Welcome to SUNY New Paltz! We are excited to welcome you to campus next semester. This new student checklist is meant to help guide you through the process of officially becoming a Hawk!
❶ Activate and Access your New Paltz email
✓ Activate your New Paltz email address. A one-time activation email will be sent to your personal email address within 24 hours of when your deposit is paid.
✓ After activation, access your college email account one of four ways.
- Go to outlook.newpaltz.edu
- Go to newpaltz.edu; click on the Resources on the top right and select Office 365.
- Log on to my.newpaltz.edu and click Office 365 at the top right.
- Download the free Microsoft Outlook app on iPhone or Android and follow these instructions to access your email on your mobile device.
Click here for more information about getting started with your New Paltz email.
*All information regarding Financial Aid and Academic Advising will be sent to your New Paltz email address only. Please ensure that you check it regularly. Email regarding orientation or the Summer Bridge Program (EOP students) and finalizing your admission process will continue to be sent to your personal email address.
For questions please contact the IT service desk at email@example.com or (845) 257-4357.
❷ Begin the Academic Advising and Course Registration Process
✓ Take the New Student Survey. This can be found in the Academic Advising Tab in the Admission Status Portal and will be available within 24 hours of receiving your deposit. This will begin the academic advising and course registration process. Following the survey, you will receive an email from your newly assigned advisor within 1-3 days. This message will be sent to your New Paltz email address and will outline details for your next steps!
For questions regarding academic advising please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Students: Please take the New Student Survey and you will receive an email from the Center of Business Advising (email@example.com) prior to Orientation for advisement and course registration
✓ Access Brightspace, the digital learning platform for SUNY New Paltz. As a new student, you will be enrolled in the Take Flight: Information for New Hawks course. Within 24 hours of paying your deposit, you will receive an email letting you know you have been added to the course. The course will help prepare you for academic advising and class registration. Go to www.newpaltz.edu/brightspace and login with your New Paltz username and password (same login as your New Paltz email).
For questions regarding Brightspace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
✓ Visit the Disability Resource Center’s website for more information about academic and other accommodations.
❸ Sign Up for Orientation
✓ Sign up for an in-person orientation date. This can be found on the orientation tab in the Admission Status Portal (please note: this tab only appears after a deposit and orientation fee has been paid.)
2023 Orientation Dates
Session 1: Thursday, June 29 - Friday, June 30
Session 2: Thursday, Jul 6 - Friday, July 7
Session 3: Monday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 11
Session 4: Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 14
Session 5: Wednesday, July 19 - Thursday July 20
✓ Sign up family members for Parent and Family Orientation. Family members can participate in this optional program. It runs concurrent to your orientation and has a fun and informative schedule of its own. Keep an eye out for an email with instructions after you complete your student sign-up for Orientation. You can also visit www.newpaltz.edu/orientation for additional details
For questions regarding Orientation please contact email@example.com
✓ Order your Student ID Card at least one week prior to your orientation date.
Please note that it will take 2-4 days from when you sign up for orientation before you will be able to create your Student ID account and order your ID card. Thank you for your patience.
For questions regarding your student ID Card please call (845) 257-3034.
❹ Take the ALEKS PPL Mathematics Assessment
✓ Take the ALEKS mathematics assessment to ensure you receive an accurate course placement during course selection. This assessment MUST be taken without the use of a calculator to ensure proper placement. Please complete the assessment prior to your advising meeting. Completion of this placement assessment is especially important for proper course selection within our Business and STEM majors.
Access the ALEKS PPL through your my.newpaltz.edu account.
Access will be available beginning:
Fall Students: April 1
Spring Students: Nov 1
For questions please contact Rachel Lilley at firstname.lastname@example.org
❺ Submit your Final Transcripts
✓ Submit your Final Transcripts
Final high school transcripts
- All transcripts must be officially sent directly from the high school and are used to demonstrate proof of graduation from high school.
College transcripts and AP, IB and college-level course work earned in high school (if applicable)
- All college transcripts with final grades must be sent officially from the college
- All AP, IB, and college courses taken while in high school must be sent officially from the testing agency or college where the courses were taken
Official transcripts may be sent electronically by the high school or college via email to email@example.com
Official transcripts may be mailed to:
State University of New York at New Paltz
Office of Undergraduate Admission
100 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
For questions please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 257-3200.
❻ Submit your Immunization and Health records
✓ Visit the Student Health Service website for more information on required immunizations for enrollment at SUNY New Paltz.
✓ Submit your immunization records on my.newpaltz.edu (Required)
✓ Complete the Student Health Report (Recommended)
Submit your Student Health Report by:
Mail: Student Health Service, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561
In-Person: Bring it with you to Orientation
For questions please contact Student Health Service at (845) 257-3400.
❼ Initiate Your Campus Housing Process (if applicable)
Students who plan to live on campus.
✓ Pay your Advance Room Deposit on the Admission Status Portal.
✓ Submit a Residence Hall License on my.newpaltz.edu. Instructions for submitting the license will be sent to your New Paltz email address on June 1st. The Residence Hall License must be submitted prior to attending Summer Orientation.
✓ Submit a Roommate Matching Survey on my.newpaltz.edu. You will submit the survey during your Summer Orientation.
Students who wish to live at home and commute to classes
✓ Submit a request to be permitted to commute from your home as a first-year student. Please complete the First-Year Student Commuter Application, and have it notarized. The application will be available on the Residence Life website (https://www.newpaltz.edu/reslife) beginning April 1st.
Please note: First-year students who live within 25 miles of the campus are eligible to commute from home.
For questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at (845) 257-4444 or email@example.com.
❽ Complete the Financial Aid Process (if applicable)
✓ View the Financial Aid Checklist
For questions please contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 257-3250.
❾ View and pay your bill in my.newpaltz.edu
✓ Your bill will be generated AFTER course registration and can be found on my.newpaltz.edu. You will be notified by email when it is ready to view.
General information on tuition, fees, payment plans, as well as billing information, can be found by visiting the Student Accounts website
For questions please contact the Office of Student Accounts at email@example.com or (845)257-3150.
❿ Connect with the Office of Veteran and Military Services (if applicable)
✓ Learn more about services and financial support for Veteran and Military Service Members and Dependents.
For questions please contact the Office of Veteran & Military Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845)257-6867.
⓫ Explore our Enrichment Programs
✓ Make the most out of your SUNY New Paltz Experience. Learn more about some of our Enrichment Programs
- AC² (AMP & CSTEP Community) provides academic support and professional development opportunities for students from historically underrepresented groups and low-income backgrounds in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) majors. Learn More...
- The Honors Program provides students who are passionate about their learning an environment that allows them to interact with highly motivated students and faculty from all majors. The program gives students a community as well as a support system to help them feel comfortable to explore their interests. Learn More....
- Living and Learning Communities at New Paltz are a collection of themed housing options for both first-year and returning students. Learn More...
- The Scholars’ Mentorship Program is a networking initiative for high-achieving students of historically underrepresented groups. It enhances the academic and social experiences of students during their undergraduate years. Learn more...