GENIUS Olympiad is hosted at State University of New York at Oswego campus (see the picture and map below for exact location), on the shores of Lake Ontario. The nearest major transportation center is Syracuse Hancock International Airport or Syracuse Regional Train and Bus Station.  GENIUS Olympiad will only pick up participants from one of these two locations.  Participants arriving at any other location must arrange their own transportation to Syracuse or Oswego.  WE WILL NOT PICK UP PARTICIPANTS IN NEW YORK CITY, AS IT IS MORE THAN 5 HOURS AWAY.  

All events will take place on the university campus, except the Niagara Falls trip and shopping. Participants will have safe and fun experience. Participants will stay in dormitory rooms (two single beds per room) with common bathrooms on each floors. Participants will be provided an open buffet dining experience with variety food options, including vegetarian, (hot food bar, fruit bar, soups, salad bar, sandwich bar, hot and cold drinks, desert bar) on campus. There are fee-based shuttle services between campus and the Oswego city shopping center (10-15 min by Walmart, TJMaxx, etc.).

The following items are included within your program as part of your participation without an additional fee: your registration package (including a T-shirt, bag, water bottle, and certificates), your stay on campus, your dining on campus, the Niagara Falls trip (3 hrs each way), and airport pick-up and drop-off at specific dates and times.

Please read the Finalist Guide for more information regarding accommodation and rules.


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SUNY Oswego

The State University of New York at 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. The College is one of 13 university colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. More than 8,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.

SUNY Oswego offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors and graduate programs. Oswego science programs require and promote undergraduate research by providing funding and facilities. Oswego gives students an opportunity to explore the world by offering more than 30 study abroad sites in 15 countries, including Japan, India, Benin, Brazil, Italy, France, and Turkey.

The campus today consists of 46 buildings with classrooms, laboratories, residential and athletic facilities. In recent years, the college has witnessed the launch of a massive campus-wide renewal program, highlighted by opening of new Campus Center, new student housing, and new Science and Engineering building.

For more information about Oswego, visit:

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  • 45 minutes to Syracuse
  • 75 minutes to Rochester
  • 2 hours 30 minutes to Buffalo and Niagara Falls
  • 5 hours to New York City (JFK), Boston, or Philadelphia
  • 7 hours to Washington D.C.







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