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 just got my first WONY radio show, which is so exciting. It’s all feel-good music and music I’ve been listening to during the past week. I get callers making requests and I have some guests in the station. … I love radio -- I found my niche in the music industry. I would love to be an announcer for a radio show one day.
Students
What really drew me to Oneonta was the mass communications department because there is just so much. When I visited and saw the TV studio in IRC and all the equipment, I was like, "‘We have lighting kits?!" And when I toured the Mass Comm department and saw the plethora of classes we can take, that’s when it hit me. Other schools only had, like, two media classes, but I wanted more.
Students
During my college process, I visited many schools -- 17, actually. I just knew Oneonta was the one from the very beginning. I stepped onto campus and I knew I was at home. The entire campus is beautiful and clean, and all the faculty, staff and students I met were very welcoming. I just knew I belonged.
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 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 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 transferred to SUNY Oneonta because it was one of the few schools in New York with a meteorology program. I transferred from a bigger campus, but here the professors were very focused on the undergraduate students and there’s great opportunity for research and presentation, which is very uncommon – across the nation – at the undergraduate level.
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
Being an RA has been a challenge in a good way. It teaches you responsibility. It taught me a lot about myself and what I want to do after graduation. It was the greatest experience I could have ever gotten because I fell so many times, but it made me strong. It made me who I am today.
Students
For the spring 2017 semester, I studied in Gold Coast, Australia, and that was an amazing, amazing experience. That following summer, I interned in Dublin, Ireland. Because I had all the study abroad experience, I got the Peer Mentor position on campus, and I really enjoy that because I love to meet new people and see different cultures.
Students
With my major, I’ve learned so much about children, their families and cultures and what affects them. If you see yourself doing something like that, Child and Family Studies is the major for you. It’s very specific. You have to do an internship to graduate, and I think that’s good to get out into the field and see if you like it.
Students
Freshman year, I signed up for the GEOFYRST trip and that was an amazing experience because it really got me into geology. I actually was able to make a close group of friends from that, so I already had people to go to the dining hall with the first week of classes because we had camped together and bonded.
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