Emergency Fund supports students facing unexpected financial challenges

Did you know that SUNY Oneonta offers emergency assistance to students experiencing unforeseen financial challenges? Our new Student Emergency Fund provides grants to pay for urgent expenses resulting from unforeseen events such as:

  • homelessness or threat of eviction;
  • medical or dental emergencies;
  • loss of employment;
  • theft; and
  • natural disasters.

Examples of eligible expenses include rent, utilities, clothing, furniture, medical expenses, back-up child care, back-up transportation, and replacement of stolen items needed for school.

If you know students who might benefit from this program, please direct them to learn more and apply for funds online.

Call for student applications for Research & Creative Activity

Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity


The “Traditional” Track of the Student Grant Program for Research & Creative Activity (CA) provides funding of up to $1,500 for project expenses (plus student and faculty stipends) for independent research/CA projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship.

The “Shadowing” Track is intended to broaden student engagement in research/CA, whereby a student with little-to-no experience (freshman/sophomore/first year transfer) joins a faculty member’s research/CA endeavor as an “observer” or a junior team member. Budgets can include up to $500 for project expenses, plus stipends for both the faculty mentor and the ‘shadow’ student.

The “Classroom-based” Track supports activities that expose students to the breadth, depth, and application of scholarly/creative activity. Faculty can apply for funding of up to $1,000 for a variety of activities that would enhance the research/CA element of a course.

Guidelines and application instructions for the fall 2018 round of the Student Grant Program are available on the Committee on Research website. The application deadline is Monday, October 29 at 11:59 pm.

This program is funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association, and an award from the Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) program.

Contact a member of the Committee on Research if you have questions.

Student art reception, presentations Sept. 13

The “Student Recipient Exhibition, Jean Parish Memorial Scholarship 2017-2018” will be on exhibit in SUNY Oneonta’s Project Space Gallery from Sept. 10 to Oct. 5, 2018.

Please join us for a reception and student presentations Thursday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is funded through the estate gift of Jean Parish, Faculty Emerita, Art, to the SUNY Oneonta Foundation. 

The Project Space Gallery will feature the artwork of eight recipients of the Jean Parish Memorial Scholarships: Tyler Burke, Henry Feist, Sara LaPell, Christian Liranzo, Teresa Memole, Danielle Thomas, Anna Vanderpool and Xiaoyi Zeng. A range of styles and media–including drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, prints and mixed media–will be presented.

The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday when the college is in session and during special events.  

For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607) 436-2445, (607) 436-3456 or visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries


Weekly writing workshops set for Thursdays and Fridays

The Student Learning Center, formally known as CADE, is offering two writing workshops for fall 2018. “How to Proofread for Clear and Correct Writing” and “Essay Test Strategies” will be held throughout the semester in Milne Library on the second floor.

“How to Proofread for Clear and Correct Writing” will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6.

“Essay Test Strategies” will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m. on the following Fridays: Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7.

Please feel free to refer your students. To learn more or to sign up, visit slc.oneonta.edu or call 607.436.3010.

CASSC seeking faculty, staff volunteers for college/career exploration event

The Catskill Area School Study Council, a partnership of SUNY Oneonta and area schools, is looking for volunteers to support a community outreach program to promote early college and career awareness. We are working with DCMO BOCES as well as SUNY Oneonta Admissions, Career Development Center, Science Discovery Center and multiple faculty members.  We are hoping to bring about 400 students on campus to explore various careers and explore what the college has to offer- think FUTURE STUDENTS!

What: Two (2) 30-minute Interactive sessions/ presentations (12:15- 12:45 and 1:00-1:30) to approximately 20-30 eighth grade students per session.

Who: 400 eighth graders from the local DCMO and ONC BOCES region- 41 schools!

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Where: SUNY Oneonta


  • Provide 8th grade students with a sense of the college experience/ opportunities at SUNY Oneonta in a specific department or career field
  • Create enthusiasm and personal connections for students to college (at SUNY Oneonta!)
  • Students will begin to link interests, abilities and choices to a career field.

We encourage faulty to co-present and invite current students to be a part of this program. Please contact either Suzanne Swantak-Furman, CASSC Executive Director at 436-2584 or Jarrin Hayen, CASSC Assistant Director at 436-2533 if interested in learning more. Thank you!

Alejandra Escudero and student present at international conference

Professor Alejandra Escudero from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) and undergraduate research student, Estefanía Torijano (International Studies and Spanish – Class of 2018), presented at the 2nd Latin American Gathering on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Barranquilla, Colombia. Their presentation, “Let’s Take the Learning Outside of the Classroom!: Applied Learning in the Context of Social Responsibility” addressed the different ways in which FLL courses incorporate Applied Learning activities out of class in order to enhance learning, while making students aware of their social responsibility to their communities and teaching them to become agents for change in the world.

Applications now accepted for D’Antonio Student Travel fund

Through generous gifts from Caroline (Class of 1967) and David D’Antonio to the College at Oneonta Foundation, the D’Antonio Student Travel for Excellence Fund was created to provide assistance to students for expenses related to travel to professional meetings and conferences. Both full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in any academic discipline are eligible to apply for and receive travel awards (priority is given to undergraduate students who are presenting). Requests for travel funding may not exceed $750 per student application. There will be five grant rounds throughout the academic year. Applications submitted by September 17 will be reviewed/acted upon by September 26.

Further information and the online application form is available at https://suny.oneonta.edu/grants/grants-students/student-travel-fund