have transfer credit for ENG 101 do not need to take the placement exam.
  • 3:10 p.m. - Calculus Readiness Test - Yokum 208
    • This exam is for students who will take a calculus course at any time in their Plattsburgh State career, to demonstrate their readiness to succeed in a first-semester calculus class.  Students planning to take calculus at Plattsburgh State must either pass this exam or take MAT 102 (Precalculus) before they can register for calculus.
  • 3:10 p.m. - Mathematics Competency Exam - Yokum 208
    • This exam determines appropriate placement into the required General Education Mathematics Skills course. NOTE: This exam is required if you do not have documentation of one of the following:
      1. Transfer credit that satisfies the mathematics skills requirement (refer to your CAPP report).
      2. An SAT math score of 460 or greater.
      3. An ACT math score of 16 or greater.
      4. Transfer credit equivalent to MAT 101.

Sunday, Aug. 23

  • 4 p.m. LIB Proficiency Exam in Feinberg Library 108.
    • No pre-registration is required, just bring a Picture ID with you.

      Eligible to take the LIB Proficiency Exam?

      Anyone who has never received ANY grade LIB105 or LIB200 is eligible to proficiency out of the LIB105 course by passing the LIB105 Proficiency Exam. To clarify, you are not eligible to take the Proficiency Exam if you already have a "W" or a grade for another library course on your transcript. A student may take the Proficiency Exam only once.

      More information about the exam can be found at:

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Course Advisement and Registration

For new students who have not registered or who have questions for an academic advisor from their major department.

Sunday, Aug. 23

  • Course Advisement and Registration
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Locations: Clark Learning Center and Feinberg Computer Lab

    Meet with department faculty to discuss appropriate course selection and learn about degree requirements, followed by on-line registration.

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Matriculation Ceremony

Sunday, Aug. 23

  • Time: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Location: Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall

A students-only event. Residence hall staff members will lead new students into the auditorium for their official welcome and matriculation.

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Drop/Add for all matriculated students via Banner Web will be Sunday, Aug. 23 at 5:15 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 30 at 11:30 p.m.. After Aug. 30, a $20 late course-add fee will be applied. In addition, there will be a $20 fee for each course withdrawal processed beginning the second week of the semester.

See Registrar’s website for details.

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Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office, 4th floor Kehoe Administration Building, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Financial Aid Office will also be open on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students participating in the Federal Work-Study Program were emailed an information packet in early August. Log in to your account and go to the "Student Services" tab and then the “Student Employment – Cardinal Connect" link to view available work study positions.

Contact by Phone

  • Local: (518) 564-2072
  • Toll-Free: (877) 768-5976

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Payments and Refunds

Students who have not yet adjusted their bills, confirmed their enrollment, and/or paid their balances are encouraged to do so on MyPlattsburgh.

Student Accounts service windows and phones will be open Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal window and phone hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. except on Thursday when they are open at 9 a.m. Student Accounts staff can be reached in person on the first floor of Kehoe. You can also contact them at (518) 564-3120 or email them at

Contact Information

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Student Employment (Career Development Center)

Students interested in part-time, temporary or summer employment on or off campus can stop by the Career Development Center (Angell College Center, Suite 118) to review job openings.

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Students do not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for these services, although they may need to be matriculated in a degree program.

Job Fest

The Part-time Job Fest will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Angell Center Cardinal Lounge. Students who are seeking part-time jobs on campus or off campus should attend the fair. The Job Fest will feature representatives from the Career Development Center to help you login to CardinalConnect, begin to develop your resume, and navigate other Career-related technology and services. Representatives from Financial Aid will also be on hand to answer questions about Work Study eligibility. Come early to check out part-time jobs that are available on campus and in the local community

Student Employment

Job leads are posted in CardinalConnect (access this through MyPlattsburgh, click on the CC button and search jobs) and can be accessed at the Career Development Center, Angell College Center 118.

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ID Cards

Students who need to have their photo taken may do so from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Aug. 28.

ID card office is located in Clinton Dining Hall.

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Cardinal Cash

Cardinal Cash deposits may be made weekdays throughout the school year at College Auxiliary Services, located in Clinton Dining Hall, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special hours will be on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Deposits are also accepted at the Angell Center Desk and the Student Accounts Office (financial aid transactions) or online at

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Food Service

Saturday, Aug. 22

  • Concessions Trailer – Algonquin Dining Hall: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., complimentary Coffee and Donuts.
  • Tim Hortons – Angell College Center, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash and Debit sales.
  • Free Lunch! – Between Angell College Center and CV Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Subway/Griddles – Angell College Center, 2:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Cash, Debit, Meal Plans.
  • Clinton Dining Hall: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All meal plans and debit accounts.
  • Sundowner, Angell College Center, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., Meal Plans, Cash Debit

Sunday, Aug. 23

  • Clinton Dining Hall: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All meal plans and debit accounts.
  • Tim Hortons (Angell Center) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash sales and debit accounts.
  • Subway/Griddles: 10 a.m. to 12 midnight. Debit accounts, cash and Meal Plans.
  • Sundowner (Angell Center) 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. All meal plans and debit accounts..

Monday, Aug. 24

  • All operations open on a regular schedule.

Meal Plan adjustments may be made at the College Auxiliary Services office (Clinton Hall) from Saturday, Aug. 22 until close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Thursday, September 3.

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College Store

The College Store is located in Saranac Hall.

Extended College Store hours are:

  • Friday, Aug. 21; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 22: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 23: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 24 - 26: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27 -28: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 29: Noon to 4 p.m.

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Campus Express

The Campus Express convenience store is located in the Angell College Center.


  • Friday, Aug. 21: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 22: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 23: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday, Aug. 24 through Aug. 28:- 8 a.m. to Midnight
  • Saturday, Aug. 29: Noon to 11 p.m.

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Parking Permits

Students shall register vehicles with UPD for parking on campus before the new session begins. Save time... preregister at starting August 1. Registration requires the completion of two important steps:

  1. Confirm/add vehicle registration information in MyPlattsburgh, and
  2. Confirm/add parking charges on student bill. (Veterans must remove parking charges.)

A veteran has 30 days from the start of a session to request a parking waiver by filing DD-214 (honorable discharge only) with UPD upon initial registration. (After permanent filing of DD-214, an update to is the only registration notification required.)

Pick up permit at ACC from August 22-24th before ticketing begins on the first day of the new session (or at UPD thereafter.) If ticketed within 48 hours of registering, email ticket number to

See for details. Refer general inquiries to

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Telecommunications Office (Telephones and Voice Mail)

The Telecommunications Office is located on lower level of Saranac Hall, underneath the College Store.

Lobby Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Telephone Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are a new or returning student residing in a residence hall and are interested in hooking up a Land-line phone, at your own expense, please call Telecommunications at (518) 564-7975 or (877) 493-0247, or visit the office on the lower level of Saranac Hall.

If you require assistance with your PBN or Voice Mail Box, or if you changed rooms, please contact our office at ext. 7975.

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  • Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m..

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Computer Lab

  • Open Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Computer HelpDesk

  • Open Saturday, Aug. 22: Noon - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Fitness Center

  • Open Saturday, Aug. 22, 12: Noon  - 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 23: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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SA Shuttle

  • Shuttle service begins Sunday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m.

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Contact Information

For more information about Opening Week at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

College Center Information Desk
Phone: (518) 564-2121