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. Please check out our videos about resources on campus.

During the family and guest orientation program you will:

  • learn about resources and policies
  • understand what college life will be like for student
  • discuss how to support your student
  • gain answers to questions

First-Year Orientation

The program is two days. Check-in is at 10 a.m. on the first day with the family program ending at 4:30 p.m. The second day begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program ends by 2 p.m. View a draft of the schedule.

Students are required to stay on campus the night of the orientation program in a residence hall. Guest are welcome to stay in a local hotel. Please see the lodging accommodations in the surrounding area. We regret that we are unable to accommodate early arrivals.

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation and Advisement is a day-long program. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. and the program ends by 5 p.m. View a draft of the schedule.

Making a Reservation

Guest reservations should be made online through the student's myRedDragon account.


First-Year Guests

$60/person: includes lunches, program and materials

Transfer Guests

$25/person: includes lunch, program and materials

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.

Advisement and Transition
Brockway Hall
Jacobus Lounge
Phone: 607-753-4726
Fax: 607-753-5593
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.