Welcome to Syracuse University! The Parents Office is here to promote awareness of and involvement in your student's educational experience. Together, we can make the most of your role.
Parent and Family Newsletter | August 2016
Syracuse Welcome: Parent and Family Orientation
Syracuse Welcome is not only a student's orientation to the University, but also a chance for parents to learn more about the Parents Office and other resources available on campus. Plea se plan to attend the orientation sessions for parents and families that are planned during Syracuse Welcome. Don't forget to stop by the Orange Welcome and Information Center on the Quad to pick up a Parents Office calendar!

A complete schedule is available here or via the SU Guides App.

ReadySet is the guide to a successful and smooth transition to Syracuse University. 
The Parents Office is
on Guidebook!
The Parents Office is very excited to share that we now part of the SU Guides app.  We launched the Family Weekend schedule and information on July 25 and our Resource Guide for Parents and Families on August 5.

You can also view the information here.

Family Weekend 2016 Schedule and Registration
Family Weekend 2016 is scheduled for October 28 to October 30. Detailed schedule and registration information are available here or via the SU Guides App.

We hope to see you there!
The WellsLink
Leadership Program

Founded in 2003, The WellsLink Leadership Program, managed by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is a nationally recognized academic excellence and leadership 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. WellsLink participants 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. Participants from the first-year program will also have the opportunity to participate in a newly developed program for WellsLink sophomores. To learn more, visit The WellsLink Leadership Program website .

First-year students should apply through the online application form . The deadline to apply is Friday, August 26, 2016.

Here is an article about WellsLink's 2016 Lee Noel-Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award:
WellsLink Program Receives National Recognition for Retention Efforts
Syracuse University
Literacy Corps

The Syracuse University Literacy Corps tutoring position is open to Syracuse University students of all majors. Tutors are trained to provide academic support in elementary schools in the greater Syracuse area and surrounding community-based organizations. Literacy Corps tutors develop leadership, critical thinking, and career skills in the position. The salary is $10 per hour and is paid through your student’s Federal Work Study award; applicants must have a FWS award of at least $1800 per academic year. Transportation is available. Tutors work 8-10 hours per week in blocks of 3+ hours at a time during the academic school day (8am-4pm). Applications are due Monday, September 12th by noon. Applications and reference forms are available on our website and at the Shaw Center (237 Schine Student Center). Contact the Shaw Center with any questions at literacy@syr.edu

Tips from the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
  • Complete tasks on your student’s MySlice Financial Aid To Do List to ensure the smooth delivery of your financial aid.
  • Students awarded Federal Work-Study can view current jobs, and the documents you’ll need to complete the I-9 form.
  • Once on campus, students can meet with a financial coach to build their college budget and learn other money management skills.
  • Students can join the Scholarship Listserv to have outside scholarship opportunities sent to their email.

The most recent issue of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs e-news is available here.

You may have most of the "What to Bring" list crossed off, the car is serviced for the trip or the airline tickets are purchased. You rarely see your soon-to-be Syracuse University student because they are off with friends, working a summer job, or traveling the globe.

What you should know about
Health Services

The SU Health Services staff of physicians, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, nurses and other professional health services staff provide confidential, primary health care to students.   

Among many other programs and services provided by the Department of Public Safety, remind your student to download this app to their mobile device.
Arriving on Campus
Be sure to have your student's move-in pass and before you put the address of the residence hall  into your navigation system, please follow the directions to the residence halls that are located here.
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