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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 for your SUNY Plattsburgh orientation experience. 

Summer 2022

Orientation Dates

  • July 6, Live, Virtual Orientation from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • All new students, first year and transfer, are expected to attend this session or watch the recording of this session, which will be posted here after July 6, prior to attending an in-person session.
    • A Zoom link for this session will be available here soon.
  • First-Year Orientation with overnight programming 
    • July 10–11
    • July 13–14
    • July 17–18
  • First-Year Orientation one-day programs
    • July 12
    • July 15
    • July 19
  • Transfer Orientation one-day programs
    • July 21
    • July 22

Online sign up for orientation sessions will be live in early June.

Follow these steps

  • STEP ONE — Sign Up For Orientation

    Orientation Sign Up Instructions

    Students will be able to sign up for Orientation sessions in early June 2022.

Please be sure to check your emails for other important new student information throughout the summer!

  • International students and students in special programs (such as EOP) will be receiving additional information from these programs.


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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