SUNY Oswego Welcomes One of its Largest Incoming Classes
SUNY Oswego officially welcomed one of its biggest incoming classes ever – and the second largest in the past two decades – with more than 2,400 new students enrolling for the fall 2022 semester. According to figures as of Aug. 30, 2022, 1,489 first-year students, 548 transfer students and 390 graduate students proudly joined the SUNY Oswego community.
In addition, nearly four in ten incoming students identified themselves as culturally diverse. While the majority (91 percent) of new students came to Oswego from around New York state, incoming students also joined the Laker family from 13 countries and 22 states plus the District of Columbia.
The success followed the college’s “all-in” approach the past year that encompassed the collective expansive efforts of faculty, staff, alumni and current students – all of whom were instrumental in supporting SUNY Oswego’s admissions, enrollment and marketing efforts.
“Welcoming this year’s amazing new class of Lakers is possible though the collective efforts of our campus community,” said SUNY Oswego Officer in Charge Mary C. Toale. “A talented, diverse and engaged student body makes for a vibrant and active campus community. We are grateful for the numerous members of the Oswego family who stepped up, stepped in and stepped forward, in partnership with the admissions team, to contribute to this year’s success. We look forward to getting to know our new students and building upon our successes for future classes.”
This year, new students participated in a week-long Laker Launch, which included a new Whiteout Welcome, Rec the Night, Paint the Road Green and Gold, national comedians, Lakerfest and Welcoming Torchlight Ceremony, with a plug for the Top 10 Things to Do Before Graduating created by members of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors.
This team effort even earned a national spotlight in May through an Inside Higher Ed story.
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