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  • Lifelong Friends

    The friends you make in college are often who you'll have for the rest of your life. It begins here at orientation, where we know these relationship start!

  • The PlattsLife?

    What’s the Plattslife? It’s us. Our culture. Our experience. At orientation, you’ll learn more about SUNY Plattsburgh and all the ways we’ll support your success as a student.

  • Psychology, Chemistry, Accounting Oh My!

    Choosing classes is just part of our orientation. We’ll make sure you understand how to complete your degree on time and where to go on campus with any academic questions you have.

New Student Orientation

Your Journey Begins Here

Congratulations on your decision to attend SUNY Plattsburgh! We are excited to welcome you and we know that you and your family probably have many questions about your transition to college life. Follow the steps below to get prepared and register for your SUNY Plattsburgh orientation experience.

Summer 2023 Orientation

All new students — first year and transfer — are expected to attend an orientation session.

  • July 9–10 — First-year student session with overnight stay
  • July 11–12 — First-year student session with overnight stay
  • July 13–14 — First-year student session with overnight stay
  • July 16–17 — First-year student session with overnight stay
  • July 19 — First-year student session
  • July 21 — Transfer student session


Orientation Sign-up — Follow These Steps

2023 Orientation Schedules

Student Orientation Schedules

Family Orientation

Your family is welcome and encouraged to join you for your orientation session. We can guarantee that we will keep them busy, informed, and entertained with a program we have designed just for them!  If you are attending a session with overnight programming, and your family members are attending the family program, they will drop you off at Whiteface Hall.  Family members are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Students will be staying on campus.

In participating in the Family Program, your family members will:

  • Develop a comfort level with SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Learn about the topics and concerns that family members have told us are most important to them.
  • Learn how to be a valuable and supportive resource for you as you progress as a student at SUNY Plattsburgh.

If you are attending a one-day program, your family members will simply accompany you to the first session, as no check-in is required.

Family Orientation Schedules

More About Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions


Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

If you are an international student (studying in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa like the F-1), and have additional questions then please email [email protected] for assistance.

If you are an EOP student and have additional questions then please email: [email protected] or call the EOP Office at 518-564-2263 for further clarification.

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