Dear Parents and Family Members:
First and foremost, Happy Holidays! It is hard to believe that the winter holiday season is already upon us, and therefore, so is the end of the Fall 2013 semester. As our students diligently prepare for finals, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some information and reminders with you.
While our SUNY Cortland campus is generally a safe environment, we do at times fall victim to crime. As students depart for the extended winter break period, we encourage everyone to think about the safety of their belongings in both on-campus and off-campus housing locations. As parents and family members, the next week or so is a great time for you to remind your student(s) about thinking from a safety first approach. Students living off campus should be reminded to:
1. Lock all doors, windows or other entrances to your residence.
2. Never leave keys hidden under mats, above the door or near any entrance.
3. Have your mail and newspapers stopped or have a friend or neighbor pick them up.
4. Fill out a US Postal Service Hold Mail Card.
5. Remove or secure valuable items (laptops/tablets, jewelry, cash, etc).
6. Record all the serial numbers of valuable items and keep the list in a secured location. This can be helpful if you become a victim of theft.
7. Coordinate with roommates when you plan on leaving and returning.
8. Throw out any trash and perishable items before you leave.
Students residing in campus residence halls should be reminded to:
1. Lock all windows and doors
2. Take valuables with you (laptop, iPad/tablet, jewelry, cash, etc.)
3. Throw out any trash and perishable items before you leave
4. Off campus residents should unplug any unnecessary electrical items
5. On campus residents must unplug all items
Some other important information for you and your student(s) to be mindful of:
1. First day of Spring 2014 classes is January 22
2. Last day for adding/dropping classes is January 28
3. Siblings Weekend is February 14-16
4. Spring Break 2014 is March 10-14
Finally, if you have not already connected with our parent and family page on Facebook, please visit us and give our page a “like!” We can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SUNYCortlandParents.
We hope the upcoming winter break is an enjoyable time with lots of great moments as your student(s) is(are) back home with you! They have undoubtedly worked hard this semester and are eagerly looking forward to the extended time back at home with friends and loved ones.
Christopher A. Kuretich
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
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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.
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.
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.
Our 17 residence halls provide a comfortable, safe, fun and friendly living environment for your student.
The city of Cortland is a safe community with numerous housing options for students.