You're a SUNY Oswego Laker!
As a first generation college student you may feel confused or stressed about how things work around here. That's totally normal! Many of the people around you feel the same way (even if it doesn't show). So before you do anything else, take a deep breath and know that you belong here.
This guide will help you get started with college life, and life at SUNY Oswego. It has lots of good tips, resources, and contacts to help you start off on the right foot. Read it, get connected, and always remember you're not alone!
As of academic year 2015-16, 56% of undergraduates [in the U.S.] were first generation college students (neither parent had a bachelor's degree), and 59% of these students were also the first sibling in their family to go to college. 24% had parents with no post-secondary education of any kind.
RTI International. (2019). First-generation College Students: Demographic Characteristics and Postsecondary Enrollment. Washington, DC: NASPA. Retrieved from https://firstgen.naspa.org/files/dmfile/FactSheet-01.pdf