Check out this issue for important information about move-in, Speak About it, computing, and more!
New Student Newsletter
  
August 18, 2017
Volume 11
Syracuse Welcome is just days away! We hope you are excited to move in and join the Syracuse University community.  Don't forget to review the Syracuse Welcome schedule in the Syracuse Welcome Guide.  We look forward to meeting you!
What to expect during assisted move-in
August 22, 23, and 24 
 
Once you have arrived in Syracuse, you are likely to encounter many other families bringing their student to campus.  Bring your printed Move-In Pass with you to campus on your move-in day.  These assigned times are designed to keep waiting to a minimum. 

Assisted new-student move-in is from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22 (at limited halls); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. You will not be allowed to move-in during assisted move-in until your assigned date and time printed on your move-in pass.

Traffic will be heavy in the university area during move-in.  You will want to follow the driving directions to your specific residence hall on pages 4-5 in the Syracuse Welcome Guide.  When you arrive at your residence hall, you may temporarily park your car while student volunteers known as the Goon Squad, help you unload your car and move your belongings into your room.  Please note: a legal driver must stay with the vehicle at all times.  Once you've unloaded your belongings, you will be directed where to park.

While we make every effort to ensure a smooth move-in process, please be aware that due to the large number of new students arriving each August (usually 3,800 new students total), you should be prepared to wait as long as two hours in a holding line before entering your assigned residence hall. 
Register for Speak About It
Mandatory program for all new students

Joining a new community brings both opportunities and challenges. Along with the excitement of new connections and experiences, you might encounter situations and behaviors that make you uncomfortable. Speak About It is a performance-based presentation including thought-provoking and sometimes humorous skits and monologues, all based on true stories, dealing with sexual consent, assault and misconduct, and bystander intervention. The program also introduces students to the many resources at Syracuse University.
 
All new students must attend one session of this mandatory program due to federal Title IX regulations.  Please review your course schedule before you register to ensure you are available at that time.  Session options:
  • Monday, August 28 at 6:45pm
  • Monday, August 28 at 8:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 29 at 12:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30pm
Complete the  Speak About It registration form to sign up for the session you plan to attend.

Welcome to SU Computing!
World-class technology at your fingers

Among the first things you'll want to do when you arrive at your SU residence hall is get your personal computer and other devices up and running on Syracuse University's high-speed wireless (AirOrangeX) and wired (Ethernet) networks.
  
Click here for information that will help you prepare to get connected quickly to SU's networks and the internet once you arrive on campus.
 
Look for the Technology Guide in the SU Guides app!
 
The Technology Guide brings valuable advice and how-to information right to your mobile device. It's your go-to source for hooking up with the wide array of services and resources available to you as an SU student.
 
If you don't already have the free SU Guides app, go to the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store and search for 'Syracuse University Guides'. Download and install the app, then search for the Technology Guide.
 
More information about computing at SU can be found at SU's Information Technology Services (ITS) website. Click on the Welcome New SU Students box.
Meet the Orientation Leaders

With Syracuse Welcome starting in one week, our student ambassadors known as Orientation Leaders are getting ready for your arrival on campus. Throughout the week, you will see them all around campus in bright orange polos (you can't miss them) greeting you as you arrive on campus, participating in Syracuse Welcome events, and answering all the questions that you may have. Check out the ReadySet website to learn more about the 2017 Orientation Leaders!
Learn your SU Traditions!
Freshman Beanies

Starting in 1893, all first-year SU students were required to wear a green or orange soft cap known as a beanie or lid during their first semester to separate themselves from their upper-class peers. By the end of the 1960s though, the tradition of the beanie faded out. 
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