Russell Sage College Students

For parents and family members of Russell Sage College students

Dear Families,

We are thrilled to have you as part of the Sage community. As families, you may be feeling mixed emotions, excited for the adventures to come for your students, while perhaps a bit anxious about seeing them transition to this next important step. We want you to know that the Student Life Office keeps busy all year long with our main goal to help students find success within and outside the classroom at Sage. A major part of that is making sure that our orientation programs provide students and families with the information and connections they need to start the semester off on the right foot. We are currently busily preparing for our upcoming new student orientation sessions. Please note that orientation is in two parts and students attend one session in July and one session in August. Invitations to specific July orientation dates will be distributed in early June.

First Year Student Summer Orientation Sessions
Tuesday, July 14th in Troy OR Thursday, July 16th in Albany

Transfer Student Summer Orientation Sessions
Wednesday, July 22nd in Troy OR Friday, July 24th in Albany

ALL New Students Attend Fall Start Up Orientation*
Monday, August 24th-Wednesday, August 26th

* New Resident Students move onto campus on Sunday, August 23rd

One of the benefits of being a part of a close-knit campus, like Russell Sage, is that all members of our community across two campuses, be they graduating students or prospective students, resident students or commuters, can be assured that there are ample people, programs, services, and events that are available to provide all with the support they need to accomplish their goals. We see one of our main roles as deans of students is to remind students that they are not alone and there are people who believe in you, even when you don’t quite have the strength to believe in yourself. We reach out to families to assure you of that truth, and to ask your help in making sure students access the support they need.

We collaborate with Undergraduate Academic Dean Deb Lawrence to write Family Newsletters throughout the year so that we can share a bit about our community with you, and to remind you that you are important members of our community as well. The latest edition of the RSC Family Newsletter is available online and you can access one of the links below if you want to see some of the archived newsletters as a reminder of the services and support that our available on campus. We have gone completely green this year and we are no longer printing copies of the newsletters. We will be collecting family email addresses at summer orientations and you can also provide us with your contact information at [email protected] if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the Dean of Students’ Offices with any questions or concerns. Our number is 518-244-2207 in Troy and 518-292-1753 in Albany. You can also reach us directly by email at the addresses listed below.

With warm regards,

Sharon Murray
Dean of Students in Albany
[email protected]

Stacy M. Gonzalez
Dean of Students in Troy
[email protected]