SUNY Admissions Orientation

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The SUNY Admissions Orientation is designed to bring new hires together to meet other new colleagues; learn about SUNY and the processing system; hear best practices for high school visits and college fairs, discuss travel tricks of the trade and to network with other professionals. The sessions are interactive with an emphasis on engaging the group in conversations while providing valuable information from seasoned professionals and representatives from SUNY administration. SAO includes a tour of the processing center at SUNY System Administration.

The 2018 SAO will be held Thursday, September 6th, and Friday, September 7th at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany- Downtown (25 Chapel Street, Albany, NY 12210).  

There is a $50 charge for the SUNY Admissions Orientation.  Register online here

Hotel reservations: (Can book state rate until August 8, 2018) 

Specific questions can be directed to Rebecca Ott (Buffalo) at or Sarah Fitzgerald (SUNY Poly) at

Final Agenda:


1:00 pm            Meet in lobby of Hampton Inn-Downtown Albany Hotel for icebreakers

After Ice Breaker walk to SUNY System Administration

1:30 pm            Tour of Recruitment Response Center (RRC) and Application Services Center (ASC)  (Meghan Dinan, Assistant Director, Recruitment Response Center and Mary Gulliver, Director, Application Services Center)

2:30 pm            Ice Breaker and Picture –Rebecca Ott, SUNY Buffalo

2:45 pm            SUNY Admissions Orientation Welcome (Josh Gregory, SUNY Delhi and SUNYCAP President) Large Courtroom, SUNY Plaza

3:00pm             Presentation Title TBA- Cheri Perillo, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

4:15pm             NYC Office Marketing and Recruitment‎ Programs-Beryl S. Jeffers Ed.M. Director of SUNY Welcome Center

5:30pm             Check in Hotel and Change for Dinner

6:30pm-8:30pm Dinner and Social with E-Board at Lucky Strike Bowling



8:15 am            Meet in Hampton Inn-Downtown Albany Hotel Lobby for Breakfast

8:45am             Walk to SUNY System Administration-Large Court Room, SUNY Plaza

9:00 am            “Oh, the Places You Will Go” Travel Presentation – Kyle Fennel, SUNY Potsdam

10:15 am          SUNY Sector Speed Dating- Rebecca Ott, SUNY Buffalo

11:00 am          Public Speaking, Presenting and Gravitas-Mike Roe, SUNY Dutchess

12:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 pm            Good Principles and Good Practice, Ethics in College Admissions – Aaron Marshall, SUNY Fredonia

1:45 pm            Professional Development Opportunities for SUNYCAP Members-Josh and Nick

                        SUNYCAP and the SUNY Family-Joshua Gregory, Delhi and SUNYCAP President

2:15 pm            Departure