New 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 a well as a a specialized in-person New Student Orientation to learn about SUNY Oswego through the lens of your previous college experience. 

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 2019 Orientation dates:

Registration starts on November 5, 2018

Program Dates:

  • Friday, January 18 
  • Friday, January 25

The New Student Orientation program is required of all new, incoming transfer students. 

Students who do not attend an Orientation program and matriculate for the semester will be assessed the Orientation fee. 

New Student Orientation Reviews 

"Overall, orientation was successful.  It provided the necessary and essential information." - Student, Summer 2017

"I would love to say that your staff did a great job!  Very friendly!" - Student, Summer 2017

"The Laker Leaders were very helpful and I would love to become a Laker Leader myself!" - Student, Summer 2017

"I was happy that the dining hall had gluten free food for me as I am on a resticted diet." - Student, Summer 2017

"I am so glad that I attended Orientation!  The staff answered a lot of my questions and they made me feel more comfortable and less stressed." - Student, Summer 2017