Visit and Tour Campus

The best way to learn about SUNY Oswego is to visit. Stroll through 150 years of history, and feel what makes our lakeside campus special from the moment you arrive. We offer several visit options to take a student-guided campus tour, speak with an admissions counselor and to get a feel for campus life.

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Our information programs are a great way to get to know us. These include a small group presentation by an Admissions Counselor followed by a student-guided campus tour. Programs are offered Monday through Friday and select weekends during the academic year. These programs typically last two and a half hours.

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Open Houses

Spend a day on campus and see first-hand the Oswego experience. You’ll meet staff and faculty in your area of interest, talk with representatives from offices such as Admissions, Financial Aid and Study Abroad, visit a residence hall, and have lunch.  

  • Spring Open House - April 24

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Admitted Student Days

During an Admitted Student Day, you’ll have the chance to tour the campus, meet other admitted students, chat with current students, and have professors and staff answer any questions.

  • Admitted Student Day for All Majors - April 4, 18, & 20
  • School of Communication, Media, & the Arts - April 17
  • School of Business - April 17
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Meet Our Tour Guides

When you visit, one of these students will be your tour guide, giving you a sneak peek into life on campus and telling you little-known facts about our history. You’ll also have fun along the way.

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School and College Fairs

Our admission counselors want to meet you in your neighborhood! Come visit with us for an introduction to what makes Oswego such a special place.

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Transportation Options

Learn about the different ways to get to the Port City of Central New York. The city of Oswego is engaged in a revitalization of its downtown and historic neighborhoods enhancing Oswego’s vibrant and lively ambiance.

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Additional Visiting Options

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments and student-guided tours are offered Monday through Friday between 9:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 315-312-2250 to arrange an appointment. A typical appointment will include an individual meeting with an Admissions Counselor and a hour and a half student-guided tour of campus.

Group Visits

SUNY Oswego welcomes groups from high schools, community colleges, and community-based organizations to visit our lakeside campus.

Group visits consist of an information session with an Admissions counselor and student intern as well as a walking tour of our campus. You are also welcome to experience campus dining in one of our dining halls. Lunch arrangements are available at a discounted group rate.  

We are unable to accommodate groups larger than 50 students due to staff and tour guide limitations, and Oswego's commitment to providing each group with a quality experience. Group visits are available on select Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please be aware that we will make every effort to accommodate your group, however certain times of the year we cannot accommodate group visits (i.e. college breaks, high school break weeks, and holidays).  

If you would like to bring a group onto campus, please fill out our registration form. Group requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Please contact the office of admission at 315-312-2250 or with any questions.

Laker For a Day

Laker for a Day allows the opportunity to spend time with an Oswego student and experience what campus life is really like. ​SUNY Oswego offers this program for first-year and transfer students who are 16 years or older and admitted to SUNY Oswego. Laker for a Day takes place during the spring semester; February to April. Visitations are offered Monday through Friday, with limited availability. ​If you would like more information or have questions regarding registration, please contact the Office of Admissions at 315-312-2250 or email

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Virtual Tour

Check Us Out

Step into our classrooms and residence halls and see for yourself.

Virtual Tour



229 Sheldon Hall


Phone: 315-312-2250
Fax: 315-312-3260


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday