First Year Student Orientation Schedule

Day 1

10:30am

Check-In

Johnson Hall

Check-in to receive your Orientation materials and have your photo taken for your Student ID.

12:30pm

Welcome

101 Lanigan Hall

Join us for a welcome from our Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

1pm

Small Group #1

Hewitt Quad

Meet your Laker Leader and your fellow small group members.

1:45 pm

Getting involved: Bring Campus to Life

101 Lanigan

Learn how to maximize your time beyond the classroom and create your own college experience.

2:15pm

Food, Books and So Much More

101 Lanigan

The Auxiliary Services agency provides services including dining and meal plans, book purchases, the College Stores, transportation, and even student employment. Learn about those services in this informative session!

2:45pm 

Paying the Bill

101 Lanigan

Our Financial Aid and Student Accounts staff show you how to access your financial aid award and pay your bill.
This is a joint session with Students & Guests. 

3:25pm 

Safety on Campus

101 Lanigan

Learn about the policies that exist to keep our students and campus safe.
This is a joint session with Students & Guests. 

3:35pm 

Community Standards

101 Lanigan

Join us in a discussion about our culture of respect and personal responsibility within the campus community.
This is a joint session with Students & Guests. 

4:15pm

Small Group #2

Hewitt Quad

You’ve received a lot of information so far! Now is a great time to ask your Laker Leader some follow-up questions.

Round Robin Session Descriptions

DinnerLakeside Dining Center
Students and guests may enjoy dinner together. 

Ways of a Laker122 Shineman Science Center
Q & A style presentation given by your Laker Leaders about SUNY Oswego’s Campus Culture.

Live Where You Learn, (175 Shineman Science Center) - THIS SESSION IS FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS, ONLY. 
Make the most of your new home by learning about the services and opportunities available to you.

Commuting to Campus, (172 Shineman Science Center) - THIS SESSIONS IS FOR COMMUTER STUDENTS, ONLY. 
Find out about the many opportunities for our commuting students to engage in a fulfilling college experience.

4:45pm

Round Robin Sessions

Green: Dinner, Lakeside Dining Center
White: Ways of a Laker, 122 Shineman Science Center
Gold: Live Where You Learn (175 Shineman Science Center) or Commuting to Campus (172 Shineman Science Center)

5:35pm

Round Robin Sessions

Green: Ways of a Laker 122 Shineman Science Center
White: Live Where You Learn (175 Shineman Science Center) or Commuting to Campus (172 Shineman Science Center)
Gold: Dinner, Lakeside Dining Center

6:25pm

Round Robin Sessions

Green: Live Where You Learn (175 Shineman Science Center) or Commuting to Campus (172 Shineman Science Center)
White: Dinner, Lakeside Dining Center
Gold: Ways of a Laker, 122 Shineman Science Center

7:25pm

Life on Campus Skits

101 Lanigan

Your Laker Leaders act out student life experiences that you might find as new college students.
This is a joint session with Students & Guests. 

8:10pm 

Small Group #3

Hewitt Quad

Take a few moments to talk about the skits, and find out what’s in store for the rest of the evening.

8:40pm

Late Night Pump Up

Lee Field

Who’s ready for a night of food, fun, and your #LakerFam? Show us your Oswego spirit at our Pump Up Party!

9:15pm

Late Night

Johnson Hall

After a long day of information sessions, have some fun and connect with your fellow Lakers! The building doors lock at 11:30 pm, so make sure you are in the building before then.

Day 2

7am

Check-Out and Breakfast

Johnson Hall, Lakeside Dining Center

Please check-out of your residence hall room and help yourself to a delicious breakfast to start your day. 

For those in need of space to store your luggage, please bring your luggage to Riggs Hall.

8am

Cohort and Interest Meetings
Students interested in multiple meetings should attend in this order: Music, Honors, Pre-Health, NCAA.

  • NCAA Athletics Meeting*, 104 Lanigan | Recruited or interested varsity athletes & their guests.
  • Honors Program Meeting*, 105 Lanigan | Required for all Honors students and their guests.
  • Pre-Health Interest Meeting*, 106 Lanigan | Students interested in the pre-Health track &  their guests.
  • Music Diagnostic Test, 102 Lanigan | Music majors, only; guests need not attend

*These are joint sessions with Students & Guests. 

9am

Small Group #4

Hewitt Quad

Ask your final questions, exchange Insta handles, and say farewell to your awesome small group members!

9:30am

Making the Most of Your First Year

101 Lanigan

A quick guide on what you can expect during your first year at Oswego-- and how we can support you during your transition.

This is a joint session with Students & Guests. 

9:45am

Group 1: Setting Yourself Up For Success | Experience You Can Take Credit For

104 Lanigan

Set yourself up for success in and out of the classroom! Chat with Laker Leaders and staff about academic support services, studying abroad, volunteering, and mentoring opportunities.

10:10am 

Group 2: Setting Yourself Up For Success | Experience You Can Take Credit For

105 Lanigan

Set yourself up for success in and out of the classroom! Chat with Laker Leaders and staff about academic support services, studying abroad, volunteering, and mentoring opportunities.

10:30am 

Healthy Students at Oz

101 Lanigan Hall

We believe that healthy students are successful students. Learn about the ways you can stay well at Oswego.

Round Robin Session Descriptions

Academic Toolkit, Various Computer Labs (See name tag for assigned lab)
Your Laker Leaders teach you about myOswego, DegreeWorks, general education requirements, and more!


Major MingleHewitt Quad
Meet your new classmates who also share your major!

11:15am 

Round Robin Sessions

Group 1: Academic Toolkit, Various Computer Labs (See name tag for assigned lab)
Group 2: Major Mingle, Hewitt Quad

12:05pm 

Round Robin Sessions

Group 1: Major Mingle, Hewitt Quad
Group 2: Academic Toolkit, Various Computer Labs (See name tag for assigned lab)

12:50pm 

Lunch

Lakeside Dining Center

We encourage you to enjoy lunch with other students from your geographic location.

1:45pm

Your Academic Experience
Meet with leadership within your college to discuss academic rigor and expectations at Oswego.

This is a joint session with Students & Guests. 

2:30pm 

Major Advisement

Select Locations (see Laker Leader for details)

Meet with an advisor in your major area to discuss major expectations and receive your student schedule. Questions about your course schedule? Secure an appointment to meet an advisor during Course Changes.
Family members and guests are not allowed in the advisement rooms. 
  

3pm 

Course Changes or Cruisin' the Campus

211 Marano Campus Center

Make any adjustments to your course schedule with your academic advisor. By appointment, only.
Family members and guests are not allowed in the advisement rooms. 

3pm 

Cruisin' the Campus

Marano Campus Center, Wiley Concourse

University offices and staff are available to answer your last-minute questions! Please be sure to hand in your program evaluation at Cruisin’ the Campus. Please pick up your student ID here.