First-Year Experience

Students carrying goods on move in day.
Families moving their students into their dorms.
Students and families waiting in line to move in to their dorms.

Your First-Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to support you during your transition from high school to college. FYE fosters participation and community development in co-curricular events such as our common read, where incoming first-year students read the same diversity-related book that is discussed in fall courses; guest lectures; large-scale programming events and FYE traditions. These events will happen in both virtual and in-person formats and are subject to all COVID policies.

Our FYE program involves both the residential and the programmatic; it is a true collaboration between Residence Life staff and New Student Services staff. All of our new students will have a Resident Assistant and a Dragon Guide to guide them in the transition to the college community.

All of our residence halls include:

  • WiFi, Spectrum U streaming TV service, and telephone service at no additional cost;
  • free laundry facilities in each residence hall, featuring “Laundry View” so you know when your washer or dryer has finished;
  • recreational lounges;
  • computer lab with printers;
  • individual and group study space;
  • fitness center; and
  • kitchens.

Gender-inclusive options are available upon request.

Contact Us

Office of Residential Community Life
106 Wilsbach Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
P. 607-436-3182 / 607-436-2514


New Student Services
101 Wilsbach Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607)436-2255
newstudents@oneonta.edu

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