Crashing Into Dave Matthews

More than 20 SUNY Oneonta music industry students and two faculty members got a behind-the-scenes tour of a Dave Matthews Band concert on Dec. 5 at the Albany Times Union Center -– including a surprise Q&A with Matthews himself.

New Undergraduate Programs

SUNY Oneonta will launch three new undergraduate majors in fall 2019: Art and Design (BFA), Exercise Science (BS) and Women’s and Gender Studies (BS)

Come Visit Us!

Take a campus tour, attend an information session or sign up for one of our special events for prospective students.

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.

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.

Profiles

Students
I chose SUNY Oneonta because, when I visited campus, I felt this sense of community right away. I actually visited four times to decide. I received a scholarship, as well, so getting a great education at an affordable price was important to me. Ultimately, I fell in love with my academic departments. Coming to school here was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Students
A moment that stands out was Pass Through the Pillars. Getting to see everyone cheering for you was so welcoming. A lot of the people I met there I ended up becoming good friends with. It’s a cool introduction to campus – you’re standing by the pillars that overlook all of campus, right near Fitzelle and Fine Arts, and it’s this big celebration. I’ll pass back through when I graduate, but I don’t want to leave yet.
Students
My best experiences have definitely been within the Communication and Media Department, either with WIRE TV or with professors. I actually got to do independent research with professor Jackie Bruscella, and she's one of my greatest mentors here. At the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, I was the only Communication major out of any of the SUNY schools. That was one of the moments where it just made me reflect on how much I love my major and my mentors. I call it my defining moment.
Students
I was drawn to the campus -- the scenery and how pretty everything was. I wanted to get away from the city atmosphere and was ready for something a little more slow-paced. Who wants to see skyscrapers all day when you can have trees and different colored leaves and the change of seasons?
Students
I have a curatorial internship at the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center on campus. So I basically do a little bit of everything, from designing exhibits and programs to actually doing hands-on things with the children who visit. I was the first anthropology major to work there, so I've been trying to incorporate as much anthropology into the exhibits as possible!
Students
One of my best experiences here was going to New Orleans as part of a Disaster Geographies field course with Dr. Wendy Lascell. We were housed in the Lower 9th ward, a low-income neighborhood still suffering from the damages of Hurricane Katrina. We got to listen to members of the community, research community restoration and look at social justice issues, help with wetland restoration, and experience the famous French Quarter.
Students
I wanted to attend college since I was young, but was unsure about my future as a student who was the first in my family to attend college. After high school graduation, I would be more likely asked where I found a job than what college I was attending. I wanted more for myself—and working a job out of high school wasn’t going to pay for all that. I knew I needed an education that went beyond high school.
Students
I met my best friends going random with roommates. I was actually in a forced triple. So there were three of us in a double-sized room and we all ended up being really, really close friends. I always like to tell the story because it ended up working out for us. We were given the chance to de-triple eventually, and we said no. So we stayed in the room, and then we got a triple the second semester!
Students
After I graduate, I'm going to go right into working and saving up money for grad school and hopefully getting my Ph.D. in biology and then doing research. That's what I want to do. That’s the end goal. My dream job would be to work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I want to have my own research team and be able to do my own research, specifically with the immune system.
Students
My dream job situation would be to own my own workout studio and practice physical therapy in a corner of that. I love inspiring people and helping people become stronger, so I'm really excited to get into the workplace and actually be able to apply what I’ve learned.
Students
One thing I love about my major, and this is SUNY Oneonta in general, is that the classes are very small, so that one-on-one time with teachers is just great. All the universities I was looking at had these huge lecture classes. Here, I feel like they make more time for you.
Students
I’ve switched my major four times. I came in as dietetics, then switched to psychology, then business economics. And then the new sport management program was created. So I changed to that, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I grew up in a sports family. Sports has been everything to me, and when I realized this new major had come along, I was like, “Wow, I really want to try that!” And I really like it a lot. A lot of student athletes have switched into this major, actually, and we all really enjoy it because it’s more of what we specifically want to do.


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