Russell Sage College Orientation Leaders

Welcome to Russell Sage College!  We look forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation this summer.  Orientation for First Year Students will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2018Transfer Students are invited to join us for Orientation on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  All new students are encouraged to attend Welcome Weekend.  New students can begin moving into the residence halls on Friday, August 24th and we will have programming throughout the weekend to assist in a smooth transition to RSC.  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.  Attending orientation will help you to be better informed and feel more at home before your classes begin on Monday, August 27th for the fall semester.

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

RSC New Student Orientation

  • Detailed Information, Invitations and Orientation Schedules will be posted in June.
  • Contact the RSC Student Life Office (518-244-2207 or [email protected]) with any questions.

RSC New Student Checklist


Parking Permits

Parking Permits are available for all students wishing to park in the campus parking lots.  Students must register online in advance to obtain a permit at: 

Photo ID

Students can submit your own photo online for your Student ID. Your ID will  be printed and given to you at Orientation. For those who are unable to submit photos online, you can have your photo taken in the College Services office in the basement of the John Paine Building.


Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Office of Student Life at 518-244-2207 or [email protected]. We look forward to getting to know you!