Fall 2020 Plan

SUNY Oneonta will welcome students back to campus this August! SUNY and the State of New York approved our plan for fall 2020 on July 1.

Our plan aims carry out the college’s mission — to nurture a community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully - while remaining vigilant against COVID-19. That will mean limiting person-to-person contact and in-person gatherings wherever possible, changing the college calendar, and increasing cleaning, disinfecting and monitoring measures campus-wide.

Welcome, fall freshmen and transfers!

We’re excited that you’ll be joining our Oneonta family this fall! From packing to orientation to course scheduling, here’s what you need to know about getting ready to become a Red Dragon.

Summer Events for Prospective Students

Get a feel for SUNY Oneonta at one of our online Summer Preview Day events: Friday, July 17, at 11 a.m. or Thursday, August 13, at 4 p.m. A panel of current Oneonta students will share experiences and answer questions. You'll also see virtual presentations about admissions criteria, how to apply, financial aid, choosing a major and planning your academic path.

Experience Oneonta - Virtually

Although we can't welcome you to campus right now, you can visit and connect with us virtually! Chat one-on-one with a current student or admissions counselor, take a virtual campus tour, see a live information session and get answers to all your questions about SUNY Oneonta.

Say YES!

Admitted students: Are you ready to start your Oneonta life? Join the thousands of students who have said YES to Oneonta!

Billboard Names Oneonta a "Top Music Business School"

For the second year in a row, Billboard magazine has named SUNY Oneonta to its list of the nation’s “Top Music Business Schools.” Oneonta is one of 28 colleges and universities across the country featured in the music industry magazine’s April 25 issue.

Profiles

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
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.
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.
Students
I want to be a middle school Spanish teacher, probably like eighth grade. It’s a good age where you can interact with them and they can start to form their own opinions and add substance to a conversation. It’s really when they dive into language and start learning about why it’s so important to learn other languages and how it can connect people.
Students
I love how there are a lot of women in my major because computer science doesn’t really have a lot of women in the field. So that’s great to see. I wanted to prove – especially as a black woman – that anyone can be a computer science major. If men try to talk down to you, just show them what you can do!
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.
Students
My best experiences so far have definitely been just hanging out with the friends I’ve met in my dorm. Everyone in my hallway, we all get together, hang out, go out to lunch together and go into town as a group. It’s just great being a part of a community, whether we’re in the dorm room spending time with neighbors or volunteering at an event with friends.
Students
I chose Oneonta because of the program that they had. When I was looking at other schools, they would usually focus on one specific area of art. I liked Oneonta’s curriculum because it’s not just one specific type of art, there’s also art history and other parts of art I never thought I’d ever explore, like artists’ books.
Students
My dream job would be to be a CEO of a company. I can see myself making pitches, being in that corporate setting in a conference room and being a leader. It fits my personality.
Students
My favorite class so far is Public Speaking. I love my professor, Stacy Branigan. She’s professional but motherly and makes it lively. She gives criticism back, but it’s always constructive so I don’t feel intimidated. It’s a great learning experience for me, and I’m seeing myself grow and progress over time.
Students
My favorite classes so far have been Gender, Power & Difference with Dr. Kachwala or Race, Gender, Class and Culture with Dr. Ashford. I loved these classes because we were really able to have discussions. I think you learn more when you hear the other people in your class talking. It’s more life skills, being knowledgeable and being able to explain how you feel. It’s really important to be able to explain yourself and where you’re coming from.
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