Milne Library Renovation Complete

Renovation of SUNY Oneonta’s James M. Milne Library is officially complete, four months ahead of schedule. The $8 million renovation project has enhanced study and research areas in both number and quality. Bright, open spaces, modern seating and light fixtures, and pops of teal and yellow make the library a space in which students want to spend time. Nearly every seat and desk area now has direct access to an electrical outlet, so students can easily plug in their phones and laptops.

SUNY Oneonta a U.S. News "Best College"

SUNY Oneonta is among the top 60 colleges in the Northeast for the fifth year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings of “Best Colleges,” released Sept. 10. The U.S. News ranking is the fourth in recent weeks recognizing SUNY Oneonta’s academic quality and value. Last month, Forbes ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 144 among public colleges nationwide. TIME's financial publication, Money, ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 249 out of 727 schools on its "Best Colleges for Your Money" list, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 601 on its national college list.

Come Visit Us This Fall!

Our Fall Open House will include presentations, campus tours and the chance to meet current students, faculty and staff. Representatives from academic departments, student service offices and student clubs will be available to answer questions. Choose from two dates: October 27 or November 10.

Happy Red Day!

Students, faculty and staff celebrated Red Day, the anniversary of the college's founding, in true Oneonta style! The quad was full of red shirts, pants, dresses, hats, sneakers and even a few beards as everyone gathered for a birthday cake cutting, giveaways and games.

The Club Connection

Poets, knitters, gamers, dancers, bowlers, film-lovers – no matter who you are, there’s a SUNY Oneonta club just waiting for you to join.

New year, new students, new president!

SUNY Oneonta President Barbara Jean Morris leads the Class of 2022 in the Pass Through the Pillars celebration the night before the fall 2018 semester begins. During this well-loved campus tradition, freshmen and new transfer students walk as a group between the pillars of Old Main, the college’s first building, with returning students, faculty, staff and Red the dragon cheering them on.

Profiles

Students
I chose SUNY Oneonta because they had a music industry major and also because I was always very into theater. A lot of the other schools I applied to that had music industry wouldn’t allow non-theater majors to audition for shows. I wanted to have the option to do a bunch of different things.
Students
I was born in Ecuador and lived there until I was 5. My goal in life is to give back to countries where the poverty line is very low, helping people who live there access water and education.
Students
I was the type of kid that didn’t play with Barbies. I played weather station, and set up a whole news station in my bedroom. When I saw that, if I came here, I could make that come to life, I knew this was the right place for me.
Students
I chose SUNY Oneonta after sitting in on an Anatomy and Physiology class here. The professor asked a question, and a student raised their hand, and the professor called them by their name. That was a very pivotal moment for me and very different from other schools I was looking at. I knew that, if I came here, I would be more than just a number.
Students
My relationships with faculty have been nothing but positive. They’re very compassionate and nurturing. My high school had 4,000 kids, so I really like the fact that the college classes are smaller. The professors know you and want you to succeed.
Students
When I was a freshman, I participated in a faculty-led trip to Bolivia about international development and culture there. That was a life-changing opportunity for me. We learned a lot about politics and culture, and we used what we learned in class in the field.
Students
Compared to some schools, you really get to know your professors here, and they get to know you. I refer to this place as home even though it isn’t really, because it just gives that vibe.
Students
I’ve been doing live sound ever since middle school, so I was looking for a major that would allow me to pursue that live music experience while also learning the business side of the industry. When I came here, the staff really helped me out with learning how the studio works and how to record music.
Students
Here, you have so many opportunities in the field before you even graduate to get hands-on experience, which I really like. I mentored at Riverside Elementary, which was perfect because I want to work with at-risk youth, and that’s exactly what I was doing. I’m getting the opportunity to go work with children early on.
Students
When I came here, I thought I wanted to be a designer for men’s suits, but I discovered a real passion for the outdoors. I got a job over the summer at a Boy Scout camp in New Mexico and found that I loved working with outdoor gear. Now, I want to open my own store selling outdoor gear in the Midwest.
Students
One of my best experiences here has been playing tennis and being part of the team. I really like the sense of community you feel here. I’m also in hall government, and I got to throw a party for my dorm. That was awesome!
Students
I love telling the story of meeting my freshman-year roommate. We still live together now, and we have our first apartment together. When I first met her, it was over Facebook. We never met until our first night. … and we live together three years later!
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