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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 here. At Orientation you will:

  • Have fun!
  • Meet new friends
  • Meet key faculty and staff members
  • Register early for classes
  • Stay on campus
  • Find answers to your many questions
  • Gain the insight needed for a smooth transition at SUNY Plattsburgh


You can Register for Orientation

Register for Orientation 2020

Once you've paid your Admissions Deposit, click below to...


What Should You Bring to Orientation?

  • Students will need to bring their own sheets, towels & pillow. Most bring a sleeping bag.
  • Sneakers or athletic shoes will be helpful to have for student activities and walking around campus.
  • Personal items/toiletries
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Umbrella, fan, raincoat and a light jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Advanced Placement verification (if you have earned AP credit)
  • Transcript of college coursework (if applicable)
"Superb! You can tell everyone in the group was committed to bringing a good message to us and our kids."
- Parent

Additional Information...

  • The Family Orientation Program

    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! The schedules and more information are detailed on the Freshman and Transfer Orientation program pages. 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.
    "I expected less but was pleasantly surprised with the investment made by all in this program."
    - Parent
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