Check out this issue for important information about Speak About It, campus shuttles, WellsLink Leadership Program, Family Weekend, and more!
New Student Newsletter
August 2, 2017
Volume 9

Only a few more weeks until Syracuse Welcome starts! As we get closer to Syracuse Welcome it's even more important for you to check your email on a regular basis.  The University will send all information about coming to campus to this email account.
Register for Speak About It
Mandatory program for 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.

Syracuse Welcome Shuttle Service
Free shuttle from 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 .
WellsLink Leadership Program
Deadline to apply is August 25

The WellsLink Leadership Program is the nationally recognized academic and leadership excellence program for first-year students of color at Syracuse University. Through structured academic, social, and cultural enrichment activities, WellsLink scholars train for exceptional success at the University and beyond.
Participants of The WellsLink Leadership Program will enjoy two semesters of support, and upon their successful transition into the second year, they join an exclusive community of WellsLink alumni who will be recognized by faculty, staff, and peers as high achievers and community leaders. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 25, 2017.
To learn more, visit the  WellsLink Leadership Program website, and complete the  WellsLink application to apply.
Family Weekend 2017
Mark your calendars!
October 13-15, 2017
Family Weekend is an annual opportunity for parents and family members to experience life on the Syracuse University campus. Weekend highlights include meetings with SU's faculty and staff, information sessions, and a variety of social events. Family Weekend schedule and registration information is available online at
For further information, contact the Parents Office at 315-443-1200 or visit them online at
Learn your SU Traditions!
Home to the Dome

Home to the Dome is an annual event held during Syracuse Welcome for new students to experience the Orange spirit!  The program concludes with all new students lining the Carrier Dome turf for the traditional class photo .
21 days until
Syracuse Welcome 2017!

Visit the ReadySet New Student Newsletter Archive for all available issues.
Office of First-Year & Transfer Programs  | 315.443.1012 |