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Spring 2015 Opening Week Information for New and Returning Students








Classes Begin:
Monday, January 26
8:00 a.m.

Beginning Saturday, January 24

Housing

Residence Halls open on Saturday, January 24 at 11 a.m. Check-in hours for New Students have been arranged for Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check-in will occur at the Housing Office, Algonquin 103.

Students who do not know their assignments should also report to the Housing Office. No-Shows forfeit room reservation: Tuesday, January 27 at 8 a.m. View listing of off-campus housing.

Contact

  • 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, January 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

Contact

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Placement Exams

Saturday, January 24

  • 2:15 p.m. - English Placement Exam - Yokum 206
    • NOTE: An English Placement Exam is required prior to registration into an ENG 100 College Writing I or 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. - Mathematics Competency Exam - Yokum 205
    • This exam determines appropriate placement into the required 100-level Mathematics course beyond MAT 101, including the 100-level GE Skills courses. 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 Degree Works report); OR
      2. SAT math score of 460 or greater; OR
      3. ACT math score of 16 or greater; OR
      4. Transfer credit equivalent to MAT 101.
  • 3:10 p.m. – Calculus Readiness Test - Yokum 205
    • This exam determines eligibility to take a first-semester Calculus course. Students planning to take a Calculus class should take this exam only if they have taken a Precalculus course in high school or elsewhere that DID NOT transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh as credit for MAT 102. Precalculus means a course BEYOND the New York State Regents sequence of Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry.  If you have never had a Precalculus course, you should take MAT 102 instead of this test. Note that some first-semester Calculus courses have an additional co-requisite of MAT 104 (Trigonometry).

Sunday, January 25

  • 4 p.m. LIB 105 Proficiency Exam – Feinberg Library 108 (Picture ID Required)

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General Question & Answer Open Walk-in Session

Saturday, January 24

New Student and Parent Question & Answer Session - Casual, Open Question and Answer Session with members of the Student Affairs and Academic Advisement staff, no questions to big or small

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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, January 25

  • 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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Drop/Add

Drop/Add for all matriculated students via Banner Web will end Sunday, February 1 at midnight.  After February 1, 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 Sunday, January 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Spring refunds of financial aid over-payments are released during the first month of the semester via Higher One (see Refunds).

Students returning to the work-study program may begin working on January 26. Students offered first-time work-study awards for the spring semester can go on my.plattsburgh.edu to look for positions that are open. Once a position is found go to the Financial Aid Office for the necessary paperwork.

Contact by Phone

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

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Payments and Charges(Student Accounts)

Students who have not yet adjusted their bills, and/or paid their balance, are encouraged to do so on my.plattsburgh.edu.

Student Accounts staff can be reached in person on the first floor of Kehoe.

Opening Weekend Office Hours

  • Sunday, January 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Regular Window Hours

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Thursdays when phones & windows open at 9 a.m.)

Contact Information

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Refunds

Students can receive refunds in one of the following three ways:

  • Easy Refund to the OneAccount using the Plattsburgh Debit Card (fastest)
  • ACH transfer to your bank (fast)
  • Paper check.

The Plattsburgh Debit Card is the key that students must have in hand in order to go online to www.PlattsburghDebitCard.com, enter in the 16-digit number on the card front, and then make your choice for how you would like to receive future refunds. You should receive a Plattsburgh Debit Card in the mail within two weeks of registering for classes. Follow the instructions that accompany the card.

For more information, call Higher One Customer Service at (866) 730-4694.

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Student Employment (Career Development Center)

Career Development Center is a great resource for locating employment on and off campus. Students should login to CardinalConnect (through MyPlattsburgh; click on the CC button) to view current job openings. 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.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Location: Angell College Center 118

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ID Cards

Students who need to have their photo taken may do so the following days:

  • Saturday, January 24 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, January 26 through Friday, January 30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special hours will be on Sunday, January 25 from 9 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 www.cardinalcard.com.

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Food Service

The food service Spring opening schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 24

  • Griddles: (Angell Center): Noon to 4:30 p.m. Cash and Debit Accounts.
  • Clinton Dining Hall: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All meal plans Cash and Debit Accounts.

Sunday, January 25

  • Clinton Dining Hall: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. All meal plans Cash and Debit Accounts.
  • Tim Hortons (Angell Center): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flex meal Plans, Cash and Debit Accounts.
  • Angell College Center Griddles/Subway: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Flex Meal Plans, Cash, Debit Accounts. All Meal Plans 8p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Sundowner (Angell Center): 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All Meal Plans, Cash and Debit Accounts.

Monday, January 26

  • All operations open on a regular schedule.

Meal Plan adjustments may be made at the College Auxiliary Services office (Clinton Hall) from January 25 and February 5.

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College Store

The College Store is located in Saranac Hall.

Extended College Store hours are:

  • Saturday, January 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Wednesday, January 26-28: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday, January 29 & 30: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 31: Noon to 4 p.m.

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Campus Express

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

Hours

  • Saturday, January 24: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 25: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday, January 26 through January 30:- 8 a.m. to Midnight.
  • Saturday, January 31: Noon to 11 p.m.

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Parking Permits

Campus regulations state that you must register your vehicle for use on campus and display a parking hangtag no later than 48 hours after the first day of classes.  A $20 hangtag fee (valid for the academic year), and a $78 parking fee (valid for the semester) are required before a hangtag can be obtained from University Police..

Step 1: Pay Parking Fees: If payment is added to your bill, then simply accept the charges; otherwise, pay online in the MyPlattsburgh portal at www.plattsburgh.edu, or direct pay at Student Accounts, Kehoe 101.

Step 2: Register Vehicle: Register your vehicle online at MyPlattsburgh.

Step 3: Pick Up Tag: After payment and registration are completed, you may pick up your hangtag at University Police, Health Center Building. Please allow 24 hours for processing.

See the complete SUNY Traffic & Parking Regulations at www.plattsburgh.edu/parking.  Inquiries may be directed to parking@plattsburgh.edu..

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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

Office Hours

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

If students are interested in hooking up a Land-line phone, at their own cost, please call Telecommunications at (518) 564-7975 or (877) 493-0247, or visit the office on the lower level of Saranac Hall.

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Library

  • Closed Saturday, January 24.
  • Open Sunday, January 25: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Computer Lab

  • Closed Saturday, January 24.
  • Open Sunday, January 25: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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HelpDesk

  • Closed Saturday, January 24.
  • Open Sunday, January 25: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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Fitness Center

  • Open Saturday, January 24: 9.a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Open Sunday, January 25: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.


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SA Shuttle

  • Shuttle service begins Sunday, January 25 at 11 a.m.


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College Center Information Desk

Please contact the Angell College Center Information Desk if you have any general questions (518) 564-2121.

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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