Get Red Dragon Ready!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our Red Dragon family in the fall. Here’s everything you need to know to get Red Dragon Ready. Please check this page often for the latest information on the fall 2023 semester.


Check Your Email

Check your personal and Oneonta email accounts regularly. Email is our official means of communication, and many important updates and reminders will be sent to you via email.
If you are not receiving emails from us, please call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-SUNY-123 so we can update your personal email address.

Activate Your myOneonta Account

All newly admitted students must register for myOneonta. To register, go to the user account page and follow the instructions provided. You will need your Oneonta username and student ID, which can be found in your acceptance letter.

Once registered, you can access myOneonta or follow the link at the top of any SUNY Oneonta webpage.

Upon paying your deposit, you will manage the following enrollment steps through myOneonta:

  1. Complete your housing questionnaire and application forms
  2. Access required student health forms
  3. Register for Fitness Center access

Submit Your Transcripts

Final High School Transcripts – an official final transcript (with signature or seal and date of graduation) must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions by your school counselor.

College Transcripts – a final official transcript from all colleges where you have completed classes for college credit must be sent directly from the colleges' Registrar's Office to the SUNY Oneonta Office of Admissions. The transcript it must include all coursework completed prior to enrolling at SUNY Oneonta, post any degree(s) received and have no incomplete or in-progress grades.

Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores - have your test scores sent directly from the appropriate testing agency to the Office of Admissions.

Sign Up for an Admitted Student Event

Come for a visit this spring to learn more about SUNY Oneonta and picture yourself here! You can visit a class, attend a student panel, have lunch on campus, take a full campus tour, or attend an academic presentation to find out more about the majors you’re interested in. Can’t make it to Oneonta? Check out one of our Red Dragon Regional admitted student receptions in Melville, Irvington, New York City, Goshen or Albany.
Schedule Your Visit

First Year Fall 2023 Key Dates*
Dates Description
Now Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA at as soon as possible. Initial award notifications will be sent prior to January 1 for admitted students who have submitted a FAFSA.
Upon deposit A Course Pre-Registration survey is required and can be completed in your Applicant Status page.
Upon deposit Health history forms, linked on your Applicant Status page, are available to students who have paid a deposit.
February 21

Housing and License Agreement available to those who have paid a deposit, linked from your Applicant Status page.

April 1 Save the date for Admitted Student Open House! 
June 30 Health history and immunization records due
June 30 Course Pre-Registration survey due 
July  Day One orientation dates for first-year students: July 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, and 20. Registration required. 
July 7 Fall bills available
July 14 Deadline to submit Housing and License agreement
July 31 Housing assignments posted in myOneonta
July 31 Suggested deadline to submit forms to Accessibility Resources
July 31 Mandatory alcohol and safety course will be available. Check your Oneonta email for a link to the course.
Early August Fall course schedule available for first-year students
August 7 Billing deadline
August 23 Move-in day for new first-year students who have not attended a July Day One Orientation 
August 24 Move-in day for new first year students who have attended a July Day One Orientation
August 24 Day One Orientation for first year students 
August 28 First day of classes
August 28 Deadline to complete the mandatory online alcohol and safety course

*Key Dates and Deadlines are tentative and subject to change.  


Transfer Fall 2023 Key Dates*
Date(s) Description
Early June Fall course schedule available for transfer students
June 30 Deadline to submit Health Forms in Applicant Status Page
June 30 Deadline to complete the Course Pre-Registration Survey in Applicant Status Page
July 7 Fall 2022 Bills available in myOneonta
July 14 Deadline to submit Housing and License Agreement in myOneonta 
July 31 Housing Assignments available in myOneonta
July 31 Suggested deadline to submit forms to Accessibility Resources
July 31 Mandatory Alcohol and Safety course will be available. Check your email for a link to the course.
August 7 Fall 2022 Bills are due 
August 25 Move-in day for residential transfer students
August 26 Mandatory Orientation for all transfer students
August 28 Deadline to complete mandatory online alcohol and safety course 

August 28

First day of classes

*Key Dates and Deadlines are tentative and subject to change. 


