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It Starts Here

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

If you've paid your Admissions deposit, you can Register!

How to Register for Orientation

  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


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.

2020 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. 

We expect to assign students to sessions as follows:

Orientation Session Assignment
Session ID Dates Month of Birth
Session 1 Thursday, July 9 – Friday, July 10 January/February
Session 2 Sunday, July 12 – Monday, July 13 March/April
Session 3 Tuesday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 15 May/June
Session 4 Thursday, July 16 – Friday, July 17 July/August
Session 5 Sunday, July 19 – Monday, July 20 September/October
Session 6 Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 22 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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