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This is where your journey begins. Our program will give you the tools you’ll need to hit the ground running!

First-Year Freshman Orientation

We’ve designed our program to help you get to know your new classmates and to allow you to learn about SUNY Plattsburgh and being a member of Cardinal Country.

Register for First-Year Freshman Orientation

Online Registration Begins 6/1/19.

How to Register

  1. Log into my.plattsburgh.edu
    1. Click on the Admissions Tab
    2. Click on "Register for Orientation" link
    3. Confirm or change your Orientation session
    4. Fill out Registration Form
  2. Complete your registration by clicking SUBMIT
  3. Complete the Introduction to Academic Life at SUNY Plattsburgh beginning on June 15, 2019. Questions about this on-line resource? Email [email protected]
  4. Take the online Placement Exams as applicable. Questions about Placement Exams should be directed to Dr. Steve Light at [email protected]


Failure to complete the Introduction to Academic Life and Placement Exams prior to your Orientation session could result in not being able to register for your classes!

Students and guests must register for a session 3 business days prior to the program start date. Students attempting to register for a program after this time may not have a course schedule ready at the start of Orientation.

2019 Freshman Orientation Dates

We will assign freshman students to sessions based on their month of birth. This is subject to change if deemed necessary.

If the session to which you are assigned does not work for you and your family, you can switch sessions based on availability when you register for your session. Online registration for Orientation begins June 1, 2019.

No changes will be made prior to June 1, 2019 and you will have the ability to change your session when you go online to register.

We expect to assign students to sessions as follows:

Orientation Session Assignment
Session ID Dates Month of Birth
Session 1 Thursday, July 11 – Friday, July 12 January/February
Session 2 Sunday, July 14 – Monday, July 15 March/April
Session 3 Tuesday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 17 May/June
Session 4 Thursday, July 18 – Friday, July 19 July/August
Session 5 Sunday, July 21 – Monday, July 22 September/October
Session 6 Tuesday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 24 November/December

Check-in for students and family members begins at 2-4 p.m. the day your session starts. Sessions will end by 2 p.m. on the following day.


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