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

Summer Orientation Dates

First Year Students

  • June 30 - July 1
  • July 9 - 10
  • July 12 - 13
  • July 16 - 17
  • July 19 - 20
  • July 22 - 23
  • July 29 - 30

Transfer Students

  • June 26
  • July 27
  • August 7


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.

Registration will begin in mid-March.

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New Student Orientation Program

Get the details about your orientation program- what to bring, the program schedule and more! 

Winter Orientation

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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