At Orientation, new students are introduced to SUNY Oneonta’s academic and behavioral expectations; exposed to college values, traditions, and social opportunities; as well as connect with other new students, returning students, faculty and staff members. Learn More

Transfer Traditions

Transfer TraditionsEvery semester, New Student Services collaborates with offices on campus to provide stellar programs and events for transfer students. Some of these traditions are Join the Club, Transfers Take the LEAD, and the Transfer Tea. You can find more information about each tradition below.

Transfers Take the LEADTransfers Take the LEAD

An important aspect of our campus is the opportunity for students to develop their leadership potential. Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) credit is available to all students and all you have to do is attend programs and events.

The New Student Services Office invites members of the campus to discuss their resources and how they will specifically help transfer students through a series of programs called Transfers Take the LEAD. Not only will transfers learn more about what resources are available to them, but they will also gain valuable LEAD credit. Some topics in the past included: Internships, Alumni Engagement, Credit Transfer Process, and many more!

Transfer students can count their involvement in clubs/organizations as well as previous even attendance at their prior institution(s) towards LEAD@Oneonta credit. Email to learn more.

Transfer Student Mentors (TSMs)

The Transfer Student Mentors (TSMs) are a group of students who are specifically trained to help new transfer students navigate their first semester. These peer mentors send out weekly emails to their mentees and also host programs and socials throughout the year. Would you like to sign up for a Transfer Student Mentor? Email us at!

Apply to be a TSM here!

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