SUNY Jefferson

New Student Experience

You’ve been accepted to Jefferson. Congrats! Orientation is specifically designed for you – a new student. We want to make sure you succeed and our various orientation modalities provide all the info you need to start classes and know how to navigate college processes.

Your next step is to complete Required Online Orientation. You will also find how to register for Virtual Orientations or On Campus Orientations on this page that will give you a greater sense of belonging to campus.  Orientation Exercises & How To Video Tutorials are self-paced supplements to the Required Online Orientation and On Campus Orientations. The Student Pledge is located at the bottom of the page. Please read and commit to follow as a new student of Jefferson.

What you can expect during your orientation

  • A warm welcome
  • Academic and classroom expectations 
  • Personal counseling & academic support services
  • Campus tour
  • Get your student ID card
  • Jefferson swag
  • Get all of your questions answered



2021/2022 Events

Please plan to attend your Schools Orientation. There will be ample opportunities to connect with faculty, staff and peers, receive a campus tour, learn the technology at Jefferson and attend a workshop of your choice. Lunch is provided. 

All participants in On Campus or Virtual Orientations
will receive a Jefferson t-shirt and swag bag!

On Campus Orientations

School of Education, Behavioral Sciences, & Public Service – Wednesday, August 11th from 10:00-3:00 pm

School of Business – Friday, August 13th from 10:00-3:00 pm

School of Arts and Humanities – Tuesday, August 17th from 10:00-3:00 pm

School of STEM and Health Professions – Thursday, August 19th from 10:00-3:00 pm

Additional Orientation- Sunday, August 29th from 2:00-6:00 pm

Virtual Orientations




New Student Experience Exercises

New Student Experience Exercises are self-paced modules that are designed to give you hands on tools to ease your transition to the college. If you have questions during the exercises please email

Topics Include:

  • Accessing MyJCC student portal, SOAR, Blackboard, Connect4Success, & Degreeworks
  • How to contact advisors and instructors
  • Getting your textbooks
  • Time management and study habits
  • Microsoft Office
  • Library Orientation

Student Pledge

I (state your name) pledge to sincerely commit myself to Jefferson’s 4 traits of excellence: interdependence, fairness, discovery and self-awareness.  
I pledge to commit myself to the values that Jefferson upholds: learning, inclusion, community, integrity and empowerment. 
I will give my best effort to my course work and seek assistance when appropriate.
I will uphold the highest ethical standards in everything that I do.
I will pursue opportunities for personal development and civic engagement.
I will actively participate in college programs and services.
I will respect the differences in others and learn from peers and staff of Jefferson.
I will be a devoted and responsible citizen of Jefferson Community College.
Of my community.
And of my nation.

Contact New Student Services

McVean Student Center (building 4)
(315) 786-6597