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Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is a central resource that serves the needs of all students in collaboration with faculty and staff.

We provide critical resources, programs and services designed to help students overcome challenges to individual well-being and achievement. Our work empowers students to advocate for themselves and access the supportive tools necessary to achieve success and personal growth. Our areas of responsibility include:

  • Referring students to appropriate resources
  • Helping faculty/staff support the students they work with
  • Supporting students experiencing personal challenges
  • Educating students on substance use
  • Helping students develop an overall healthy lifestyle
  • Being a resource when students don’t know where to go or who to ask for help

Resources to support your well-being

Emergency Funding and Resources

We support students in navigating and overcoming personal, social, and academic challenges.

Wellbeing Resources & Programs

We provide resources for personal well-being, sexual health, stress management, alcohol and other drug prevention and many other wellbeing topics.

Oz Concern Navigator

Oz Concern Navigator is a comprehensive list of campus and community resources. Search by a concern.

Out Of Class Notice

From time to time, students may find that they will be absent from class for a period of time of three (3) days or more for extenuating circumstances that are beyond their control. When this occurs, students are expected to notify the Office of the Dean of Students prior to or concurrent with their absence from class. The Office of the Dean of Students will then notify faculty members of the absence. This notification is not an excuse nor does it obligate the faculty member in any way. The notification is merely an attempt to facilitate faculty-student contact, particularly in emergency or urgent situations that require the student to be away from the campus. 

The Office of the Dean of Students will provide out-of-class notification to faculty members only under the following circumstances:

  1. Notification is prior to or concurrent with the absence 
  2.  Absence is due to circumstances beyond the student’s control (documentation will be requested) 
  3.  Absence will be for three or more class days and the student is absent from campus

​​​​​​​Student Handbook (Out of Class Notice Policy, page 40)

To request an Out of Class Notice call, 315-312-5483, or email, [email protected]

Requests should include the following:

  • Student name
  • Student ID number
  • Dates of absence
  • Reason for absence
  • Documentation supporting the absence

Office Of The Dean of Students

501 Culkin Hall

Oswego, NY 13126


315-312-5483, Fax: 315-312-2503

[email protected]


M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Summer Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm