Parent and Family Orientation


Parents, siblings and extended family members play vital roles in a student's transition into the Oswego community. The college years are ones of tremendous growth and change for your student. For families, these years can be a challenging time of adjustment in your relationship with your student.  While your son or daughter will become increasingly independent, he or she will require your support and guidance for success.

We take great pride in our collective approach to build and strengthen relationships with parents and families. You will find staff and faculty ready to help you navigate the SUNY Oswego community and a number of ways to get involved. From the Summer Parent/Family Orientation Program to Friends & Family Weekend to the Parents Newsletter, you have many opportunities to connect to the campus community.

Another critical part of the new student transition process is communication. There are times we may need to connect with you to provide updates about the college and to share information. Most of the time, our contact will be positive news, simply sharing information and/or encouraging your involvement. However, there may be rare occasions that we need to contact you for an “emergency” purpose. In either case, the only way we can contact you quickly and accurately is if you provide us with your contact information. Please visit our web form where you can easily provide us with your contact information. While this is not mandatory, we do strongly encourage it.

We hope to see you on campus with your student this summer!