I. Welcome New Undergraduate Students!! We are excited to welcome you to the Russell Sage College community. Below are notes to help you achieve academic success in your first term through graduation.

II. Class Schedule Notes: FALL 2024
FA24 Classes begin Monday, August 26, 2024. (Academic Calendar).
All new enrolled Undergraduate Day first year (freshman) and transfer students (deposited) will be pre-registered for major & general education courses beginning on May 22, 2024 (transfer) and June 12, 2024 (freshman) by the Office of Academic Advising.
Student class schedules will be inputted in order based on the enrollment deposit date.

  • Classes are selected based on major department recommendations, needed degree requirements, and the current course schedule (availability)
  • Schedule change requests (if needed): students may request changes to their schedules via email, [email protected] -or- at New Student Orientation (Ready Program)
  • Full-time students complete 15-16 credits per term. (Recommended to graduate on time).
  • Student class schedule information is listed and viewable in Self Service-Student Planning on the Plan & Schedule screen by Term (registered courses are listed in green with a green check mark).
  • Sage Class Times: Day courses are taught in 1.5 hour blocks: Mon/Thu 8:00 AM to 5:20 PM and Tue/Fri, 8:00 AM to 5:20 PM. A few art studio courses are offered Mon/Thu 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM; Wednesdays: RSC 101 workshops, Studios, and Science Labs.
  • Wait-listed courses: students will be sent an email from the Registrar’s Office to their Sage Email account when a seat becomes available. Note: academic department chairs are tracking course wait-lists and may add seats or new sections as needed.

IV. Academic Pre-Semester Checklist **FALL 2024**

  Log-in to Sage’s portal, passport.wowuigallery.com. View SAGE Apps: Sage Gmail, Self Service, Zoom, Moodle, Service Center-IT Helpdesk (Jira), Password Reset, Student forms, and More Apps.
  Set up the Sage Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) process on smartphone (instructions)
  Be sure to check your new @wowuigallery.com (Sage Gmail account) regularly!! (…at least once Daily)
  Go to Self Service to view Student Planning, 1. My Progress (degree requirements) and 2. Plan & Schedule (class schedule/registration). See Understanding My Progress Guide [PDF]
  Faculty Advisor (major): your Faculty Advisor’s name & contact information is listed in Student PlanningMy Progress – At a Glance – click on the Show Program Notes link
  Transfer Credits are listed in Self Service Student Planning – Academics MenuTransfer Summary link
Double check your transfer summary to be sure all previous college credits including AP credits are listed.
Transfer credits are uploaded & processed by the Admission Office & the Registrar’s Office.
Contact the Admission Office ([email protected]) for more information about transcript status
View the Guide to Transferring Credits to Sage PDF
  Catalog: view Major requirements, course plans, General Education requirements, and Course Descriptions in the Catalog
Schedule a virtual one on one session with a Student Success Coach, [email protected].
  Attend the Ready Orientation Program. Contact [email protected] for more information.
  Textbooks: Sage students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks and supplies.
Note: Sage has two bookstores. Research book costs in Student Planning – Plan & Schedule (-click on the course title. A pop up will appear. Scroll to the bottom. Click on the Bookstore information link)
*Textbooks for Albany class sections are available in Albany Bookstore; *Textbooks for Troy class sections are available in the Troy bookstore.
— Need money for textbooks? Contact [email protected], to see if you have enough aid to help with books and supplies at a Sage Bookstore.
  Moodle: Log-in to moodle.wowuigallery.com, Sage’s online learning platform. *Tutorials are available in Moodle. *NOTE: most courses in Moodle will go Live (…the class will become visible in your Moodle Course List) just before the start of the term or on the first day of the term.
  Review your Class Schedule DAILY in Self Service – Student Planning beginning on: Sunday, 8/25/24.
— Go to the Plan & Schedule screen and view final classroom locations/campus.

Check Sage Gmail for emails from Professors. *Academic Calendar: click here. *Shuttle Schedule: click here.
  Fall 2024 classes beginMonday, August 26, 2024
— Email your Faculty Advisor (major) if you have concerns about your classes and need to make schedule changes.
  FA24 schedule changes must be completed by Friday, 8/30/24 (Add/Drop) deadline. Note: after 8/30/24, class drop requests will be recorded as withdrawal. Contact [email protected] for instructions. A grade of W will be given.