As a celebrated tradition for over two decades, we have welcomed countless families and friends to the SUNY Oswego campus during Family and Friends Weekend. Now that your student has settled in, it's a great way to enjoy quality time and get to know the local Oswego area and SUNY Oswego campus better!

Throughout the weekend we have a variety of activities planned including art exhibitions, theatre and musical performances, athletic and social events, and opportunities to get to know the local Oswego area better.

The Oswego Area

Oswego's Museums

Children's Museum of Oswego, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum and Richardson-Bates House Museum

Food and History Tour

12pm Friday and 12pm Saturday
On this walking tour, you'll learn the history of Oswego through time, while enjoying samples of privately owned restaurants and businesses. Open to Family and Friends participants only. First come first serve, max of 12 people on each tour.*

Learn more and Book Oct. 25

Learn more and Book Oct. 26

Ontario Orchards

Local market with local, fresh produce and seasonal items.
7735 St. Rt. 104, Oswego (3 mi. west of campus)

Haunted Oswego Tour

9pm Friday and 9pm Saturday
Open to Family and Friends participants only. First come first serve, max of 25 people on each tour.

Book Tour

What to Know

Family and Friends Check-in

Friday, Oct. 25, 4-8pm and
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9am-3pm
Welcome Center Desk, Marano Campus Center

Pick up your registration materials and unwind after your travels in our hospitality area.


Mark your calendars and book your hotel soon! Local accommodations fill up quickly (many before the summer is through). 


On-campus Dining

Dining Halls are open during the weekend for students and their guests to enjoy. Dining Halls will be serving all-you-care-to-eat selections including gluten-free, kosher, and vegan options.


$12.25 12 years and older
$6.10 children 4 – 11 years 
Free 3 years and under
Cash or check are only accepted at the door

$10 12 years and older
$5 children 4 – 11 years
Free 3 years and under
Cash or check are only accepted at the door


Friday, October 25
Cooper, Lakeside, Littlepage, Pathfinder: 4:30 - 7pm

Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27
Cooper: 9am - 2pm
Lakeside : 9am - 1:30pm
Littlepage: 10am - 1:30pm
Pathfinder: 10am - 2pm

Lite Bite
Lakeside: 1:30 - 3pm

Cooper, Lakeside, Littlepage and Pathfinder: 4:30 - 7 pm

Off-campus Dining

Dining Around Town


Parking Passes are not required for Family and Friends Weekend. (Should we include information that guests can park in any lot? Are there any exceptions)

*This company is not affiliated with SUNY Oswego. SUNY Oswego is exempt from any transaction, injury or incident that occurs with Oswego Food Tours.