Learning Outcomes for Parents and Guests

It is our hope that after participating in our Parent Program during Orientation, parents and guests of new students will:

  • Be introduced to:
    • Campus resources and services available to them and their student
    • The terminology and language used at SUNY Cortland to better communicate with their student about their experience
    • Some of the transitional issues their student may encounter (roommates, diversity, choices, time management, relationships, etc.) and develop some strategies to help their student through these transitions
    • Various campus offices and departments
  •  Begin to understand the academic requirements at SUNY Cortland and strategies to help their student succeed academically and socially
  • Develop a connection to the Cortland community through interacting with fellow parents, Orientation Assistants, faculty and staff
  • Explore your shifting role as a parent and how this relates to communicating with your student, student privacy, and family dynamics

Additional Program Objective

We also hope that by attending our program, parents and guests feel comfortable and confident in their student's decision to attend SUNY Cortland.