We are delighted that you have chosen to attend SUNY Oswego. Soon you will embark on an exciting journey, and we're here to support you as you navigate the new places, people, opportunities, and lingo that SUNY Oswego has to offer!

Covid-19 has influenced the modality of New Student Orientation for students enrolling at SUNY Oswego in Fall 2021.

Orientation will be delivered in a hybrid model including several components:

  • An Online Orientation Program housed in our Learning Management System: Blackboard, will be required of all new students.
  • All new students are invited to attend a one-day, in-person orientation experience. Guests are invited to attend and limited to one guest per student age 18+.
  • All new first year and transfer students will receive communication about our Fall Welcome experience, which takes place in the days before classes begin, in early July. 

New students: please check your SUNY Oswego email address and the email address that you applied to the College for information on the delivery and completion of New Student Orientation, including the New Student Menu and requirements.

Here are some things you can expect from your Orientation experience:

  • Information on academics, campus life and student services
  • Support navigating academic services and tools, like myOswego and Degree Works
  • Connection with a returning student leader who will share with you the 'ropes' (no, not the notorious ropes from winter tales) about life on the Lake
  • Opportunities to connect socially with your new classmates 
  • Learn what it's like to be a Laker

Get Ready for New Student Orientation

I Need to Register

There are still steps that must be completed before registering for Orientation becomes available! Deposited students receive an email from our office to their SUNY Oswego email address with information on Next Steps. 

Get Started Now

Prior to registering for an orientation program, you can activate your Laker Net ID and submit your Immunization Records & Health History Form in your Patient Portal. 

Your Next Steps

I'm a Parent or Supporter

You're a Laker now too! We have specific programming designed just for you. We will provide more information to parents, family members, and supporters throughout the summer months. Check back for updates!

Learn More

New Student Appointments

Our campus is committed to supporting the transition of new students. The Office of New Student Orientation has partnered with several key campus departments that play an integral role in the new student experience to provide newly deposited students with one-on-one appointments to review or submit paperwork or get more information on services. Students may make appointments with:

  • Accessibility Resources
  • Dietary Services
  • Financial Aid and Student Accounts
  • Veteran and Military Services

Family members are invited to join students at their scheduled appointment time. All appointments are hosted via Zoom.

Check back for the link to schedule your appointment beginning in June!

Meet the Laker Leaders

During your Orientation experience, you'll be connected with one of our returning student mentors who will guide you through the process and beyond. Our Laker Leaders and Programs Assistants participate in a comprehensive training program to ensure they can provide you with the highest level of service. They are proud Lakers and exceptional ambassadors of our campus community!

Meet Our Staff

Visit Us Virtually

Take a virtual tour to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with campus. Get an idea of the campus layout and become familiar with the majors and classes each academic building hosts, learn about the residence hall locations, the closest dining halls, and so much more!

Connect with your Laker family by joining the official SUNY Oswego Admitted Student Zone!

Join Here


145 Marano Campus Center (The Compass)
Phone: 315.312.5522

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm