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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Orientation FAQs

  • A reusable water bottle 
  • Pillow, sheets, & a blanket | or a pillow, sheet, & a sleeping bag for the bed (note: Twin XL is the sheet size). 
  • Sunscreen | Bug Spray
  • Comfortable shoes 
  • Clothing for the 2nd day
  • A change of clothing / activewear / sneakers (are recommended)
  • Pajamas 
  • Medications & Toiletries for the night
  • A phone charger 
  • Tablets and Laptops may be a good idea, not required.

You will be moving into one of our Residence Halls for the evening and you may have a roommate for the Orientation Session. 

No, we keep the incoming students VERY busy during Overnight Orientation Session and the Family | Support Person Orientation Session is happening at the SAME time as the Student Overnight Orientation Session, just on a different part of campus.

We want each Orientation Session to be special and to empower new students to begin navigating their own experience at SUNY Cobleskill, so we do our best to keep you all separate.

YES! Students who attend the Overnight Orientation Sessions or the 1-day session will be provided with meals. 

Any family member | support person who registers for the Family | Support Person Orientation will have meals provided.


The Department of Residential Life has a lot of information for you to read, check out their website for more!


You will have the opportunity to create a profile on Roomeez and then search roommates to see if you find any matches? This allows new students to have the opportunity to meet other new students to find roommates.

Rest assured, if you can't find a roommate, Residential Life will assign you a roommate later in the summer, HOWEVER, we strongly encourage students to take the time to connect with one another to ensure that one's roommate is a good fit. Click here for more information! 

It takes up to 72 business hours (2-3 business days) for information to be updated and for new students to be able to access their housing application. If you want more information about "How to" submit the Housing application click here! The contact information for Residential Life can be found on here

Thank you for asking, we are finalizing these schedules and will be sharing them as soon as we can!

Thank you for asking, we are finalizing these schedules and will be sharing them as soon as we can!

The Orientation Summer Session schedule is complete at this time! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Orientation@cobleskill.edu with any questions you may have. 

We have great news! Academic Affairs is working to ensure that your Academic Schedule will be created before you arrive on campus for your Orientation. See the Accepted Students Information for a checklist of what to do before arriving on campus.
They are based on the Academic Program. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, however, a useful guide to look at is the College Catalogue. It has much more up to date information on your academic requirements. 

First, click this link which will take you to the banner web log in portal.

Once you have logged on you will go to the “Students Services” tab, then click on “Concise Student Schedule”. Information regarding how to read your schedule can be found at this link, www.cobleskill.edu/academics/registrar/how-read-schedule.aspx.

Academic Affairs can answer many of your questions about your academic schedule for the fall 2022 semester. You will have PLENTY of time to connect with them WHILE you are here at Orientation, but rest assured, if you have questions before you arrive, see below for their contact info.

Please click here to get connected with a staff member from Academic Affairs at SUNY Cobleskill and\or email us at advising@cobleskill.edu 

No, HOWEVER, Academic Affairs will be intently registering new students into the courses that they will need to meet their academic requirements. 

Since many academic programs require students to take courses in a particular sequence, it is important for students to be enrolled in the necessary courses that they need to progress within their academic program/major. For more information on contacting Academic Affairs, see below.

Yes, there is! Check out this link for more information!

Check out our Coby Engage Page! Click here to sign in!

Did you know that Coby Engage has an APP and it is called CORQ!

Make sure to download the CORQ app before you arrive at Orientation! 

The Overnight Orientation Session is an incredible opportunity to get to meet our Student Orientation Leader staff, get to explore campus, meet other new students and MORE! 

There will be so much happening during Orientation! You will have some time to meet with Academic Affairs to ask questions about your class schedules & find out about what resources are on campus to support you as you embark on your journey at SUNY Cobleskill. 

You will be assigned a roommate for Orientation and you will be in a group with one of the Orientation Leaders who you will get a chance to spend a lot of time with! Rest assured, you will eat meals with your group, get to meet other new students and get to know your way around campus. The best part is this is just the beginning! After Orientation, you will arrive on campus for Welcome Weekend and have even more time to explore the campus before classes begin!

Since this session primarily consists of students who are of non traditional age, it is important to be mindful that this session will primarily focus on academic and scheduling related questions. 

There will be other opportunities to connect with other resources across campus during this day and there will be a variety of important presentations and sessions presented to all new students at that time. 

Absolutely! The Orientation Leaders will be hosting a few virtual conversations soon. Stay tuned for more information!

Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram @cobyorientation_osl & send us a DM! The Orientation Leaders are standing by to answer any questions you may have! Stay tuned for more content to be posted all the time!

