International Student Orientation Dates

Semester Residence Halls Open for
New International Students
International Student
Orientation Dates
First Day of Classes
Fall 2014 Sunday, August 17, 2014 August 19-22,  2014 Monday, August 25, 2014
Spring 2015 Sunday, January 18, 2015 January 20-23, 2015 Monday, January 26, 2015
Fall 2015 Sunday, August 16, 2015 August 18-21, 2015 Monday, August 24, 2015
Spring 2016 Sunday, January 17, 2016 January 19–22, 2016 Monday, January 25, 2016
Fall 2016 Sunday, August 21, 2016 August 23–26, 2016 Monday, August 29, 2016
Spring 2017 Sunday, January 15, 2017 January 17–20, 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017
Fall 2017 Sunday, August 20, 2017 August 22–25, 2017 Monday, August 28, 2017
Spring 2018 Sunday, January 21, 2018 January 23–26, 2018 Monday, January 29, 2018

If you have not done so already, please fill out the Student Arrival Information Form and email it to us at geo@plattsburgh.edu. You can find a general schedule of our activities below.

Student Orientation Events

  • Pay bill and get your student identification card
  • Medical/Immunization verification at the Student Health Center
  • Campus Tour
  • Opening session with information about immigration and the United States higher education system
  • Opening dinner with all of the new students and families
  • Technology training with information about the campus e-mail system and BannerWeb (online student information system)
  • English Reading Placement Exam
  • English Writing Placement Exam
  • English Speaking Placement Exam
  • English Listening Competency Exam
  • Math Competency Exam (if applicable)
  • Partners in Cross-Cultural Learning (PICL) information session
  • Banking Session
  • Transfer Session (for transfer students only)
  • English Bridge Program meeting (for EBP students only)
  • Meeting with academic advisor and course registration
  • Shopping trips
  • BINGO night
  • Movie night
  • Games Night
  • Lunches and dinners

Family Orientation Events

Family members who travel with their student are welcome to attend our Family Orientation program.  This program runs during the first few days of student orientation and requires separate registration.  Topics we cover include:

  • Health insurance and the Student Health Services Center
  • Campus tour
  • Opening session (meet our staff, learn about immigration and the United States higher education system)
  • Student life and living in the residence halls
  • Partners in Cross-Cultural Learning (PICL) information session
  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Student accounts and billing
  • Banking

Contact Information

If you have any questions about services for international applicants and students at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Global Education Office
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Kehoe Administration Building, Room 210
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 USA

Phone: (518) 564-3287; (877) 877-5170 (in U.S. and Canada)
Fax: (518) 564-3292
Email: geo@plattsburgh.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.