Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Welcome Week

Fall 2021 Welcome Week

From move-in day to the first day of classes, Welcome Week is designed to help you become part of the campus community and lay the foundation for a successful college experience. Our fun-filled schedule will give you the skills to navigate successfully around campus, the knowledge to become a productive member of the SUNY Cortland family, and the memories that will make your time here fun and meaningful.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Event

Time

Location

Study Abroad 101 Information Session

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Old Main, Room 220

*Intro to Rock Climbing

4 - 5 p.m.

Student Life Center

*Intro to Rock Climbing

5 - 6 p.m.

Student Life Center

New Student Floor Meetings

7:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Main Lounges

Bonfires, S'mores, and Lawn Games

8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Student Life Center Lawn

Friday, Aug. 27

Event

Time

Location

EOP Student Welcome

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cornish Hall, Room D-133

International Welcome Celebration

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Corey Union, Lower Patio

Inclusive Welcome 1 - 3 p.m. Corey Union, Upper Patio
How To Get Suspended (Bishop, Casey, Shea, Glass, West Campus students) 1 p.m. Corey Union, Function Room
How To Get Suspended (Alger, Clark, Cheney, DeGroat, Smith students) 3 p.m. Corey Union, Function Room
My Life at Cortland (DeGroat & Smith students) 1  p.m. Sperry Center 
My Life at Cortland (Cheney and Alger students) 2 p.m. Sperry Center 
My Life at Cortland (Bishop and West Campus students) 3 p.m. Sperry Center 
My Life at Cortland (Shea and Glass students) 4 p.m. Sperry Center 

*Sunset Hike at Tinker Falls

6 - 8 p.m.

Departs from Student Life Center

New Students Floor Meetings

7:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Main Lounges

Bonfires, S'mores, and Lawn Games

8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Student Life Center Lawn

SLC Takeover with OAs

9 - 11 p.m.

Student Life Center

Saturday, Aug. 28

Event

Time

Location

Vaccine Clinic

9 - 11 a.m.

Corey Union, Exhibition Lounge

How To Get Suspended (Dragon, Fitzgerald, Hayes, Hendrick, Higgins, Randall students)

11 a.m.

Corey Union, Function Room

*Dryden Lake Paddle 

12 - 2 p.m.

Departs from Student Life Center

My Life at Cortland (Hayes and Clark students)

12 p.m.

Sperry Center

My Life at Cortland (Hendrick and Casey students)

1 p.m.

Sperry Center

My Life at Cortland (Fitzgerald and Dragon students)

2 p.m.

Sperry Center

My Life at Cortland (Randall and Higgins students)

3 p.m.

Sperry Center

Welcome Picnic

5-8 p.m.

Bishop and Shea Halls Quad

Returning Student Floor Meetings

7:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Lounges

Movie Bingo

8:30 p.m.

Corey Union Function Room

Nachos at Night and Make a Street Sign

10 p.m.

Corey Union, First Floor

Sunday, Aug. 29

Event

Time

Location

Transfer Takeoff and Class Finding Tours

1:30 p.m.

Newmark Pavilion (between Memorial Library & Sperry)

Class Finding Tours for students living in Alger, Bishop, Cheney, Clark, DeGroat, Glass, Shea, and West Campus Apartments

2 p.m.

Corey Union Steps

Class Finding Tours for students living in Casey, Dragon, Fitzgerald, Hayes, Hendrick, Higgins, Randall, and Smith

3:15 p.m.     

Corey Union Steps

Group Picture and It's on Us Ice Cream Social (Free t-shirt for first 500!)

4:30 p.m.

Stadium Complex

Dragon Scavenger Hunt Begins

6 p.m.

Follow @CortlandNites on Instagram

All Students Floor Meetings

7:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Main Lounges

Monday, Aug. 30

Event

Time

Location

Game Room Expo

7 - 9 p.m.

Student Life Center Game Room

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Event

Time

Location

Recreational Sports Fair

4 - 7 p.m.

Student Life Center

Trivia Night

9 p.m.

Corey Union, Exhibition Lounge

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Event

Time

Location

Study Abroad 101 Information Session

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Corey Union, Room 204

Wellness Wednesday: Intro to Yoga

3 - 4 p.m.

Student Life Center Mind & Body Room & Virtual

*Bike Tour of Cortland (bicycles provided)

3 - 5 p.m.

Departs from Student Life Center

Student Employment and Volunteer Info Session 

4 p.m.

Virtual

Field Hockey vs. Russell Sage College

7:30 p.m.

Stadium Complex, White Field

Thursday, Sept. 2

Event

Time

Location

Chocolate Fountain and Board Games

8:30 p.m.

Corey Union, Function Room

*Intro to Rock Climbing

8 p.m.

Student Life Center

*Intro to Rock Climbing

9 p.m.

Student Life Center

Friday, Sept. 3

Event

Time

Location

Street Food Fest and Resource Fair

2 - 4 p.m.

Corey Union

*Dryden Lake Bike Ride (bicycles provided)

2 - 5 p.m.

Departs from Student Life Center

Women's Tennis vs. New Paltz

3 p.m.

Tennis Courts

Women's Volleyball vs. Acadia

5 p.m.

Park Center, Corey Gymnasium

Women's Volleyball vs. St. Lawrence

7 p.m.

Park Center, Corey Gymnasium

Cortland Nites Hypnotist

8 p.m.

Corey Union, Function Room

Saturday, Sept. 4

Event

Time

Location

*Ithaca Farmer's Market and Waterfall Excursion

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Departs from Student Life Center

Women's Tennis vs. Plattsburgh

1 p.m.

Tennis Courts

Men's Soccer vs. Stevens Institute of Technology

2 p.m.

Holloway Field

Women's Volleyball vs. Nazareth

2 p.m.

Park Center, Corey Gymnasium

*Cortland Nites Mini Golf at Shipwreck Golf

7 p.m.

Departs from Corey Union

*Cortland Nites Mini Golf at Shipwreck Golf

8 p.m.

Departs from Corey Union

*Cortland Nites Mini Golf at Shipwreck Golf

9 p.m.

Departs from Corey Union

Sunday, Sept. 5

Event

Time

Location

Men's Soccer vs. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

2 p.m.

Holloway Field

Outdoor Movie: A Quiet Place II

8 p.m.

Moffett Lawn

Monday, Sept. 6

Event

Time

Location

Student Club Fair and Labor Day Carnival

Noon-3 p.m.

Corey Union Steps

Attend your Academic Department Welcome to meet faculty in your department as well as other new students in your major. Welcomes will be held between August 28 and September 14. Check your Cortland email and the Academic Department Welcome website for details.

*Advance registration required.  
Transportation provided to all off-campus programs. 
For more information about Welcome Week, please call Campus Activities at 607-753-5574 or email campusactivities@cortland.edu