Congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY Oneonta! You have been selected for admission to SUNY Oneonta because you are a student who meets our rigorous academic requirements and someone who we believe will contribute something special to our campus community. As scholars, athletes, campus leaders and community volunteers, students accomplish amazing things at SUNY Oneonta. We look forward to seeing what you'll achieve here.

Your Oneonta Life Begins Now:

Active Learning Community
Campus Activities
Financial Aid 101
Embrace Your New Space
Break the Ice at Orientation

Why Oneonta?

Students choose SUNY Oneonta for lots of reasons: Our diverse and challenging curriculum. An academic environment where faculty members get to know their students, in and out of the classroom.Our beautiful and welcoming campus. But what really distinguishes us from other mid-sized colleges is our commitment to offering exceptional opportunities for learning, scholarship and service.

Whether it’s an internship in Washington D.C., a semester abroad or an original research project, students at SUNY Oneonta have outstanding opportunities for hands-on learning. It’s one of the reasons students excel here. Take, Diane Mancini, for example. As a freshman last year, she received a $1,500 grant to do anthropology research on a Caribbean island.Then there’s David Loveless, one of just 115 meteorology students across the country selected to receive a $16,000 Hollings Scholarship, which includes a 10-week paid summer internship at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Outside of academics, SUNY Oneonta students are actively engaged in community service – from charity walks on campus to service-learning missions on another continent. And with a vibrant student life scene — including hundreds of hours of entertainment, athletic events and social programming each semester and more than 100 student clubs and organizations — there are plenty of opportunities to have fun, make friends and find your niche.

Important Dates & Deadlines

January 1

Financial Aid Application
Complete your taxes and your 2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
as soon as possible, and no later than March 1, 2015; for detailed instructions go here.

March 1

First Financial Aid Award Notifications
First financial aid award notifications emailed to your inbox.
Health history forms available in myOneonta for students who have confirmed enrollment.

April 11

Academic Exploration Day
Meet with faculty and staff, take a student-guided tour and join us for lunch!
Invitations will be mailed out to all admitted students in February. Online registration and a full schedule will be available at that time.

April 28

Enroll in an orientation session using myOneonta (deposited students).

Academic Advisement form available in myOneonta

May 1

Enrollment Deposit Deadline

Start the ONE course in myOneonta (deadline to complete is June 20)

May 4

Residence Life Applications available in myOneonta

June 13

Deadline to submit forms to Student Disability Services

June 20

Deadline to complete your ONE Course through myOneonta

June 30

Deadline for providing health history forms and immunization records

June & July

Summer Orientation for New Students

Campus Clarity's Think About It course available Completion required for all new students

July 8

Billing Date
Tuition, room and board, and fees available in myOneonta. Learn more about your Oneonta Red Card.

July 15

Deadline to submit your Residence Life Application. This includes requests for a
specific roommate.

August 3

Billing Deadline
Payment for tuition, room and board,and fees due to Student Accounts

Housing assignments posted in myOneonta

August 27-29

Orientation for those NOT attending in June or July

August 29-30

Residence Halls Open
Move-in day for all freshman and transfer students who attended summer orientation

August 31

Classes Begin

Deadline to complete Campus Clarity's Think About It course

What's Next

Accept your enrollment


Complete the Financial Aid Process


Send your transcripts


Get Social!

Looking for a place to learn more about what it is like to be a student at SUNY Oneonta? Follow our current students through the MyOneontaLife instagram account and tweet with us @SUNY_Oneonta. Meet other accepted and current students, learn more about Oneonta, express yourself and more through the SUNY Oneonta Class of 2019 facebook group.


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Active Learning Community

At SUNY Oneonta, we emphasize active learning, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn by doing. Produce your own documentary film. Do an internship on Wall Street. Conduct ecology research at a nearby stream or lake. Or immerse yourself in another culture during a faculty-led field course abroad.

On campus, you’ll get the best of both academic worlds: small classes and personal attention—plus top-notch facilities, like our digital planetarium, music recording studios and state-of-the-art human anatomy lab.

Not sure what you’d like to study? No problem. With 70 majors and as many minors, you’ll have lots of options to explore—and more than 400 faculty mentors ready to guide you on whatever path you choose.

Did You Know?

ArrowOneonta offers several types of special-interest housing

Arrow467 students completed internships in their field of study during the 2013-2014 academic year

ArrowOneonta offers 12 study abroad exchange programs with partner universities in 10 countries, plus access to more than 500 study abroad programs through the SUNY network

ArrowOur average class size is 23 students

ArrowOur student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1

Arrow81% of our full-time faculty have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field


Campus Activities
Financial Aid 101
Embrace Your New Space
Break the Ice at Orientation
Active Learning Community
Campus Activities

With more than 130 student organizations on campus—from the Accounting Society to the Zombie Defense Corps—it’s hard not to get involved.

