Jun 24, 2024  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Summer; Classes; Hours; Canceled Classes

Summer Sessions


Oswego offers a large number of courses during Summer Sessions aimed at meeting the needs and interests of undergraduate students wishing to accelerate, make up, or transfer course work and graduate students desiring to complete master’s degrees and/or state education certification requirements or wishing to build unique competencies in special fields of interest. Summer Sessions at Oswego also offers students exceptional opportunities in interdepartmental study, laboratory course work, and workshop programs. 

Evening, Saturday, and Off-campus Classes


In addition to regular daytime courses, late afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes are scheduled on and off-campus during the academic year.

Office and Building Hours


Generally administrative and departmental offices operate from are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays except for holidays. Some administrative offices remain open on weekends by appointment. Academic buildings generally open by 7:00 AM and close by 10:00 PM weekdays except for certain buildings, such as Penfield Library, which have more flexible hours. Some academic buildings are open on weekends. During specific holiday periods and between semesters the residence and dining halls are not open. Administrative offices close at 4:00 PM during the summer.

Specific information is published in the Official College Calendar, the faculty/staff newsletter, and the student newspaper.

Canceled Classes Due to Weather


To find out if classes are canceled because of inclement weather, members of the campus community have several options: check www.oswego.edu, the SUNY Oswego Web site; call 312-3333, the SUNY Oswego Information Line; listen to radio and television; or check with the front desk of the residence where they live.

They may receive direct notification as well, if they have signed up to receive campus alerts through NY-Alert. Students indicate their preferences through myOswego under personal information. Faculty and staff enter their contact information by logging on to the employee portal on www.suny.edu, the SUNY Web site.

Classes will proceed as scheduled unless official announcements of cancellation are made. When classes are canceled, faculty and commuting students are advised not to come to campus.

Among the TV and radio stations making this college’s class cancellation announcements are TV Channels 3, 5, 9 and 10 in Syracuse, the WRVO Stations (FM 89.9 to 91.9 throughout Central Upstate New York); WWTI Newswatch 50 in Watertown; Clear Channels in Syracuse (WSYR AM 570, Y94 FM 94.5, etc.) and Rochester (WHAM 1180, etc.).

The public announcement of class cancellations only occurs when the entire campus of thousands of students and faculty are affected. Individual class cancellations do not require radio broadcast across central New York. Faculty members wishing to cancel their own classes should follow the same procedure used when they are ill. Faculty teaching classes off-campus should follow the weather closing policy governing the class site and inform students how to find out if their class is canceled.

The college does not close when classes are canceled. Under the state’s regulations, only the governor has the authority to close a state agency such as SUNY Oswego. Unless the governor closes the college, employees who choose not to come to work or to leave work early are required to charge their time. The only exception is for instructional faculty when classes have been canceled.