Human knot orientation activity
Red the Dragon at Pass Through the Pillars
Orientation ice breaker in Golding Hall

About Orientation

Congratulations and welcome to SUNY Oneonta!

At orientation, new students learn about SUNY Oneonta’s academic and behavioral expectations, college values, traditions and social opportunities; as well as connecting with other new students, returning students, faculty and staff members. Our goal is to provide information that will help you find your path to success at SUNY Oneonta. Our three step system is designed to give you the information that you, and your family members, need at key points in your transition to our Red Dragon Community.
Not only will you meet with faculty from your major (or area of interest if you are still deciding) and staff from departments that support student success, you will also meet your Dragon Guide- a student peer mentor who will stay in contact with you through your first semester. Dragon Guides also plan virtual and in-person events (staying within the College's COVID-19 guidelines).

SUNY Oneonta's Spring Semester Orientation for new first year and transfer students

All new students (first year and transfers) are REQUIRED to attend the orientation program on January 24 & 25, 2022 . A schedule of events will be posted here in mid-December.

This piece involves programming and support for new students during the semester. We know that you will have questions during your transition to college life at SUNY Oneonta. The Office of Student Success is here to help you find answers!

All new students will be assigned peer mentor. They will reach out to you during orientation to set up a time to connect with you. You will hear from them throughout the semester- they will offer tips, programs, and much more.

We look forward to meeting you at orientation and at the many different events and activities sponsored by the Office of Student Success team!

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