First-Year Orientation and Transfer Orientation and Advisement

Summer Orientation 2017

Welcome new students! We are excited you will be joining SUNY Cortland this fall. Be sure to join us for your summer Orientation program to learn about Cortland, meet new people, and register for fall classes.

  • Orientation sessions take place mid-June through mid-July.
  • All sessions occur Monday - Friday.
  • Your academic major determines the specific dates available to you. View the list of First-Year Orientation or Transfer Orientation dates.
  • Sessions dates are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve your space through myRedDragon today! (Please note you must pay your admissions deposit prior to signing up for Orientation.)

Get Ready!

  • Complete each of the tasks on the New Student Checklist
  • First-Year students: Complete your Course Information Form (after signing up for Orientation)
  • Get to know the Orientation Assistants (OAs)
  • Be social! Follow and like us at
    • Twitter logoCortlandOrient
    • Twitter logoCortlandAdvise
    • SUNY Cortland Advisement and Transition
    • CortlandAdvise

Families and Guests

Family members and guests are invited to attend the Family Orientation program. Visit the Family Members and Guests page for specific program information, including fees for attending. Sign up to attend with your student when they sign up for orientation through myRedDragon.

Be sure to check out these resources:



Arriving at Orientation

Transfer Orientation and Advisement

  • Check-in at 8:15 a.m.
  • Parking is in the Park Center parking lot. View a campus map.

First-Year Orientation

  • Check-in at 10 a.m. in Corey Union.
  • Parking is in the Park Center parking lot. View a campus map.

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