What should I bring?

 To enjoy the full complement of summer services and to make your stay on campus comfortable you should bring the following items:

Must Haves:

  • Government-issued picture ID (e.g. driver's license, non-driver's license, Sheriff's ID or passport).  You will need this identification to conduct all college business transactions.

  • Medical Insurance ID card

  • Medication and prescriptions - (if applicable) .  Please try to get your prescriptions for the month filled before arriving if possible.

  • Linens (pillow, blanket, towels, etc.). All SUNY Oswego residence hall mattresses require "extra-long" twin sheets (33.5 inches x 80 inches x 6.5 inches or 36 inches x 80 inches x 6.5 inches).


The following items are recommended for the summer program. Please remember that these things can be purchased at the local stores in Oswego.

  • Clothing for both cold and warm weather (2 weeks of clothes is recommended, washers and dryers are available in the residence hall and FREE for the summer.)

  • Jacket and umbrella  

  • Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoos, etc.) 

  • Laundry detergent (liquid detergent is preferred)

  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, and one 2-inch, three-ring binder 

  • Clothes hangers

  • Alarm clock 

  • Swimsuit 

  • Spending money

  • Insect repellent 

  • Fan

  • Laptop/tablet (only if you own one; otherwise computers are available on campus)

Optional items:

We're going to have a tie-dye event during the Summer Program. We'll have socks and scrunchies to tie dye, but students are welcome (and encouraged) to bring cotton tee shirts, head scarfs, etc. to dye as well.

Please DO NOT Bring:

  • Car (you are not allowed to have a car on campus during the summer program)

  • Orby guns
  • Valuables (They cannot be secured.)

  • TV (There is a TV in the main lounge of the residential hall.)

  • Refrigerator and Microwave (We provide a refrigerator for the summer program.)

  • Candles or Incense

  • Hoverboards

  • Mattress foam pad

Taking the Bus?  Please read...

For students taking the bus to Oswego, you are allowed ONE suitcase and ONE handbag on the bus.  The suitcase should be standard travel size for Greyhound travel: 62 inches (157 cm) when you add together length + width + height