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! 

This required program for all new incoming first year and transfer students connects you to our campus community and helps you prepare and transition to college life. 

At Orientation you will:

  • Meet with key faculty and staff, including your academic advisor
  • Review and confirm your class schedule
  • Connect with a returning student mentor
  • Learn about getting involved and student services on campus
  • Learn about financial aid and paying your bill
  • Meet your classmates and friends
  • Take your photo and receive your student ID
  • Get your questions answered

Dates and Registration

First Year

  • June 27 - 28 (Thursday - Friday)-CLOSED
  • July 1 - 2 (Monday - Tuesday)-CLOSED
  • July 7 - 8 (Sunday - Monday)-CLOSED
  • July 10 - 11 (Wednesday - Thursday)-CLOSED
  • July 14 - 15 (Sunday - Monday)-CLOSED
  • July 18 - 19 (Thursday - Friday)-CLOSED
  • July 23 - 24 (Tuesday - Wednesday)-CLOSED


  • June 24 (Monday) - CLOSED
  • July 22 (Monday) - CLOSED
  • August 9 (Friday) - CLOSED


Space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes for students and guests 5 business days before the program start date or once the program is filled, whichever comes first.

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First Year and Transfer Orientation Program

Get the details about your orientation program- what to bring, the program schedule and more! Not sure which program you should go to? If you've never been a full-time student at another college, you should attend the first-year program. If you've been a full-time student at another college, you'll attend the transfer program.

First Year Program Details Transfer Program Details

Family and Guest Orientation

We understand the important role that family and other champions of a student's education play in the transition of that student to college. As such, we offer parents, family members, and guests the chance to attend an Orientation program (concurrent to the student's Orientation program), as well.

Parent and Guest Orientation Details

I am so glad that I attended Orientation! The staff answered a lot of my questions and they made me feel more comfortable and less stressed.

Overall, orientation was successful. It provided the necessary and essential information.


145 Marano Campus Center (The Compass)
Phone: 315.312.5522

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

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