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In the Office of Academic Advising, we hope that all incoming transfer students are able to attend one of our many Transfer Advisement Days.

On these days—in addition to registering for classes—new transfers receive important information, and also have an opportunity to pose questions on issues of concern to them (e.g., academic support, billing procedures, campus life, financial aid, residence life etc.). The following Supplemental Online Transfer Orientation materials are meant to assist students who are unable to attend a Transfer Advisement Day (or: who have attended, but would like a refresher). They are not intended as a substitute for Transfer Advisement Day.

Orientation Information

To access your e-mail account, open a browser window (i.e. Internet Explorer or Safari). In the address bar, type in (note: There is no “WWW” in the address). Type in your Saint Rose username (last name, first initial of first name and last three digits of student ID number) and password (defaulted to 6-digit birthday) and click Log On. For example:

Student: John Smith
ID Number: 700000123
Birthday: January 1, 1990

User Name would be: smithj123
Password would be: 010190

You will be prompted to change the password.

Students have access to all their academic and financial information online through the Secure Site. Through this site, students can register for classes, add/drop classes, display their class schedules, view holds, view final grades, display unofficial transcript, view their academic progress report, view the financial aid status and pay their bill. To access the site, follow the directions below:

1. Go to
2. Click on Login to Secure Site
3. Enter your User ID number (This is your College of Saint Rose Identification Number). For added protection you enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN).
If you visited the secure area before, you selected a 6-15 digit number as your personal identification number. If you have never visited the secure area, the pin number is your month, day, and year of birth (MM/DD/YY). You will be prompted to change the number at the first log in. Pick a number you will remember!! You will then be prompted to answer a secret question. The answer will allow you to reset your pin if you should forget it.
4. This will bring you to the main menu…most of the information stated above can be found by clicking on Student Services and Financial Aid.

Blackboard is an electronic course management system used by course instructors to enhance communication, organization, and presentation in a course. Blackboard can be used for web-enhanced courses, hybrid courses, and totally web-based courses, or e-Learning courses. If your professor uses Blackboard, you should see the course link on the Courses page after logging into Blackboard. Blackboard also houses electronic resources for College offices, and College sponsored community groups.

Blackboard Login Information

Username/Password: Same as e-mail

Advisors are assigned based on major. Your first semester at Saint Rose, you will receive an e-mail sent to your Saint Rose account informing you of your advisor’s name and office location.

You must meet with your assigned advisor on advisement day, or any additional times that they feel necessary. Your advisor is also the person who can give you your alternate pin number, which is required for registration. Once assigned, your advisor’s name is listed at the top of your DegreeWorks Progress Report, which can be accessed through the Secure Site. You may use the online Campus Directory for your advisor’s phone number and email address, or email them directly from DegreeWorks.

One day every semester is set aside for students to meet with their faculty advisor. Students will be assigned to an advisor in their first semester and are required to meet with them every semester to discuss course selection for the upcoming term. All day and evening classes are cancelled on this day. Be sure to check the academic calendar for specific dates.

Follow the instructions below for how to prepare for, and what to expect on, Advisement Day:

1. Make an appointment with your advisor at least one week before Advisement Day (most advisors have sign-up sheets on their door, if not, email your advisor).
2. Review your Degree Works Progress Report and the Undergraduate Course Listings, and create a tentative class schedule.
3. Go to the advising appointment with your tentative class schedule and academic progress report in hand.
4. Ask questions.
5. Be open to your advisor’s suggestions and recommendations.
6. Ask for your alternate pin number.

ID cards are issued through the ID Card Office which is located in the Student Solution Center on the 3rd floor of Saint Joseph Hall. Your initial Golden Knights ID card is issued at no charge. However, if your card is lost or damaged due to negligence, there will be a $30.00 fee to replace it. Do not punch a hole or slot in your card. Your ID card is valid for as long as you are a member of The College of Saint Rose community. The functionality of the card becomes void upon termination or interruption of enrollment.

Learn more about what your ID card does at the Golden Knights Card Center.

Commuter students make up half of the full-time students at The College of Saint Rose. You are a large and important group! We encourage you to take advantage of student services, and involve yourself in as many activities as possible to stay connected to the College.

Resources available include:

•The Main Lounge and the Camelot Room, both located on the first floor of the Events and Athletics Center, are popular social and study areas for commuters.
•The Camelot Room offers a variety of food options. A microwave is also available for student use. Commuter students can contact Dining Services to obtain commuter meal plans.
•The Residence Life office maintains a listing of available off-campus housing in the surrounding community. A listing of available off-campus housing options in the surrounding community can be found at
•Phones are available throughout the Events and Athletics Center. The mail room, also located in the Events and Athletics Center, offers a full range of postal services for the campus community.
•Commuter student lockers are located on the lower level of the Events and Athletics Center and can be rented from September-May for a fee.
•The 3rd floor of the Neil Hellman Library is dedicated as a quiet-study area.

As a transfer student, it is very important to become involved in campus events/activities to stay connected to the college. Saint Rose has many established student groups/organizations such as the Student Events Board, Student Association, Best Buddies, The Chronicle, The Girls Next Door, Golden Notes and many major-specific clubs, and your participation is strongly encouraged. The Office of Student Life also sponsors Late Knight which is a series of alcohol-free alternative programs, The Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD), and the fall CLASSIC experience.

Student Life is located in the Events and Athletics Center, main level and may be reached by calling (518)-454-5170.

Visit Student Life.

