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  • Get Ready to Take Flight

    We’ve designed the Cardinal Flight Path to ensure your success on campus. 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.

  • Lifelong Friends

    The friends you make in college become friends for life — and it all begins here at Welcome Week!

  • The PlattsLife

    What’s the Plattslife? It’s all the things that make SUNY Plattsburgh special. During Welcome Week, you’ll learn more about SUNY Plattsburgh and all the ways we’ll support your success as a student.

  • Be Connected

    We have designed Welcome Week activities and events to help you feel comfortable on and off campus.

Welcome Week & 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 university life. This is your Cardinal Flight Path to get prepared for your SUNY Plattsburgh experience.

Cardinal Flight Path

Introducing your Cardinal Flight Path — our special Welcome Week events and activities to help get you comfortable navigating our campus, accessing student services and making friends in the process! A fully detailed schedule will be available soon.

Be Sure to Check Your Email Regularly

All new students will receive information from a variety of offices, such as admissions, graduate admissions and academic advising about:

  • Getting registered into your first semester of courses
  • Attending virtual info sessions to get you ready for the fall semester
  • Completing our “New Student Intro to Academic Life” video tutorial in the last month before your arrival

Welcome Week Schedule of Events

Your Pre-Welcome Week Checklist

Summer Zoom Series

Tune in to our summer Zoom series for important information including topics covering:

  • Financial aid
  • Supporting your success: Academic advising and Learning Center
  • Campus housing, roommate selection, what to bring, etc.
  • Dining services — Meal plans, food allergies/sensitivities, etc.
  • University Police — Campus safety, car registration, special events, etc.
  • Campus activities, rec sports, intramurals, club sports
  • Student Health and Counseling Center
  • Accessibility Resource Office
  • Student Support Services
  • Title IX
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Please stay tuned for more information about these sessions. They will be recorded and posted here later in case you weren’t able to attend a particular session or want to rewatch any of them.

Support Services Virtual Sessions


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.

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