Digital Connections and Resources

SUNY Oswego's hybrid approach to the New Student Orientation experience means that we're providing our incoming stduents and their families with more opportunities to connect with peers, other Laker families, returning student mentors, and College staff than ever before. We are thrilled to be offering a multitude of ways for our newest Lakers to foster a strong bond with our community over the summer months. 

This page outlines the various experiences designed for new students and families to leverage a virtual transition to SUNY Oswego. 

Virtual Experiences for
New Students

Join your Laker Leader Group Chat

After you've completed Steps 1, 2, and 3 in the New Student Menu, you will be assigned a Laker Leader (one of our returning student mentors) who will invite you to join a group chat with other new, incoming students. You'll receive the special link via your SUNY Oswego email, so please be sure to check it often!

Participate in our Virtual Social Calendar

The Laker Leaders have 15+ social programs planned for the duration of summer.

  • Jackbox Games? Check!
  • Cards against Humanity? Mhmm!
  • Virtual Charades? Yes, friends!
  • Pop-Culture and Movie Trivia? You've got it!

Check your SUNY Oswego email and your group chat for the links, dates, and times to join. We'll post the whole social events calendar here soon. 

Register for Sail into Oswego

If you need a little help charting your New Student Steps in the New Student Menu, we can help! Register for Sail into Oswego, or call our office for guidance. 

Register for Sail into Oswego

Schedule a New Student Appointment

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. You can meet with any of the following offices:

  • Accessibility Resources 
  • Dining Services & our Registered Dietitian
  • Financial Aid & Student Accounts
  • Veteran Services

Schedule your New Student Appointment today!

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Virtual Experiences for
Family Members & Supporters

Tune in to our Summer Webinar Series

We've identified key campus partners to bring you information about the student experience rangning from living on campus to academic self-efficacy and more. Tune in to any of our webinars (listed below) throughout the summer. Can't make one? No worries! The recordings will be posted here within 2 business days. 

Webinar Topics, Dates, and Times:

  • Supporting your Students Wellness during the Semester | Health Services, Counseling Services, Fitness Centers (June 28, 2021 at 6 pm ET)
  • The New Student Advisement Experience | Advisement Center (July 7, 2021 at 7 pm ET)
  • DOS & YOU | Dean of Students Office (July 13, 2021 at 7 pm ET)
  • Making the Most of the First Year | First Year Experience Office (July 15, 2021 at 7 pm ET)
  • Living & Dining On Campus | Residence Life & Housing and Dining Services (July 19, 2021 at 7 pm ET)
  • Return on Investment | Career Services & Experiential Courses & Engaged Learning (EXCEL) (July 21, 2021 at 7 pm ET)
  • Academic Self-Efficacy & Success | Office of Learning Services (August 3, 2021 at 6 pm ET)

The Zoom link to the webinars will be available in late June. It will also be emailed to family members and supporters who have emails on file with the College. 

Read our Weekly Newsletters

Our team has been hard at work developing a weekly newsletter about our most frequently used or noted student services. They kick off with a message from our campus community and provide a general overview of how that service supports your student. 

Newsletters begin deploying the first week of July. Check back each week for the newest edition. (We'll also send family members and supporters an email, so make sure that the College has your email address on file!)

Participate in our Virtual Current Student Panel

Wondering what life as an Oswego Laker is really like? Our students aren't afraid to tell all -- and yes, that includes their honest reviews on the food. (Spoiler alert: it's delicious!) 

Join three returning student mentors who have diverse lived and campus experiences at any one of the following dates from 6 -7 pm ET to have your questions answered by a Laker who has been around the block:

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The link to join us (via Zoom) will be posted soon. You can also check your email for a friendly reminder about joining us!

Join us in the Admitted Student Zone

Get in the Zone... the Admitted Student Zone! (And no, it's not just for students.) 

Our Laker Leaders (returning student mentors) are in the Admitted Student Zone waiting to connect with family members and supporters, just like you! 

Join us in the Parent and Supporter Group today.