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Katherine K.

Katherine Knopp

Admissions Assistant

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315.312.2250
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Janet Horton

Secretary

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315.312.2250
janet.horton@oswego.edu

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Natalie Griffin

What has been your experience with the SUNY Oswego faculty?

All of the professors I've had here have really made an effort to get to know me and know me by name. I've especially gotten to know professors within my majors very well, and they've become more like mentors to me in my academic career.

Olivia Smith

Why did you choose your major?

 I chose HR because I thought it fit my strengths of communication, and my interest in business and working with others. At home I worked as a tour guide at Howe Caverns and really enjoyed it, leading me to choose PR.

Mathew Bilodeau

What has been your experience with the SUNY Oswego faculty?

The Oswego faculty have been tremendously accommodating for me and have inspired me to help others in need.

Maryjay Olalekan

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

My favorite thing to do on campus is go to different clubs and organizations and enjoy their weekly meetings which is always very educational.

Autumn Pollock

Why did you choose your major?

The professors have real-life knowledge that showed me where my major could lead.

Andrew Saunders

What are some of your accomplishments in college?

My proudest accomplishment is becoming one of the select few to be invited to join the Chartered Financial Analyst research team for the School of Business.

Gabriele Candela

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

My favorite thing to do on campus is dance with all of my friends in Del Sarte Dance Club and at our annual semester recital!

Chase Hofmann

Why did you choose SUNY Oswego?

I transferred to Oswego the spring semester of my freshman year, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. If I were to pinpoint a few specific reasons for my choice it would be the beautiful location along the lake, the vast choices of majors and minors, and the student population size is not too big, not too small. 

Sarah Parsons

What has your experience been like with the SUNY Oswego faculty?

My first year advisor helped me realize that being a human development major was the right fit for me! If it wasn’t for her guidance, I would probably would still be searching for my major.

Zachary Nunez

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

The thing that I look forward to the most is hosting my radio show on WNYO every week. My favorite event that we have on campus is OzFest.

“I received more than I could have dreamed of at SUNY Oswego. I received financial support from many resources, long lasting friendships, networking opportunities and experiences I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else. This is not just any old program, it really caters to the individual and creates long lasting opportunities. My heart is still so full.”

Samuel S.

Samuel Salamone

Graduate Assistant

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315.312.2250
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Lesley W.

Lesley Wallace

Secretary

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lesley.wallace@oswego.edu

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Brittany P.

Brittany Pace

Admissions Assistant

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We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher's hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.

“Graduate school helped me narrow down what I wanted to do. The faculty helped with my resume, my cover letter, and anything that could help me get ahead. I was able to research any area that I liked, and it didn't matter if it benefited them. They care about the outcome of the students.”

“In my four years, I was able to successfully complete my undergraduate degree, receive various awards and scholarships while being involved on campus and in the community. However, the most valuable of all, were the memories and life long friendships that I was able to make.”

"Overall, it's been amazing. When (younger students) find out I'm a veteran and that I have experience and knowledge, they find out they can access that just by talking to me. It's wonderful that someone in their early 20s actually wants to listen to what I have to say."

As a transfer student, I would highly encourage other transfer students to look at Oswego State. They have provided me a smooth transition, they have an incredible amount of helpful and knowledgeable staff, and many academic and extra-curricular programs that will always keep you busy and growing.

Expectations and process

Position synopsis

Oswego Admissions Representatives (OAR's) will function as professionals in support of the college admissions and enrollment efforts. The primary purpose of this voluntary position is to increase personal contact with prospective students by a variety of means, such as leading campus tours.

Selection process

Please be aware that although the OAR program is voluntary, it is a very prestigious and selective program. An interview will be required for all applicants, and if accepted, further training and an evaluation will follow.

Caroline Mooney

What have the faculty at SUNY Oswego done for you?

The faculty here at Oswego are always reminding me to produce my best work.

Tori Kammer

What is your favorite thing to do on campus, and why?

My favorite thing to on campus is dance with Del Sarte Dance Club. Del Sarte is a judgment-free dance club that incorporates all styles of dance at various levels. We perform two recitals a year that are choreographed and run completely by students. Through Del Sarte, I have learned new styles of dance, improved on basic technique, made many great friends, and I have been given numerous leadership opportunities. I am so grateful to be able to continue my passion for dance at Oswego!

