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.  Students who are living on campus move into their Residential Hall room on Friday, August 28th. 

  • 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 Saturday, August 29, 2015 Transitions Conference will be at 10 a.m. in the Knowles Conference Center - Multipurpose Room located on Barrington Drive.


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

Welcome Breakfast and Campus Presentations

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

Q & A: Ask the Orientation Team Staff

1 - 1:30 p.m.

Campus Tour and Escort to Hosmer Hall

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Other Important Notes

  • Immediately following the Transitions Conference students will be escorted to Hosmer Hall for a WELCOME TO POTSDAM kickoff celebration! 
  • SUNY Potsdam I.D. Cards - Will be distributed upon check-in at the Fall Transitions Conference
  • Books - The College Store will be open all weekend from Noon - 4 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 Sunday, August 30th.
  • The Keyboard skills placement exam will take place in SchuetteHall, Room A125 at on August 30th. Individual exam times were emailed to students taking this test.