Get Red Dragon Ready!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our Red Dragon family in the fall. Are you ready to start your Oneonta journey? 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.


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 Success 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. 


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

Financial Aid


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

Student Accounts


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.

Health and Wellnes


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 2026

Transfer Group

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