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Orientation Programs

While the College intends to host New Student Orientations in August 2020, we are evaluating these dates based on current information, guidance, and restrictions from public health and our state and federal government. Please check back to this webpage on or after June 15 for updated information on registration.

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.

» Fall 2020 Information

Students have arms interlocked during an orientation exercise.

Orientation is mandatory for all new and transfer 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), do not need to attend the on-campus orientation.

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.

Students who need to take an ACCUPLACER placement test may Advising & First Year Experience for further details at (315)-379-3954 or testing@canton.edu.

Two students canoe down the Grasse River in a red canoe.

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

315-379-3822
orientation@canton.edu