New Student Course Registration and Orientation Program

New student orientation, advisement and registration

New students are required to attend the Orientation Program offered at the start of every term, at which time they will be advised by faculty and register for classes. In addition to registering for classes, students have the opportunity to begin making positive connections with peers, faculty and staff during Orientation. Activities include:

  • Orientation to college services, social life, residence life, athletics, leadership opportunities, and recreation programs.
  • An overview of academic expectations, meetings with your academic advisor, and information on career services.

First Year Students
After depositing with SUNY Poly, first year students will need to complete an online math placement exam as well as the online SUNY Poly Essentials Program prior to attending an Orientation program.

Transfer Students
Once new transfer students deposit at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, they are required to participate in the online SUNY Poly Essentials Program prior to attending Orientation. Students will receive a program tailored to their academic program with overviews on the following areas: Introduction to SUNY Poly, tips for success, SUNY Poly email and SITNET ID information, fast facts about many campus offices, and much more.