Contact Information

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.



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 - Oct. 1
Mid-semester estimates available – Oct. 15
Deadline to withdraw from a semester course – Nov. 17


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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Dear Parents and Family Members:

I hope you and your student are settling nicely into the new semester. 

With the return of the students comes an increase in outdoor activities in Cortland.  This compels me to explain a fairly new ordinance in the City of Cortland that affects our off-campus student renters.  It is commonly referred to as the "Social Host" ordinance.  Essentially, if there is evidence that underage drinking is happening on a property, the person(s) renting that property who are on the premises, whether or not they are providing alcohol or had invited the guests, can be held responsible, issued a ticket (which is considered an arrest) and fined up to $250.  For example, if a person is in their rented house/apartment and a party is happening on their lawn with underage drinking, regardless of whether he/she threw the party or had anything to do with supplying alcohol, he/she can be issued that ticket for "allowing" the underage drinking to happen.  It puts the responsibility of dispersing the party on the property renters.  In this instance, he/she needs to call the police.

On a more pleasant note, Family Weekend will be here before we know it.  This year's dates are October 31 through November 2, and more information will be mailed out and available on the website by September 22. 
Best regards,

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

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