Math Success Camp

SUNY Oswego’s Math Success Camp helps incoming freshman, transfer and international students to successfully complete degrees in the following fields:

  • Biology
  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Adolescent Education Biology
  • Adolescent Education Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematical Economics
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy/Psychology
  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Childhood Education (all concentrations)
  • Adolescent Education Earth Science
  • Adolescent Education Math
  • Adolescent Education Physics

Eligible students have the opportunity to attend a week-long bridge program designed to prepare them for the rigors of college-level course work and to smoothen the transition from high school to college. In addition to mathematics instruction, participants will attend seminars on college success strategies and have opportunities to make contacts with faculty, professional staff and peers both within and beyond their intended course of study.  

Students enrolled in bridge camp who will be residing on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year will have the opportunity to move in one week prior to the semester. Students who will be commuting to campus for the academic year will commute to campus for the duration of the camp. All participants (residential or commuting) will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner on campus at a residential dining center.

Math Success Camp 2019 is fully funded by the SUNY SUMS grant. All accepted participants will attend the week long program free of charge! 


When is Math Success Camp 2019?

Math Success Camp 2019 runs from Sunday, August 18 – Friday, August 23.

What does a typical day of Math Success Camp (MSC) look like?

  • 7:30-9:00 : Breakfast at Cooper Dining Hall
  • 9:00-12:00 : Math Class at Shineman Center
  • 12:00-1:30 : Lunch at Cooper Dining Hall
  • 1:30-3:00 : Success Seminar
  • 3:00-4:30 : Hands-on Math Workshop with Faculty from the Mathematics Department
  • 4:30-6:00 : Dinner at Cooper Dining Hall
  • 6:00-7:00 : Optional Study Hour at Marano Campus Center
  • 7:00-9:00 : Social Activities (bon fire, movies, contests, scavenger hunts, beach volleyball)

How many students typically attend MSC?

Roughly 150 students attended the MSC in 2018, and attendance is growing every year.

What textbook and/or supplies will I need for MSC?

You do not have a required text for the week of instruction. You will need basic academic supplies such as pencils, paper, calculator etc.

How will I be placed into a MSC course?

You will be placed into a math section based on the math course which you are enrolled in for the Fall 2019 semester.

How will my math class be structured?

Math instruction will prepare you for your Fall 2019 math course; the content will vary depending on what course you are preparing to enter. Regardless of the course which you are preparing for, your class will follow an agenda of lesson, activity, break, lesson, activity, release.

Is this a credit bearing course?

No. The MSC is voluntary and does not award academic course credit. 

What sort of social activities do students take part in?

Students take part in many social activities both on and off campus. In past years, students have enjoyed Bonfires with S’mores, Beach Volleyball Tournaments, Ice Cream Socials, Scavenger Hunts, Open Swim, Planetarium Shows and trips to the Oswego Summer Concert Series.

How do I Register to Math Success Camp?

You can register here!

Who can I contact for more information?

Casey Towne – Coordinator Math Learning and Success Center