Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

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 summer. All experiences will be online/virtual, so students should not plan on coming to campus until their assigned move-in period. Check out our videos about resources on campus, and welcomes from our President and Mayor!

Our primary method of communication is email. Have your student regularly check theirs! They can also sign you up to receive emails from our office about family information and activities, such as our virtual question and answer session. Students are able to provide up to 2 family members names and email addresses when they sign up for their virtual faculty advising meeting.

Summer 2021 Virtual Family Chat Sessions

Staring the week of June 17, we will offer virtual family chat sessions during orientation via Webex. All family chat sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. and each session will be recorded and uploaded shortly here for additional viewings.  A pdf. of all session descriptions is available here for your review.  Calendar views for June and July can be found below.

June 17: Preparing for your Advisement Session: Understand your Transfer Credit
Presented by Transfer Credit Services

June 22: Expectations for Living On-Campus
Presented by Residence Life, Student Conduct, and Title IX

June 23: On Campus Living Essentials
Presented by Cortland Auxiliary Services and Campus Technology Services

June 24: College Academics: How We Support Students as They Join Our Academic Community
Presented by Advisement and Transition

June 28: Career Services from Day One
Presented by Career Services

June 29: Preparing for your Advisement Session: Understand your Transfer Credit
Presented by Transfer Credit Services

June 30: Study Abroad
Presented by International Programs

July 5: Parent to Parent Alumni Discussion
Presented by Alumni Engagement

July 6: Paying for College
Presented by Student Accounts and Financial Aid

July 7: Faculty Expectations
Presented by faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences

July 13: Get Involved!
Presented by Campus Activities, Recreation Sports, Greek Life, Multicultural Life and Diversity, and Health Promotions

July 14: Academic Resources
Presented by The Learning Center, The Writing Center, and The Memorial Library Staff

Calendar View

June Activity Calendar

July Activity Calendar

Preparing for Day One: Thursday Night Q&A Series

From Open House to Orientation, you have heard about everything that Cortland has to offer so far. As you start to pack and get everything ready for your first day at Cortland, you may start asking yourself, "What does campus life look like?" Join us on each of the four Thursday nights before move-in week to hear from different offices on what to expect and what they can do to help in your transition. All presentations will be at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 29: Student Culture and Belonging
Presented by Student Conduct, Title IX, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Multicultural Life and Diversity

August 5: Getting Ready for Move-In
Presented by Residence Life and Housing and Cortland Auxiliary Services

August 12: Supporting your Student's Transition (6:00 p.m.)
Presented by Conley Counseling and Wellness Services

August 19: Find Your Club!
Presented by Campus Activities and the Student Government Association (SGA) President

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