COVID-19 Safety Information

August Orientation

Orientations are designed to ensure a smooth transition to SUNY Cortland by providing you with information and connecting you with resources. You must sign up through your myRedDragon account to confirm your fall semester schedule.

Signing Up for Orientation

You must be compliant with SUNY Cortland's COVID-19 policy prior to signing up for Orientation. Go to the Admissions tab in myRedDragon to submit your COVID-19 vaccination information.

Follow these steps to sign up for August Orientation and Welcome events:

  1. Select "Admissions" from the top header in myRedDragon.
  2. Locate the "Orientation" box on the right side of the page.
  3. Select the menu link "New Student Orientation Sign Up".
  4. Complete all of the required fields. We use this information in creating your first semester schedule.
  5. Select the Orientation Welcome program option. Be sure to confirm your attendance by selecting the red button on the final reservation page.
  6. You will receive an email confirmation to your SUNY Cortland email address.

Please complete the above steps by August 17, 2022.

After you have confirmed your orientation date, you will complete the online student resource and success modules to learn about:

  • academics
  • paying for college
  • living on campus
  • safety and community expectations

Orientation program

  • Begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 26 in Corey Union.
  • You'll learn about important policies and resources, as well as meet other students in your major.
  • Faculty advisement will be from 1-3 p.m. in academic department offices. Specific locations will be provided in the folder you receive at check-in.
  • The program concludes by 3 p.m.
  • Parking for off-campus students is located in the lowest tier of the Graham Avenue parking lot. Visit for a campus map.

NOTE: This program is designed for students only. A concurrent parent/guest program is not offered in August.

Welcome Week

Meet other students and learn about resources and support through our Welcome Week programs, which begin on Thursday, August 25.

Details about the move-in process, including signing up for a specific date and time, will be available starting Aug. 1. Reach out to Residence Life and Housing with questions about move-in.


The new student fee on your student bill covers the cost of orientation, advising and registration, your ID card, Student Planner and activities throughout Welcome Week.

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