First-Year Orientation

For undergraduate first-year students entering Fall 2021.

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Golden Eagle Orientation — Your journey begins here! 

Orientation is an exciting and important first step in your college journey! We can’t wait to meet you and help you navigate this new experience. We are excited to offer both in-person and virtual orientation options for this summer!

Golden Eagle Orientation is designed to help you:

  • Make connections with other new students and peers
  • Understand your fall course schedule and academic requirements
  • Find out how you can become involved on campus and make your mark
  • Learn about resources that will support you both on and off campus
  • Understand important policies and procedures

Orientation is required for all incoming students.

SUNY Brockport has a two-part orientation process for incoming first-year students:

Part 1: Attend a half-day orientation session in July

  • Students will have several session dates to choose from. Each session will be designated as either in-person or virtual. Students can choose the session date and format that works best for them!
  • Students attending an in-person session are permitted to bring one guest. These guests will attend separate, but concurrent information sessions.

Register Now

Deposited students can follow these steps to register for their half-day orientation session:

  1. Login to your Application Status Portal
  2. Click on Golden Eagle Orientation Registration (top right corner).
  3. Sign up for your session! 

First Year Student GEO Program (In-Person):

8:45-9:45 am GEO Check-In
9:45-11:30 am Welcome Ceremony, Student Presentations
11:30 am-1 pm Lunch & Information Fair
1-2:30 pm Residential Life & Campus Resources
2:30-3 pm Closing Ceremonly
3-4 pm (Optional) Academic Advisement, Financial Aid, and Campus Tours

First Year Student GEO Program (Online):

10 am-12 pm Welcome Ceremony, Student Presentations
12-1 pm Break for Lunch
1-2:30 pm Residential Life & Campus Resources
2:30-3 pm Closing Ceremony

Please note: All in-person sessions will follow COVID-19 guidelines and requirements at the time of the event such as pre-arrival testing, face masks, social distancing, etc. Detailed safety information and individual requirements will be shared via email before the session date.

Part 2: Complete a required online orientation module by August 16.

  • After attending the half-day session, students will receive access to the online orientation module and have time to review this important information before the fall semester begins.

Students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program have a specific summer program. More information on the EOP Summer Program found here

Honors College Orientation (Virtual):  Monday, June 28 from 6 – 7pm

Incoming Honors College Students should mark their calendars to attend this required event. During Honors College Orientation, students will learn about what their first semester in the Honors College will involve, they will get to meet with current Honors students and professors, and have a chance to ask any questions. Students will receive the virtual meeting link via Brockport email a few days before the event. Students who are unable to attend this required event, should email Andrea Vella at

If you have questions or concerns regarding orientation, please email us at

Family Orientation - Fall 2021

We are excited to support you and your student during this transition to SUNY Brockport! Families have a separate orientation experience from their students. Family Orientation is not required, but is encouraged.

Family GEO Program (In-Person): 

8:45-9:45 am GEO Check-In
9:45-11:45 am Welcome Ceremony, Family Presentations
11:45 am-1 pm Lunch & Information Fair
1-2:45 pm Dining, Safety, and Campus Resources
2:45-3 pm Closing Ceremony
3-4 pm (Optional) Academic Advisement, Financial Aid, and Campus Tours

We are pleased to offer an online orientation module that is specifically for family members! This includes relevant and customized information that family members can use to support their student. Family members will receive access to this online module in July.

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Get Ready!

The next several months are going to be full of excitement! We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make this transition as smooth as possible. Be sure to Visit Brockport Bound for a First-Year Student Checklist.

The First Year Orientation Programs fee covers all expenses associated with your first-year experience, including summer orientation, Welcome Week activities, first-year seminar related costs, and orientation events throughout the first semester. The $200 fee is placed on the student bill and cannot be waived.

Last Updated 6/9/21