Welcome from the President
Welcome to another academic year at SUNY Oswego!
To the parents of our freshmen -- the Class of 2014 -- I extend a
special welcome as you join the Oswego
family. And to those families whose students are returning, welcome back as we
all embark on another year of learning and discovery.
We who work in the higher education field are so fortunate to
experience the rhythm of the academic year, and the wonderful renewal that comes
each autumn as we greet our students returning to campus.
This year, our students come back to a campus that is undergoing a
physical renewal – as we embark on a more than $110-million renovation project
to create our science, engineering and innovation corridor. Detours may make
the route to class a little longer. But it will be worth it as we create a
state-of-the-art facility to kindle the kind of innovation and discovery that
will impact our community, New York
state and the world. This magnificent structure will have the power to light a
spark of scientific inquiry in our students' lives and is designed to give them
opportunities for hands-on research in collaboration with faculty members to
better position them for the exciting new careers of the future.
This autumn we also officially opened the Village, our new townhouse
complex to house 350 juniors and seniors in an environmentally sustainable
community overlooking our beautiful Glimmerglass Lagoon. At Oswego, we are serious about fostering the
kind of deep learning that comes when every part of a student's life on campus
supports their classroom instruction as they take part in a true community of
The Village opened just a few short weeks ago, and yet it is already a
vibrant community, with students gathering in the commons for lively
discussions, visiting on their front steps, strolling its pedestrian-friendly
streets and enjoying the deer and waterfowl that surround the complex.
We are proud of all this physical renewal, but we recognize that its
importance lies in its ability to support and continue Oswego's enduring values— our high academic
standards and our dedication to the quality of the student experience.
As parents you hold a special place in the Oswego campus community. I hope you will
visit campus on Family and Friends Weekend — or any time — and I hope to meet
Deborah F. Stanley
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