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 New York City Public Library (next to Bryant Park on 5th ave) Sunday, April 8th at 9 AM and return to the city on Monday, April 9th at approximately 5 PM. The cost per person is $38 (non-refundable) and covers your transportation and meals on campus. While at Oswego, you will the chance to go on a campus tour, meet other admitted students and current students, eat in our dining halls, stay in our residence halls, and meet with different departments on campus. Students must register and pay to confirm their spot on the bus, for space is limited. Once a receipt is received, students will be sent a parental consent form that finalizes the registration process. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the trip?
The trip will be April 8th – April 9th 2018. The bus will leave at 9:00 AM the morning of the 8th, and return to New York City around 5:00 PM on the 9th. The bus ride itself is about 5 hours from the city to campus.

Where will the bus depart from?
The bus will depart from the SUNY Welcome Center (33 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) at 9:00 AM sharp! Manny Cruz, our NYC Admissions counselor will be there to check you in and ride the bus with you. 

Will the bus make stops?
Yes, the bus will stop on the way to campus for lunch, and on the way back to the city for a snack. You will be required to bring money to cover any food desired at these stops. 

What about meals at Oswego?
Once you are on campus, meals will be provided for you. You will have a meal voucher for dinner Sunday night, breakfast Monday morning, and Lunch Monday before you board the bus back to the city. 

Where will I be staying on campus?
You will be staying with one of our student hosts in their dorm room. Our hosts have all gone through training and are looking forward to sharing their Oswego experience with you! Please keep in mind that our dorm rooms typically have two beds, so you may have to sleep on the floor or an air mattress, so please pack accordingly! (i.e. sleeping bag, blankets, pillow) 

If I know someone on campus can I stay with them?
You cannot. You will be required to stay with your assigned host for the night. Keep in mind even though you are an admitted student, you will be a guest on campus for this trip and don’t have the complete freedom that a current student does. 

What should I bring?
Appropriate clothing (look ahead at the weather for Oswego)

  • Money for food on the bus and/or campus store purchases
  • Phone Chargers
  • Sleeping bags/blanket
  • Pillow
  • Shower Shoes (i.e. flip flops that you don’t care if they get wet)
  • Personal items

 What activities will I participate in while on campus?
You will be pretty busy once you are on campus! You will have the chance to go on a campus tour, meet and mingle with some current students, eat in our dining halls, and meet with academic departments. In general, you will get to see what it’s like to be an Oswego student and if this is the place for you!

 Can a friend or family member ride the bus?
Unfortunately, this trip is for admitted students only. If you would like to visit Oswego with a family member, I would encourage you to check out our Catch the Bus to Oz program at www.oswego.edu/bustrip.


Terms & Conditions

  • Payment is due upon registration.
  • You must have a signed parental permission slip on file with the admissions office prior to boarding the bus.
  • Program is for students who have received their acceptance packet only.
  • No refunds, please be sure the day fits with your schedule ahead of time.
  • SUNY Oswego is not responsible for any personal injury or loss of property that occurs for the duration of the bus trip and time on the Oswego campus.
  • Be on time. The bus will leave promptly at the appointed time.
  • You will be a guest on campus and must participate in the group schedule. You don’t have the same freedom has a current student just yet.
  • This trip gives you the opportunity to see Oswego and if it is the school for you! Have fun!
  • If the cost of the trip presents a financial hardship, please contact Bre Griswold (breanna.griswold@oswego.edu) to see if a fee waiver is available.