Open House to showcase campus April 10

admissions tourHundreds of prospective students and families will see new spaces and learn about life inside and outside the classroom during the college’s 29th annual Open House on Monday, April 10.

Running from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the college’s largest admissions program of the year is geared to showcase many facets of the campus experience. Prospective students and their families can sit in on several open classes. Several departments will host extensive, behind-the-scenes tours. An “Explore Your World” fair in Hewitt Union will allow visitors to speak with representatives of student organizations, campus programs and academic departments.

Attendees can also see and learn more about SUNY Oswego through guided walking tours as well as bus tours that will let prospective students stop anywhere on the route to further explore campus.

Tours of campus will include a pair of recently renovated spaces. The college’s historic building, Sheldon Hall, reopened for classes in January for the first time in more than 20 years. Poucher Hall, which also welcomed back students in January following a year of refurbishing, serves as Oswego’s humanities center and showcases the college’s emphasis on interactivity and open areas in its current renovations.

Visitors can also see the continuing progress of the Campus Center, the college’s first new building in more than 30 years. The Campus Center is slated to open as SUNY Oswego’s social hub in phases beginning in the fall.

Participants can also learn about the college’s award-winning programs for first-year students, including the First-Year Residential Experience in renovated Johnson Hall; explore such points of interest as Penfield Library, National Public Radio affiliate WRVO and the college’s state-of-the-art School of Business in Rich Hall; and talk to faculty and students in Oswego’s 30 academic departments and over 100 academic programs.

A 145-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,300 students in its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education.

For more information about Open House or other opportunities to explore SUNY Oswego, call the Admissions Office at 312-2250 or visit

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PHOTO CAPTION: On tour—Senior cognitive science major Audrey Hager leads a recent admissions tour of prospective students and families down Takamine Drive toward Sheldon Hall. SUNY Oswego expects hundreds of visitors to attend its largest admissions program, the college-wide Open House on Monday, April 10.

(Posted: Mar 29, 2006)