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Transitions Conference

The Transitions Conference is a three and a half hour long orientation session for all transfer students that takes place the Saturday before Monday classes begin. ALL new transfer student are expected to attend this informational program.

  • This orientation provides detailed information about the General Education Program and how to declare majors and/or minors.
  • You will have the opportunity to speak to a Financial Aid representative and our Director of Student Accounts. and participate in a State mandated Title IX Sexual Consent presentation.
  • Finally, time is allowed for transfer students to engage in an interactive Q and A session with the orientation team before picking up SUNY Potsdam I.D. cards, parking decals, textbooks and taking a campus tour.

Transitions Conference Agenda

Check-in for the August 27, 2016 Transitions Conference will be at 10 a.m. in the Barrington Student Union - 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room located on Barrington Drive.


10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Welcome Breakfast

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Student Success Center

University Police/Student Contduct

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Financial Aid & Student Billing

12:30 - 1 p.m.

Q&A: Ask the Orientation Team Staff

1 - 1:30 p.m.

Other Important Notes

  • SUNY Potsdam I.D. Cards - If you sent us your photo, then your ID will be distributed at the Fall Transitions Conference.
  • Books - The College Store will be open all weekend from 10 am. - 5 p.m.
  • Mailbox Keys - Don?t forget you are assigned a P.O. Box here at SUNY Potsdam! You may pick up your mailbox key at the Mailroom located in Barrington Student Union!

Crane School of Music Majors

  • The Theory/Aural skills Transfer placement exam will take place in Bishop Hall, Room C309 at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28th.
  • The Keyboard skills placement exam will take place in Schuette Hall, Room A125 on August 28th. Individual exam times were emailed to students taking this test.