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Emergency Funding and Resources

The safety and well-being of our students are top priorities. We are committed to helping students overcome challenges and advocate for what they need to be successful.

There are many services and resources in place to assist and a team of people ready to provide support. Select one of the options below to explore more about that topic.

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Student Emergency Fund

Students facing an unexpected hardship or an emergency may apply for funds through the Student Emergency Fund.

Apply for Emergency Funding

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SHOP Food & Clothing Pantry

As the first student-run food and clothing pantry within the SUNY system, SHOP offers FREE non-perishable food, toiletries, sexual health products, and gently used clothing.

SHOP (Students Helping Oz Peers)

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Break Housing and Dining Scholarships

Residential students may apply to stay on campus during breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Summer). Break housing and dining scholarships are available to students who are facing housing and/or food insecurity during the breaks.

Break Housing and Dining Scholarships

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Emergency Housing

Residence Life and Housing provides short term emergency housing for SUNY Oswego students enrolled in classes who have circumstances beyond their control which leads to their need for temporary housing. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at [email protected]  to request emergency housing. If you have an urgent request outside of business hours please contact University Police at 315-312-5555.

Learn more about Emergency Housing

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Managing Finances

The right tools, resources, and education can help you learn how to manage your finances and improve your overall financial wellbeing.

Financial Wellbeing

Emergency Services