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Student Life

The Laker Experience

There’s more to the college experience than academics. Immerse yourself in all our campus has to offer — whatever your interests, hobbies and passions — and you’ll become an important part of our vibrant community. Pretty soon, Oswego will start to feel like home.

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welcome homeLiving at Oswego

It’s easy to live where you learn at Oswego. You’ll find our supportive, community-oriented campus is also convenient, with everything you need to live comfortably nearby. We have a wealth of living options on campus, everything from cozy dorms to spacious suites and apartment-style living.


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Good EatsDining Experience

Campus dining always features fresh food with plenty of healthy selections. Our five resident dining halls are open seven days a week, and we offer a Laker Dining Dollars balance account that allows you to purchase meals and snacks at other on-campus eateries.


Get InvolvedStudent Activities

Performances, fine and applied arts, community service, cultural groups, athletics, politics and media, Greek life — jump right in and start enjoying campus life! We have more than 200 clubs and organizations. If there’s not a club that reflects your interests, we encourage you to start a new one.


Here To Support Your SuccessStudent Affairs

At Oswego, our primary goal is to guide students to success every step of the way through college. We firmly believe that every student we admit has the potential to graduate. That's why it's our duty to offer unwavering support and champion your needs as you navigate any obstacles you may encounter.


Diversity and Inclusion

We value the diversity found in each member of our campus community, and we strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. No one is invisible. Our goal is to provide opportunities for all voices, viewpoints and backgrounds, to be heard, valued, and supported. 


Health and Wellness

You learn best when you feel your best. We have many health and wellness services right on campus — go for a quick workout in one of our two fitness centers, enjoy a yoga class or get your flu shot at Mary Walker Health Center.


Athletics and Recreation

SUNY Oswego provides many opportunities to continue your athletic interest. We offer excellent facilities and 24 NCAA Division III teams, as well as club and intramural sports.



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Upcoming Events

At Oswego, there’s always something going on. We invite engaging speakers from around the world to share their expertise, alumni return to discuss their after-college experiences, and we host accomplished musicians and art exhibitions. You'll also find opportunities to unwind, cheer on your fellow Lakers at our numerous sporting events or catch a movie through our foreign film series.

If you are considering SUNY Oswego, just know that you will find your niche. This campus offers a unique and wide variety of extracurricular, student organizations and student employment opportunities.

It is a great place to fully live the ‘college’ experience. The campus is full of events and organizations to participate in, so most time spent is on campus rather than off-campus. Since the town is small, and there are so many residence buildings, it is easy to make connections, participate in events and actually live a full college experience.

Commitment to Safety

We work to ensure all members of the community to work together to create a safe campus environment through education, collaboration, communication and community empowerment.

Student Services

Our services support diverse populations including resident, transfer, commuter, non-traditional, special needs, under-represented and military veteran students.

First Year Programs

Our first-year programs will help transition you to a new living and learning environment.