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Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Graduate School!

We are excited that you have chosen SUNY Oswego as your destination for graduate school. 

In-Person Graduate Student Orientation

We offer in-person student orientation at the start of the fall semester at both the Syracuse and Oswego campuses. Registration is requested and one month prior to the start of the fall semester.

Attending Orientation will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Meet and network with your fellow graduate students
  • explore resources available to support your success
  • receive recommendations from current students and faculty about achieving success in your graduate studies
  • take home grad school swag 

Graduate Assistant Orientation

Incoming graduate assistants will receive a special invitation to attend the Graduate Assistant Orientation at the Oswego Campus.  Don't hesitate to contact the Graduate Studies Office with any questions. 

Online Graduate Student Orientation

Our asynchronous online orientation for all matriculated graduate students opens up 2-weeks before the start of all terms/semesters in our digital learning environment, Brightspace. Our online orientation will set you at ease with modules on belonging and finding a sense of community, academic expectations and learning strategies, and financial wellness while funding your education. We want you to succeed—let us help you get off to a good start.

  1. Login to Brightspace
  2. Scroll down until you see the "My courses section."
  3. Click on the "All" tab, then "Graduate Student Orientation."

Completing the online orientation by the end of the first week of the semester/term will make you eligible for a gift card drawing.