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All new, incoming first-year and transfer students are required to complete a series of “next steps” in order to successfully enroll at SUNY Oswego.

The New Student tab of the Applicant Portal is the command center for next steps. There, you can fill out academic information sheets, register for orientation, complete health information forms, and more.

Applicant Portal

Welcome Picnic 2022

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, all 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!

people at an orientation session

Summer Orientation

In June and July, we offer a hands-on experience for getting used to student life at Oswego! Topics discussed include:

  • Understanding your bill
  • Registering for classes
  • Staying connected as a commuter student
  • And more!


Inside the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan, NY

NYC Orientation

SUNY Oswego is excited to announce our inaugural New York City Orientation Program this Summer! Available to students in the Long Island and New York City area, these abbreviated programs are designed to give students a chance to experience SUNY Oswego. Students who live in this area will be able to register through the New Student tab of the Applicant Portal, and should reach out to our staff if they have any questions.

Laker Family Hub Homepage

Spring Orientation

New students are welcomed to campus before the Spring semester starts with a day full of informational presentations by campus offices. This orientation experience helps students get the most out of their time at SUNY Oswego, from advising help to getting involved on campus!

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