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Family Resources

Welcome to the Red Dragon family!

A great place to get started in learning all that SUNY Cortland has to offer for your student is our Guide to Student Success.


We look forward to welcoming your student to SUNY Cortland throughout the orientation activities planned this June and July. We will have both in-person and virtual options for students this summer. All students who attend a virtual session this summer will come to in-person orientation on August 26. Please review the orientation website, check out our videos about resources on campus and a welcome from our President!

All students are welcome to bring up to two guests with them to orientation. Guests should sign up to attend while your student is signing up for orientation. The cost for guests is $25 per guest. This covers programming, materials, and meals. While at orientation, families will have the opportunity to attend an academic department overview, hear from our current students on ways to support your student's transition, attend program sessions detailing different support services on campus, and meet other new Red Dragon families!

Experience Cortland

As you visit us this summer, be sure to check out all that Cortland and Cortland county has to offer.

Lodging: If you are planning to stay the night, there are several lodging options in the city of Cortland and Cortland county. 

Dining: From grab and go to fine dining, there is something for everyone here. Don't forget the ice cream!

Things to do: Whether you like outdoor adventures or prefer to take in the arts, we have it all!

Visit the Red Dragon Central area on the Experience Cortland website for more information.

Please plan for possible delays due to road closures and construction taking place in the city of Cortland, specifically on Clinton Ave and the surrounding areas around Main Street.  Visit Crown City Rising to learn about current projects.

Preparing for Day One: Summer Q&A Series

We will be hosting a weekly live Q&A sessions starting the week of July 18. These sessions are designed to help both students and families prepare for the fall semester. All sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be recorded.

Sessions that will be covered during our Q&A Series:
Paying for College
Getting Ready for Move-In
Get Involved!
Dining, Textbooks, and More!

Specific session dates will be provided soon. 

Videos from previous orientation programs can be found on our Cortland Orientation Youtube channel

Advisement and Transition
Memorial Library
Room A-111
Phone: 607-753-4726
Fax: 607-753-5593
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.