If sports are your thing, try out for one of our 21 Division III athletics teams, or check out one of our many club and intramural sports.

Volunteering is big at SUNY Oneonta, and there are lots of ways to give back—from raising money for a good cause through one of our civic-minded student clubs, to helping local nonprofits through our nationally recognized Center for Social Responsibility and Community.

And with hundreds of hours of student programming each semester—including comedians, theater productions, movies, concerts, visiting lecturers, poetry slams, trivia contests and more —there’s always something fun to do on campus.

Did You Know?

SUNY Oneonta students volunteer more than 45,000 hours of service each year.

Financial Aid 101
Embrace Your New Space
Break the Ice at Orientation
Active Learning Community
Campus Activities
Financial Aid 101

Billing In July, your semester e-bill will be posted to your myOneonta account and will include charges for tuition, room, board and mandatory and optional fees for the fall semester. For families who prefer not to pay the entire semester bill at once, SUNY Oneonta offers a two-payment installment plan and a monthly payment plan. Additional information will be sent to you in the spring regarding these options.

Financial Award packages will be available around March 1st.  To access your financial award letter you will need to log into your myOneonta account.

Did You Know?

SUNY Oneonta awarded nearly $4 million in need- and merit-based scholarships last year, and 75% of SUNY Oneonta students receive some form of financial assistance.

Forbes magazine recognized SUNY Oneonta as one of "America's Top Colleges" in 2014

Tuition & Fees

In-State (2014–2015)
Tuition & Fees $7,568
Room & Board $11,100
Total $18,668

Out-of State (2014–2015)
Tuition & Fees $17,218
Room & Board $11,100
Total $28,318

Financial Aid

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Student Accounts

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Embrace Your New Space
Break the Ice at Orientation
Active Learning Community
Campus Activities
Financial Aid 101

Freshmen SUNY Oneonta requires freshmen to live on campus for four semesters, with a few exceptions. Freshmen live in double-style residence halls, and most freshmen choose to live in one of our four First Year Experience residence halls, which feature special programming and support designed to ease the transition to college life. Some freshmen will be assigned to live with two other new students. “Triples” are determined based on the date your admissions deposit is paid, your housing preferences and space availability.

Transfers SUNY Oneonta offers housing to new transfer students, but space is limited. Some transfers can choose a new Transfer Living Community which features mentoring and special programs. Transfer students are not required to live on campus, but those who do must complete two semesters of on-campus living.

Did You Know?

Oneonta offers several types of special-interest housing:

ArrowQuiet Section, 24/7

ArrowMaking a Difference, students interested in community service Outdoor Wilderness Living/Learning Section (OWLS)

ArrowSafe Space Housing, supportive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally (LGBTQQAA) community

Break the Ice at Orientation
Active Learning Community
Campus Activities
Financial Aid 101
Embrace Your New Space
Break the Ice at Orientation

The Office of New Student Services is busy planning your orientation, where you’ll make new friends, interact with faculty, staff and student leaders, and register for classes. All students are required to attend an orientation session.

two mandatory components First: The ONE, the online new student orientation prep course. Students are required to complete the online session by June 20, 2015. Second: the on-campus orientation session. Registration for students who have sent in their enrollment deposits will be available through myOneonta starting April 28.

Freshman Orientation Your 1½-day orientation session will include an overnight in a residence hall. You’ll experience campus life in our classrooms and dining halls, meet with a faculty adviser to complete your fall course selection, and register for classes. Dates: July 1-2, 6-7, 9-10, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, August 27-29

Transfer Transitions Transfer Transitions is an intense one-day orientation designed to introduce you to SUNY Oneonta and our many academic Opportunities, expectations and policies. You’ll meet other new students and register for your fall 2014 courses. Dates by major: June 23 (Education and Human Ecology), June 25 (Mathematics, Science and Social Science), June 30 (Business, Humanities and Fine Arts), August 27-29 (all majors)

Program Fees All new students are required to attend an orientation session and the fee will be part of the tuition bill. If a parent opts to attend the Parent Orientation, there will be separate fees for attending the program and for on-campus lodging. Please refer to the orientation website for more fee and payment information.

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Active Learning Community
Campus Activities
Financial Aid 101
Embrace Your New Space
Break the Ice at Orientation