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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 as a core part of Orientation. This innovative new program aims to help incoming students build trust, engagement, and community—before you’ve even stepped foot on campus.

Prepare to join our close-knit campus community by getting to know your classmates on a deeper level. When you arrive for move-in day, you’ll already have connections—and maybe even a few new friends.

New students will connect online, via Soliya’s virtual video-conferencing platform, between July 20 and Aug. 14, 2020. 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