First Year Advisement

First Year Students for Fall 2018 will be assigned First Year Advisors after August 1.  They will need to meet with their First Year Advisor on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 4:30pm.

As soon as you enroll at SUNY Oswego, we assign a faculty member to you as your first year advisor.  Prior to the start of the semester, you will receive the name and contact information for this valuable person.


FirstChoice offerings for first-year students focus on transitional issues associated with coming to college. You will have a chance to really get to know your professors, make new friends and learn about everything Oswego has to offer. Each course is limited to no more than 19 students and designed to help develop the skills you need to succeed in college and to start planning for their future.

Residential experience

The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is a structured program within Johnson Hall available only to First Year Students. Living in this residence hall affords First Year Students the opportunity to become part of a special community while encouraging them to succeed academically and to get involved in the life of the campus and the greater community.