Check out this issue for important information about move-in, free shuttle service, Pre-Orientation programs, Disability Services, computers, and more!
New Student Newsletter
July 5, 2017
Volume 5

New student move-in and Syracuse Welcome 2017 are quickly approaching! Now is the time to learn more about the new student move-in process and start planning your schedule for Syracuse Welcome.

Don't forget that Syracuse Welcome has gone mobile, so be sure to download the SU Guides app from the iTunes or Google Play store.
What is a Move-In Pass?

To ensure a smooth arrival and move-in, all new residential students participating in assisted new student move-in must register for and print a move-in pass. Your move-in pass must be displayed on the dashboard of your car during move in.

You will need to select a move-in date and shift through the online Move-In Pass system.  Move-in shifts are:
  • Tuesday, August 22nd 11:30am-2pm**
  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2-5pm**
  • Wednesday, August 23rd 9am-11:30am
  • Wednesday, August 23rd 11:30am-2pm
  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2pm-5pm
  • Thursday, August 24th 9am-11:30am
  • Thursday, August 24th 11:30am-2pm
**A small staff of volunteers will be available to assist you at select residence halls. Full assistance and move-in at all residence halls is available on Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24.

The Move-In Pass system opens at noon EST on Wednesday, July 19th.  (No Move-In Passes will be issued before this date.)  There are a limited number of passes for each date and shift.  Move-In Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you need to move-in on a specific date and time, you will want to register for your Move-In Pass quickly.  The deadline to register for a Move-In Pass is noon EST on Tuesday, August 1st. 

Please note:  If you are participating in special programs requiring you to arrive before Tuesday, August 22nd (such as pre-orientation programs, international student orientation, athletic teams and the marching band) you do not need to download a move-in pass through this system.

Syracuse Welcome Shuttle Service
Free shuttle from the airport, bus and train station to campus!

Syracuse University is excited to offer free shuttle service from Hancock International Airport and the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (train and bus depot) to the University campus and local, off-campus addresses from August 1-27, 2017, 10am-10pm. This service is by reservation only. Please complete the  Syracuse Welcome Shuttle Service Sign-Up Form  72 hours (3 days) prior to your arrival. 

For questions, please contact .
Pre-Orientation Programs
There's still time to sign up!

Get an early start on your Syracuse University experience by participating in a pre-orientation program. These programs enable you to make connections early, get familiar with our campus and community, and have fun. Registration deadline is July 15th. There are programs for all interests!  

2017 Pre-Orientation Programs include:
  • Access 'Cuse
  • Build Your First Year Experience: A community service experience in the City of Syracuse
  • Commuter Students Unite: Learning to make the most of your time on campus
  • `Cuse First (for first generation college students)
  • First-Year Career
  • FreshFest
  • Leadership Outdoor Orientation Program (LOOP): Adirondack Adventure
  • Leadership Outdoor Orientation Program (LOOP): Odyssey Adventure
  • SOULscape: A First-Year Wellness Retreat
  • Transfer Transitions (for transfer students)
  • Transitioning Military Veterans to University Life
For more information and to register, visit the  Pre-Orientation Programs website

Register with Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is the designated campus office that facilitates access for students with documented disabilities to programs and activities at Syracuse University. If you are a student with a disability and plan to request accommodations, it is important that you

Students with disabilities may choose to self-disclose at any time. However, in order to ensure sufficient time to arrange for and provide auxiliary aids and services, requests for accommodations should be made by July 15. Please feel free to contact the Office of Disability Services at (315) 443-4498 or (315) 443-1371 TDD, to speak with an ODS Counselor regarding any questions or concerns.

For more information, visit the Office of Disability Services' website .

Computers and Technology
What you need to know and bring to campus!

All SU residences enjoy 100 percent high-speed wireless and wired network coverage. You will receive information about connecting your devices to the SU network when you check into your residence hall. To connect, you will need your NetID and password, and access to your device's administrator account. 
Bring an Ethernet cable for any network-enabled TVs, streaming media devices (e.g., Roku 3, Apple TV), and similar devices, including wireless game consoles (e.g. Xbox, Playstation), and if you want the option of a wired connection for your computer. Except for your computer, none of these are supported on the wireless network.
Computer recommendations from your school or college can be found at Check them before making any decisions. If your school or college says you can buy either Apple or Windows, buy the one with which you are most comfortable. Running a Windows operating system on an Apple computer may add cost. Most standard software is available for both platforms.
For more information, visit the ITS New Student website.  

Learn your SU Traditions!
Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival was a conglomeration of events and traditions all rolled up into one weekend.  The origin of this tradition (1933) was as a holiday before the onset of exams, but also a means to break the monotony of the winter months.  Events included dances, snow sculpting contests, and winter sports. Today's Winter Carnival offers outdoor and indoor activities, including human dog sled races, ice-carvings, chili cook-offs, snow sculptures, and other events that coincide with Syracuse Winterfest.
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Syracuse Welcome 2017!

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