The Right One

SUNY Oswego is the right place to learn and grow.

Fall Open House is the right time to find out why. Students, their families and guests can get advice from faculty, staff and current students in our live sessions, or join our student guides for a live-streamed campus tour. Registration is required.

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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, November 10

3 - 8:00 p.m.
Ask A Counselor

Stop in anytime between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. and we’ll connect you with a one-on-one counselor or student guide who can answer your questions in the privacy of your own breakout room.

3:00 p.m.
Campus Tour

Student guides lead a live-streamed and socially distanced tour. This is an opportunity to see our buildings and hear more about what our campus has to offer.

4:00 p.m.
Welcome to SUNY Oswego

Ebony Dixon, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, presents
A warm welcome to future Lakers!

4:15 p.m.
Session I - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kristin Croyle, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents
This session focuses on Natural Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers strong degree programs in traditional fields of inquiry across the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences encompasses 37 majors, 44 minors, 3 cooperative degree programs, honors programs and several special-interest tracks. Q&A chat to follow.

List of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors

4:15 p.m.
Session II - Being Undeclared at Oswego

Christy Huynh, Undeclared Advisement Coordinator presents
Being undeclared at SUNY Oswego means you will be proactively exploring majors and careers with enormous support to help you make an informed decision. An undeclared academic advisor will work with you throughout the exploration process. Take major exploration courses, attend workshops, self-assess and meet with a career coach to explore majors that fit your strengths, interests and goals. Explore your major options and make a timely decision you can feel confident about. Q&A chat to follow.

5:00 p.m.
Session I - Admissions Information Program

Jerome Oberst, Senior Associate Director of Admissions presents
A broad overview of SUNY Oswego. Q&A chat to follow.

5:00 p.m.
Session II - Out-of-State Student Focus

Raymond Morris, Regional Admissions Counselor presents
SUNY Oswego opportunities for out-of-state students. Q&A chat to follow.

5:00 p.m.
Session III - 5-Year Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs

Dr. Kristen Eichhorn, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Irene Scruton, Assistant Dean, Director of MBA Programs, Sharon Griffin, Graduate Admissions Counselor, and Tara Allen Magner, MBA Advisor present
This session will answer questions surrounding our 5-year bachelor’s and master’s combined degrees. Join us to learn more about our specialized 5-year programs leading to Master’s in Business Administration or Human-Computer Interaction. Students in these programs save time and money by committing to these programs as early as freshman year and gaining access to specialized advisement. There are four programs to choose from:

See also 4+1 Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways session.

5:00 p.m.
Session IV - Student Involvement

Michael Paestella, Assistant Director of Campus Life presents
With 200+ clubs and organizations on campus, you can continue doing the things you already love or branch out and try something new. Participating in student clubs and organizations is a great way to build friendships while learning leadership skills. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session I - Navigating Financial Aid at Oswego

Rodrick Andrews, Director of Financial Aid presents
Get the most out of your financial aid by knowing how the process works. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session II - Transfer Student Focus

Craig Green, Associate Director of Admissions presents
Whether you’re coming from a community college, another four-year institution or schooling abroad, we have excellent advisement and support for students with previously earned credits. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session III - 4+1 Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways

Dr. Kristen Eichhorn, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Sharon Griffin, Graduate Admissions Counselor present
This session will introduce students to several undergraduate-graduate pathways at SUNY Oswego that will assist eligible students in earning both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree over a 5-year time frame. The Graduate Admission Counselor will discuss the Oswego Advantage and how you can save time and money by identifying interests early during your undergraduate years. Graduate programs eligible for pathways include: MBA, Special Education, Childhood and Adolescent Education, Strategic Communication, Biomedical and Health Informatics, and others.

See also 5-Year Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs session.

7:00 p.m.
Ask Me Anything Student Panel

Current students share their journeys and answer your questions about life as a Laker.

Wednesday, November 11

11:00 a.m.
Campus Tour
Student guides lead a live-streamed and socially distanced tour. This is an opportunity to see our buildings and hear more about what our campus has to offer.
3 - 8:00 p.m.
Ask A Counselor

Stop in anytime between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. and we’ll connect you with a one-on-one counselor or student guide who can answer your questions in the privacy of your own breakout room.

3:00 p.m.
Campus Tour
Student guides lead a live-streamed and socially distanced tour. This is an opportunity to see our buildings and hear more about what our campus has to offer.
4:00 p.m.
Welcome to SUNY Oswego

Ebony Dixon, Executive Director of Enrollment Management presents
A warm welcome to future Lakers!

4:15 p.m.
Session I - School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Dr. Julie Pretzat-Merchant, Dean, Dr. Jennifer Knapp, Associate Dean, and faculty of the School of Communication, Media and Arts present
The School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA) — uniting the departments of art, music, theatre and communication studies — provides you with the knowledge and experiences to pursue successful careers and rich interpersonal relationships. We offer a range of majors and minors, hands-on learning opportunities and flexibility to attain your goals. Q&A chat to follow.

List of School of Communication, Media and the Arts majors

4:15 p.m.
Session II - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kristin Croyle, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents
This session focuses on the Humanities and Social Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers strong degree programs in traditional fields of inquiry across the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences encompasses 37 majors, 44 minors, 3 cooperative degree programs, honors programs, and several special-interest tracks. Q&A chat to follow.

