Online Orientation

All new, incoming students are rquired to complete the Online Orientation program by August 22, 2021. Our Online Orientation program is designed to provide incoming students and their families with the information they will need to have a smooth transition into the upcoming semester. 

Even if you choose to attend an optional, in-person Orientation Program, you are still required to complete the Online Orientation program. 

You can view the Module Release Dates and Content below:


Release Date

Module Title


June 28

Welcome to SUNY Oswego


July 5

All about Academics


July 12

Live and Learn at Oswego


July 19

Student Success & Services


July 26

Bring Campus to Life


August 2

Being Part of the Laker Community

Online Modules

Required of all main-campus, first year and transfer students
Beginning June 28 and continuing into the month of August, you will receive new information weekly about the resources our campus provides to students. After each week, you will be required to answer 3-6 questions about the information provided that week. We hope that these online resources will answer your questions and calm your nerves through this transition. 

Some of the topics included are:

  • Residence Halls and meal plans
  • Financial aid and paying your bill
  • Advisement at Oswego
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation and parking
  • Student run clubs and organizations
  • And many, many more!

Accessing Your Modules

All Orientation modules will be available through a virtual learning environment called Blackboard. Login to Blackboard using your Laker Net ID and password. The Online Orientation modules can only be accessed following successful completion of Steps 1 through 3 in the New Student Menu. Modules will not be accesible prior to June 28, 2021. Learn more about Blackboard, how to log in, and other features.

Login to Blackboard

Make Connections

The office of Orientation is also here to connect you with current and incoming students. Each student will be assigned a Laker Leader to serve a mentor through the online Orientation program. Your Laker Leaders will be hosting zoom programs all summer, so be sure to keep checking your Oswego email for more information about who they are, and how you can connect with them!

Meet the Laker Leaders