SUNY Oneonta

The 134th Commencement

Family, friends, faculty and staff celebrated SUNY Oneonta’s Class of 2023 during Spring Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20.

Welcome, Red Dragons

Congratulations to all of our fall 2023 admitted students! Here’s everything you need to know about the next steps toward becoming a Red Dragon.

Come for a Visit!

The best way to find out if SUNY Oneonta is the right fit for you is to come see for yourself! Take a campus tour, attend an information session, sit in on a class, and meet our students, faculty and staff.

Transfer to Oneonta

Nearly 20 percent of our students are transfers! With renewable merit scholarships, a Transfer Living Community and lots of support for your success, SUNY Oneonta is a great place to continue your studies.

Summer Session Registration is Now Open!

Summer Session 2023 registration is now open! Summer courses are a great way to catch up, get ahead or try something new. Earn up to 12 credits total for the summer.

Featured News

Created in the 90s, the Oneonta State Emergency Squad is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and will be recognized with the Alumni Association’s “Red Dragon Spirit Award” during Alumni Weekend. Members past and present answered questions recently about their time in OSES and how it has positively impacted their lives.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has recognized SUNY Oneonta as an American Talent Initiative (ATI) High-Flier, a group of 28 high-graduation-rate institutions that are national leaders in college access and success for lower-income students. SUNY Oneonta received the distinction for its high Pell share, and innovative recruitment, enrollment and retention practices.
Generous new grants from The Clark Foundation will allow researchers at SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station (BFS) in Cooperstown to continue to monitor and study the presence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Otsego Lake, just in time for the summer season.
Approximately 25 tons of gently used items donated by SUNY Oneonta students were saved from the waste stream and given new life this week, thanks to the annual Move-Out Donation and Reuse Collection program, a partnership with The Arc Otsego.
Family, friends, faculty and staff celebrated SUNY Oneonta’s Class of 2023 during Spring Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20. Visitors gathered inside the Alumni Field House to recognize the 1,150 students expected to complete their requirements for graduation this semester.
Sixty-two SUNY Oneonta students and the Sport and Exercise Sciences department partnered with Special Olympics to host a regional track and field event at Oneonta High School on Sunday, May 7, 2023.


Location, cost and friendship brought longtime sports lover Gianni Johnson to SUNY Oneonta, where he started a side hustle cutting hair and quickly discovered that he could combine his entrepreneurial nature with his passion for athletics by majoring in Sport Management.
Growing up in Japan, music lover Mimi Oda would listen as her mom watched American television, dreaming of someday living and working in New York City. As a Music Industry major at SUNY Oneonta with two internships under her belt, a rock band of her own, and time logged in the studio and onstage, Mimi is closer than ever to achieving her dream.
From the time senior Vito Giambanco was little, helping out at his family’s pizzeria on Long Island, he has been fascinated with businesses, how they work and how they thrive. As a Business Economics major at SUNY Oneonta, Vito’s passion for business has only grown, because he now knows why things work the way they do.
Hadley Chan has always loved astronomy. In their childhood bedroom, they had a big poster showing the moon landing, and their bookshelves were filled with encyclopedias about space. Studying physics and observational astronomy at SUNY Oneonta a decade later, Hadley is shooting for the stars.
Studying Fashion at SUNY Oneonta and FIT, Cassidy Napolitano realized her passion for sustainability. The classes she took, clubs she was involved in, and internships she completed helped her personalize her degree path, allowing her to incorporate her two passions: fashion and sustainability. Now, she’s ready to find a career that will allow her to do the same thing.
One of the biggest lessons senior Luke Mock has learned in college is that being successful in the music industry is all about who you know and how those people know you. SUNY Oneonta has been the perfect fit for him because of the connections he’s been able to make.
Describe Oneonta in one word? That’s easy, according to senior Sociology and Africana & Latinx Studies major Aolat Salami: “Community.” Here’s why…
Senior Meghan Field was a young girl when Hurricane Sandy hit, inspiring her dream of becoming a broadcast meteorologist. Thanks to the hands-on learning she’s had as a meteorology major at SUNY Oneonta, she’s well on her way to that dream.
There isn’t much on campus that senior Business Economics and Marketing major Bobby Lang isn’t involved in, from research to clubs to volunteer work. With tons of real-world, hands-on experiences under his belt, he’s getting ready to tackle his biggest dream yet: becoming a marketer in the world of sports.
Senior Emily Hoy chose SUNY Oneonta because she knew it had a top-rated Dietetics program. What she didn’t realize is how many amazing opportunities she would have outside of the classroom to practice all that she’s learning.
As a Digital and Studio Art major with a passion for graphic design, Kelsey Etienne’s involvement on campus goes far beyond simply showing up for class and club meetings. During her time at Oneonta, she has completed rebrands for every club and organization she’s a part of, designing new logos and visual identifiers and putting into practice the skills she’s learning in the classroom.
Growing up in Maryland with parents who loved country music, Music Industry major Gideon Dean became a fan of the genre at an early age and soon began dreaming of a career in country radio. As one of just 41 college students from across the country selected for a yearlong mentorship program offered by the Country Music Association (CMA), he is one step closer to that goal.

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Fast Facts

SUNY Oneonta is located in Central New York in the city of Oneonta (pop. 14,000),
about halfway between Albany and Binghamton.
Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate: 72.50%
Graduation Rate
Six-year graduation rate: 77%
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