Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mid-Semester is Quickly Approaching!

It's almost half way through the semester! Mid-semester estimates will be available soon for viewing in myRedDragon.

All students should receive estimates on their progress in all courses. The options are:
“S” - Satisfactory
“U” - Unsatisfactory
“F” - Failing
“NR” means “Not Recorded” and typically indicates that your professor did not submit estimates by the deadline. To receive your mid-semester estimates in this case, see your professor directly.
"N" Student never attended the course that was registered for.

Estimates can be helpful in gauging your success so far in the course. If you received a U or F, talk to your professor during his/her office hours about how to improve your grades.  Receiving an S indicates that you currently have a C or higher in your class.  The U indicates C- and below.
Estimates of “S,” however, can also be deceiving since you may not have had enough graded assignments in the class to accurately assign a grade. At this time of year, it is a good habit to personally assess your performance in your classes. If you have concerns in a class, even if you received an “S,” talk to your professor and consider seeking academic help through ASAP on campus.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 New Transfer Survey

Hey Transfers!  We Want to Hear From You!

Fall 2014 transfer students, please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 New Transfer Survey.   We care about your success and want to hear how your transition is going.  Your feedback gives us the opportunity to hear about your experiences as a new transfer student to SUNY Cortland.  Your opinion matters and helps us best to assist you!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Just a Couple of Tips

Tips for a Successful Semester
¨  Familiarize yourself with myRedDragon.  All of your personalized information can be found via your myRedDragon account. 

¨  Understand your Degree Works audit.  Your audit details all your requirements for graduation.  Found on myRedDragon, this is a valuable tool to keep you on track. 

¨  Check your Cortland email daily.  Your Cortland email account is the primary way the College corresponds with you.  Your email address typically is

¨  Dates and deadlines are Important.   Many academic deadlines are firm, so become familiar with the deadlines below.  Additional dates can be found in your Student Planner.

¨  Become familiar with the College Catalog.  You are responsible for the curriculum and academic policies in the 2014-2015catalog since that is the year you start courses at Cortland.

¨  Meet with your academic advisor.  Your advisor’s name and contact information can be found on myRedDragon.  Your advisor helps you with course selection but also academic decision making and planning.  You must meet with your advisor prior to registration for each semester.  
      Remember to:
o   Initiate contact, asking questions, communicating your concerns
o   Learn your degree requirements and academic policies
o   Prepare for appointments
o   Explore minors, concentrations, and study abroad opportunities

Don't forget to Get Involved!  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There is LOTS to do at Cortland!

Take advantage of all the events and programs around campus.  
You'll never be bored again!

Greek Information Meeting for Transfers
Monday, September 1, 3 p.m.
Corey Union Exhibition Lounge

Walk the Walk of Student Services
Wednesday, September 17, 5:30 p.m.
Van Hoesen Hall &Corey Lobby

Wellness Wednesday Series
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Corey Union Exhibition Lounge *Unless otherwise noted*

August 27: An Intro to Yoga
September 3: 10 Things Every College Student Should Know About Sex 

Cortland Nites
Friday, August 22
9 p.m., Comedian Ryan Reiss, Corey Union, Function Room

Saturday, August 23
8 p.m., Hypnotist Chris Johnson, Corey Union, Function Room

Friday, August 29
7 p.m., Mini Golf at Shipwreck Golf.
Pick up tickets at 7 pm in Corey Union. 

Saturday, August 30
8 p.m., Outdoor Movie - Avengers, Moffett Lawn

Saturday, September 6
8 p.m., ThinkFast Trivia Game Show, Corey Union, Function Room

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Schedule Changes, Add and Drop

Now is the time to make changes to your schedule.

Full semester courses cannot be added to your schedule once Drop and Add ends.  Courses removed from your schedule after 4:00p.m. on Friday will be considered a withdrawal.

Drop and Add will be ending on
Friday, August 29 at 4:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Check Out Transfer Connect!

Welcome to SUNY Cortland!!
Don’t forget to attend the Transfer Connect events that are just around the corner!

Transfer Takeoff
Sunday, August 24, 1 - 2 p.m.
Newmark Pavilion (Rain Location: Sperry Lobby)
Chat with other new transfers, meet your Transfer Buddy, talk to an academic advisor, and more! 
Now is the time to get all of your questions answered before the first day of classes! 
Class Finding Tours immediately following. 

Class Finding Tours
Sunday, August 24, 2 p.m.
Depart from Newmark Pavilion (Rain Location: Sperry Lobby)
Bring your class schedule and take a guided tour of the academic buildings around campus. 
Learn where to go before the first day!

Academic Convocation
Sunday, August 24, 4 p.m.
Park Center Arena
Your official welcome to the academic community at Cortland.  A time honored event that all new students attend.  Class Finding Tours will end at Academic Convocation.

New Transfer Welcome BBQ 
Friday, August 29, 4 p.m.
Quad between Residence Halls Bishop and Shea
(Rain Location: Hilltop)
ome meet other new transfers while enjoying a FREE BBQ dinner!   Join us for games, raffles, door  prizes, and fun!

Don't forget to contact your Transfer Buddy with questions!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Who is My Transfer Buddy?

Keep an eye on the mail because a letter with the name and contact information from your Transfer Buddy will be arriving soon!  You may have already received a message via email. 

 If you have questions for your buddy, don't hesitate to ask.  They want to hear from you!