Fall for Oneonta

Fall is the perfect time to visit Oneonta! In-person visit opportunities include campus tours, information sessions and our Mini Open House event on Saturday, Nov. 6. We also offer a variety of virtual events where you can learn about financial aid, campus life and specific academic programs. Mix and match to create your own custom open house experience!

Learn, Grow, Succeed

Small classes, engaged faculty and all kinds of experiential learning opportunities will start you on a path to success – in whatever field you choose. Oneonta offers more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs, each designed to prepare you for a successful career or grad school.

Apply Today!

See why students love Oneonta, review application instructions and deadlines, find out about scholarships and financial aid, and apply today!

Winter Session Registrations Opens Nov. 8

Winter is a great time to take an online class at SUNY Oneonta. Earn up to four credits in either the short (three-week) session or the full five-week session.

Alberto Cardelle Starts as President

Alberto J.F. Cardelle joined the SUNY Oneonta campus community on Sept. 6 as the college’s ninth president.

Grow. Thrive. Live. Fundraising Campaign

Grow. Thrive. Live. is a historic $25 million campaign that will build upon the Oneonta educational experience and achieve unprecedented impact.

Profiles

Faculty and Staff
When hearing the term “artificial intelligence,” most people think of robots, spies and cars that drive themselves. But, according to Dr. Izabella Lokshina, professor and chair of SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Business, the average person is actually much more familiar with the field than they may realize. 
Faculty and Staff
Assistant Professor of Sociology Kirstie Kemmerer is living proof that it’s OK to change directions in life. While earning her bachelor’s in business management, she thought she wanted to be a wedding planner. Now, several years later, she has a Ph.D. and teaches classes that deal with hard-hitting issues such as domestic violence and rural crime.
Students
My ideal job is anything in the theater or media world. I definitely want to look into directing and editing. My biggest dream would probably be working on a TV or movie set, either working behind the scenes or onstage – I love both realms. I want to be in that environment.
Alumni
The most important lesson for any aspiring songwriter is networking. You might meet someone in college who’s a freshman when you’re a senior, and that might end up being the most talented person you’ve ever met. I have a friend I graduated with who works at Columbia Records now, and we work together. Never count anybody out.
Students
So far my favorite class is Apparel in Today’s Economy with Dr. Portway. She’s amazing, I love her. It’s so fun. We’re working on group projects, which you have to do in the industry. We talk about all of the financial stuff and the climate, and it’s really just so interesting. She starts every single class off with a fashion show, and that’s so fun.
Faculty and Staff
Percussionist Blake Fleming has been featured by the biggest music publications and magazines, wrote “The Book of Rhythm,” and toured the United States and Canada opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in stadiums of 14,000 people. But none of those experiences compare to the feeling he gets while teaching someone how to play the drums.
Alumni
As a freshman studying Fashion & Textiles at SUNY Oneonta, Mallory Kerman had never owned a pair of Levi’s. Peek into her closet now and you’ll find SIXTY pairs of the classic denim brand.
Students
Garrett Camasi wasn’t able to make it to his freshman orientation at SUNY Oneonta, but he had a very good excuse: He was photographing Asian elephants at a Sri Lankan orphanage with nonprofit Veterinarians International.
Faculty and Staff
SUNY Oneonta Health Educator Rebecca Harrington isn’t afraid to tackle the taboo topics. After all, two of her best-known on-campus initiatives have been the Hump Day Wagon (a weekly, traveling contraceptive giveaway) and Sex & Pizza (an engaging sex education program for incoming freshmen).
Faculty and Staff
Just like Hermia in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor of Acting, Directing and Movement Kiara Pipino is little, but she is fierce. And her students know that better than anyone.
Students
I want to be an entertainment lawyer, doing copyright and writing contracts for artists and athletes. Not just in the U.S. but internationally. I speak English, Mandarin, Korean and Spanish. So that would be my dream job.
Students
The opportunities I’ve had, especially to travel, I will never forget. The summer after my freshman year, our tennis team went to Portugal, and that was the first time I had been overseas. It was incredible. Being able to see and live in another culture temporarily is so eye-opening.
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