Transfer Orientation and Advisement

Signing Up for Orientation

Beginning in May, you can sign up for an Orientation and Advising session through your myRedDragon. You must have submitted your admissions deposit.

Follow these steps to sign up for an Orientation session:

  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.
  5. Select your summer session date.
  6. Add information for family member(s) who will be joining you to attend Family Orientation. (Please note that Family Orientation is only available for the in-person Orientation sessions.)
  7. Pay for any family members ($30/person) and confirm your reservation.

After you have selected your summer Orientation date, you will complete the online student resources and success modules to learn about:

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

Orientation sessions

Specific dates for these sessions are determined by your major. In-person sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and online sessions from 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. During this time you will:

  • learn about your major in a small group setting with a faculty member
  • individually discuss your schedule with a faculty member (a specific time will be assigned to you)
  • meet your Orientation Assistant and other new students in your major

You will select your specific date through the Orientation Sign Up process in myRedDragon. Click here for a detailed schedule.

Lodging is available in Cortland or nearby areas for those interested in arriving in Cortland the night before your in-person Orientation session. Dining and activities are also highlighted at Experience Cortland.

Welcome Week

All new transfer students will arrive on campus and move into their assigned residence hall the week prior to classes starting. A schedule of welcome week activities is coming soon!

Details about the move-in process, including specific move-in dates and times, as well as housing assignments will be available in myRedDragon beginning August 1.


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.

Family members pay $30 per person for Family Orientation. This covers the cost of the program, lunch and materials.

Additional Resources

Advisement and Transition
Memorial Library, Room A-111

Phone: 607-753-4726

Fax: 607-753-5593
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday