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Welcome from the President

 Welcome to an exciting new academic year at SUNY Oswego!

President StanleyTo the parents of our freshmen — the Class of 2015 — I extend a special welcome as you join the Oswego family. And welcome back to those families whose students are returning — it's great to have you back. Like any family, we have our proud heritage — and our celebrations. You are fortunate to be a part of our Oswego family during the celebration of Oswego's Sesquicentennial: the 150th anniversary of our founding in 1861. I hope you will join us later this fall for the Sheldon's Birthday Bash on campus and take in all the excitement and pride of this special anniversary for the college.

Throughout our history, we are ever looking forward. This autumn, our students arrived back to a campus alive with physical renewal. The way to class may be a little longer, thanks to a detour around our $118 million renovation project to create a new Science and Engineering Innovation Corridor. This state-of-the-art facility will inspire innovation and discovery to benefit our community, New York state and the world. This awesome new center can kindle the spark of scientific inquiry in our students and provide them hands-on collaborative research opportunities with faculty members, all helping to position our students to be competitive in the future.

This autumn we are also renovating Sheldon Hall, our signature building, just in time for its 100th birthday, and your students are among the first to gaze upon its new copper roof as it shines in the Oswego sun.

Last fall, we officially opened the Village, our new townhouse complex, housing 350 juniors and seniors in an environmentally sustainable community overlooking beautiful Glimmerglass Lagoon.

All this physical renewal is great, but its true value lies in its ability to support and continue Oswego's enduring values - our high academic standards and dedication to the quality of the student experience.

As parents you hold a special place in our Oswego campus community. I hope you will visit campus on Family and Friends Weekend - or any time - and I hope to meet you then.


Deborah F. Stanley

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