Cyber Orientation Begins!

Greetings Members of the Class of 2017,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of St. Lawrence, I'd like to welcome you and congratulate you on your decision to attend this fall.  We're thrilled to have you as part of the SLU community of learners.

This email is the first in the “Cyber Orientation” series.  You can expect at least one and sometimes two messages from me each week between now and when you arrive for Orientation.  We call it Cyber Orientationbecause we think of it as the start of our Orientation program that will continue when you arrive on campus on Sunday, August 25th.

The Cyber Orientation emails have two primary purposes: (1) to provide you with important information and point you to resources related to your transition to SLU, and (2) to inform and remind you of important things youneed to be doing this summer. 

I will try to keep the emails as brief as possible.  After this first introductory email, each email will focus on a particular theme, such as Academic Resources or Student Life.  I will rely on links to other sources whenever possible, mostly the New Student Guide & Forms (NSG&F) website. 

As each new email is sent, it will become the main page for the NSG&F, and all of the emails will be archived on the NSG&F in the Orientation section after they have been sent.  So, don’t worry about missing one when you are away from your email because you are lying on the beach, working double-shifts, or hiking in the mountains.  They will be there when you get back.

This first email has three timely bits of info.

1.     Most of you should have already received a packet of information with your First-Year Program placement.  That packet contains crucial information for a successful start to your academic career at St. Lawrence.  Please read all of the information contained in that packet carefully.  If you met all of the original forms deadlines and have not yet received your packet, please let us know by contacting the FYP Office at or (315) 229-5909.

2.     The New Student Guide & Forms website ( is a resource for you all summer.  I would recommend you visit that website each time you are on-line, visiting a different section of the website each time.

3.     Remember: you can email or call (315) 229-7397 with any academic advising questions or concerns you might have.  Either Dr. Evelyn Jennings, Associate Dean for Academic Advising Programs, or I will respond to your inquiry.

That’s it for now.  Hope you are having a great summer!


Rebecca Daniels        
Associate Dean of the First Year