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First-Year Connect Program

All incoming first-year students at SUNY Potsdam will get the opportunity to participate in the First-Year Connect (1YC) program. This innovative new program aims to help incoming students build trust, engagement, and community, as you start your journey here at SUNY Potsdam together.

As you join our close-knit campus community, you’ll get to know your classmates on a deeper level—coming away with new connections and maybe even a few new friends.

New students will connect online, via Soliya’s virtual video-conferencing platform, in your first year. Sessions will be guided by experienced Soliya dialogue facilitators and some of our own SUNY Potsdam faculty and students. First-Year Connect is built on a deep commitment to constructive engagement, while creating a sense of belonging for all.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email.

“Whatever you’re going through… none of that matters. You’re just allowed to be yourself. Your voice matters. What you have to say matters.” --Rama Muhammed ’21