Parent Newsletter

Important Opening Information from the Student Life Office

Move in Day - Students with parents
Move in Day 2013

Opening Dates and Information:

New Students Arrive - August 22 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Returning Students Arrive - August 24 beginning at 9 a.m.

As your student prepares for her/his arrival on campus, please keep the following in mind:

Items to Bring: alarm clock; bedding - sheets (standard size), blankets, comforter; fan; flip flops; laundry supplies; memo board; microwave (no more than 1,500 watts); refrigerator (1.7 cubic feet); school supplies; shower caddy; toiletries and towels.

Items to Leave Home: appliances w/exposed heating elements (e.g., toaster oven, George Foreman grill); candles and incense; extension cords (need to use a power strip); halogen lamps; pets (except non-carnivorous fish).

For a complete list of suggested items to bring, visit:

Student Life Staff Contact Information

  • Office of Student Life
  • 315-655-7237
  • Katie O'Brien: Dean for Student Life
  • 315-655-7348
  • Tiffany Varlaro: Assistant Dean for Residence Life
  • 315-655-7214
  • Shannon Dobrovolny: Director of Residence Life (Shove Hall & Shove Suites)
  • 315-655-7008
  • Jeffrey Scharoun: Residence Director (Park Hall & Watts Hall)
  • 315-655-7178
  • Victoria Sokolowski: Campus Programs Coordinator
  • 315-655-7343

Stay Connected Via the Parents Council

Parents Council - Mia DeBernardis
DeBernardis Family

A new year at Caz is marked with excitement for new and returning students! It also brings a new year for our Parents Council. We are enthusiastic about new parent members and the ideas they will share with the Council. The Parents Council is a great way to stay 'connected' with your student and to ease the adjustment of missing them! I am honored to chair the Parents Council this year. Feel free to contact me by way of the Office of Parent Relations at I welcome your suggestions!

Get Social with Cazenovia College!

Join our Cazenovia College Parents Facebook page to keep up to date with important news, events and photos:

Parent Spotlights: If you are a parent of an incoming student or a current student, then chances are you own some form of Caz gear or you have a photo with you son/daughter on campus. Send us a photo showing off your Caz pride or with your son/daughter and include your name, your student's name, why you love Caz and a fun fact about yourself! We will be sharing the parent spotlights on the Facebook page and possibly the website. Here's how to participate: Send us a photo with your answers to us on the Parents Facebook page or e-mail them to Facebook Logo

To find out more about our other social media platforms, visit

New Athletics Website is Launched

The Cazenovia College Department of Athletics, in collaboration with the College's Office of Marketing & Communications, is proud to announce the launching of the new official athletics website. We have partnered with Sidearm Sports to develop a cutting edge website that allows students, family and friends to actively follow Wildcats athletics. In addition to its new design, the website will incorporate more dynamic photos and video content bringing Cazenovia College athletics to Wildcats worldwide. Check out the upgrades at

Thank You for Supporting The Cazenovia Fund

The Office of Parent Relations would like to thank all of the Cazenovia College parents who contributed to the Parent Fund this past fiscal year! Gifts made to the College are essential to supporting financial aid, enhancing facilities around campus, and the ability to provide flexibility for the College's greatest needs. Gifts from parents continue to support our $10 million goal for Building Futures One at a Time: The Campaign for Cazenovia College.

Congratulations!! During the 2013-2014 academic year more than 22% of current Cazenovia College parents made gifts and pledges to the Parent Fund totaling $27,260. This amount, combined with 2013-2014 support from past Cazenovia College parents, brings the total to $45,355!

Thank you to those who made our annual fundraising campaign a success! As we head into the final year of the campaign, we look forward to reaching our annual goals with the help of parents, alumni, employees and friends of the College. Your participation and support is truly appreciated, and we hope to share some positive progress during the upcoming academic year. If you have any questions, please contact Ashlea Osborne, director of the Cazenovia Fund, at or 315-655-7220.

Campaign Enters Final Year with More than $9 Million Raised

The College's five-year, $10 million comprehensive campaign has entered its final year with over $9 million raised. At this time, three of the campaign's six priorities have exceeded their respective funding goals (Academic Excellence: 118%; Christakos Field: 102%; Endowed Scholarship: 126%). Furthermore, the renovation of the Science Labs began in May, as the threshold required has been exceeded with almost $1.2 million contributed.

With 40% secured of the $3 million goal for Jephson Campus (the campaign's largest capital project), there is now a concerted push to raise the remaining funds. The project recently was awarded to the Cazenovia firm of Teitsch, Kent, and Fay. Jephson Campus renderings and naming opportunities are available to interested potential donors.

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There are many other attractive funding opportunities available as well that will help us reach our goal to provide the best facilities and instruction for our students. To learn more about the Building Futures One at a Time campaign, please call the Division of Institutional Advancement at 315.655.7369, or visit