Join us October 21-23, 2022!

As a celebrated tradition for over two decades, we have welcomed countless families and friends to the SUNY Oswego campus during Family and Friends Weekend. Now that students have settled in, this is a great way to enjoy quality time and get to know the local Oswego area and SUNY Oswego campus better!

Throughout the weekend we have a variety of activities planned, including art exhibitions, music performances, athletic and social events, and opportunities to explore the local Oswego area.

What to Know

Family and Friends Check-in

There is no formal check-in for Family and Friends Weekend, parents and family supporters can come and go as they please to any number of events listed on our website!


On-campus Dining

Dining Halls are open during the weekend for students and their guests to enjoy. Dining Halls will be serving all-you-care-to-eat selections including gluten-free, kosher, and vegan options. To get the most up to date information about our On Campus Dining Facilities, follow the link below:

On-Campus Dining Facilities

Off Campus Dining

There are a plethora of off-campus dining locations for you and your family to enjoy! Below are some recommendations made by our Student Leaders:

Laker Leader Hayley Suggests:
Breakfast: Wade's Diner
Lunch: Nora's
Dinner: Canale's

Laker Leader Jason Suggests:
Maria's Family Restaurant
Red Sun Fire Roasting Co.
Southern Fare

Laker Leader Jordan Suggests:
Coffee Connection
Riverwalk Pizza
The Press Box

Laker Leader Kat Suggests:
Sherry's Downtown Diner
K Q Restaurant

Laker Leader Kate Suggests:
Port City Cafe and Bakery
Cam's Pizzeria


Parking Passes are not required for Family and Friends Weekend.

Things to do in Oswego

Oswego’s Museums:

Children’s Museum of Oswego: 7 West Bridge Street

  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Children: $11, Children under 1: Free, Adults: $10
  • 315-216-6387

H. Lee White Maritime Museum: 1 West First Street

  • Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (weather permitting)
  • Adults: $12, 13 - 17 years old: $6, Children under 12: Free
  • 315-342-0480

Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum: 2 East 7th Street

  • Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Adults: $5, Children & Students: $3
  • 315-342-3003

Richardson-Bates House Museum: 135 East 3rd Street

  • Saturday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Adults: $8, Students & Seniors: $5, Children (6 - 12 years old): $3, Children under 6 years old: Free
  • 315-343-1342

Food and History Tour:

  • This tour covers both the history and gives visitors the chance to try samples from Oswego restaurants and businesses. The tour is 2 miles long for a duration of 3 hours. The minimum amount for a tour is 2 people and the maximum amount is 8 people.*
  • Price: $55 per person
  • Book Here for October 21st or 22nd, 2022
  • * This company is not affiliated with SUNY Oswego. SUNY Oswego is exempt from any transaction, injury or incident that occurs with Oswego Food Tours

Fort Ontario: 1 East Fourth Street, Oswego, NY, 13126

  • Fort Ontario is an American historic bastion fort situated by the City of Oswego in Oswego County, New York. It is owned by the state of New York and operated as a museum known as Fort Ontario State Historic Site.
  • Price: $4 for Adults; $3 for Students
  • Friday & Saturday - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday - 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 315-343-4711

Haunted Oswego Tour:

  • The Haunted Oswego tour is 90 minutes long and covers the span of one mile. This tour stops at different locations throughout the Oswego city area and tells stories of ghosts and spirits. 
  • Price: $25 per person
  • Book Here for October 21st and 22nd, 2022

Lighthouse Lanes: 7735 State NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126

  • A staple of the Oswego Community for decades, test your skill with a few games of Bowling at Lighthouse Lanes on Oswego’s East Side! 
  • Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am; Sunday - 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 315-342-3695

Ontario Orchards: 7735 State NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126

  • For over 50 years Ontario Orchards has been a leader in Farm & Farm Marketing. There is a Cider Mill, Bakery, Nursery, and a Greenhouse that provides a selection of locally produced products throughout the whole year. Ontario Orchards includes the opportunity to pick your own pumpkins and apples!
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 315-343-6328

Oswego Cinema 7: 138 West Second Street, Oswego, NY, 13126

Oswego Cinema 7 is the local movie theater in town, featuring 3D and 2D movies as well as matinee showings, it is a favorite of our Lakers seeking late night entertainment!