Student Involvement Fair
Annual event where SUNY Oswego student clubs and organizations host informational tables. Free for SUNY Oswego students. 315-312-5420.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center
Wednesday, Aug 31, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ALANA Student Leadership Conference begins
The theme for the weeklong 30th annual conference is "Diamond in the Rough." Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-5420.
Location: SUNY Oswego
Saturday, Sept 17, noon - 8 p.m.
Women's Soccer Scrimmage vs. Utica
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, Aug 27, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Cortland
Location: Romney Tennis Courts
Thursday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
For more information, visit http://alumni.oswego.edu/homecoming
Saturday, Aug 27, 3:44 p.m. - 3:44 p.m.
Applications to attend SUNY Oswego set a 21st-century high again this year, but the college held to its quality standards and largely kept the numbers of undergraduate admissions in line with those of recent years.
At the same time, students in underrepresented racial and ethnic groups increased significantly.
Joseph Grant, vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said the college welcomed about 1,400 freshmen and 785 transfers this fall.
Freshman applications for fall totaled about 10,650, a small increase from last fall's 10,463, and 40 percent more than the 7,565 just five years ago. The preliminary 2010-11 admissions numbers showed applications totaled more than 13,000 from prospective freshmen and transfers.
Grant said he believes that a key reason for the heavy interest lies in value, not just in price, compared with private colleges and other educational alternatives.
The college accepted 47 percent of applicants, the same percentage it has accepted for the last two academic years. Only six years ago, the acceptance rate was 57 percent. Of the approximately 1,400 entering freshmen, 277, or 19.4 percent, are from underrepresented groups. That's up from 217, which was 15.6 percent of last year's entering class.
— Jeff Rea '71