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New START Workshops and New Student Advising


All newly admitted students must complete a New START workshop (New Student Advising and Registration Tutorial).

The New Student Advising and Registration Tutorial, or New START, is a two part workshop designed to

  • Introduce students to college resources and support services
  • Educate students about their degree plan and course requirements
  • Prepare students for a collaborative conversation with Advisors
  • Set academic expectations
  • Explain basic academic policies and procedures
  • Explain the necessary steps in the Registration process

Students accepted for Spring 2023 complete the New START workshop online through their Student Academics menu in their mySUNYOrange account beginning in November. The link to make an appointment with an advisor and register for classes is embedded at the end of the online workshop presentation.

All students meet with an Academic Advisor to create a course schedule and register. Registration appointments are hosted through Zoom and students will need a computer to connect both audio and video. In person appointments will be available for students who have satisfied covid vaccination requirements.

Come prepared with some classes selected for registration and sign into your Zoom session 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop. Due to limited space, we encourage students to make a registration appointment shortly after acceptance to the college.

New students should schedule a New START when the following criteria have been met:

Students will receive instructions from Admissions.

If you have any questions about your invitation to sign up for a New START workshop, please contact the Office of Admissions at (845) 341-4030 or at apply@sunyorange.edu.