A College Town

Oneonta is a great place for a college. Nestled into the foothills of the Catskills, SUNY Oneonta offers some stunning views. From the color of the fall foliage to springtime's morning mist, the natural beauty that surrounds us adds to the feeling of comfort here. Our campus flows. It's organized into areas for academic buildings, student residences and athletic facilities, with parking sprinkled throughout. The grounds are well-maintained, walkable and cheerful. Once you see it, we think you'll agree that our campus stacks up nicely against other mid-sized schools.

Several types of visits are available. Find the one that's right for you:

Campus Tours | Open House | Transfer Events | Interviews
Appointments with Faculty | Group Visits
Class Visits | Off-Campus Events

Our campus tours are led by current SUNY Oneonta students, but please note that the majority of our students are on summer break from May 19th – August 22nd.  Please take this into consideration when planning your visit to campus this summer.

Ready to schedule a visit? Check available dates

If you or one of your guests require an interpreter, mobility assistance, or other special services, please call our office at 800-SUNY-123 at least 72 hours prior to your visit.


SUNY Oneonta is located halfway between Albany and Binghamton.



The Oneonta area has a wide range of hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfast establishments and campgrounds.

Tour Guides

Tour Guides


A 60 minute walking tour guided by a current SUNY Oneonta student. This tour will visit academic facilities, a residence and dining hall as well as the athletic facilities. Bring your walking shoes. Register today.

Campus Tours with Information Sessions

A 45 minute presentation followed by a campus tour. Different sessions are offered on a variety of dates and times for prospective freshmen/transfer students and for admitted students. Registration is required. These fill up quickly so be sure to plan ahead.

open Open House

Open House includes presentations, campus tours and information fairs. Representatives from academic departments and student services offices will be available to answer questions. The 2014 Fall Open House will be held on November 8. Register here.

For Spring we offer our Academic Exploration Day for Admitted students only.

transfer dayTransfer Day

Transfer Day includes a presentation on the admissions process and transfer credit. You will have the opportunity to speak with a transfer counselor and current transfer students and take a tour of our beautiful campus led by our outstanding student tour guides.
October 7th at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
November 18 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Register today.


Individual Campus Visits

Individual visits are a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with a transfer counselor and get your questions answered about SUNY Oneonta and the application process. Check back to see when we will be on your campus.



Interviews with admissions counselors are offered by appointment. Interviews are not required, but they allow prospective students the opportunity to talk about the admissions process and their interests. Please bring a copy of your high school or college transcript. If you would like an interview, we recommend you schedule it for after your campus tour. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am until 3 pm Please call 800-SUNY-123 to schedule your interview and you can register online for a tour.

Upon arrival on campus

Plan on arriving 15 minutes before your appointment to check in at the Office of Admissions in 118 Alumni Hall. If you did not receive a parking permit when confirming your visit, please request one when you check in and place it on your dashboard.


SessionAppointments with Faculty

Our faculty are eager to meet with you and are available September through April, when classes are in session. Please contact the Office of Admissions for additional information and assistance.

Group Visit PicGroup Visits

SUNY Oneonta is more than willing to accommodate any groups that would like to visit our campus. The approximately two-hour program may include an information session and a student-led walking tour of campus.  An hour-long  "tour only" option may be offered upon request. To submit an official request, group leaders are required to complete our online request form at least three weeks prior to desired visit. Once the request has been submitted, the group leader should hear back within 48 business hours.

Code of Conduct:

Groups are expected to be well behaved and respect the campus property and the presenters/tour guides they will be working with. Visitors will be entering classroom buildings, residence halls and dining facilities where students will be carrying out their daily activities. It is important that visitors respect the property of students and the areas they will be visiting as our students consider the campus an extension of their home. Failure to adhere to the regulations will result in your school not being allowed to visit the campus the following year. Chaperones are expected to be with their group at all times.

1 Chaperone for every 10 students is required for visiting SUNY Oneonta.

Class Visit picClass Visits

Class Visits are a great way for high school seniors and transfer students to sit in on a class and see what it’s like to be an Oneonta student.

Registration for a Class Visit is required and must be made at least 7 days in advance. We will start accepting registrations in September.


Oneonta in New York City

Oneonta representatives travel to New York City throughout the year to give information sessions. Presentations include an overview of the application process, academics, and other opportunities offered at SUNY Oneonta.

School Visits

Each fall and spring, SUNY Oneonta admissions counselors and staff hit the road to visit high schools and colleges throughout New York, as well as schools in New Jersey and Connecticut. See your High School Guidance or Career Office for date and time of our visit.

Individual Campus Visits
Individual visits are a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with a counselor and get your questions answered about SUNY Oneonta and the application process. Check back to see when we will be on your campus.

Admitted Student Events

Academic Exploration Day - April 12, 2014

Online registration is open. A final schedule of the day will be emailed to all registered students the week of April 7th.


9 am Registration and Campus Tours Begin
Hunt College Union

9 am–11 am Student Services and Student Club Fair
Hunt College Union

9 am–2 pm Financial Aid Counselors Available for Consultation
Netzer Administration Building

11:15 am–11:45 am Dean’s Remarks
Various Locations on Campus

12:00 pm–1 pm Academic Session
Various Locations on Campus

1 pm Lunch
Alumni Field House


Experience Oneonta

Experience Oneonta is a program designed for admitted students. This unique program will highlight current students and alumni. We think you are going to want to hear what they have to say about their Oneonta Experience. The day will consist of a presentation and student panel, complimentary lunch in one of our dining halls, and a campus tour.

Reservations are required to attend and these do fill up quickly.