Welcome to Russell Sage College! We look forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation this summer. Please note that Orientation is required for all new students and our program includes 2 parts: Summer (online) and Fall Welcome Orientation (in person).

This summer, we will offer online orientation programs that will allow you to work at your own pace to gather important information. In addition, we will hold live online sessions with various offices on Thursday, July 16th for First Year Students and on Wednesday, July 22nd for Transfer Students. Orientation is a great way to get connected to campus and classmates. If public gatherings are permitted in the Capital Region this summer, students and families will have the opportunity to visit campus in small groups in the first few weeks of August. All of us at RSC want you to be successful as you continue your educational journey. Our orientation program and activities have been planned with your success in mind.

Resident students will be provided updated information from the residence life office this summer about our plans for opening residence halls. In addition, all new first year and transfer students will participate in Fall Welcome Orientation Monday, August 24th – Wednesday, August 26th. Attending orientation will help you to be better prepared to begin your classes on Thursday, August 27th.

During orientation you will have the opportunity to get to know your new classmates and meet and talk with returning students as well. Our Orientation Leaders will be available to assist and answer any questions you may have. In addition, you will have the chance to meet the president, your deans, faculty, and administrators from various offices on campus, including the registrar, financial aid, residence life, student activities, recreation and fitness, the wellness center, career planning, and more.

We are very excited for your arrival and look forward to getting to know you.

Diane Angrisano
Director of Student Activities