Student Grapevine to Serve as Consolidated Source of Student Information; Web Single Sign-on is New Method for Accessing Online Services

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. –When students return to campus on Monday (Aug. 30) for the first day of Fall classes at SUNY Orange, they will encounter several technological and procedural changes to how they retrieve and receive information from the College.

First, the College's Student E-mail policy (read policy here) will be implemented, meaning that effective Monday SUNY Orange will use e-mail as the official means of communicating academic and administrative information to students. Most announcements will come to students' e-mail in-box in the form of the “Student Grapevine.” a twice-weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) e-mail newsletter that will deliver updates, announcements, notices of deadlines, schedules of events and other items.

PHOTO: Student on benchStudents may still occasionally receive materials from the College via regular mail, but most outreach will come via their assigned e-mail account. Students may, from time to time, receive direct personalized e-mails (from the bursar, financial aid, student services or others at SUNY Orange) that contain information specific to them and their attendance at the College.

Students will be responsible for receiving, reading, responding to and complying with official e-mail communications sent by the College. Because information may be time-sensitive, students are encouraged to check their e-mail regularly (daily, several times weekly) throughout the semester. Students who opt to redirect their e-mail account to another personal e-mail account do so at their own risk. The student’s failure to receive or read e-mail communications will not constitute an excuse for missing College communications or College deadlines.

Also, this past summer the College changed the way students access their online services at SUNY Orange. Students who took a summer course should have already accessed online services at MySUNYOrange and should be familiar with the change. New students were briefed on this during their Smart Start sessions, but this process will be brand new for returning students who did not enroll in summer courses.

To access grades and other student information (Banner), college e-mail (G-mail) or distance learning courses (Angel), students can simply log onto MySUNYOrange with one username and password, rather than needing to remember individual usernames and passwords for each application.

For all MySUNYOrange applications (Banner, G-Mail and Angel), your student “A” number will serve as your username and you will be able to create a personalized password. Students' “A” number can be found on their acceptance letter or class schedule. The initial password can be acquired by contacting the Help Desk at x4749 (or via e-mail at

Upon their first log in, students will be prompted to create a personalized password and answer a series of security questions that will be associated with their account. It is important to remember the answers because the questions will be asked whenever students need to change/reset their password.

After a successful password change and login, students will arrive at a “landing” page that will include links to the applications, as well as announcements, schedules of College events, and helpful links to navigate the online services. Students may also visit the following web page to learn more about Web Single Sign-on at SUNY Orange:

Finally, students are encouraged to follow the College via Facebook and Twitter, where announcements and other items of interest will be posted regularly.


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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940