Transfer Student Orientation

We are glad you have decided on SUNY Oswego as the next step in your education. To ease your transition, we host orientation programs for you and your family members to learn more about the resources, faculty, staff, students, and academics at SUNY Oswego.

We offer both and online pre-Orientation program that outlines services for our Transfer students, as well as a a specialized in-person Transfer Student Orientation to learn about SUNY Oswego through the lens of your previous college experience. 

You may access the online Transfer Student Pre-Orientation through Blackboard after you have reserved your spot for an in-person Orientation program.  Instructions of accessing the Transfer Student Pre-Orientation in Blackboard can be viewed here.*

*Please allow up to two business days to gain access to the Blackboard group "Transfer Student Pre-Orientation".

You will:

  • Be pre-registered for classes
  • Meet with an advisor to review classes, and make any changes to your schedule
  • Finalize financial aidReceive your new student ID card
  • Pre-arrange the purchase of your textbooks and complete your membership to the Fitness Center (optional)
  • Received your student ID card

If you have any questions regarding Orientation, please contact us at 315.312.5522 or by email at

Below are our Spring 2018 Orientation dates:

Program Dates:

  • Friday, January 12th
  • Friday, January 19th
Students who do not attend an Orientation program, but enroll as a student and begin classes in the spring, will be assessed the appropriate Orientation fee.