The Department of Safety and Security headquarters is located at 340 Western Avenue, on the corner of Western Avenue and Partridge Street. The headquarters is open 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

Visit the Security page.

The Neil Hellman Library collections include volumes, current periodical subscriptions, microforms, and a number of technology services.

Visit the Neil Hellman library page.

ITS provides a range of community and instructional computing facilities and services, including Windows and Macintosh computer labs, on-line course management technology through Blackboard, and wireless internet access. Once you register for classes, a computer and e-mail account will be created that can be used in the various computer labs.

Learn more about ITS.

The College of Saint Rose is a Division II member of the NCAA and a member of the Northeast-10 Conference. The GOLDEN KNIGHTS have enjoyed continued success competing against highly competitive teams throughout the Northeast during regular season play and many of our teams and participants have earned regional and national bids to NCAA Championships.

Visit the Athletics page.

The Academic Success Center is located on the 2nd floor of Saint Joseph Hall and offers a variety of services to aid in your academic success, including the Learning Center, math placement exam, Writing Center, and services to students with disabilities.


The Bursar’s Office is located on the third floor of Saint Joseph Hall in the Student Solution Center. For billing purposes, please keep the following things in mind:

•Saint Rose is an e-billing school. Paper bills are not mailed out directly.
•The initial “e-bill” will be sent to your Saint Rose e-mail account in mid-July for fall enrollment and mid-December for spring enrollment.
•Another “e-bill” will be sent monthly after the initial notification if there is still a balance pending.
•All payment arrangements are due 10 days before classes begin.
•Monthly payment plans are available for a $30 enrollment fee per semester.
•Payments can be made online through or directly to the Bursar’s Office.
•If a student is employed through the work-study program, paychecks are available for pickup at the Bursar’s Office each payday (every other Wednesday), and check cashing services are available.


The Career Center assists students and alumni throughout the career planning/job search process. The staff provides advisement, resources and programs on major and career exploration, part-time job and internships, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, networking and job search strategies, graduate school and post-graduation employment.

The Career Center is located on the 3rd floor of Saint Joseph Hall. Students may simply stop by or call (518) 454-5141.


The Counseling and Psychological Services Center offers free short-term psychological services to students and provides consultation and referral to community services as appropriate for chronic, long-term illness. Services offered include individual, couples, group, and family counseling. All counseling is strictly confidential in accordance with establishing professional guidelines. Services are provided or supervised by licensed professionals. The Center is a training site for master’s and doctoral students from related professional fields. Appointments can be made by calling the Center at 454-5200 or stopping by the office at 947 Madison Avenue.


Health Services provides nursing coverage and various clinical services six days a week during the academic year to full-time students who have paid a health service fee. Part-time students, registered for between six and eleven credits, who wish to use the Health Service will be charged a per-semester fee (charge is assessed to the student’s business office account at the time of the first visit). Students do not need to be enrolled in the College sponsored health insurance plan to utilize the on-campus Health Service. If you are interested in enrolling in the College sponsored health insurance plan, please visit the Health Center for more information.

A physician or nurse practitioner is on campus to see and treat students Monday through Friday. Walk-in clinic hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. There are no clinic hours during the summer or semester break. There are no additional charges for services provided in the Health Service, but students assume financial responsibility for all outside medical services such as visits to specialists, prescription drugs, ambulance transportation, emergency room visits and laboratory work sent off campus.


The Residence Life Program seeks to foster an environment that complements the academic mission of the College by encouraging students to develop their abilities and take responsibility for his or her actions. You will be encouraged to gain an understanding of diverse lifestyles, enhance your classroom learning, and make lifelong friendships by living on-campus as an undergraduate student. While each residence hall is unique, most contain a common area, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. All student rooms and apartments are furnished with standard twin beds, dressers, desks, chairs, closet or wardrobe, and basic cable television access. In order to maintain a positive learning and social environment, the College reserves the right to deny housing to any individual who is determined to be a potential risk to the comfort and well-being of other residents.

We are pleased that Saint Rose does offer transfer student housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (518) 454-5295.

Visit Residence Life.

The Student Solution Center is located on the 3rd floor of Saint Joseph Hall and it is designed to answer students’ and parents’ questions involving the Bursar, Financial Aid and Registrar offices. Because these three student services are interrelated, the College has created a one-stop resource where students can address their needs and gain advice about all three aspects at once. This office is also a good place to start when you don’t know where else to go with a question.

What can you do at the Student Solution Center?

•Register for classes
•Obtain student enrollment verification
•Add and Drop classes
•Ask about your student bill
•Make a payment
•Get a student ID card
•Check the status of your financial aid
•Get help logging in to the Secure Site

Saint Rose has a program available to help ease the transition of new transfer students by having a mentor who can answer questions, provide support, offer guidance, and encourage new transfer students to move in the right direction. As a new student we understand that you may have questions but may not want to ask faculty, staff or administrators so we have asked students who have transferred previously to be peer mentors and they were excited about the opportunity; many of them commented they wished they had a mentor when they started at The College of Saint Rose.

A peer mentor offers advice, responds to questions and provides information about the campus and community resources to new transfer students. Mentees are paired with mentors who share academic and/or extracurricular interests. Mentors are expected to make contact with their mentees at least once a week for eight weeks. This contact can be through phone calls, emails or texting. Mentors will simply be providing information about campus activities/events and responding to new transfer students questions. Peer mentors and mentees are also encouraged to meet face-to-face for a cup of coffee, lunch in the dining hall, or participation in a campus activity, the number of contacts you have with your mentor is up to you.