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 2021 semester.

Pay Your Deposit

Confirm your enrollment by paying your deposit(s): $100 for tuition and $100 for housing. (refundable until May 1 or within 30 days of deposit if you pay your deposit after April 1).

Deposits are waived for EOP students, but you must still confirm your enrollment on your Applicant Status Page.

Payment Options

  • Online: You can pay the deposit online through your Applicant Status Page (Forms Section, Reply Form - Undergraduate)
  • Mail: Make your check payable to SUNY Oneonta and send it to: Admissions Office, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820 with the student’s name and date of birth in the memo line.

What’s Next

So, you’ve decided? Congratulations and welcome! Here’s what you need to know about completing the financial aid process, setting up your myOneonta account, and attending events for admitted students.


We have all the majors you expect…and a few that might surprise you

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. You’ll find programs at Oneonta that most SUNY schools don’t offer, including Dietetics, Fashion, Meteorology and Music Industry. We’re among only 5 percent of business programs worldwide to achieve the prestigious AACSB accreditation, and we have the No. 3 Elementary Education program in the United States, according to a ranking by

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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 fell 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.

What to do now:


SUNY Oneonta has a three-phase orientation program: Over the summer, you’ll be required to complete an online orientation component that will provide information needed prior to your arrival on campus.

When you arrive on campus at the beginning of the semester, you’ll have an in-person orientation session. First-year students will be able to make connections with faculty in their major department, with their peer mentor and with classmates. If you’re a transfer student, you’ll focus on your academic transition through meetings with faculty advisors and an exploration of clubs and organizations that match your interests and career goals.

An extended orientation program will occur throughout the first semester.

Information for Families


To be considered for financial aid, you must list SUNY Oneonta on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our federal code of 002847. You will receive an eAward notification and instructions on how to access your award information through myOneonta.

If your family is facing special circumstances this year, you may be eligible for additional aid. Our financial aid advisors can help determine whether you qualify. Contact us at

Bills for the fall semester will be issued over the summer. For families who prefer to spread out payments, we offer a three-payment installment plan.


Although you can’t browse our Oneonta-themed merch in person, you can still get all your Red Dragon swag! Visit Red Dragon Outfitters online to order, by phone at 607-436-2357 or email

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Buy or rent your textbooks at Damascene Book Cellar, conveniently located in the Red Dragon Outfitters building on campus.



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!

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