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Welcome New Undergraduate Students

We're so excited that you're coming to ESF! We're counting down your arrival and can't wait to officially welcome you to campus! Here, get all the details on everything you need to know and do — and by when — to get ready for ESF.

Timeline of Activities

For more information visit ESF computing resources.


New Student & Family Sessions on Zoom

Do you have questions about your arrival or campus life? ESF will host 4 virtual Q&A sessions to build community with our new students and families as well as continue to message about onboarding, campus resources, and traditions at ESF.

Past Sessions

Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm EST | Recorded Session

Tuesday, July 19 at 7pm EST | Recorded Session

Tuesday, July 26 at 7pm EST | Recorded Session




2022-23 Student Health Insurance Plan

To Enroll or Waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, please visit the HFC Portal and enter your 9-digit numerical SUID.

All full-time, matriculated undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits, and graduate students taking 9 or more credits, are automatically enrolled in this Student Health Insurance Plan at registration. Students have the opportunity to waive the student health insurance plan by providing proof of qualifying coverage (see above).

Online waivers must be processed prior to the deadline of:

Annual Deadline | September 30, 2022

New Student Spring Deadline | February 15, 2023

Annual Rate | August 15, 2022-August 15, 2023 $3,026.00

Spring Semester | January 15, 2023-August15, 2023 $1,758.00

For further details of the coverage including cost, benefits, exclusions, reductions or limitations, and the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, please refer to the Certificate, available at

The Student Health Insurance Plan offers you:

  • Affordable, comprehensive insurance benefits

  • This plan is ACA Compliant (Affordable Care Act)

  • Access to a nationwide network of healthcare professionals at: including primary care, specialists, and mental health services

For more details regarding the SUNY ESF student health insurance program please visit or call: 866-535-0456 or email: