Online information sessions

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When you attend Spring Open House as an accepted student, the conversations that you share with professors and staff members can make a big difference. They’re the people who shape your experience at SUNY Cortland.

The online information sessions listed below offer your chance to hear from academic departments and key student service offices just like you would at Spring Open House.

These sessions are tailored to students who have been accepted to SUNY Cortland. Some information sessions may not be listed through the sign-up portal. Please check back for registration availability.

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Tuesday, April 14

Chemistry majors (7 p.m.) 

Learn more about undergraduate research opportunities, preparation for graduate school, career potential and unique qualities of our program.

Academic majors covered will include:

  • Adolescence education: chemistry (grades 7-12)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry

Wednesday, April 15

Biological sciences majors (6 p.m.) 

Learn more about undergraduate research opportunities, the William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education and many other opportunities within the Biological Sciences Department.

Academic majors covered include:

  • Adolescence education: biology (grades 7-12)
  • Biology
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Conservation biology

International studies major (6 p.m.) 

Learn more about global engagement academic opportunities such as Model European Union, Model United Nations, undergraduate international conferences, internationally-focused internships with SUNY Cortland's Clark Center for Global Engagement as well as in New York City, Washington, D.C. and overseas, and future international career opportunities.

Academic majors covered include:

  • International studies with a concentration in international health and environment, culture and global development, global economic systems, global political systems, geography, historical development, Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Basin.

Sport management major (6 p.m.)

Learn more about class experiences, internship opportunities and career possibilities as a SUNY Cortland sport management major. Faculty members from the department will lead this conversation.

Residence life and housing (6 p.m.)

Learn more about different housing options and ways to prepare for campus living as a first-year student. Topics covered include:

  • Completing the Housing Preference Form
  • Housing expectations for first-year students
  • What to bring to campus

Pre-medical and dental advisement (7 p.m.)

Learn more about the advisement path that helps ensure aspiring medical doctors and dentists take the necessary classes, follow the proper timeline and seize meaningful opportunities outside of the classroom.

Possible majors could include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology

Pre-major and undecided students (7 p.m.)

Learn more about the services and opportunities for students who are undecided on a major. Pre-major students work with professional advisors in Advisement and Transition, the campus office that will lead this discussion.

Musical theatre major (7 p.m.)

Learn more about the studio practice and creative work associated with the B.F.A. program in musical theatre. Faculty members from the Performing Arts Department will lead this conversation. 

Thursday, April 16

History majors (includes adolescence education: social studies) (6 p.m.)

Learn more about experiences inside and outside of the classroom, including internships and independent research projects, public history opportunities, faculty research interests, and the many skills history students acquire that prepare them for a wide range of careers. 

Academic majors covered include:

  • Adolescence education: social studies (grades 7-12)
  • History

Library services (6 p.m.)

Learn more about the many resources and services provided by Memorial Library. These encompass computer labs, multimedia studios, books, journals and online resources, research materials and other technology. This is a drop-in question and answer session that will last an hour.

Honors Program (7 p.m.)

Learn more about the benefits and expectations that are associated with SUNY Cortland’s Honors Program. You also can meet other intellectually curious students and ask questions during this session. Please note that first-year students must be invited to join the Honors Program.

Student panel featuring tour guides (7 p.m.)

This online information session offers the chance for accepted students to ask honest questions and gain authentic student insight from a panel of Admissions Office tour guides. Student interns serve as moderators.

Monday, April 20

Physical education major (6 p.m.) 

Learn more about one of the most respected physical education programs in the nation, including unique learning spaces and two concentration options in adapted physical education and outdoor adventure education.

Sociology and anthropology majors (includes criminology) (6 p.m.)

Learn more about four academic programs that explore the human condition and human behavior. Opportunities such as research, internships, fieldwork and study abroad travel will be discussed.

Academic majors covered include:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Criminology
  • Sociology

Economics Department majors (includes business economics major) (6 p.m.)

Learn more about a unique curriculum that provides technical training in the areas of economics, business and finance — all within a strong liberal arts context. Call experiences, internships and career potential also will be discussed.

Academic majors covered include:

  • Economics (B.A., B.S.)
  • Business economics (B.A., B.S.)

Campus dining and auxiliary services (7 p.m.)

Learn more about meal plan options and nutrition services, plus several other areas covered by Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC) including The College Store and other essentials.

Inclusive childhood education major (7 p.m.)

Learn more about SUNY Cortland’s preparation of teachers who are interested in working with learners of all abilities. This talk is led by the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department. Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) and the department’s emphasis on meeting the needs of students in urban schools also will be covered.

Inclusive childhood education majors earn two certifications:

  • Childhood education (grades 1-6)
  • Special education (grades 1-6)

Tuesday, April 21

Career Services (6 p.m.) 

Learn more about the many areas covered by Career Services: internship and employment assistance, resume review, on-campus employment opportunity, career guidance, teacher certification questions, graduate outcomes reporting and more.

Residence life and housing (7 p.m.)

Learn more about different housing options and ways to prepare for campus living as a first-year student. Topics covered include:

  • Completing the Housing Preference Form
  • Housing expectations for first-year students
  • What to bring to campus

International studies major (7 p.m.)

Learn more about global engagement academic opportunities such as Model European Union, Model United Nations, undergraduate international conferences, internationally-focused internships with SUNY Cortland's Clark Center for Global Engagement as well as in New York City, Washington, D.C. and overseas, and future international career opportunities.

Academic majors covered include:

  • International studies with a concentration in international health and environment, culture and global development, global economic systems, global political systems, geography, historical development, Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Basin.

Wednesday, April 22

Kinesiology majors (includes exercise science) (6 p.m.) 

Learn more about opportunities to excel in professions related to physical activity and sport. Areas of career interest could include physical therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology or biomechanics.

Academic majors covered include:

  • Coaching
  • Exercise science
  • Fitness development
  • Sport studies

Political science majors (6 p.m.)

Learn more about a curriculum that covers topics such as law, American and international political systems, environmental policy, public administration and even special courses on the politics behind race and gun policy. Potential internships and law and justice pathways also will be discussed.

Academic majors covered include:

  • Political science
  • Public administration and public policy

Student panel featuring tour guides (6 p.m.)

This online information session offers the chance for accepted students to ask honest questions and gain authentic student insight from a panel of Admissions Office tour guides. Student interns serve as moderators.

Thursday, April 23

Student panel featuring tour guides (6 p.m.) 

This online information session offers the chance for accepted students to ask honest questions and gain authentic student insight from a panel of Admissions Office tour guides. Student interns serve as moderators.

Contact us

Undergraduate Admissions
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

admissions@cortland.edu
Phone: 607-753-4711
Fax: 607-753-5998