Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Transfer Orientation and Advisement

Online orientation

Beginning in May, you can sign up for an online summer advising session through your myRedDragon.

Follow these steps:

  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 about a family member who would like to receive information about SUNY Cortland.
  7. Confirm your reservation.

After you have selected your summer session date, you will complete the online orientation to learn about:

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

Summer advising, registration, and meeting other students

Specific dates for these sessions are determined by your major. Each session occurs online via WebEx between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During this time you will:

  • meet your Orientation Assistant and learn about your day (10:30 a.m.)
  • learn about your major in a small group setting with a faculty member (11:15 a.m.)
  • individually discuss your schedule with a faculty member (a 25-minute discussion time will be assigned to you between 12:15 and 3:15 p.m.)
  • meet other new students and discuss life at SUNY Cortland during a small group meeting with your Orientation Assistant (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

You will select your specific date through the Orientation Sign Up process in myRedDragon.

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 times) and housing assignments will be shared by Residence Life and Housing in early August.


The new student fee on your student bill covers the cost of online orientation, advising and registration, your ID card, Student Planner and activities throughout Welcome Week.

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.