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First Fall Open House takes place Monday, Oct. 14

First Fall Open House takes place Monday, Oct. 14


Expect a full house when SUNY Cortland’s first Fall Open House takes place on Monday, Oct. 14.

Approximately 700 prospective students and their families are expected to spend the day learning more about academic programs, touring campus and speaking with professors and current students during the event, which coincides with the observance of Columbus Day for many high schools.

Visitors are asked to register for the event, but those who have not pre-registered also can attend. A second Fall Open House takes place Monday, Nov. 11, on Veterans Day.

Many of the day’s morning activities take place in and around the Student Life Center. A full schedule of the day’s events is available online.

The day starts with an Academic Programs and Student Affairs Fair from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Student Life Center gymnasium, where professors and student services staff members will be on hand to chat with visitors and answer questions. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prospective students are encouraged to stop by their chosen academic department’s “office hour” for more information and a tour.

Individual academic departments presentations and tours also take place throughout the morning and early afternoon. Visitors can learn more about specific majors, SUNY Cortland’s Honors Program and special advisement opportunities for students interested in law, healthcare (medical, dental or physician assistant programs) and athletic training, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Sessions on admissions, financial aid, athletics and residence life and housing also will be offered.

Guided tours of the campus and residence halls will run 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the Student Life Center and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. from Corey Union.

Parking for Open House visitors will be provided in the Route 281 parking lot, which features shuttle bus service to the Student Life Center. Visitors using a GPS device should plug in 1 Folmer Drive, Cortland, NY 13045. Parking will be limited near Park Center and the Professional Studies Building, so campus community members are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Contact the Admissions Office at 607-753-4711 or with any questions about Monday’s event.