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Parents can direct questions to the Division of Student Affairs at 607-753-4721 or refer to the contact information page at the "Read More" link below.

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Through our online portal, myRedDragon, your student can register for classes, pay bills, get grades, download class lectures or access course materials via iTunesU.

The Help Center can assist with troubleshooting issues with myRedDragon and can be reached at or 607-753-2500.

Academic Advising

Every student comes to college with his or her own distinct set of talents, experiences and goals. There are some shared experiences among students, but your student’s experience will be a unique journey.  Because you are important to your student’s success, we see you as a part of the SUNY Cortland community and welcome you along with your student. 

New students are assigned to academic advisors from their major department early in the fall semester. For students who are undecided about what they eventually will choose for a major, the College has a Pre-Major Program with special advisement. Advisors for the Pre-Major Program are assigned through Advisement and Transition.  Students can view their academic advisor (name and contact information) through myRedDragon.

Resources and important dates:

Drop/Add – first 5 days of classes.
Recommended Change of Major Deadline - March 3
Mid-semester estimates available – March 18
Deadline to withdraw from a semester course – April 15


For Parents of International Students

Supporting your student’s education, especially at a college located in a different country and culture, can be exciting and concerning. You can rest assured that SUNY Cortland faculty members, staff, students and programs are focused on your student’s well-being. Download the International Student Guide PDF to learn more about helping your student prepare for a successful experience.

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For many students, SUNY Cortland is a gateway to educational opportunities and professional success that otherwise might have been out of reach. We invite you to contribute to our mission by taking advantage of the many opportunities for giving.

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Dear Parents and Family Members:

Welcome to our new and welcome back to our returning families.  It is hard to believe that this Monday (August 25) is the first day of classes.

We have some very exciting welcoming activities for our new and returning students, starting with the residence hall welcome at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 22, followed by comedian Ryan Reiss at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, all new students are required to attend either the 1:30 or 3 p.m. performance of Phallacies that uses dialogue and theatre to challenge and expand stereotypical definitions to create healthier communities.  The Welcome Picnic runs from 5-7 p.m., followed by hypnotist Chris Johnson at 8 p.m.  Transfer students shouldn't miss Transfer Takeoff at 1 p.m. on Sunday (August 24), and all new students should take advantage of the Class Finding Tours at 2 p.m. New student Academic Convocation begins at 4 p.m., which is the official welcome to our academic community.

There are also a variety of activities throughout the week and semester.  Please encourage your student to get involved.

A couple of other changes worth noting involve our package delivery system.  In the past it had been, well, cumbersome and confusing.  We hope we have fixed that.  Please see the "package from home" link on the right for instructions on how to get your mail and packages to your student.

Also, our Student Health Service has replaced its a.m. walk-in hours with appointment times.  If a student walks in, she/he will be given the next available appointment.  We hope this eases the waiting time that often accompanies the first-come, first served set up.

On a more serious note, we encourage parents to talk with their student about making good choices with regard to alcohol and other drugs.  Our President's Office e-mailed a letter to students discussing this important issue.  See the President's Letter for more information.

We look forward to welcoming your student back to campus this weekend.

Best regards,

Christopher A. Kuretich
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
SUNY Cortland

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Your Student's Success

Your student’s success stems from the care, concern and support you and your family provide, as well as what we offer at SUNY Cortland.

Our campus benefits include everything from that all-important Internet and email connection to an enjoyable and safe residence life, a variety of social and recreational activities, health and wellness resources, academic support and career services.

You can count on SUNY Cortland’s dedicated faculty and staff members to help your student succeed.

Stay Connected

Keep in touch with your student by sending Hugs from Home. Choose from gift cards, cakes, ice cream and more. Or mail a package from home and we’ll be sure your student receives it promptly.

Check schedules for the weekend and break buses so your student can make arrangements to travel home and return to campus.  For other transportation needs within and to/from Cortland, visit the Way 2 Go Cortland site.

Campus Safety

There is no higher priority at SUNY Cortland than the safety of the campus community, and we take many steps to maintain a safe environment.


On-Campus Living

Our 17 residence halls provide a comfortable, safe, fun and friendly living environment for your student.

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Off-Campus Living

The city of Cortland is a safe community with numerous housing options for students.