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.
"I am really enjoying the program. It is really awesome to get to know the people I am going to college with and it’s been super fun to watch everyone get more comfortable with one another as we get farther into the sessions."