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Welcome to the Oneonta family!

SUNY Oneonta is a welcoming campus community committed to providing students with rich opportunities for learning, personal growth and engagement in every part of the college experience, from academics to student life.

We welcome parents and family members into our extended community and encourage you to stay informed and involved as partners in your student’s success.


Our Families@Oneonta Portal is a one stop shop for you! We encourage families of current students to visit the portal frequently to stay up to date on campus happenings. Some exciting features include:

  • Communities: join communities that relate to you and your student's experience.  For example, you can join a community for First Year Families, Families of AOP, Financial Aid and Scholarships, plus many many more!  Each community has specific articles and posts to keep you in the know.
  • Newsletter: you decide how many times you will receive a newsletter emailed directly to your inbox! You can choose weekly, biweekly, monthly, or quarterly newsletters. Each newsletter is curated by pulling together important articles from the communities you've joined.
  • Announcement: sometimes we have important and timely deadlines, dates, events, and programs to tell you about.  An announcement will come directly to your inbox from the admin of our portal.  

Families of new students will receive an invitation to join the portal in late August.

Email us!  Questions about the Families@Oneonta Portal? Email us at families@oneonta.edu

Supporting Your Student During COVID

Whether your student is on campus, in the local Oneonta area, or at home, parents will always be a source of support for their Red Dragon.  This link shares details on supporting your student during finals as well as off campus resources if your student is in Quarantine or Isolation. 

COVID Support Information

Student Life

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership was busy hosting 1198 engagement activities this fall and continues to plan opportunities to engage students throughout the spring.

Student Activities and Leadership Opportunities

Supporting Your New Student

Adjusting to college can be a big transition, but students don’t have to go it alone.

View support services


SUNY Oneonta offers a host of outstanding resources to help your student stay safe, healthy and on track while away from home.

View Resources

Family Weekend

The return to in-person instruction and activities has been refreshing, but the more infectious Delta Variant and the resulting increase in cases in the community is causing us to implement extra steps in protecting our community.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Family Weekend this fall. To protect everyone's health and safety, and to minimize the spread of infection, we ask families to postpone any visits to Oneonta at this time.

The College will announce dates for next fall's Family Weekend in early 2022.

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