The State University of New York at Oswego, also known as SUNY Oswego, is a public liberal arts university located in the state of New York. It has three campuses: historic lakeside campus in Oswego, Metro Center in Syracuse, and Phoenix Center in Phoenix, (a village in Oswego County, about 15 mi (24 km) north of Syracuse), New York.
SUNY Oswego was founded in 1861 as the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. In 1913, the campus moved from the city of Oswego to the current lakeside location following the construction and opening of what is now known as Sheldon Hall. The campus today consists of 46 buildings with classroom, laboratory, residential and athletic facilities. Recent years have witnessed the launch of a $700 million campus-wide renovation and renewal program, highlighted by the October 2006 opening of the Campus Center – the college’s first new building in 35 years.
SUNY Oswego’s 8,300 students are able to choose from more than 100 programs of study (bachelor’s and master’s) in four colleges:
Its most popular major are Education, Business/Marketing and Communications/Journalism. SUNY Oswego has been ranked among the Top Public Regional Universities in the North regions for the seventh consecutive year. In addition, it was selected as one of the 218 institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2011 guide “The Best Northeastern Colleges” for excellent academic programs.
Penfield Library, named after Lida S. Penfield (1873–1956), once chair of the English department, is an academic library that supports the instructional, research and service goals of SUNY Oswego. Penfield Librarians provide Research help for SUNY Oswego students through “Ask a Librarian” services in a variety of methods, including chat, e-mail, phone, in-person, and through extended appointments with subject librarians.
SUNY Oswego’s athletic teams are known as the Lakers.
For more information about studying at Oswego, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services site: http://www.oswego.edu/academics/international/ISSS.html
Oswego is a city on the shore of Lake Ontario. Oswego is one of the snowiest towns in America, with some winters totaling over 300 inches. With a population of around 20,000, Oswego is conveniently located 45 minutes from Syracuse, 80 minutes from Rochester (see SUNY Brockport) and 3-5 hours from Canadian cities such as Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.
Oswego has a long history stretching back to the 15th century. The British established a trading post in the area in 1722 and fortified it with a log palisade later called Fort Oswego. In 1755 they added Fort Ontario on the northeast side of the river along with other fortifications. In August 1756, French forces defeated the British in the Battle of Fort Oswego, capturing the fort during the French and Indian War.
Oswego was home to almost 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II. Fort Ontario was the only attempt by the United States to shelter Jewish refugees during the war. Oswego also has the Safe Haven Museum to commemorate the stories of the refugees.
Visitors can learn about the city’s history by visiting museums such as the H. Lee White Marine Museum, The Richardson-Bates House, and Fort Ontario. Throughout the city and public parks, many historical monuments can be found honoring historical figures, and other forts that stood in what is now the historical district. Boating, fishing, and hiking are also activities that are enjoyed by all residents and visitors. Oswego also has three ice-skating rinks, a large public pool located on the Fort Ontario grounds, bowling, and the historic Oswego Theater.
Syracuse is the largest U.S. city with the name “Syracuse”, and the fifth most populous city in the state of New York. Live jazz music is the centerpiece of two annual outdoor festivals in Syracuse, the M&T Syracuse Jazz Festival, Polish Festival as well as the CNY Jazz Arts Foundation’s Jazz In The Square Festival. Performers in the last five years have included Chuck Mangione, Joshua Redman, Smokey Robinson, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke, Aretha Franklin, and many more. The Polish Festival hosted Grammy winners Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra, Polish music legend Stan Borys and Irena Jarocka, Grammy nominee Lenny Goumulka…
Syracuse was home to the 79-member Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO), founded in 1961.
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