Family and Guest Spring 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.

During your orientation program you will attend a mix of sessions with your student and on your own.

At Orientation you will:

  • Meet with members of the faculty, staff, and administration
  • Learn about the College's academic expectations
  • Gain an understanding of campus policies and processes
  • Find out about services on campus that can support your student's transition
  • Get your questions answered and take care of important business
  • Connect with other parents, family members, and support members
  • Join returning student mentors as you build connections to our campus

Orientation Dates

  • January 17, 2019
  • January 24, 20219 *Recommended for students living on campus

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing and footwear, dress is casual at Orientation. Be prepared for the weather! 
  • A tote bag to carry your program materials and important paperwork

Registration and Payment

Guests may register for a program when their student registers for their own Orientation program through myOswego. Please be aware that space in all programs is limited and assigned on a "first-come, first-served basis". You will receive a confirmation through your Oswego email account.

Program registration closes for students and guests 5 business days before the program start date or once the program is filled, whichever comes first.

Fees for Guest Orientation:

  • $35 for Adults.
  • $20 for guests under the age of 18.


Parent and Guest Orientation fees can be paid online with a Mastercard or Visa or in cash, check, or credit when you arrive for the Orientation program.

Learn how to register

Guests Under 17

We understand that all family members, younger siblings included, play a vital role in the transition of a college student. That said, our programs and their content are geared toward adult guests and transitioning college students. While younger siblings are welcome, we encourage you to consider alternative arrangements for young children before deciding to bring them to an Orientation program.

Also, note that any child 17 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during programs. Given the separation of the student and guest programs, the adult responsible for a younger sibling must be someone other than your SUNY Oswego student.