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Mission and Vision

Student Orientation and Family Engagement strives to provide incoming Lakers and their family supporters a successful transition to SUNY Oswego through innovative initiatives, engaging programs, and cultivating collaborative relationships with campus partners that will allow our community to thrive.

SOFE is a sector of the Division of Student Affairs. Visit the DSA website to learn more about everything they offer to our students.

Division of Student Affairs


Justin Dickerson


Justin Dickerson

Marano Campus Center 145T
[email protected]

Maddy Knaack

Program Coordinator

Maddy Knaack

Marano Campus Center 145Y
[email protected]

Signature Programs


View our Academic Calendar.

Summer Orientation dates: 

  • June 26, 28, 30
  • July 7, 10, 19, 21

New York City Orientation dates: 

  • July 13, 14, 15

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 20-22, 2023!

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.