Two girls enjoying orientation activities.
A Dragon Guide helping new students during orientation.
New students in numbered groups
Bill Harcleroad helping new students during orientation.

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 program 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.

Fall 2024 New Student Orientation - Save the Dates!

Fall 2024 New Transfer Students

Save the dates for your mandatory two-day orientation sessions:

Day One: you would select one of these four options to attend:

  • June 24th, 26th, or 28th
  • August 23rd, 2024

Day Two: this is going to be for all new Fall 2024 Transfer Students.

  • August 24th, 2024

Fall 2024 New First-Year Students

Save the dates for your mandatory three-day orientation sessions:

Day one: you would select one of these seven options to attend:

  • July 2nd, 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th, or 17th
  • August 22nd, 2024

Day Two:

  • August 23rd, 2024

Day three:

  • August 24th, 2024

Note: All of our summer day one options have an in-person family component, where families can join in learning about the university. August day one sessions do not have that option.

More details about orientation will come within the next few months, continue to check your emails. Please direct any questions to orientation@oneonta.edu.

Ongoing Programming and Support

The Office of Student Experience will offer additional support and programming for new students throughout your first semester. We know that you will have questions during your transition to college life at SUNY Oneonta. We are here to help you find answers! All new students will be assigned a Dragon Guide peer mentor. Your mentor will reach out to you during orientation to set up a time to connect with you. You will meet the Dragon Guides during orientation and they will help you throughout the semester with tips, programs and much more.

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