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  • Information for Prospective Parents and Families

    Sending your students off to college—emptying the nest, so to speak—can be as difficult as it is universal.

  • We Know How You Feel

    We know you probably have all sorts of questions and concerns as you help your child decide where to go or how to navigate college.

  • We Know How You Feel

    We know you probably have all sorts of questions and concerns as you help your child decide where to go or how to navigate college.

Information for Parents & Families

This page is intended to provide you with the information you need to evaluate SUNY Plattsburgh so you can feel comfortable and confident sending your child to the North Country.

Opening Weekend Information; Jan. 25-26, 2020

New Students who are living in a Campus Residence Hall, can check-in at the Campus Housing and Community Living Office, beginning at 11a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 to gain access to their Residence Hall Room. The office is located in Algonquin Hall, right next to Whiteface Hall, room A101, and is open Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday Jan. 26 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Returning Students are welcome to move into their Residence Hall rooms beginning Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. There is no need for returning students to check in with the Housing Office.

More information about Opening Weekend January 2020

About Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh is a small city, and it’s a generally a pleasant and safe place—but we don’t take any chances. Our University Police department is a branch of the New York State Police, and officers are available 24/7. We also have a variety of technologies, procedures and resources that keep campus secure.

Along with keeping them safe, you’ll want us to look out for your student’s well-being, academically, emotionally and physically. We have a host of resources in place to do so, from Campus Housing and Community Livingand our health and counseling center to our learning center. Qualified staff members abound.


You want to know we’re setting students up to succeed, helping them set and achieve their goals. Whether your child strives to get a job straight after graduation or get accepted to the perfect graduate school, the Career Development Center and other offices can help. And, of course, you’ll want to talk dollars. Look no further than our Cost and Aid information page and net price calculator.


  • Admission standards, requirements and dates and deadlines
  • Virtual tours and statistics

Cost and Aid

  • Net price calculator, aid and award information
  • Tuition Assistance Program Estimator


  • University Police, crime information and awareness
  • Policies and procedures

Student Health and Counseling Center

  • Services and fees
  • Hours

Campus Housing and Community Living

  • Room information, costs and virtual tour
  • Residence hall staff information

Career Development Center

  • Services and networking
  • Job postings

Computer Care

  • Help desk
  • Technology information

First Destination Survey

NACE logoFirst Destination Survey reports represent the various outcomes of our undergraduate degree recipients as collected and reported according to the standards and protocols of the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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