Opening Week 2017

Friday, August 25

 New Student Move-In ∙ 9 am – 4 pm

 New Student Orientation ∙ 9 am – 4 pm ∙ 101 Lanigan Hall

 First Year Advisement Meetings

4:30 – 5:30 pm ∙ Various Locations

Meet your First Year Faculty Advisor, Peer Advisor, and students in your major. Your location was emailed to you from

 Transfer Student Meet & Greet

4:30 – 5:30 pm ∙ 101 Lanigan Hall

Connect with our Transfer Services Coordinator, our Transfer Student Success Advisors, and other students who transferred to SUNY Oswego in this meet and greet. Check your Oswego email account for more info.

 Welcome Picnic

5 – 7 pm ∙ Hewitt Quad

Nothing says “Welcome” like good food. Enjoy the company of your new friends, faculty, staff, and other Lakers!

 Residence Hall Floor Meetings

7 – 8:30 pm ∙ Your Residence Hall 

All resident students must attend this mandatory floor meeting.

 Commuter Student Mixer

7 – 8:30 pm ∙ 114 Marano Campus Center

All commuting students are welcome to this mixer. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association.

 Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony

9 pm ∙ Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center

You are cordially invited to the 28th Annual Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony for New Students (first-year and transfer students.) Students must arrive no later than 8:30 pm.

Post Torchlight Party

9:30 pm – 12:15 am ∙ Arena, Adjacent Fields

Join us in one of the biggest events of the year! Bubble soccer, outdoor laser tag, a 24-foot inflatable rock wall, obstacle courses, food, music, hundreds of free giveaways, and more await you immediately following Welcoming Torchlight! Refreshments and food sponsored by Auxiliary Services; event sponsored by New Student Orientation.

 Saturday, August 26

 Breakfast ∙ As early as 9 am ‘til 2 pm ∙ Various Dining Halls

You can find the hours of each dining hall at

 ORI Book Discussion

11 am – Noon ∙ 114 Marano Campus Center

Nailing your First Semester

1 pm ∙ 132 Marano Campus Center

An academic success workshop sponsored by the Office of Learning Services and presented by the Student Academic Support Specialists.

Lite Bite

1:30 – 3 pm ∙ Lakeside Dining Hall 

A selection of fresh fruits, yogurt, salad, cereals, and beverages.

 Project Play

2 – 4 pm ∙ Lee Hall

Who will win the grand trophy this year? Hall v. Hall in this friendly competition of skill and fun.

 Project Serve

2 – 4 pm ∙ Outside of 145 Marano Campus Center

Take advantage of the opportunity to do some great service work in the City of Oswego. Sign up at the table outside of The Compass, 145 MCC.

 Dinner ∙ 4 – 7:30 pm ∙ Various Dining Halls

Cards against Hypnosis with Hypnotist David Hall

Doors open at 7:30 pm, Show begins at 8 pm ∙

Arena & Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center 

Enjoy one of the best performances of the year! Audience participation is required in this amazing show of hypnosis.

 SAPB Presents…Late Night Carnival

9:30 – 11:30 pm ∙ Arena

Join the Student Association Programming Board for a night of fun in the Marano Ice Arena.  Check out inflatables and FREE giveaways.  Come out and have a great time with friends!


Sunday, August 27

 Returning Student Move-In ∙ 9 am – 4 pm

 “Find your Class” Self-Guided Tours

11 am – 3 pm ∙ Academic Buildings

Let the first day of classes be a success rather than a stress. Returning students will be stationed in the lobby of each academic building to help you find your classes.

 Residence Hall Floor Meetings

7 – 8:30 pm ∙ Your Residence Hall

Outdoor Movie Showing

8:45 pm - Hewitt Quad

Join SAPB for their first movie showing of the year!


Monday, August 28 ∙ First Day of Classes!


Tuesday, August 29

 Balancing Choices, Priorities, and Deadlines: Formula for Success

7 pm ∙ Johnson Hall Main Lounge

An academic success workshop sponsored by the Office of Learning Services and presented by the Student Academic Support Specialists.


Wednesday, August 30

 Student Involvement Fair

10 am – 3 pm ∙ Arena & Convocation Hall

Find out how to get involved with any of our 200+ organizations on campus. Meet student officers and learn about upcoming events! You can also learn more about resources and services in the City of Oswego.

 Comedy Show with Comedian Michael Dean Ester

Doors open at 7:30 pm, Show begins at 8 pm ∙ Sheldon Ballroom


Thursday, August 31

 How to Study in College

4 pm ∙ Seneca Hall Lounge

An academic success workshop sponsored by the Office of Learning Services and presented by the Student Academic Support Specialists.

 Night at the Farmer’s Market

4:30 – 8 pm ∙ West 1st Street, Downtown Oswego

Check out locally grown and made items, arts and crafts and food.

 Open Mic Night

7 pm ∙ Lake Effect Café, Penfield Library 

The first open mic of the year. Stop by to share your talent or listen and watch fellow Lakers. Sponsored by the Lifestyles Center.


Friday, September 1

 Men’s Soccer v. Houghton College

3 pm ∙ Laker Turf Stadium

 Women’s Soccer v. Morrisville State

4 pm ∙ Laker Soccer Field

 Women’s Tennis v. SUNY Geneseo

4 pm ∙ Romney Tennis Courts


Saturday, September 2

 Bonfire, S’mores, and More

7:30 pm ∙ Fire Pit west of Mary Walker Health Center

Sponsored by Campus Recreation, the Fitness Center, & Lifestyles Center.

 Shaun Cassidy Fan Club Improv Troup Performance

8:30 pm ∙ 132 Marano Campus Center


Sunday, September 3

 Men’s Soccer v. SUNY Purchase

Noon ∙ Laker Turf Stadium

 Lakeside Yoga

4 pm ∙ Behind Johnson Hall


Monday, September 4

 Co-Rec Beach Volleyball Tournament

11 am ∙ Glimmerglass Volleyball Courts

Register between 10 – 11 am at the courts. Minimum 3 women and 3 men.

Sponsored by Fitness Center and Residence Life and Housing.