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Dragon Guides


Transfer student orientation is the first step in making a smooth transition to life at SUNY Oneonta. During our in-person orientation sessions, you will be introduced to SUNY Oneonta’s academic and behavioral expectations; exposed to college values, traditions and social opportunities; as well as connecting with other new students, returning students, faculty and staff members. View orientation dates and programs.

National Transfer Student Week

Join us during these events as we celebrate our Red Dragon transfers!

Date Event
Monday, October 17

12-3pm | Find our transfer tables in the quad to get your transfer swag!


6pm | Mingle with other transfers in Macduff and Grant Halls

Tuesday, October 18

11am-2pm | Transfer Taco Tuesday in Wilsbach dining hall


9pm | Tuesday Trivia

Wednesday, October 19

6pm | PIZZINGO!  It's back again: pizza, bingo, and prizes!

Thursday, October 20

7pm | Paint n Sip Cider with the Resident Student Organization

Friday, October 21 12pm-2pm | Dear Me in May campaign


Dragon Guides


The Dragon Guides are a group of students who are specifically trained to help new students navigate their first semester. All new transfer students will hear from their Dragon Guide each week via email or Microsoft Teams. The Dragon Guides are here to help you get acclimated to SUNY Oneonta through programs, social events, and meet ups in "The Lounge", a hang out spot specifically for new students in the Hunt College Union. Would you like to learn more about the Dragon Guide program? Email us at!

Tau Sigma Honor Society

We're excited to welcome transfer students into this honor society who earn either a 3.5 GPA or earn a GPA within the top 20% of their incoming cohort their first semester. Some perks of being a member of Tau Sigma include access to faculty mentorship, opportunities to serve in a leadership role within the chapter, excellent way to showcase academic talents on a resume, and apply for a national scholarship.  Send us an email at if you'd like to learn more!

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