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Summer/Fall New Student Orientation 2021

Virtual New Student Orientation (Mandatory)

Begins July 1st 2021- Ends August 18th 2021

*All new students must view their emailed letter or you can view it below and start the virtual video below on or before August 18th * along with doing the community pledge and COVID testing questionnaire which will be coming from your SUNY Canton email. 

Welcome Round Table Discussions (Optional)

These round table discussions are meant to help welcome our new students and their families to SUNY Canton.  We will provide four sessions on Zoom over the course of the summer to provide opportunities for students and families to join us to ask questions and to hear from campus professionals and students who will share what to expect during your first year at SUNY Canton.  All are welcome!  Zoom links and times for these sessions will be shared on the Orientation webpage on/before July 1, 2021.

Please look for more updates and information from the Orientation office from your SUNY Canton email.

Two students study with laptops in the library.

As a leader in Online Student Engagement, SUNY Canton has offered a Virtual Orientation to its online students for years. That means that we know how to provide you a unique experience while still respecting your time.

We've designed your Orientation so you can experience all that SUNY Canton has to offer, no matter how you choose to study. During your virtual Orientation, you will learn about each of the different departments on campus and what resources they provide, how to go about making the most of your time studying, and who to contact when you have questions.

We have built your Virtual Orientation orientation to allow you to take it when it is most convenient for you, while also allowing you to go back and view the information again later.

While Orientation is mandatory for all new students, don't worry, it is quick and painless. Once you complete all necessary steps, you will be entered for a chance to win some pretty great prizes, like an iPad, a $500 College Store gift card, and Apple Earpods.


If you still need to take an ACCUPLACER placement test, reach out to the Advising & First-Year Experience for help getting that started. You can reach the office at (315)-379-3954 or testing@canton.edu.

If you have questions feel free to reach out using the chat at the bottom of the virtual Orientation, we are here to make this a great experience for you.  

New Student Orientation Programs
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617