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New Student Orientation


Step 1: View Orientation Checklist (PDF)


Summer 2018 Orientation Dates:

  • Session 1-  June 25-26
  • Session 2- June 28-29
  • Session 3- July 9-10
  • Session 4 July 11-12
  • Session 5  July 19-20

EOP Orientation 

  • July 6 - July 28

Bear Bus Information for Orientation
Guest Orientation and Bus Transportation Fee can either be paid prior to Orientation by check made out to PACES 612 with the student's name and SUNY ID number written on the check in the notes area or you can pay upon arrival using a debit or credit card.

Cashier's Check to:
Student & Family Transitions
128 Sisson Hall
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676

Bus Pick Up and Drop Off information:
The bus will pick-up students and guests at Bryant Park on 42nd between 5th and 6th. The bus will leave that area no later than 9 a.m. on travel day. Passengers who are late will have to find other transportation to SUNY Potsdam. You will be expected to call (315) 267-2450 and leave a message with your name and contact information. Someone will return your call and assist you in setting up another Orientation. This location is also the drop off location on your return trip. Arrival Information: Students and guests taking the bus to the SUNY Potsdam campus will be greeted by the Orientation Team behind Bowman South Residence Hall. Dinner that evening will be provided along with a continental breakfast the morning of Orientation. You will be provided a box lunch for your return trip prior to boarding the bus.


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