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 Saturday, January 23, 2016 Transitions Conference will be at 11 a.m. in Thatcher Hall located on Barrington Drive.

Welcome/Check-In: Exploring Your Future (Brunch Served)

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

University Police/Student Conduct

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Financial Aid & Student Billing

11:45 a.m. - Noon

Q & A : Ask the Orientation Team

Noon - 1 p.m.

Campus Tours - Familiarize Yourself with Campus

1 - 1:30 p.m.

Other Important Notes

  • SUNY Potsdam I.D. Cards - To be obtained at the PACES Business Office in Merritt Hall: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Books - You may purchase your books at The College Store in the Barrington Student Union. The store will be open 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 Sunday, January 24th.