Whether you know what you want to study—or you’re ready to explore and find out—Oneonta has plenty of options and lots of support to help you succeed.

What to Do Next

Once you’ve confirmed your enrollment by paying your deposit, you can complete the course pre-registration survey (available in your Applicant Status Page) to provide information about courses that interest you. We will use the information you provide to create a fall 2023 course schedule for you.

Important Dates

First-year students

  • Complete the course pre-registration survey (available in your Applicant Status Page upon deposit) by June 30, to provide information about courses that interest you.
  • Your fall course schedule will be ready to view in myOneonta in early August and you will have the opportunity to make changes to your schedule in August.

Transfer students

  • Complete the course pre-registration survey (available in your Applicant Status Page upon deposit) by June 30, to provide information about courses that interest you.
  • Academic Advisement will creates preset schedules from mid-May through early June, and your schedule will be available to view through myOneonta. You will be able to make changes to your schedule in early July.


From leadership opportunities to lifelong friends, living on campus will be a big part of your Oneonta experience. With a whole team to welcome you and all kinds of ways to get involved, you’ll feel at home right away.

All students living on campus have the Resident Dining Plan, which includes unlimited dining hall access, plus retail dining dollars that can be used at our on-campus coffee shops and marketplace.

Fall 2023 Move-In Dates

First-year students: Wednesday, Aug. 23 (for students who do not attend a Day One Orientation session in July) and Thursday, Aug. 25 (for students who complete Day One Orientation in July)
Transfers: Friday, Aug. 25

More information is available on our move-in web page

What to do now:

  • Submit your Housing and License Agreement by July 15.
  • Housing assignments will be available July 31.


The Office of Student Experience will support your transition to campus through orientation sessions, peer mentoring and other programming.

All new students are required to participate in orientation. Our Day One orientation sessions for first-year students will start in July, with several dates to choose from. This one-day event is designed to ease your transition into college life and enable you to make connections with our community. Overnight accommodations are available and there will be concurrent sessions for parents and families. First-year students who attend a July session will continue their orientation at the beginning of the semester. Those who are unable to attend orientation in July will have a three-day orientation in August.

Orientation Dates

  • Day One First-Year Orientation: July 7, July 10, July 12, July 14, July 17, July 19. Or Aug. 24 (required for students who were unable to attend in July).
  • Day Two and Three First-Year Orientation: August 25–26
  • Transfer Orientation: August 26

Learn More About Orientation


We understand that applying for financial aid and paying for college can be a challenge and look forward to partnering with you and your family to assist you in receiving the maximum financial aid for which you qualify. This aid may come from a variety of sources, including federal and state grants, institutional scholarships, campus employment opportunities, and loans. 

Financial Aid

Student Accounts


Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA Code – 002847
TAP Code – 0930

Respond promptly to any inquiries from our Financial Aid Office. Visit Applying for Financial Aid for more information and assistance.

You will receive a financial aid eAward notification and instructions on how to access your award information through myOneonta. If you have questions about your award, please contact us at

Bills for the fall semester will be available in July and due in August. For families who prefer to spread out payments, we offer a three-payment installment plan


If you visit campus, make sure to stop by Red Dragon Outfitters to browse our Oneonta-themed merch. Can’t wait? Visit Red Dragon Outfitters online to order, by phone at 607-436-2357 or email

Shop Online


We offer comprehensive medical care and health education resources at our on-campus Health and Wellness Center, and a variety of counseling services.

Reminder: Be sure to complete your health history forms, linked from your Applicant Status Page, by June 30.

Health and Wellness Services


Stay informed on key dates and events on campus including course enrollment, midterms, finals, commencement and more.



Connect with your future classmates, see what current students are up to and get excited for your new adventure to begin!

Class of 2027

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