Russell Sage College Orientation Leaders

Welcome to Russell Sage College! We look forward to seeing you at RSC’s New Student Orientation programs this summer.  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 begin 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 28 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 your deans, faculty, and administrators from various offices on campus, including the registrar, financial aid, residence life, 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

Summer Checklists and Email Updates

  • Throughout the summer, new students will receive an email message from the Dean of Students, Stacy Gonzalez, on the 7th of every month with reminders and updates about important next steps.  Please email [email protected] with any questions throughout the summer.
  • We have created a New RSC Student Next Steps Checklist that provides you with links to important forms and details about the tasks you should be completing this summer to make sure that you arrive ready for success in the fall.


Important Orientation Dates

  • Summer Orientation Sessions: Students will have the opportunity to review their fall course schedules and meet with faculty, staff and fellow students throughout the day.
  • Welcome Weekend Orientation:  New first year and transfer students are invited to move into campus on Friday, August 25th.  We will have programming for residents and commuters alike from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27 to prepare you well for the start of the semester.  The complete RSC Welcome Weekend Schedule is now available.  New students should please make special note of the required events.

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!