Student Services

Most students occasionally need a little help keeping their studies on track. At SUNY Ulster, your success is not only important to you, it’s important to us. You never need to feel you’re on your own.

The following services are available free of charge to help you gain the most of your college education. The range of services includes academic, career, and personal counseling, as well as practical help with your coursework and finances. All you need to do is ask.

SUNY Ulster is also a National Voter Registration Act voter registration site, and the Learning Center and TRiO programs make this service available to all students. You can register to vote by visiting either office.

Academic Coaching for Educational Success (ACES)

ACES provides services to students with emotional and psychological disabilities. ACES counselors help students manage the college environment successfully by providing a 25-hour orientation, disability-related counseling, liaison with campus and community services, assistance with the completion of forms, one-on-one social support, and peer support. Students may refer themselves or be referred by a VESID or mental health counselor. The Academic Coaching for Educational Success (ACES) program at SUNY Ulster is sponsored by the Ulster County Mental Health Association. Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 119) 845: 687-5073 800: 724-0833, x 5073

Career and Job Services

Career development is a lifelong process. With over 30,000 occupational titles out there, it’s no wonder people have a hard time making career decisions. Even after selecting a career path, the average American is estimated to make three to five career changes in their lives.

Career Services offers free resources and personalized career counseling for students, alumni -- as well as community residents. Our counselors can help with everything from choosing a major that leads to the career you want, to conducting a job search to find employment in your chosen field.

Services include:

  • Making informed career decisions
  • Writing job search letters
  • Practicing job interview skills
  • Providing feedback on your resume and cover letter
  • Searching for jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities and more…

Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 119) 845: 687-5091 800: 724-0833, x5091

Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling is provided to students by the Department of Student Services. This short-term service includes crisis intervention, advocacy and referrals to community agencies. All discussions are held in strict confidence. Referrals to long-term services can also be arranged.

Linda Farina MPS, CASAC Fieldwork Coordinator/ College Counselor Vanderlyn Hall (Van 119 F) 845: 687-5192 800: 724-0833, x5192

Learning Center

The Learning Center offers academic support designed to assess and improve student skills in reading comprehension, listening and note taking, test taking strategies, memory techniques and more. Here, students can meet with a Learning Strategist Specialist, with peer and professional tutors, or attend free workshops throughout the semester.

The Learning Center provides specific hours for make-up testing. For information, select one of the following links:
SUNY Ulster Testing Policy for Students
SUNY Ulster Testing Policy for Non-SUNY Ulster Students

The Learning Center will be closed Wednesday, 12/23/15 to Friday 1/1/16 and will re-open on Monday, 1/4/16 at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 247) 845: 687-5039 or 800: 724-0833, x 5039

Peer Tutoring

SUNY Ulster students are often available to act as Peer Tutors for courses in which they excel. Arrangements for peer tutoring by students who have been approved by SUNY Ulster instructors to offer assistance in certain subject areas, may be made in the Learning Center.

Assistance may include small group study sessions in one of the Center's tutoring rooms. Students who would like more information about peer tutoring, either using the help of one or becoming one, should speak with the staff of the Center.

Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 247) 845: 687-5039 800: 724-0833, x 5039

Accommodations and Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for students with disabilities are coordinated through Student Support Services, located in 128 Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 128.

SUNY Ulster's faculty and staff are understanding and responsive to the needs of students with disabilities. The College's commitment to serving its students is stated in its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy, which appears in the Student Handbook, a publication distributed to all students.

All buildings and classrooms on the Stone Ridge campus are wheelchair accessible. An elevator is available in the library and library staff will retrieve materials from the mezzanine for students unable to access that area. Four elevators, located throughout the campus, offer students access to all other levels of the campus. Restrooms designed to accommodate individuals with disabilities are located in each building throughout the campus. The College also has telephones available for the hearing impaired. Parking lots offer preferred parking spaces for vehicles displaying the symbol for the disabled. Campus parking stickers for students with disabilities are issued by Campus Security located in the Hasbrouck Building (HAS 106).

Students needing classroom and testing accommodations are encouraged to request these services before the start of the academic semester, so that the necessary arrangements can be made in a timely manner. The College works cooperatively with such outside agencies as Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), the Mental Health Association of Ulster County, Ulster County Mental Health, and the New York Department of Labor to provide an accessible learning environment for its student population.

128 Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 128)
845: 688-6054, 800: 724-0833, x 6054

TRiO/Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education TRiO grant program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. A student is eligible to participate in the TRiO Student Support Services Program if he or she meets any of the following requirements: is a low income individual, first generation college student, or a student who has a disability. The following services will be offered to eligible students: transition-to-college workshops and success seminars, structured first year experience addressing learning styles and needs, tutoring, mentoring, study groups, cultural enrichment activities and trips to four year colleges.

Individualized academic, financial, personal, career and transfer counseling are also provided, as well as assistance with note-taking, study strategies, test preparation, and time and stress management. The Student Support Services Program also awards scholarships each semester to students who have met academic and program participation requirements. The SSS Grant Aid application can be accessed through our portal,

The Student Support Services Program is funded by a $505, 000 United States Department of Education Grant.
128 Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 128)
845: 688-6054 800: 724-0833, x6054

The Patrik Math Center

The Gary & Janaki Patrik Math Center: The Patrik Math Center is a math tutoring center where students can improve and develop math-related skills. All levels of mathematics are tutored on a drop-in basis by professional and peer tutors. Students can also receive assistance in managing math anxiety.

Tutoring is a free service for all SUNY Ulster students.

The last day for The Gary & Janaki Patrik Math Center is Tuesday, 12/15/15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will re-open on Monday, 1/25/16 at 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Writing Center

At SUNY Ulster's Writing Center, professional writing tutors are available to assist students with writing assignments in all subject areas. One-on-one tutoring is used in conjunction with writing exercises to help students improve the grammar, syntax, diction, and organization in their assignments. No appointments are necessary; walk-ins are welcome.

To get the most out of the Writing Center, students with general writing concerns should bring a writing sample with them. Students needing help with a specific assignment should bring a rough draft or as much information about the assignment as possible.

Monday-Friday: Hours are set at the beginning of each semester.

The Writing Center will stay open until Tuesday, 12/15/15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will re-open on Tuesday, 1/19/16 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Writing Center staff provides supplemental instruction focused on teaching students all the skills related to writing proficiency.

Tutoring is a free service available for all SUNY Ulster students.

Please note:
The Writing Center staff does NOT edit, proofread, spell check, or type your work.

The Writing Center
DEW 110

For Questions, contact Jane M. Kithcart
Director of Academic Support Services and Placement 

SUNY Ulster Learning Center

VAN 247

Transfer Office

The Transfer Office has helped thousands of students on their journeys from SUNY Ulster to colleges and universities near and far, including: SUNY and CUNY schools; local schools such as Marist, Mount Saint Mary & Siena and a myriad of private and specialized colleges such as RPI, SVA and Boston Architectural College, among others.

Visiting our transfer office early in your college career will help us develop a transfer plan for you that best ensures you’ll meet all the requirements necessary to get in.