From the Archives
This photo, taken by Jim Gemza ’70, depicts a student with her parents on Move-In Day in the late 1960s. Notice the Zenith typewriter, business casual attire, the formal footwear and suitcases—a far cry from the laptops, shorts, T-shirts, sneakers and plastic bins visible during Move-In Day today.
Beyond fashion, the make-up of the student body has also changed, with 4 in 10 new students in fall 2022 identifying themselves as culturally diverse. Approximately 12 percent of American men and 8 percent of American women in the late 1960s had a college degree contrasted to today when approximately 37 percent of women and 34 percent of men in the country have college degrees.
No doubt, all SUNY Oswego students—past, present and future—experience some dramatic changes during their years in college. Their minds change. Their worldviews change. Their passions change. Their goals change. Their friends change. Their lives change.
Do you have a favorite photo from your college days that you’d like featured in an alumni communication?
Send the photo and a description, along with your name and class year, to firstname.lastname@example.org; or King Alumni Hall, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.