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 Orientation (one day) and Fall Start Up (three days). 

This summer, we will offer one-day summer orientation programs for First Year Students on Tuesday, July 14th in Troy and Thursday, July 16th in Albany.  Transfer students will be invited to attend a summer orientation session on Wednesday, July 22nd in Troy or Friday, July 24th in Albany.  Students will be invited to attend one summer orientation session on the campus where their major is housed. More information about orientation including an official invitation and a schedule of events will all be provided in June.  Orientation is a great way to get connected to your new campus and classmates.   All of us at RSC want you to be successful as you continue your educational journey.  Our orientation program and activities that we have scheduled throughout the semester have been planned with your success in mind.

In addition, all new resident students will be invited to officially move on campus on Sunday, August 23rd.  After that, all new first year and transfer students must participate in Fall Start Up Orientation Monday, August 24th – Wednesday, August 26th.  Attending orientation will help you to be better prepared to begin your classes begin 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