Family Resources

Welcome to the Red Dragon family!

A great place to get started in learning all that SUNY Cortland has to offer for your student is our Guide to Student Success.


We look forward to welcoming your student to SUNY Cortland throughout the orientation activities planned this summer. All experiences will be online/virtual throughout the summer, so students should not plan on coming to campus until their assigned move-in period. Check out our videos about resources on campus, and welcomes from our President and Mayor!

Our primary method of communication is email. Have your student regularly check theirs! They can also sign you up to receive emails from our office about family information and activities, such as our virtual question and answer sessions. Students are able to provide up to 2 family members names and email addresses when they sign up for their virtual faculty advising meeting.

Virtual Question and Answer Sessions

We will be offering 30-minute question and answer sessions on specific topics throughout the end of June and beginning of July. All sessions will be conducted via WebEx.

Chat with Summit Federal Credit Union

June 29 at 1 p.m.
Learn about fast and efficient ways to complete all your banking needs on campus, including procedures in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Review the recording.

Chat with Career Services

July 6 at 1 p.m.
Learn how the Career Services office provides high quality career development to students, alumni, and community members that help lead to successful career and educational opportunities.

Review the recording.

Chat with Residence Life and Housing

July 9 at 5 p.m.
Learn about the move-in process and what life inside a residence hall is like at SUNY Cortland. Special attention will be given to discussing what the Fall 2020 semester may look like due to COVID-19.

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Chat with International Programs

July 13 at 1 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about study abroad programs at SUNY Cortland, including what it could look like in the age of COVID-19.

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Chat with SUNY Cortland Alumni

July 13 at 7 p.m.
Meet fellow college family members and discuss what the college transition will be like for both you and your student. The chat will be moderated by three SUNY Cortland alumni.

Unfortunately we experienced technical difficulties and are not able to provide a recording of this session. View the video about preparing your student for college that we discussed.

Chat with Advisement and Transition

July 16 at 6 p.m.
A strong first-year transition is the foundation of a successful college experience. Students experience new environments, language, expectations, norms, and relationships while exploring their own identities and roles. This session will discuss college academics, how each student is unique, and ways we support and coach students as they transition to college academics and a new academic community.

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Advisement and Transition
Memorial Library
Room A-111
Phone: 607-753-4726
Fax: 607-753-5593
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.