Non-Traditional Students Recognized

Nominations are being accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 14, for SUNY Cortland’s “Celebrate-a-Non-Trad” campaign. Sponsored by Advisement and Transition, the campaign is part of Non-Traditional Students’ Week, from Monday, Nov. 4 to Friday, Nov. 10.

Forms have been emailed to the campus community and are available online as well as in Advisement and Transition, Memorial Library, Room A-111. 

Non-traditional students do not have a uniform definition, but often are ones who have delayed enrollment in college beyond the same calendar year of high school graduation. They are at least 24 years of age or, regardless of age, have dependent children. Some are considered non-traditional students if they attend college part time for at least part of the academic year, or work full time while enrolled in college, or are considered financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid, or have dependents other than a spouse, or are raising a child as a single parent, or have completed high school without receiving a formal diploma.

The purpose of the campaign is to recognize non-traditional students who often balance college with other commitments such as family, jobs and long commutes. SUNY Cortland will recognize nominated non-traditional students with a certificate and campus recognition.

Nominations should include the student’s name, contact information, relationship to the student and comments about the non-traditional student. Comments will be listed on the certificate, unless otherwise noted.

For more information about Non-Traditional Students’ Week or to recognize an outstanding non-traditional student, contact Cheryl Hines, non-traditional student support coordinator, by email or at (607) 753-4726, or visit the website.