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Torchlight Celebration

Laker Launch 2022

August 16 - August 20

Welcome Lakers!

From move-in day through the start of classes, new students will participate in Laker Launch, a series of programs, workshops and experiences that will teach you everything you need to know about SUNY Oswego.

During Laker Launch you will:

  • connect with faculty, staff and support services
  • build friendships with fellow new students and returning students 
  • learn how to succeed in class, and get the most out of your Oswego experience
  • participate in evening programs that will give you an idea of how much there is to do on campus

Featured Events

Laker Launch gets down to serious business and is seriously fun!
Check out some of the activities in store.

A member of the Laker hockey team yells and raises his arm in celebration on the ice

Tuesday, August 16 • 9 pm

Whiteout Welcome

Experience the thrill of Whiteout Weekend!

Free Shirts!

Deborah F. Stanley Arena and Convocation Hall

Three students wearing black t-shirts with green wording "Rec the Night"

Wednesday, August 17 • 7 pm

Rec the Night

Fun, games, giveaways and food!

Lee Hall and Fields

The Marano Campus Center bus circle

Thursday, August 18 • 5 pm

Paint the Road Green and Gold

Paint the bus loop green and gold; leave your mark on our campus!

Marano Campus Center Bus Loop

Erin Jackson and Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Thursday, August 18 • 8 pm

Comedians Erin Jackson and Joyelle Nicole Johnson

A night of laughs with two famous comedians!

Sheldon Ballroom

Presented by SAPB

A group of students at a picnic table. One student gives double thumbs up.

Friday, August 19 • 5 pm

Torchlight Festivities

Picnic, carnival and ceremony!

Picnic, 5-7 pm

SAPB Pre-torchlight party, 7-8:30 pm

Torchlight Ceremony begins at 8:30 pm in MCC

A student in a brightly colored striped velcro suit stuck to a velcro wall

Saturday, August 27 •​​​​​​​ 12 pm


Food trucks, giveaways and more!

Onondaga Field


View or download the PDF of all our Laker Launch activities!

View activities (PDF)


If you have questions leading up to Laker Launch, please contact [email protected].
Persons needing special accommodations to attend events should call 315-312-5522.