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SUNY Oswego established a Syracuse location in the Atrium building at 2 Clinton Square as an extension site in 2008 to help meet the growing needs of part-time adult students, predominantly at the graduate level, seeking affiliation with a well-regarded public institution. The extension site was formally known as SUNY Oswego Metro Center.

Enrollment grew faster than expected, prompting the college to seek first extension center designation from the state and then branch campus designation. Enrollments grew from 61 in fall 2008, when courses were offered in two disciplines, to a total of 771 in 2014, when 18 programs of study were represented.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Education Department approved the branch campus status in May 2015 following approval by the state Board of Regents in January.  The designation as branch campus enabled the college of offer bachelor's degree completion programs and expanded graduate level programs in Syracuse.  

In addition to providing a convenient location for area residents and employees to pursue advanced education and degrees,  SUNY Oswego's Syracuse Campus is a significant community resource. It has built productive academic and experiential partnerships with the region’s schools, colleges, businesses and community agencies. Community members rent the facility for their events, employers hold training programs there, and the campus is home to an extension site of the Tyler Art Gallery.