Welcome Undergraduates!

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

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.

Welcome Undergraduates!

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

Event Calendar for New Undergrads

Friday, June 5, 2015

· Accepted Student Reception-Transfer Focused

8:30 am - 11:45 am | Gateway Center | Register Here
Accepted Student Reception for all Fall 2015 Accepted Students.
Sponsor: Undergraduate Admissions | Contact: Undergraduate Admissions Office, 315-470-6600

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

Must-do Tasks

In preparation for arrival at ESF, new undergraduates must complete some tasks in advance. Here's an overview:

Orientation for Freshmen & Transfers

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

  • New Student Orientation for First-Year students is on Tuesday, August 25th through Sunday, August 30th
  • Orientation for New Transfer Students is on Friday, August 28th.

Visit the Orientation website anytime for details and schedule:

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


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