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Congratulations on your decision to attend SUNY Schenectady!

The Royal Experience is your first step on the path to success! Our mandatory orientation program is divided into two parts. The online Royal Experience (Step 1) and the in-person Royal Experience (Step 2). 

Start Your Journey to Success Here

Royal Experience - Step 1

  • Learn what it means to be a student and to be a part of this unique and innovative community
  • Become familiar with the academic and support resources available to ensure you succeed
  • Gain a clearer understanding of your rights and responsibilities as a member of SUNY Schenectady

Access Step I of the Royal Experience

  • Make sure you have your student ID number available. (900XXXXXX)
  • You can watch the Royal Experience Online Orientation, come back to it, and use it as a reference during your time as a student at SUNY Schenectady


Two students standing at a table in the commons with books and snacks on the table.

Royal Experience - Step 2

Fall Orienation dates will be announced soon! 
  • Visit campus to meet faculty, staff and students
  • Get your Student ID Card and Parking Pass
    - Request a Parking Pass
  • Attend workshops about campus services
  • Obtain last minute support from Financial Aid, IT or your success team

Next Steps: Check Out the New Student Checklist

Go to the New Student Checklist