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. While at Oswego, you will have the chance to go on a campus tour, meet other admitted students and current students, eat in our dining halls, meet with professors from your academic area, and experience life as a Laker! Students must register and pay to confirm their spot on the bus prior to the trip, as 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 7th – April 8th 2019. The bus will leave at 9:00 AM the morning of the 7th, and return to New York City around 6:00 PM on the 8th. 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 in our Lee Hall Gymnasium. We will have mats set up for you so that you won’t be directly on the gym floor. We ask that you bring sleeping bags/blankets/pillows to add some extra comfort for you. We plan to keep you very busy, so rest up prior to the trip!

If I know someone on campus can I visit with them?
You cannot. This program is sponsored by the Admissions Office and you required to participate at all times. You can reach out to your friends and have them contact the Admissions Office if they would like to help out and volunteer with our event.

What should I bring?

  • Money for food on the bus and/or campus store purchases
  • Appropriate clothing (check the weather for Oswego ahead of time!)
  • Phone Chargers/portable chargers (charging stations will be limited in the gym)
  • 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, we 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 as 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.