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.

Read More About Contact Information


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 Information Resources Support 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.

Make a Gift

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.

READ MORE about making a gift to SUNY Cortland

Bookmark and Share
  • Homect_img
  • Parents/Families


Parents-Families 2c

Dear Parents and Family Members:

As our students are making their way through the final part of the semester and academic year, I thought I would share some information that may be of interest to you at home.

First, the Student Health Service will be switching over from the current paper record system to PointandClick, an electronic medical record system, the week of May 5-9, 2014.  This is a very exciting time for SHS as this system will move its record keeping system into the 21st century and will give greater opportunities for students to have access to their personal health information through the student portal such as immunization records, secure messages including appointment reminders and test results, online scheduling of appointments (perhaps next year) and many other opportunities for us to improve service to students.

This is a huge undertaking and we expect to experience delays during the roll out of the system next week in particular, but also in the coming weeks as they work out the bugs and get more familiar with the system.  To help all of us get through this we are asking for your patience and understanding for the next few weeks.  

Also of note is the May 1, 2014 Teacher Certification requirements change.  Teacher Certification update

Other dates to note:

Study Days May 7 & 8
Final Exams May 9-14
Residence halls closing
Final grades submission deadline May 19 at noon
Undergraduate Web registration closes May 30, 4 p.m.

Best regards,

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

Please follow this link to subscribe or unsubscribe from the parent/family e-mail list.

Thank you for visiting the Parents/Family page. Your feedback on what you like or dislike about this page and what you would like to see here is important to us. 

Please email comments to

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.

Read More

Off-Campus Living

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