Admitted Student Overnight Host Program

Are you an admitted student? Are you interested in submerging yourself in the culture of SUNY Oswego for a day? Then this is the program for you! High School participants will stay with a SUNY Oswego student for one night and will experience things such as:

  • Going to classOswego State Students
  • Sleeping in the Residence Halls
  • Eating in the dining halls
  • And much, much more!

The majority of participants are matched with a student who has the same major, hometown, or interests.

Our Spring 2014 program will be running:

  • February 10, 2014- March 12, 2014
  • March 25, 2014- April 3, 2014

The overnight program will only run Monday to Thursday. Weekends are excluded.

Register for a Spring 2014 over night visit today.
Any questions? Please call 315-312-2250 or email overnights@oswego.edu

Sign Up!

Oswego Dining

Spring 2015 Overnight visit registration will begin in January.

Schedule an overnight visit by completing our registration form.  A two week notice is required for your reservation.  Once your request has been submitted, please allow 10 days PRIOR to your visit before you contact our office. Upon reservation, a confirmation email will be sent out with additional information.

Past Program Experiences

"Stacy was so friendly!! She made everything enjoyable and made sure I was comfortable. She made me feel included with her group of friends and anything we did together. I couldn't have asked for a better host. We are planning on staying in touch."

Nadia Y.
Spring 2013
SUNY Oswego Class of 2017        

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"She treated me like I was a friend, not just like I was a complete stranger. We shared stories and we really got to know each other. She took me to the places on campus that I really wanted to see. She was also very insightful about the campus and the school itself."  
    

Sheyenne W.
Overnight Student Spring 2013            
SUNY Oswego Class of 2017  

"It was a great learning experience for me. And I can't wait to attend in the fall!"    

Matt C.
Spring 2013
SUNY Oswego Class of 2017

"My host made me feel right at home.  He introduced me to other students, totally entertained me and escorted me to my class the following morning."

Ian C.
Spring 2013 
SUNY Oswego Class of 2017

FAQ

SUNY Oswego StudentsQ: What are the requirements for the overnight host program?
A: Students must be admitted to SUNY Oswego for the fall semester (traditional-age high school seniors or first-year college students and under 21 years old, only)

Q: How long is a typical stay?
A: Students will visit for one night and will stay with a SUNY Oswego student in their dorm room.

Q: Where do I meet my student host?
A: Students must meet in the Admissions Office located in 229 Sheldon Hall to fill out our emergency contact form and to meet their host.

Q: What should I bring for my overnight visit?
A:
- Sleeping bagSUNY Oswego Residence Life room
- Pillow
- Pajamas
- Shower Sandals
- Towel
- Change of Clothes
- Any toiletries
- Money
- Electronic chargers

Q: Is my host responsible for my meals?
A: No, our student hosts are not responsible for your meals. Our office will provide two free dining hall passes for you, but if you plan on staying for more than two meals, you will be responsible for paying for them.

Q: How do I know who I'm staying with and where I'll be staying?
A: You will receive a confirmation email that has your host's name, major, hometown, resident hall, and phone number. Your host will contact you first via phone call, text, or email.

Q: How will I be paired with a student host?
A: Both visiting students and student hosts will fill out a small survey which helps the coordinator pair students. Students will not always be paired together based on major but possibly by hobbies or hometown. Please note: Students are paired by same gender.

SUNY Oswego Students- CanJamQ: Am I responsible for transportation?
A: Yes, visiting students are responsible for getting to and from campus during their overnight visit. If a student is driving themselves they will have to register their vehicle at the parking office once they arrive. Here is the link to our city bus system.

Q: Do the Oswego student hosts receive training prior to hosting?
A: Yes, all student hosts must attend a comprehensive training session, which includes University Police, Residence Life and Housing and is given by a counselor from the Admissions Office before hosting a visiting student.

Q: What if I am supposed to be staying with an athletic team? Do I still need to sign up through the Overnight Program? 
A: No, the coach of the team you are staying with will provide you the information you need.

Be a Host!

(On-campus SUNY Oswego students only)!

Interested in hosting a prospective high school student overnight? Please complete this form and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

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