Registering for Orientation

Attending an Orientation program is an important next step in your transition to SUNY Oswego, and required for all of our new and incoming students. 

Step 1: Activate email account Laker NetID

  1. Log onto
  2. Go to the New Student Menu
  3. Activate email account and Laker NetID

*Email is the official form of communication at SUNY Oswego and is separate from your myOswego account.  After activation, please access your e-mail account through All students are expected to check their e-mail account regularly for important campus updates and messages.

Step 2: Academic and health requirements

Academic requirements
  1. Log onto
  2. Go to the New Student Menu
  3. Click on Academic Requirements 
  4. Complete the New Student Information Sheet
  5. Depending on major, students may need to complete a Math Placement Exam before registering for an Orientation program. For more information please visit

Learn more about your course schedule here

Health requirements
  1. Log onto
  2. Go to the New Student Menu
  3. Click on Health requirements
  4. Complete the Health History Form, Immunization Form, & Meningitis Form.  Please fax your Immunization records to the Mary Walker Health Center (Fax: 315.312.5409).  After they are processed, you many move on to Step 3...

Please note, no physical exam is required for new and incoming students. 

Step 3: Register for New Student Orientation*

Starting early March 2019

  1. Log onto
  2. Go to the New Student Menu
  3. Click on Orientation
  4. Select an Orientation date!
  5. Please note that students and guests must register for a program at least 5 business days prior to the program start date.  Students attempting to register for a program after this time may not have a course schedule ready at the start of Orientation.

Step 4: Complete Online Orientation

Following your successful reservation for one of our fall, in-person Orientation programs
(Step 3), you may begin Step 4.

Online Orientation: a supplemental-Orientation program that is required for all new, incoming students.

Before you begin the Online Orientation, you'll want to make sure your Laker Net ID and password and a device with internet access. Forgot your password? No worries! You can reset your password at:

To access Online Orientation:
Log on to myOswego
Navigate to New Student Menu
Click on Online Orientation
Complete the program in full by 11:59 pm August 25, 2019.