Visit SUNY Oswego

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The best way to learn about SUNY Oswego is to visit. We offer several visit options to take a student-guided campus tour, speak with an admissions counselor and to get a feel for campus life. Reservations are necessary for all programs, you can register online, or by calling 315.312.2250 during business hours.

Fall 2015 highlights include:    

  • Information Programs: September 16 - December 4
  • Fall Open Houses: October 12, October 17, and November 11
  • Information Programs for Transfer Students: October 2 and November 6

Open Houses

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(fall, spring and summer)

Oswego offers one Open House program during the spring and summer, as well as three during the fall semester- your best opportunity to get an in-depth overview of SUNY Oswego's offerings. Space is limited, so please be sure to register early! 

  • Columbus Day Open House - Monday, October 12, 2015. 8:00 a.m. - 1:30p.m.
  • Saturday Open House - October 17, 2015. 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Veterans Day Open House - Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • These events are designed for everyone.

Registration will begin February 1, 2016 for the following event:

  • Open House for High School Juniors - Monday, May 2, 2016. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Registration will begin May 10, 2016 for the following event:

  • Summer Open House- July 2016. 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and 1:00 - 5:15 p.m.
    • This event is designed for everyone, but is geared towards students just starting their college search.

Information Programs

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Information Programs include a small group presentation by an Admissions Counselor followed by a student-guided campus tour.  During the summer, programs are offered Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.  The Friday summer events will also include a complimentary ice cream social with a chance to mingle with faculty and staff.

Information Programs for Transfer Students are available on October 2 and November 6, 2015 at 1:00pm.  These programs are not an Orientation program and are not required.  However, it is a great way for students that have applied, been admitted or paid their deposit to learn more about SUNY Oswego as a transfer student.

During the academic year, programs are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. and select Fridays and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and usually last about two and a half hours.  

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments and student-guided tours are offered Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Call 315.312.2250 to arrange an appointment.  A typical appointment will include an individual meeting with an Admissions Counselor and a hour and a half student-guided tour of campus.

Overnight Host Program

Overnight visits will begin in mid-February of 2016.  Please check back for updates

This unique hosting option allows prospective admitted students to enjoy a day and night on campus with a current SUNY Oswego student. The program runs Monday to Thursday on most weeks of the Spring Semester. Please click here for more information. We hope to see you soon!

Admitted Student Days

The day includes opportunities to speak with faculty, admissions staff, college offices and current students.  Student-guided campus tours, presentations and an information fair are also included. These events are designed for freshman and transfer applicants (of all majors) who have already applied to Oswego or have already been accepted and would like more information about the college. Please note: if you have already been accepted and paid your admissions deposit these events are not mandatory, and they are not orientation programs where you will register for classes. 

Admitted Student Days Itinerary, 2015 (615 KBPDF)

Registration will begin January 11, 2016 for the following events:

Programs for all majors:
(all programs offered from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Saturday, April 16,  2016
Monday, April 18, 2016

Major Specific Programs:

School of Business- Friday, April 1, 2016
School of Communication, Media and the Arts- Friday, April 8, 2016

Group Visits

SUNY Oswego welcomes groups from high schools, community colleges, and community-based organizations to visit our lakeside campus.

Group visits consist of an information session with an Admissions Counselor and student intern as well as a walking tour of our campus. You are also welcome to experience campus dining in one of our dining halls. Lunch arrangements are available at a discounted group rate.  

We are unable to accommodate groups larger than 50 students due to staff and tour guide limitations, and Oswego's commitment to providing each group with a quality experience. Group visits are available on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please be aware that we will make every effort to accommodate your group, however certain times of the year we cannot accommodate group visits (i.e. college breaks, high school break weeks, and holidays).  

If you would like to bring a group onto campus, please fill out our registration form. Group requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Please contact the office of admission at 315-312-2250 or visitoswego@oswego.edu with any questions.