Student Affairs Parent Liaison

  • Mr. John Felio
    Dean of Students
  • Sarazen Student Union
    Room 310
  • (518) 783-2328

Information for New Parents

Welcome new Siena Parents!

We understand the vital role parents play in the college experience, and we want to partner with you to ensure your student's success.  Over the next few months they will continue to learn about the Siena community and prepare for their arrival through our exclusive on-line student webpage "Be A Saint"  at .  Your student will be completing a list of items over the next few weeks prior to their arrival in the fall.  Below is a copy of this checklist for your reference. 

Important Deadlines and Dates 

The Be A Saint Checklist is an index of items that your student will need to complete over the next few weeks.  This list is found on the "Be A Saint" webpage referenced above.

Be A Saint Checklist (copy) Due Date
Set up and access your Siena Email account May 19th
Log on to your Web for Students Account May 26th
Complete your Academi Interest Form (not required for transfer students) June 2nd
Complete your Housing Form (not required for commuter students) June 13th
Complete your Health Forms June 20th
Complete your Student Activities and Leadership Survey (coming soon) June 27th
Follow Dr. Ellard on Twitter @DRELLARDSAYS (if you don't have a twitter account, that is fine) July 11th
Complete your Financial Aid Forms (available July 11th) July 18th
Complete your "Sokanu" Career Inventory August 1st
Sign up for your Siena Alert August 7th
Complete your Student Health Insurance Form (available June 1st) August 15th
Complete your "My Student Body" Inventory (available July 28th) August 22nd

Important College Dates  
New and Transfer Student Move-in day/ Orientation Day 1 August 28th
Returning Resident Move-in day September 1st
First Day of Classes September 2nd
Family Weekend Oct 4-5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 26-28
Final Exams Dec 9-15
Winter Break Dec 16-Jan 11