Check out this issue for important information about move-in passes, residential facilities, Think About It, and OrangeSeeds!
New Student Newsletter
July 12, 2017
Volume 6

We hope you are getting excited to come to campus in a few weeks!  For those of you who submitted your housing application before the June 1st deadline, you will receive your housing assignment on July 15th in your email.  This Friday is also the deadline to register for a pre-orientation program.

New Student Move-In Pass
Move-In Pass System opens next Wednesday at noon

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 on MySlice.  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 on MySlice.  (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 a special program requiring you to arrive before Tuesday, August 22nd (such as a pre-orientation programinternational student orientation, athletic teams and the marching band) you do not need to download a move-in pass through this system.

For more information about new student move-in, visit the new student move-in website.
About your residence hall room

Once you've received your housing assignment, we recommend you take a "virtual tour" to get a sense of the general size and set-up of your room on the residential facilities page. You can check out the floor plans of your residence hall and view the room dimensions at the bottom of the page. You can also view photos of your hall on the Residence Hall Photos page on ReadySet.
All North Campus residence halls and South Campus Skyhalls are furnished with extra-long twin size beds (36" x 80"), dressers, mirrors, curtains, closet space, desk and chair. 
Think About It
Complete the online course by September 1!

Think About It is an interactive, online experience designed to help students make smart decisions in college around sex, alcohol, and drugs. Created for students, by students, the course promotes a healthier and safer campus environment for everyone.

Think About It takes about two to two-and-a-half hours to complete. You can work at your own pace from any computer (requires Flash player). You will need to use Firefox, Chrome or Safari browsers to complete the program; it does not operate in Internet Explorer. You can leave and return to the course at any time, and when you return, it will open to the page where you left off.  This online course is mandatory for all new students.  Please note that failure to complete this course will affect your ability to register for spring 2018 classes.
You will receive an email directly from Think About It this week with the subject line "Syracuse University Think About It Log-in."  Click on the link enclosed in the email from Think About It to start the online course.
Join OrangeSeeds
Learn, Grow, Lead.

OrangeSeeds is a leadership empowerment program that equips new first-year and transfer Syracuse University students with the knowledge and experience to become engaged student leaders on campus.

OrangeSeeds members benefit in many ways, including:
  • Exposure to new and evolving leadership opportunities;
  • Learning essential leadership skills such as effective communication and time management;
  • Becoming acclimated to our campus community;
  • Forming personal and professional relationships early;
  • Learning SU traditions;
  • Exposure to available resources on and off campus;
  • Networking with administrators and student leaders;
  • Learning to plan a successful event with knowledge of logistical and operational factors;
  • Forming a strong support system that will encourage self-reflection and personal and professional growth, and
  • Applying lessons from the program to the college experience.
Click here to apply for OrangeSeeds. For more information about OrangeSeeds, visit or e-mail
Learn your SU Traditions!
SU Motto

"Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat," translated, means "Knowledge crowns those who seek her."  The University's first seal was most likely adopted in 1871.
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