Welcome Undergraduates!

The MyESF Portal

The MyESF portal is the place where undergraduate students manage most important business from application to graduation (current grad students use it as well). Once you establish your account, MyESF will automatically present exactly the right menu of services to match your status, whether you are a prospective, accepted, new or current student.

A Message from the President

"I am pleased to welcome you to the ESF community. We are a diverse assemblage of teachers and students, researchers and scholars, dreamers and doers bound together by a passion for the natural world and a belief that we can make the world a better place through fundamental knowledge of its origins and workings and creating a bold vision for its sustainable future." Read more...

Dr. Quentin Wheeler

Welcome Undergraduates!
Graduate Students go HERE

Must-do Tasks

  • Taking Care of Business—In preparation for arrival at ESF, new undergraduates must complete some tasks in advance.

Event Calendar for New Undergrads

Accepted Student Receptions
Talk with professors, learn more about campus life, take a campus tour and hear from current students.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

· Annual Activities Fair and Welcome Back BBQ

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | ESF Quad (Rain location Gateway Center) | Event Website
Come check out all of our ESF approved student organizations, some SU clubs, and other campus resources available to you both at ESF and SU. There will also be a BBQ serving burgers and hot dogs, please lug your plate! Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs ... Read More
Sponsor: Office of Student Activities/USA | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-4865

Saturday, April 23, 2016

· Ranger School Open House

9:30 am - 3:00 pm | 257 Ranger School Rd. | Open House Registration Form
Located in the Adirondack Park, The Ranger School is the perfect place to learn the science and technology associated with forest and recreation management or surveying. This Open House program will include presentations from faculty and staff on the unique ... Read More

Sunday, July 17, 2016

· Ranger School Summer Bridge Program

257 Ranger School Rd. Wanakena | ONGOING —continues through Friday, August 12, 2016 | Event Website
This unique program will provide students who lack the required pre-requisite courses in Trigonometry and/or Biology the opportunity to take these courses just prior to the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. Students will move into the dormitory on Sunday, ... Read More
Contact: Ranger School, 315-848-2566

Sunday, August 21, 2016

· Ranger School Fall Semester

257 Ranger School Rd.
Orientation begins Sunday, August 21 (mandatory for all Ranger School students) First day of classes Wednesday, August 24.
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 315-470-6658.

Orientation for Freshmen & Transfers

Students accepted for Fall 2015 will receive new student information, a new student checklist, and orientation information in May.

  • August 25 - 30, Tuesday - Sunday: Orientation for First-Year students
  • August 28, Friday: Orientation for Transfer Students


If you have any questions at all, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 315-470-6658 or at


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