First Year Programs

SUNY Potsdam is the first school in the SUNY system to merge academics, residential accommodations, and the faculty into one first year program!

  • Orientation

    Become familiar with your orientation and introduction process, our First Year Success Seminar, Welcome Convocation, and other programs sponsored by this office.
  • First Year Experience Program

    Explore the residential component of the first year program available at SUNY Potsdam.
  • First Year Interest Groups

    Browse through the different academic cluster of classes offered to incoming students and see which one is right for you.

Our first year programs are a unique way to become involved on the college campus and allow you to meet new people.

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