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Parent and Family Newsletter
February 2018
Save the Date for Family Weekend 2018!
Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28

Watch the Family Weekend page on the Parents Office website for details in the coming months.
Room Selection Process for 2018-2019
Returning students looking for housing on campus for the 2018-2019 academic year will soon start the Room Selection Process. Room Selection is an online process for eligible students to select their housing for the coming academic year. Your student should monitor their SU email box to make sure they do not miss important information or deadlines. This process can seem overwhelming, but here is a breakdown of the major steps.

Advance Housing Payment
Your student will receive an e-bill via email for the $450 due by March 20 . This is the only notice your student will receive, statements will not be mailed.

Complete the Room Selection Application
Only after the advance fee is paid can students complete the application via MySlice.
Complete the Roommate Matching Process
Before each selection round the student should complete the roommate matching process. Students should us the Facebook group: SU Housing Room Selection 2018 for help finding roommates.
Select a Room
Students log on to Myslice and select their room at their assigned selection time.
For more details about the Room Selection Process, please visit http://housingmealplans.syr.edu/maps-and-forms/roomselection/

Need Help?

Students can visit the Housing Office at 206 Steele Hall


Stop by one of the information locations listed below.
Lunch Hours at the following

Wed. February 28 – Graham Dining
Thurs. March 1 – Ernie Davis Dining
Fri. March 2 – Brockway Dining
Tues. March 6 – Shaw Dining
Wed. March 7 – Sadler Dining
South Campus Open House

Sunday, March 25 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

175 Small Rd., #8
170 Small Rd., #2
311 Slocum Heights, #3
Health and Wellness
Flu Season is One of the Worst

According to the New York State Department of Health, the flu season may be “the most severe season in recent years.” During the week ending January 27th, there was a 50% increase of laboratory confirmed influenza cases in New York State. Currently, the preliminary results for the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in the US has not been released for this season, but data suggests the flu shot continues to protect against all influenza viruses. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Key signs that an individual has the flu is a fever ( >100.4) and body aches.

Syracuse University Health Services is working diligently to promote prevention of the flu. Students are encouraged to wash their hands frequently, avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth, clean and disinfect surfaces, while staying physically active and eating nutritious foods and fluids. Students are also able to get a free flu shot at Health Services, either at the pharmacy or during an already scheduled appointment. Red flags that should prompt a student to seek medical care include recurrent or persistent fever, difficulty breathing, or symptoms that improve then return. Parents should encourage their student to purchase a thermometer to monitor their temperature. Putting together a care package is a wonderful way to help students stay healthy. Great supplies include hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray and wipes, and tissues. Students with a meal plan can also order for delivery a “Feel Better Food Pack” by calling food services at 315.443.1103. For more information about prevention and care during an illness visit the Health Services' website .
Invest Syracuse Update
Enhancing Mental Health Services

As part of Invest Syracuse , a $100 million initiative designed to advance academic excellence and the student experience, Syracuse University today announced steps it will take to enhance mental health counseling and services on campus. On Mondays and Thursdays, the center will remain open until 7 p.m. to accommodate more scheduled appointments. Additionally, the Counseling Center will host two evening Group Therapy options on these days.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
2018-19 Financial Aid
February 1 was the financial aid application filing deadline for students returning for the fall 2018/spring 2019 academic year. If you missed this deadline, please file as soon as possible.  Applications submitted after the deadline may be awarded on a funds available basis.
Please check your student’s MySlice Financial Aid To Do List and complete any listed items as other documents may be needed to complete review of your student’s financial aid application.
Syracuse Smart Money

Has your student met with a Syracuse Smart Money coach yet? Encourage him/her to make an appointment soon using Orange Success. Coaches have had extensive training and can get your student informed and organized finances organized, answer student loan questions, and help his/her make good financial decisions.
The Office of Financial Literacy’s Syracuse Smart Money program was recently recognized as the #2 program in the nation by LendEDU - up one spot from last year. Make sure your student takes advantage of this program.  Read more about the LendEDU ranking.

Academic Help
Foundations Workshops
Spring 2018 Workshop Series
Foundations is a seven-week lecture series that introduces students to essential life skills. Lecture topics include: community involvement, leadership, career development, financial wellness, healthy relationships and self-care, physical health and nutrition, and information literacy The sessions are Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. T his series is open to ALL
Fighting the Winter Blahs
Spring 2018 Events
The popular Orange After Dark program is a great way for your student to de-stress during the semester and meet other students. Events are low or no-cost and transportation is provided.
Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival is a tradition that dates back to 1930. It offers outdoor and indoor activities, chili cook-offs, snow sculptures, and other events that coincide with Syracuse Winterfest.
Recreation Options
Recreation Services offers a wide variety of programming for your student including; exercise facilities, intramural sports, fitness classes, sports clubs, outdoor education, a challenge course and more.
Alumni News
Save the Date: Orange Central 2018!
The Syracuse University Alumni Association invites you to mark your calendar for Orange Central 2018, Oct. 18-21. Orange Central is our once-a-year homecoming and reunion celebration for members of the Orange community. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends come together to enjoy activities ranging from lectures and panel discussions to campus tours, performances, and social and athletic events. With nearly 50 events and programs, including the SU football game against North Carolina, there will be something for everyone, so plan to join in the fun this fall. Check out http://orangecentral.syr.edu regularly to view updates.
Plan Now for...
Order Your Student a Valentine's Treat!

Visit the Syracuse University Bookstore's website at http://bookweb.syr.edu and select "Hugs from Home."
Last Chance to Order a Yearbook!

The deadline to order a 2018 Syracuse University Yearbook is February 21, 2018. To order, visit www.jostens.com
Lazybones Summer Storage

Syracuse University endorses just one summer storage company--Lazybones. They are the only storage provider authorized to provide room to room service in the residence halls.

For more information, click on the photo above or visit http://mylazybones.com .

Commencement Weekend 2018

The Commencement website is now updated. Visit to view the schedule of events.

To read about securing special accommodations, hotel information, and on-campus lodging click on the Preparing tab .

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