Student Success Newsletter July 2022

Letter from our former Officer in Charge, Nathan Gonyea, Ph.D.

Posted July 1, 2022

Dear Students, Since December 2020, I’ve had the distinct honor of serving as the officer in charge of SUNY Empire State College. It’s been an exciting time for me, both professionally and personally. ... MORE

Important Dates and Announcements

Posted July 1, 2022

Check-in here for important dates and upcoming events happening at the college. Links to these events and more can be found at SUNY Empire Connects. July 5 Express Term Two Term Began July 5-11 Summer Express Term 2 Add/Drop Period July 14 EVENT: The Mentor-Student Relationship @ 6 p.m. ... MORE

Register Now for Fall 2022!

Posted July 1, 2022

If you’re planning on taking classes this fall, you don’t have to wait to register. Fall registration is open! The last day to register for fall term is Monday, September 5. The earlier you can get registered, the more likely you are to be able to take all the classes you need. You’re also more likely to be prepared to start classes on Tuesday, September 6. ... MORE

Onsite and Virtual Study Groups in the Fall 2022 Term

Posted July 1, 2022

If you are a student who benefits from a learning environment with real-time engagement and a small group of peers for in-person interactions, onsite and virtual study groups are for you. SUNY Empire will offer 47 onsite and virtual study groups in the Fall 2022 term. ... MORE

Do you have additional requirements for your financial aid? Here’s how to check!

Posted July 1, 2022

Now that you’ve already applied for financial aid for 2022-2023 by submitting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), your New York State TAP application if you are a NY resident and your Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) application if you are a part-time student and a NY resident, it’s time to make sure you have no additional financial aid requirements!  ... MORE

The Office of the Registrar Answers Your Waitlist Questions

Posted July 1, 2022

Have you ever tried registering for a course only to find that the section is full? What should you do? Well, a waitlist can help. Although it is not available for all undergraduate courses, many sections will have a waitlist option. The Office of the Registrar receives questions about waitlists frequently, and we’ve got the answers for you. ... MORE

Temporary Disability

Posted July 1, 2022

Are you a student with a spontaneous temporary disability? For example, you tripped, fell, and broke your dominant hand. You can no longer use it to write or type. Temporary conditions that pose a barrier to accessing your studies may warrant acommodations through the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services. ... MORE

Employee Spotlight: Lindsay Bryde, Digital Accessibility Coordinator

Posted July 1, 2022

Lindsay Bryde, SUNY Empire’s Digital Accessibility Coordinator, is co-editor of RuPedagogies of Realness: Essays on Teaching and Learning with RuPaul’s Drag Race. Here, Lindsay discusses her role at the college, her background, and how her book came to fruition. This interview was edited for length and clarity. ... MORE

SUNY Empire Launches Combined B.S. in Accounting and MBA Program

Posted July 1, 2022

SUNY Empire State College will debut a new program this fall that combines the B.S. in accounting with the MBA in business management. ... MORE

Save the Date: September 6 is Our In-Person Fall Student Kickoff

Posted July 1, 2022

SUNY Empire State College is hosting its Fall Student Kickoff live this year! The onsite celebrations will be held at our Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Hartsdale, Saratoga, and Selden locations on the first day of fall classes, Tuesday, September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. ... MORE

Meet Your Student Success and Development Team!

Posted July 1, 2022

The Office of Student Success and Development is here for you from the moment you register for your first class until you receive your diploma. When you get accepted, you are paired with a coordinator who can assist you with overcoming personal barriers or just to answer your questions. We often help students with navigating SUNY Empire systems and procedures, getting connected to resources, and understanding how to work best with your mentor. We even put on workshops throughout every term, and you can learn more about those at our website. We want you to feel comfortable reaching out to our office, so each month, we will introduce you to one of us. ... MORE

Stock up on your SUNY Empire gear with the following promotion...

Posted July 1, 2022

For the month of July, you can receive free shipping with any $50 purchase at the SUNY Empire gear store. ... MORE

Help Us Celebrate National Dog Month!

Posted July 1, 2022

August is National Dog Month! To celebrate, we want to see all the pups. ... MORE


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