On the eve of the May commencement, alumni celebrate the passing of the torch of learning from faculty and staff to the newest class of graduates. Faculty and staff will lead students and alumni representing various past class years in a procession to mark the seniors’ last night as undergraduates. Free. 315-312-2106.
Location: Marano Campus Center
Friday, May 13, 9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SUNY Oswego celebrates its 155th Commencement with three ceremonies: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 9 a.m. School of Business at 1 p.m. School of Communication, Media and the Arts and School of Education at 4 p.m. Admission by ticket. Also webcast live from oswego.edu. 315-312-2106. https://www.oswego.edu/college-store/commencement
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Golf - Laker Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego Country Club, W 1st St, Oswego, NY 13126, United States
Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Ithaca
Location: Laker Baseball Field
Monday, May 2, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2016
Join us for the biggest alumni party of the year! Visit alumni.oswego.edu/reunion for the most up-to-date information.
Location: SUNY Oswego, 7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126, United States
Sunday, May 1, 1:28 a.m. - 1:28 a.m.
2016 Alumni Mets Game
Gather with NYC-area alumni, family and friends for a day at the ballpark! http://bit.ly/1RKCBib
Location: Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave New York, NY 11368
Saturday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wanderjahr. Year Out. Vision Quest. Student Sabbatical. Walkabout. Gap Year. Career Break. Whatever you wish to call it, the tradition of youth taking time out for self-discovery and reflection is centuries old.
So, you are not sure you are ready for "the job", but you know you need a break from the books. What are your options? Believe it or not, they are plentiful. Some call the gap year a year off, while it can definitely be viewed as a year "on." A gap year is traditionally time a student takes between college and career/grad school to focus on a valuable and specific experience. Another trend focuses on building a gap year into the undergraduate experience, perhaps combining internship experience during a year abroad. A gap year is much more than just backpacking across Europe; it can also include interning, volunteering, studying, teaching, and other types of experiences. Here are a few!
Long-Term Service Opportunities - There is a wide variety of service projects available: environmental, international, economic, healthcare, and education are just a few of the types of service you will find. Many offer a living stipend and housing assistance so that you may afford to pursue your passion! Whether you are looking to take a year off after graduation, want to explore a field, or would like to travel the world - a year or more of service may be exactly what you need. We encourage you to visit these resources to find more information about the organizations to see if it is a good fit for you!
Post-Graduate Internships - Is it possible to get a post-graduate internship? YES! Many organizations hire recent graduates who are looking for more experience in their field of study before pursuing graduate school or full-time employment. Employers understand the value of such experiences and organizations are beginning to offer internships specifically for post-graduate students.
Community and Civic Engagement - Did you know that SUNY Oswego is one of eight colleges that received the prestigious Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll? Consequently, we know how to connect you to the right community opportunity - local, domestic, and abroad.
Fee-Based Experiences - Outstanding experiences sometimes involve getting connected to the right people, resources, countries, cultures, etc. And sometimes that costs money. Still, these excellent programs/resources are worth considering.
Directory of Organizations - These organizations seek to help you make sense of this process - a little bit of everything.