Samantha Basset

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

My favorite thing to do on campus is to go down by the lake at any time of day. Whether it is a calm sunny day, at sunset, or even a windy day when the waves are huge, it is a beautiful sight that I want to take in as much as possible.

Jade Laplante

Why did you choose SUNY Oswego?

I chose Oswego because I fell in love with the campus when I visited, and the staff is so welcoming and helpful to its students.

Samantha Lesser

What has your experience been like with the faculty at SUNY Oswego?

The faculty on the SUNY Oswego campus is amazing. They have all in one way or another helped me. Whether it was the advisement centers from both the School of Communication and the School of Education or the amazing professors I have had. All of the Oswego staff have been so kind and helpful!

Rianne Hoffman

What have been your accomplishments in college?

So far, my proudest accomplishment at SUNY Oswego would be becoming the Recruitment intern for the Office of Admissions.

Nathan DeSantis

Why did you choose SUNY Oswego?

I transferred here for more opportunity in my majors and minor. 

Felecia Lesser

What has been your experience with the SUNY Oswego faculty?

My experience with the Oswego has always been helpful. Anytime I needed help they were always understanding and willing to go out of their way.

Cloey Olkowski

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

My favorite thing to do on campus is to go down to the lake with my friends and have fires and make s’mores!

Rhiannon Bonawitz

What are some of your accomplishments while in college?

I am very proud to be a tour guide as I was extremely shy in high school, and feel I have pushed myself to become a better person. I am also very proud of going to the Czech Republic and experiencing a new culture there, as well as making some new friends.

Ryan North

Why did you choose your major?

I have known from a young age that I wanted to study the weather. When I was in kindergarten, I told my teacher that I liked to draw clouds and one day I would predict them.

Mary McIntyre

Why did you choose SUNY Oswego?

I chose SUNY Oswego because I saw how much my tour guide enjoyed being on campus and Oswego was the only place I could see being my home.

Mike Russo

Why did you choose SUNY Oswego?

I chose SUNY Oswego the moment I came on campus. Looking around at that beautiful lakeside view and seeing how much going on around campus is really sealed the deal. For me SUNY Oswego embodies the "college experience" and I feel like it's a second home..

Cassie Carudo

What has been your experience with the SUNY Oswego faculty?

Some of the professors I've had at Oswego have had a major impact on my life. Maintaining good relationships with my professors has led to a couple of teaching assistant positions at the school, and they've given me great advice about my future career.

Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson

Admissions Counselor

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Emma Hulsing

Why did you choose your major and minor?

I chose my major because, although I love the science and fact based aspects of Psychology, I wanted to understand the introspection and theory based parts of the mind as well that Philosophy gets into. I also love doing art, which is why I chose my minor.

Robert Casper

Robert Casper

Admissions Assistant

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robert.casper@oswego.edu

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Transportation options to and from SUNY Oswego

By Plane:

Regularly scheduled commercial airline service is available at the Syracuse International airport, which is the closest major airport to campus. The following airlines provide daily nonstop** flights from the NYC/NJ area directly to the Syracuse airport (SYR):

Delta from LGA: 9:15 AM, 1:12 PM, 5:19 PM, and 9:59 PM

Delta from JFK: 9:41 AM, 3 PM, and 9:30 PM

Jetblue from JFK: 9:51 AM, 12:51 AM, 4:38 PM and 10:45 PM

United from EWR (Newark International): 9:15 AM, 9:55 AM, 12:55 PM, 2:55 PM, and 3:49 PM

Deb Race

Secretary

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deborah.race@oswego.edu

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Kori Ayres

Regional Admissions Counselor

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Raymond Morris

Regional Admissions Counselor

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Audrey Clark

Audrey Clarke

Admissions Counselor

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Jordan P.

