Parents & Families

June Message from Acting President Thatcher

Deb Thatcher, Acting President

Dear families,


Summer is a busy time at SUNY Cobleskill. Faculty are teaching classes both here and abroad, leading students on study trips, supervising student interns, writing new programs, preparing courses for the fall, and conducting research. We continue to bring in new students and help them with the transition to college. There is much construction taking place on campus: renovations of buildings, enhancement of residence halls, infrastructure improvements, beautification of the lower-campus quad, and upgrades of the soccer field. Additionally, on July 1, SUNY Cobleskill will welcome its new president, Dr. Marion Terenzio.


My two years as acting president at SUNY Cobleskill have been exceptionally rewarding. I have been impressed by the accomplishments of students – their academic successes, service to the community, leadership, and actions to make the world a better place. Our faculty and staff are extraordinarily dedicated to student success and have mentored students, developed programs, improved our buildings and grounds, and provided many forms of support for students. SUNY Cobleskill has been recognized by many external agencies, including the U.S. News and World Report - which ranks us as 28th in regional colleges of the North, Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful – which recognized us for our work in sustainability, the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – which has recognized SUNY Cobleskill for service every year since the inception of the award in 2008, Victory Media – which recognized us for being a military friendly school, and Affordable Colleges Online – which identified SUNY Cobleskill for its great return on families’ investment in education.


Next year, 2016, will mark the hundredth anniversary of our first class of students at SUNY Cobleskill. During that year, the College will celebrate a century of innovation as it also looks ahead to meeting the needs of students in a quickly changing global society. I have every confidence that SUNY Cobleskill will continue to grow and thrive and will remain an exceptional place for students to live and learn.


Thank you again for entrusting SUNY Cobleskill with the education of your students. It is a privilege for the faculty, staff, and me to work with them, learn from them, and see them grow and mature. My best to you for a fabulous summer.


Warm regards,

Deb Thatcher Signature

Debra H. Thatcher, Acting President




June News



The Can Chronicle: A Message from the Wellness Center

Please see here to access the latest edition of the Can Chronicle, the health education newsletter published by the Beard Wellness Center. By accessing the Can Chronicle through this link in the Parent’s Newsletter, you can enjoy reading the same information as your student! Enjoy!



Important Insurance Wavier Process Message for Students Enrolled in the Fall 2015 Semester


The college is changing the process for opting out of the school’s insurance. Starting in the fall semester, all students enrolled at SUNY Cobleskill will need to complete the insurance waiver process in order to remove the student health insurance from the tuition bill.  This Insurance Waiver process will need to be completed annually.  For complete insurance information and guidelines, please go to the Wellness Center website, found here, and then select “Insurance” on the left-hand side. In July, all continuing students will receive information on how to complete this process. 



Message from Residential Life


Is your student returning to campus next semester and forgot to sign up for housing? Late housing applications are still being accepted and students can be assigned through the end of the semester.  Students needing to be assigned housing are asked to please contact the Residential Life office to be assigned.  Per the 2014 – 15 Terms and Conditions of Residence Hall Occupancy, incoming first year students as of Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 are required to reside on campus for their first two years at SUNY Cobleskill and transfer students as of Spring 2015 are required to reside on campus for their first full academic year at SUNY Cobleskill.





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