First-Year Orientation and Transfer Orientation and Advisement

Welcome, new students!

We are excited to meet you, introduce you to SUNY Cortland, and set your fall semester schedule at Orientation this summer. August Orientation sign up is currently live for students who did not attend an orientation session in June or July. Students who attended a virtual session this summer are invited to join us on August 25 - no sign up required. Please check your email for more information throughout August. Sign up through the Admissions tab in myRedDragon.

Stay connected!

  • Complete each of the tasks on the New Student Checklist
  • Learn more about the Orientation Assistants (OAs)
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Families and Guests

Review our family resource page. For quick reference, here are some resources:

Prepare for Day One

The first day of class is August 28! Get ready for move-in and the first week of class with the following resources.

Welcome Week: Welcome Week starts on August 24 and runs through September 4. From movies and mini-golf to class finding tours and trivia, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Residence Life and Housing: Housing assignments and roommate information is available on myRedDragon on or around August 1.

Meal Plans and More: Meal plans, books, microfridge rentals, and more are run through Cortland Auxiliary Services.

Financial Aid and Student Accounts: Students should contact Financial Aid and Student Accounts if they have any questions about their Financial Aid package or paying their bill.

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