Make sure you are using #CobyOrientation for all of your posts about Orientation 2022! 

No problem! Make sure you email us at Orientation@cobleskill.edu with this information and we will do our best to accommodate. 

Keep in mind that we need all reservations to be finalized 7 days before each Orientation Session. 

Refunds for cancelation will only be considered for families | support persons that notify the Office of  Student Leadership & Orientation seven days prior to the program date. Please contact us at Orientation@Cobleskill.edu

You can call us at Orientation at 518-255-5300 OR email us at Orientation@cobleskill.edu. We will provide you with additional information at that time related to this matter. 

We are so sorry, there is only room for a maximum of 2 participants in the Family | Support Person Orientation Session.

Family | Support Person Orientation Sessions ONLY occur at the Orientation Overnight Sessions.

New Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you click on the links below, they will provide you with a thorough explanation of how you can properly transfer your credits over to SUNY Cobleskill. 


https://www.cobleskill.edu/academics/registrar/transfer-credits.aspx https://www.cobleskill.edu/academics/academic-policies/section-b.aspx Send transcripts to admissions@cobleskill.edu or mail to: 
Admissions Office 

106 Suffolk Circle,

Cobleskill, NY 12043 


College students’ rights of privacy and access regarding their educational records are articulated in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), commonly known as the Buckley Amendment. The Act helps protect the privacy of student records by requiring that institutions limit the disclosure of information from these records to third persons, notify students (or their parents, if dependency has been established) of the right to review the student educational records and the right to seek correction of information contained in the records. 

All Cobleskill students, faculty and staff use a cobleskill.edu email address to ensure privacy and security of our institutional data systems, which contain private student data. When you’re using your cobleskill.edu account, you’re in-network, and we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that the network is secure. If you are using an email outside of the network, we can’t assure security. Faculty and staff are instructed not to exchange information with any other account other than cobleskilll.edu accounts

Your advisor in your program area will be assigned to you. You have many people who will support you at Cobleskill including Department Chairs, Deans, Departmental Office, and our Professional Advising Staff. 

You can find your advisor listed in the “Student Services” section of your Banner Web, along with Degree Works, Midterm and Final grades (when they are available), your class schedule, and more. 

Once you are accepted, the next step is to secure your enrollment by paying the pre-admission and residence hall deposits.The $50 pre-admission deposit and $100 residence hall deposits can easily be paid in Banner Web with a credit or debit card. The student’s Cobleskill ID (Banner ID) and PIN are required to log on. Both numbers are mailed to the student upon acceptance to SUNY Cobleskill. Please contact the Admissions Office at (518) 255-5525 if you are having access issues or are unable to find your PIN and/or Cobleskill ID. 

If you are unable to pay online, please send a check or money order (payable to “SUNY Cobleskill”), including the student’s name and ID# on the check memo to: 
Office of Student Account 


AccessABILITY Resources (AR) is located in the Center for Academic Support & Excellence (CASE), Van Wagenen Library lower level. Contact us at 518-255-5282 or dss@cobleskill.edu


If your disability requires you to have a specific room, please apply using the Special Housing Application which can be found on the Housing SurveySpecial Housing Requests.This is applicable for temporary disabilities as well such as broken bones or concussion. 


If you have your own insurance, you can submit a health insurance waiver. Even if you waive out of the student health insurance, you can still use the Wellness Center’s services. 

If you would like to learn more about student health insurance and get the insurance waiver, click here. Once you have filled out the insurance waiver, submit the waiver as well as a front and back copy of your medical insurances card. You can email this information to the wellness center by using the following email: wellnesscenter@cobleskill.edu.The insurance waiver for the Fall semester will NOT be accepted past September 15th and for the Spring Semester, it will NOT be accepted past February 8th. www.cobleskill.edu/campus-life/wellness-center/student-health-insurance.aspx 

Click here to find out more about Mental Health Resources for our students at Coby!

We maintain the parking permit/vehicle registration system for campus. All vehicles are required to be registered with us and have a parking permit if they are going to be parked on campus.This registration is done online and the permit sticker is then picked up at the UPD office. Once a permit is purchased and issued, it should immediately be affixed to the proper location on your vehicle as instructed. 




AccessABILITY Resources (AR) is located in the Center for Academic Support & Excellence (CASE), Van Wagenen Library lower level. Contact us at 518-255-5282 or dss@cobleskill.edu

Click here to find out more information about the Wellness Center!
Click here to find out more about Financial Services!
Check out the Veterans Affairs Office for more information!
Click here to find out more information about resources!