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Student Orientation and Family Engagement

Getting Started

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New Students

Start your journey by learning about what the next steps are.


Family Supporter

Learn about how you can be involved in getting your student acclimated to college life.

Family Engagement

Connect with Us

Meet the Student Orientation and Family Engagement staff.

About SOFE

Have you registered for Orientation yet?

Head on over to the Next Steps tab of your applicant portal to look at dates today!

Signature Programs


View our Academic Calendar.

Summer Orientation 2024 dates: June 27, July 1, July 8, July 12, July 15, July 17, July 19

Downstate Orientation 2024 dates: July 26, July 27, July 28

Laker Launch

The week before classes begin, first-year students are welcomed on campus to help become more acquainted with campus life. Sessions about campus partners are offered, while providing fun-filled opportunities for Lakers to experience why they get to call Oswego “home.” Past years have involved Campus Picnics, carnival activities, and more!

Family & Friends Weekend

October 18th - 20th, 2024!

Family & friends are invited to visit SUNY Oswego during an October weekend to get acquainted with your Laker’s home-away-from-home. This weekend is packed with fun events to keep the whole family entertained. Hockey games, tours, and movie screenings are all offered free of cost. 

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