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Arrival Info for New Students

 We're thrilled you're joining us! We can't wait to see you. This checklist, along with the information below, is meant to guide you through the required tasks you must complete prior to arrival, and provide resources to insure a smooth transition for your first semester at SUNY Cobleskill.

After submitting your deposit, your Cobleskill.edu email becomes the primary method of official college communication. In the months leading up to your first semester, you will receive information from a variety of on-campus offices, so be sure to check your new Cobleskill email regularly.


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First Steps

Please review some information about the spring 2023 semester and learn what you can expect from your on-campus semester experience.

Spring 2023 Plan

BannerWeb is our online student portal for accessing all information pertaining to your academic records, financial aid and billing. You can also complete processes such as vehicle registration, and code of conduct affirmation. To login, you'll need your BannerWeb ID (800#) and PIN. For any questions, please contact Admissions.

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You will receive a pin and details in the mail on how to activate your email after your deposit has been received; you must activate the account before completing any subsequent steps. For any questions, please contact the ITS Helpdesk.


 Tiger Tracks is a user friendly interface that lists what holds you still need to complete before arriving to campus. Log in with your BannerWeb ID (800#) and pin to be able to see any outstanding  holds and links to help complete these holds

Tiger Tracks

Financial Aid & Billing

Applying for financial aid starts with completing the FAFSA. If your FAFSA is completed, you will need to accept your award package in BannerWeb, our online student portal. For any questions, please contact the Student Financial Services Office.

Directions to Complete Financial Aid

Semester bills are due by January 9, 2023. Billing notifications are sent to your SUNY Cobleskill email. To have the bill emailed to another person (such as a parent, guardian or other third party), you’ll need to make them an Authorized Party. You can set up authorized party, check and pay your bill, set up a monthly payment plan online through BannerWeb (under Billing and Payments).  For any questions, please contact Student Financial Services.

Pay Your Bill or Set up a Payment Plan

Campus Life

The Student Conduct Code contains information on college policies and student behavior; after reading it, you will see a link to BannerWeb, our online student portal, to complete your affirmation process. For any questions, please contact Student Conduct office.

Read the Conduct Code

Use your Cobleskill email to sign into the eRezLife portal to complete the online housing survey, which then registers you for housing.  Please complete the housing survey as soon as possible for best consideration of your preferences.  Housing assignments will be e-mailed to you when your assignment is completed. For any questions, please contact Residential Life.

Complete the Housing Survey

The CobyCard is the official identification card of SUNY Cobleskill. IDs are issued to all members of our community: it is required for identification and to access essential services. It also offers access to convenient prepaid accounts for making purchases on- and off-campus.

You’ll need to log onto CobyLink using your SUNY Cobleskill single sign on to “Upload your Photo” under the INFORMATION section.




As a new student, you are automatically added to the recommended, OnCampus Unlimited PLUS Meal Plan. You have until January 27, 2023 at 4:00 pm to change your meal plan for the semester. To choose a different plan, you'll need to complete the online meal plan contract form. If you have any questions, please contact the CobyCard Office.

Meal Plan Info & Contract


Submit Your Immunization Records

You can submit complete health and immunization information online through the Wellness Center patient portal, or by mail or fax. This information should be submitted before the beginning of the semester.

More Info & Submit

Health Insurance

Please submit a copy of your current health insurance card with your health and immunization requirements. 

Health Insurance Information


For any questions about either of these two tasks, please contact the Wellness Center.

Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC)

SPARC is a mandatory online training required of all new SUNY Cobleskill Students. You can find the course here. Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation. Thank you for your time and attention to this brief training.

Please contact, Jill Basile, Director of Student Conduct & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, with any questions: BasileJL@cobleskill.edu or 518.255.5229.

Download the CORQ app to unlock a world of opportunities for campus involvement. With CORQ, students can easily explore and discover various clubs, organizations, and events happening on campus. CORQ ensures that students have easy access to all the exciting ways they can get involved on campus. It's the perfect tool for enhancing their college experience, fostering personal growth, and creating unforgettable memories. CORQ App


Send final transcripts, AP score reports, SAT or ACT scores and documents indicating any college credits earned to Admissions. When in doubt, contact Admissions to see if any items are needed. If applicable, document your disability with the AccessABILITY office and learn how to register for accommodationsFor any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Educational Opportunity Program >>

This program is by invitation only. Students must go through 2 steps:

  • Review of academics
  • Review of financial aid

If accepted, students will receive a welcome phone call from the EOP office. Then students must submit a statement or complete the Acceptance Confirmation Form to indicate that they will be attending SUNY Cobleskill.


AccessABILITY Resources >>

We coordinate support and accommodations for all students with any kind of learning differences and physical disability. Use the link above to learn how to document your disability and receive accommodations.

Directions below to view your schedule:

1. Log into Banner Web with your User ID (800#) and PIN, click Login 
2. Click on ‘Student Services’
3. Click on the ‘Concise Student Schedule’ block
4. You will be prompted to select the term you want to view, and click submit 

For information on how to read your schedule- https://www.cobleskill.edu/academics/registrar/how-read-schedule.aspx.

For any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Use our eCampus bookstore to find all your course materials, so you can order before the semester starts. There are NO textbooks in The College Store so order early – eCampus has FREE shipping to The College Store.

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Final Steps

Do you know when the semester breaks are? View the semester's dates & deadlines and add what you need to your personal calendar.

See Important Dates & Deadlines page

Orientation is a required experience for all new and transfer students. Get to know some of your classmates and professional staff you will be working with to better understand our community expectations for the upcoming semester. Register for the orientation experience here.

We are asking all students to take an at-home rapid test 24 hours before arriving to campus for the first time. If you test positive, please go to the following link to inform the Wellness Center: Student Report of Quarantine/Isolation/Positive Testing 

Residential students: The move in date is Sunday, January 22, 2023, 8:00 am - 11:30 am.  

View the arrival day schedule here>>

The first day of classes is Monday, January 23, 2023.


Excited for the Semester to Begin?

Here are more things you do can before you arrive.

Pack Your Things >>

What should you bring? What should you leave home? Here are our recommendations for comfortable campus living.


Bookmark Student Resources >>

Quick links to commonly-used resources and intranet sites. Bookmark the page in your browser for easy access all semester.


Everbridge Emergency App >>

Install the Everbridge App on your smart device to receive emergency communications from the College and access other campus safety resources.


Get Social

Follow SUNY Cobleskill on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, and YouTube.


Find Your Textbooks >>

Use our eCampus bookstore to find all your course materials.


Register Your Vehicle >>

Purchase a parking permit online in BannerWeb.


Learn About Veteran Resources >>

Whether you plan to study part-time while on active duty, or upon fulfillment of your military service obligation, we offer exclusive services and benefits to veterans. We also have an active Students Veterans Association.

Playing a Sport? >>

Fill out the athletic recruitment form for the Department of Sport and Exercise.

Clubs and Organizations >>

Get involved with more than 40 clubs and organizations on campus!


Looking for Work? >>

Find job listings, including Work Study, exclusively for SUNY Cobleskill students on College Central.