List of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors

5:00 p.m.
Session I - First Generation Alumni Panel

SUNY Oswego celebrates and supports the needs of first-generation students and their families. Hear from first-generation alumni about their achievements and challenges along the way.

5:00 p.m.
Session II - Admissions Information Program

Jerome Oberst, Senior Associate Director of Admissions presents
A broad overview of SUNY Oswego. Q&A chat to follow.

5:00 p.m.
Session III - Out-of-State Student Focus

Raymond Morris, Regional Admissions Counselor presents
SUNY Oswego opportunities for out-of-state students. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session I - Residence Life and Housing

Leigh Viscomi, Assistant Director for Residence Life and Housing presents
Each of our 13 residential communities is designed to provide you with a memorable and inclusive home-away-from-home experience. Learn about what to bring, common spaces, room options and more. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session II - Transfer Student Focus

Jordan Perry, Admissions Counselor presents
Whether you’re coming from a community college, another four-year institution or schooling abroad, we have excellent advisement and support for students with previously earned credits. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session III - Meal Plans, Book Stores, Student Employment and more…

Kathryn Szklany, Registered Dietician, Auxiliary Services presents
Auxiliary Services supports a variety of venues, goods and student services in the SUNY Oswego community such as Dining, Bookstores, vending, and more. Our registered dietician will describe how Dining Services helps students eat fresh and stay healthy and provide an overview of other Auxiliary Services topics such as residential and retail venues across campus and the student employment opportunities in these locations. Q&A chat to follow.

7:00 p.m.
Ask Me Anything Student Panel

Current students share their journeys and answer your questions about life as a Laker.

Thursday, November 12

3 - 8:00 p.m.
Ask A Counselor

Stop in anytime between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. and we’ll connect you with a one-on-one counselor or student guide who can answer your questions in the privacy of your own breakout room.

3:00 p.m.
Campus Tour
Student guides lead a live-streamed and socially distanced tour. This is an opportunity to see our buildings and hear more about what our campus has to offer.
4:00 p.m.
Welcome to SUNY Oswego

Ebony Dixon, Executive Director of Enrollment Management presents
A warm welcome to future Lakers!

4:15 p.m.
Session I - School of Business

Dr. Prabakar Kothandaraman Dean, School of Business and
Dr. Raihan Khan, Associate Dean present
The School of Business offers a range of undergraduate programs, several interdisciplinary programs, as well as combined five-year bachelor’s/master’s programs. Classes provide practical skills and project-based learning to complement theory. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, since 2002, Oswego is among less than 5% of business schools worldwide to have earned this distinction. A strong and successful alumni network can help you in and after college. Q&A chat to follow.

List of School of Business majors

4:15 p.m.
Session II - School of Education

Dr. Kristen Munger, Associate Dean, School of Education presents
The faculty of the School of Education — in the legacy of SUNY Oswego’s founder Edward Austin Sheldon — work and partner to support and promote extraordinary educators and learners. Building on the wisdom of the past, the realities of the present and the promise of the future, our innovative educational programs prepare you to continually strive for personal growth and become socially conscious catalysts for change. Q&A chat to follow.

List of School of Education majors

5:00 p.m.
Session I - Career Services

Gary Morris, Director of Career Services presents
Career development starts from day one at Oswego. Whether you’re exploring your major, considering your career direction or (eventually!) starting your job search, we have something for everyone. One of our primary goals is to provide customized career development services to students and alumni. Q&A chat to follow.

5:00 p.m.
Session II - Admissions Information Program

Jerome Oberst, Senior Associate Director of Admissions presents
A broad overview of SUNY Oswego. Q&A chat to follow.

5:00 p.m.
Session III - Out-of-State Student Focus

Raymond Morris, Regional Admissions Counselor presents
SUNY Oswego opportunities for out-of-state students. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session I - Athletics

Jason Leone, Intercollegiate Athletics presents
Learn more about competing in NCAA Division III athletics in 24 men’s and women’s sports programs, including ice hockey, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, swimming and diving, golf, cross country, tennis and wrestling.

Explore our DIII Teams

6:00 p.m.
Session II - Transfer Student Focus

Craig Green, Associate Director of Admissions presents
Whether you’re coming from a community college, another four-year institution or schooling abroad, we have excellent advisement and support for students with previously earned credits. Q&A chat to follow.

6:00 p.m.
Session III - Honors Program

Casey Raymond, Acting Director presents
The SUNY Oswego Honors Program consists of a core of courses designed to stimulate students’ intellectual growth and develop their analytical abilities. Honors Program requirements substitute for General Education requirements. Drawing ideas and information from many fields, addressing concerns common to all disciplines, the program recognizes that there are no boundaries to thought and inquiry and emphasizes small classes and the lively exchange of ideas.

7:00 p.m.
Ask Me Anything Student Panel

Current students share their journeys and answer your questions about life as a Laker.

Ready to Become a Laker?

Take the next steps on your Oswego journey.

Have questions?

Give us a call, we’re more than happy to help! Please direct questions not related to one of the offices listed to Admissions.

Admissions: 315.312.2250
Athletics, Intercollegiate: 315.312.3056
Financial Aid: 315.312.2248
First-Year Programs: 315.312.3068

Orientation: 315.312.5522
Residence Life and Housing: 315.312.2246
Student Accounts: 315.312.2225
Student Advisement: 315.312.2255

Transfer Services: 315.312.3638
Veteran and Military Services: 315.312.2270
Undeclared Advisement and Major Exploration: 315.312.2255