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 | July 2016
In this issue:  Preparing for arrival on campus and topics of 
interest to first-year and transfer parents.
Syracuse Welcome 2016
Syracuse Welcome is Syracuse University's orientation program for new students.
If you plan to make the journey to campus with your student, please join us for the Parents Office Welcome on Thursday, August 25 at 11 a.m., followed by information sessions, the New Student Convocation and picnic, and family-oriented academic programs that run through 12 Noon on Friday, August 26.

A complete schedule is available on the ReadySet website or via the SU Guides App.
ReadySet is the step by step guide to a successful and smooth transition to Syracuse University. 

New Student Send-Offs
New Student Send-Offs are held during the summer to welcome new students to the SU family. They are a great way to meet other new students, parents, and current students, and to have your last-minute questions answered!
News Student Send-Off Logo
Orange SUccess logo
Orange SUccess Initiative
Orange SUccess is a web-based advising tool that improves the way we support student success at Syracuse University. Students, faculty, and staff can manually raise alerts or flags. Success is a moving target and students need different kinds of encouragement at different times. Orange SUccess will engage students by keeping them informed and prompting them to act when necessary.

Click here for more information.
Things to bring for a healthy start
One of the many responsibilities of new college students is taking care of their own health. Encourage your student to eat well, sleep enough, exercise, and manage stress to prevent illness. Here are some items that will be important to have available in case of a health issue.

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Family Weekend: October 28 - 30
Family Weekend 2016 is scheduled for October 28 to October 30. Details on the schedule and registration will be available at the link below on or about July 25. We hope to see you there!

Click here for details!
Housing Assignments are coming! Important things to keep in mind

The first group of new student room assignments (for those who submitted their housing application prior to the June 1 published deadline) will be emailed to your student’s syr.edu email on July 15.  Once your student receives their housing assignment and roommate information, we encourage them to reach out to their new roommate(s) to begin discussing what it will be like to live together.  Some suggestions for discussion:
  • Who will bring which items?
  • What will be shared?
  • Room standards--cleanliness, music volume, TV time, guests, etc.
  • Move-In Plans   
It is important for you to know that many of our residence halls are undergoing renovations this summer. While we are excited for you and your student to see the results, residence halls are considered “hard hat” areas, accessible only to the contractors over the summer. Please plan to tour the residential facilities in August during Syracuse Welcome.  In the meantime, please visit the website below in the weeks to come for helpful information pertaining to residential facilities, meal plan options, and ID card services.

Housing, Meal Plan, and ID Card Services website
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