Check out this issue for important information about your I.D. card photo, placement exams, and more!

New Student Newsletter
December 27, 2017
Volume 2

We are so glad you will be joining the Syracuse University community in a few short weeks!  Please remember to keep checking your email account on a regular basis, since this is the only email account that SU will use to communicate with you.  If you did not receive the first issue of the ReadySet New Student Newsletter, you can read it through the Newsletter Archive on the ReadySet website
Email your ID Card photo

Deadline is January 9th! 

Your SU I.D. card serves as your official University identification and will give you access to a variety of venues and services. Email your photo to by January 9th and your I.D. card will be ready for you upon your arrival. 

If you do not email your photo by January 9th, you will need to have your photo taken when you arrive on campus.  Avoid the lines and submit your photo online! 

Click here for more information about emailing your ID card photo. 
Placement Exams

All new SU students are expected to take all applicable placement exams before registering for classes on Saturday, January 13th. Mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish placement exams are available online; all other placement exams are administered in person during  Winter Welcome.

You can take the online exams from any computer by going to  and following the links to Student Services > Placement Exam > Take Placement Exams. 

Placement exams for all other languages will be available by contacting the appropriate language coordinator in 340 H.B. Crouse Hall (HBC) or contact Colleen Kepler at . You can find information about all languages offered at , click on "Languages" and select the appropriate language. 

*Please note, this Placement Exam information does not pertain to returning Discovery students. 
Computing at SU

Download an essential checklist of computing-related things you should do before you arrive on campus. The checklist includes information about computer requirements and purchasing recommendations, phone and cable television services, managing your NetID and password,  file sharing at SU, and lots more.   Be sure to also download the free SU Mobile app and become familiar with the many ITS Student Services available on campus.  When you check into your SU residence make sure you receive our "Getting Connected" sheet that will help you get connected to SU's networks, the Internet, and cable TV. 
LiveSafe Mobile App

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) at Syracuse now offer a mobile app that offers improved safety and communication abilities for smart phone users. The app provides a "mobile blue light" capability, allowing students to contact the Emergency Communications Center with the touch of a button and transmit their physical location during the call. The LiveSafe app is available to download for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Learn your SU Traditions!
The Legend of #44

Since 1954, nine football players have worn the #44; three earned All-American honors (Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, and Floyd Little). In basketball, two players (Derrick Coleman and John Wallace) wearing the same number broke scoring records. To reflect the importance of #44, the University's zip code changed to 13244 and phone prefixes to 442 and 443.
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Winter Welcome 2018!

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