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The college recognizes the social and academic adjustments which must occur for entering college students to be successful. To enable new students to move with ease and confidence from home/high school environment to the college environment, SUNY Canton provides an orientation program as a total campus endeavor.
All students who are new to our campus are required to participate - First-time freshmen, transfer, non-traditional age, and part-time students. The only exceptions to this are the students who do not attend ANY courses on the Canton campus (for example, those attending entirely online or Dental Hygiene students attending the Rome campus), do not need to attend the on-campus orientation. They will be contacted by the Online Learning Center for their Orientation once it is much closer to the start of classes.
During orientation, students get a taste of campus life, a sense of academic expectations, meet and greet their Deans and academic advisors, and receive a tentative class schedule for the entering semester.
New Student Orientation Programs
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617