As an accepted new or transfer student to SUNY Erie, you are invited to attend a START (Support through Advisement, Registration and Transition) orientation session. As well as meeting other incoming SUNY Erie students, START will provide you the opportunity to meet with the faculty advisors and support staff that will ensure your first year experience is a success. START will help you navigate your initial year at SUNY Erie by helping you clearly understand the expectations and requirements involved in collegiate success, discover the campus resources to help make those achievements possible, and the available support services that will help you on your way.
*Registration is required for students that need advisement and course scheduling.*
START is the first step to create your plan for success. Students are assigned to a START orientation based on the date of admission to an academic program, and division. Additionally, to be eligible to register for a START orientation, you must be waived from or have completed the Accuplacer placement test. Once you have met all eligibility criteria to attend START and have received your Admissions Acceptance packet, please register for START Orientation by calling 716-270-2611 or email us at STARTorientation@ecc.edu.
START sessions are typically half a day, so plan to spend at least three to four hours preparing your path for your initial year at SUNY Erie, a path that will pave the way for your success and future at SUNY Erie! Students may also receive advisement and registration before orientation by attending a walk-in advisement date or by contacting your department directly. More information may be found here: www.ecc.edu/Student-Advisement.
The START Department will establish itself as a national model of orientation and advisement that utilizes a holistic approach to welcoming students by creating a supportive, student-centered, and engaging environment that facilitates integration and student success.
Staff will work as a team, and will participate in local and national professional growth opportunities to learn more about student success and national promising practices to encourage innovation within the department.
Orientation is designed to provide students the opportunity to meet other SUNY Erie students, their faculty advisors, and the support staff that will play important roles in ensuring your first year experience is a success. START will help you navigate your initial year at SUNY Erie by assisting you in understanding the expectations and requirements involved in collegiate success, discover the campus support resources to help make those achievements possible, and the available support services that will help you on your way.
In order to sign up for a START orientation session please call or email the START office at (716) 270-2611, STARTorientation@ecc.edu. Due to a higher than normal volume please allow 1-2 business days for a return call/email. We appreciate your patience.
If you are a returning student to SUNY Erie and did not maintain continuous enrollment for two semesters or more, please contact us for more information on your next step to attend START.
Students that are in need of special accommodations for a disability, please contact the Student Access Center at the following campuses: City Campus (716) 851-1189, North Campus (716) 851-1495 and South Campus (716) 851-1933.