Jordan Perry

Admissions Counselor

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Sandra Montalvo

Start Now Coordinator

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315.312.2250
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Emmanuel Cruz

Emmanuel Cruz

Assistant Director

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315.532.7539
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Liz Bridges

Elizabeth Bridges

Assistant Director

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Karen Archibee

Karen Archibee

Assistant Director

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karen.archibee@oswego.edu

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Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter

Admissions Advisor

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Daniel Griffin

Daniel Griffin

Director of Admissions

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daniel.griffin@oswego.edu

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Craig Green

Craig Green

Associate Director

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craig.green@oswego.edu

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Jerome Oberst

Jerry Oberst

Sr. Associate Director

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jerome.oberst@oswego.edu

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Luke Nadzadi

Luke Nadzadi

Associate Director

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Admitted Student Day bus trips from NYC

Dates: Saturday, April 4th, Saturday, April 18th and Monday, April 20th

All on-campus events are cancelled for the month of April, so the Admitted Student Days buses have also been cancelled. We are offering online events that will provide you with information about our campus and answer questions you may have about SUNY Oswego. Please see Oswego.edu/visit for more information.

Overnight Bus Trip from NYC

SUNY Oswego will be offering the chance for admitted students from New York City to spend a night on campus and experience what life is like on the lake! This trip is for admitted students only, no parent or guardian may attend. A charter bus will depart from the SUNY Welcome Center (33 W 42nd St. New York, NY) Sunday, April 7th at 9 AM and return to the Welcome Center on Monday, April 8th at approximately 6 PM. The cost per person is $40 (non-refundable) and covers your transportation and meals on campus.

Start Now

Start Now is a unique program for students graduating from a high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City. It allows for a seamless transition, with a guarantee that credits will transfer. Students choose between SUNY Jefferson Community College (JCC) and SUNY Onondaga Community College (OCC), where they spend at least their first year, before transferring to SUNY Oswego. Program participation is by invitation.

Transfer Merit Scholarships

Transfer students entering with a cumulative 3.30 GPA or higher and 57 or more college credits are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship which is renewable for one year if the student maintains a 3.00 or higher GPA at SUNY Oswego. To become eligible, complete an application for admission; no scholarship forms are required. Admission applications received by Jan. 15 receive priority for scholarship consideration. Over one-third of the entering class received merit-based scholarship money.

Laker for a Day

Due to COVID-19 precautions, SUNY Oswego has moved to a distance learning format for the Spring 2020 semester. We are no longer offering Laker For A Day. If you'd still like to connect with a student virtually, please email Laker4aday@oswego.edu to learn more. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we appreciate your patience during this time.

Articulation agreements

SUNY Oswego partners with many colleges to ensure that Transfer students have a successful and seamless transition to Oswego. We have collaborated with schools to build Dual Enrollment Agreements, General Agreements, and specific Program to Program agreements. We also comply with SUNY's Seamless Transfer Policy allowing SUNY Transfer students benefits in admissions, transfer credit, common foundation, transfer paths, and articulation agreements.

Bus trip

Visiting our beautiful campus is the best way to know if SUNY Oswego is the right college for you. Our spring Admitted Student Days are the best options to learn all there is to know about SUNY Oswego. During an Admitted Student Day, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students and college staff from various departments and organizations. 

Oswego Guarantee

SUNY Oswego continues to rate among the best colleges in the country for excellence and educational value. Our college consists of diverse, accomplished and caring faculty and staff; over 60 baccalaureate degree programs; an effective career planning and placement center; and a stimulating residential community. We're proud to have you as a student and future graduate of our college. The Oswego Guarantee is our partnership with you on your journey through college.

OAR Tour Guide

The Oswego Admissions Representative program is a prestigious opportunity to present SUNY Oswego to prospective students and their families. If you have an outgoing personality and would like to represent your school, this is the perfect way to get started! Your tour could be the reason that a student decides to attend SUNY Oswego. To get started please fill out a short application about yourself.

Scholarships

First-year and transfer students should complete the application for admission as early as possible for the following fall term. No additional scholarship forms are required. Over one-third of the entering class received merit-based scholarship money.  Freshman and transfer merit awards are applicable to living expenses, college fees, books and supplies.

FAQs

Whatever your questions about SUNY Oswego, you’ll likely find the answer below, or by visiting one of the links mentioned on this page.