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orientation logoWelcome to the Coby Family

We look forward to meeting you! 

Coby Tigers! We are so excited to have you for our upcoming Summer Orientation. Please see the arrival page for more information.

Save the Dates>>

Thursday, July 25 - Friday, July 26
Monday, August 5 - Tuesday, August 6
*EOP Arrival: August 3 (Saturday)

Confirm Your Arrival >>

Please Register for Orientation Here!

All components for Orientation are mandatory for all incoming students, including staying overnight in a residence hall. This is included in the student's orientation fee.
Please note that an optional parent/family track is available with limited spots. There is an additional fee for this registration and an option for parents/families to stay on campus as well for an additional fee. More information on costs for this track is in the orientation registration link above. There is a limit of two parent/family member spots per student.
When registering for orientation, please make note of any accommodations in the registration form that might be needed in order for you and your student to have a successful experience. A schedule for both tracks will be posted on the Corq App/Coby Engage closer to orientation. Check In on Day 1 will start around 10:00 AM with Check Out on Day 2 starting around 1:30 PM. 

Download the Corq App >>

The Corq App allows you to view information about student clubs/organizations and to check out upcoming campus events on our student organization software called Coby Engage. You can download the Corq App from Google Play or the Apple Store. Once downloaded, you'll be able to sign in with your Coby user information. The schedule for Orientation is now available on the Corq App. 


Orientation Schedule On Google Maps >>

Google Maps is a location search tool that allows you to geolocate a specific point, calculate routes, find the nearest places of interest or see the appearance of a place at street level through Google Street View.
The schedule for Orientation is now available on Google Maps. 

Student Orientation Map and Schedule - click here-

Family Orientation Map and Schedule - click here-

Attending orientation is required for all First Year and Transfer students. We ask that you please email us at Orientation@Cobleskill.edu with any questions.

What is Orientation?

Orientation is a way for new students to learn about SUNY Cobleskill's campus and the services we offer through specifically designed program sessions. Orientation is an opportunity for new students to ask questions about their academic, co-curricular experience, and to become active, engaged members of the Coby Community.

Orientation Reminders:

Your summer Orientation session is coming soon! With Orientation just a few days away, click here for a few reminders as you prepare for your arrival.

Orientation Leaders:

Orientation Leaders are current SUNY Cobleskill students, who lead orientation sessions, interact with the new students, and provide an upbeat and exciting orientation experience. New students will be connected to an Orientation Leader.  

Meet the Orientation Leaders:



Lexi Tepfer

Pronouns: She/Her 

Hi, I'm Lexi! I'm a junior majoring in canine training and management. I'm also an RA in Pearson Hall. One thing about me is that I absolutely love dogs and grew up with 5 of them at once, but I currently have 3. I also love meeting and connecting with new people, so I look forward to seeing and getting to know you!



Errona Edwards

Errona Edwards

Pronouns: She/Her 

Hi everyone! My name is Errona Edwards, but you can call me Rona. I was born and raised in Jamaica and now live in Queens, NY. I'm about to start my third year at SUNY Cobleskill, where I'm majoring in Animal Science BT with a minor in Agricultural Education. On campus, I'm actively involved in Student Government and serve as an RA for Ten Eyck Hall. I'm really excited to meet you all!

Ceilia McFarland

Ceilia McFarland

Pronounces: She/Her

Hello!! My name is Ceilia, and I am a Junior at SUNY Cobleskill. I am a Resident Assistant in Vroman Hall but during my free time you will find me painting or up in the barns with the horses. I major in the Animal Science program with a minor in art and I have two dogs at home named Luna and Evie. We are so excited to have you here and I look forward to meeting you!


Darius Swift

Darius Swift

Pronouns He/Him

Hey there, Coby family! I'm Darius Swift from Middletown, New York, majoring in Cybersecurity. I'm also proud to be an EOP student and a Resident Assistant in Weiting Hall, which is the best hall on campus. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family or binge-watching anime. I love meeting new people and trying new things. I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you. If you see me around, don't hesitate to say hello!



Moss Ferretti

Pronouns: He/Him

Howdy! My name is Moss! I was born in Georgia and raised in New York. My major is Wildlife Management, and I enjoy yapping about bird identification. Since being at SUNY Cobleskill, I became a Resident Assistant to support my fellow students and maintain a fun environment. We are so excited to have you here!

Keegan Thivierge

Keegan Thivierge

Pronouns: He/Him

Hello! My name is Keegan, and I am from a small town in Saratoga County called Schuylerville. It is about an hour and fifteen minutes east from here. I am a Canine Training and Management BT major and I’m going into my third year. I’m involved in a few different things on campus such the DEI committee, Campus Engagement Leader, and I'm a RA for Ten Eyck Hall. I love Cobleskill because of all the amazing connections I've made here with both Students and Staff. During the semester you can find me in the Student Leadership office. Please don't hesitate to say hello or to reach out.  



Jacob Rhinesmith

Pronouns: He/Him

Hey! My name is Jacob and I am from New Jersey. I am a entering my 3rd year here and take pride in all I have been able to be a part of on campus. I am an Animal Science B.S. Major, a Resident Assistant in Alumni Commons, and the Vice President of Pre-Vet Club. I enjoy socializing and collaborating with others. Overall, I am excited to introduce the first-year students to the opportunities and culture of the Cobleskill campus. Can't wait to meet all of you!

Mekhai Woodson

Mekhai Woodson

Pronouns: He/Him

Hi, I'm Khai Woodson, a graphic design major here at Parsons Hall and an RA. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and have a passion for art and music.



Be sure to keep checking your SUNY Cobleskill email for more information about Orientation, how to connect with your COBY Orientation leaders and for additional correspondences.


Orientation FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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.

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 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. 

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!