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Parent and Family Newsletter | September 2016
Family Weekend 2016
October 28-30
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.

While the most important thing is spending time with your student(s), don't miss our engaging information sessions, Dean's Breakfasts, and campus tours.

Looking for some entertainment?  Make sure to get tickets for Orange After Dark's Murder Mystery Dinner on Friday, a free A Cappella Concert featuring SU student groups on Saturday afternoon, and University Union's "mystery guest" comedian on Saturday evening.
Are you planning to visit for Family Weekend 2016?
SU Alumni Association News: Send-Off Success and Syracuse Legacies
SUAA News: Send-Off Success and Syracuse Legacies The Syracuse University Alumni Association had a very successful New Student Send-Off season, with nearly 2,400 new students, families, and student/alumni volunteers attending 39 gatherings across the country.  The Alumni Engagement team also hosted the first-ever Syracuse Welcome reception for legacy families. One out of every four of 4,000 new first-year and transfer students has a relative who also attended SU. Another legacy reception is planned for Family Weekend, and all are welcome!
Financial Aid News

The latest e-newsletter from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs.

Please note the change in the Financial Aid filing deadline for next year.

Health Help
  What does the Health & Wellness fee cover?

As part of Syracuse University’s tuition, students pay a Health and Wellness fee. This fee allows them to seek care through Health Services and the Counseling Center. Whether they have the SU Aetna Student Health plan or are covered by a different plan, students do not have to pay a co-payment like when they go to the doctor at home. As long as they are a full-time matriculated student, they do not pay to see a provider at Health Services. The insurance is necessary for laboratory and pharmacy fees within Health Services and any care they receive in the community. Examples of care they may receive in the community might be an allergist or other specialist, urgent care or emergency room, radiology, or an off-site pharmacy.

Flu Clinic Set for October 12
Flu season in the United States can begin as early as October. It typically peaks in January or February.  The single best way to prevent getting the flu is to get the vaccine. It won’t protect you against every strain of flu, but it is formulated to protect against the most common strains that are going around.  

Here on campus, our students can begin their flu protection early by getting vaccinated at the free flu clinic on October 12 from 11a.m. to
3 p.m. at Flanagan Gym. 

“Everyone on campus should get vaccinated for flu”, Michele Frontale, supervising pharmacist says. “It promotes a healthy campus. The more students, staff and faculty are vaccinated, the more it keeps our teachers teaching and our students going to class.”
Self Care 101
Advice from Health Services

An important new responsibility as a college student is self-care. To have the best chance to stay healthy during the cold and flu season, and beyond students should:

GET VACCINATED.  A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting yourself against influenza viruses. Flu shots are free at Health Services for students and will protect against seasonal flu. Health Services will provide flu vaccine beginning with a flu clinic on October 12, and throughout this fall. Check our website for updates:

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Pharmacy Fast Facts
If your student takes prescription medication, prescriptions can be filled very easily at Health Services Pharmacy.  To learn more about the Syracuse University Health Services Pharmacy, please click below.

Mental Health Awareness Week
October 2-8, 2016

This is a joint effort of the Office of Health Promotion, Student Association, Active Minds, the Counseling Center, Hendricks Chapel, and other key campus groups. Highlights for the week of events include a presentation about substance use and mental illness, a panel discussion about intersectionality and mental health, and hosting therapy dogs on campus. The feature event of Mental Health Awareness Week will be Syracuse Setbacks (Wednesday October 5
at 7 p.m. in Stolkin Auditorium), an event celebrating resilience and perseverance where students will hear from staff, faculty, and administrators about success, failure, and everything in between. Mental Health Awareness Week is not an isolated event, but rather a starting point for many more conversations about mental health and wellness across campus and beyond.
It’s On Us Week Of Action
October 9-15, 2016

Syracuse University will be participating in awareness programming for the It’s On Us National Campaign. This campaign promotes prosocial bystander intervention and encourages community members to look out for one another. The objective of the campaign is to create an environment in which sexual violence is unacceptable and survivors of violence are supported.

Programming is being organized in partnership with students, Samantha Skaller (the Northeast Regional Leader of It’s On Us and Syracuse University student), and the Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS). 

For a schedule of events please visit the Office of Health Promotion website. Updates will be posted on or about September 26.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This month-long initiative is intended to raise awareness of relationship violence. Together we can work toward prevention of -- and support of those who are affected by -- domestic or relationship violence. Events will take place in partnership with student organizations and The Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS).

For more information, please visit the Office of Health Promotion website  Updates will be posted on or about September 26.

A new addition at the Office of Health Promotion

Thanksgiving Charter Buses sponsored by the Student Association

For the Thanksgiving break, Student Association will sponsor charter buses from campus to major metropolitan areas.  There are a limited number of tickets available, so act early.

A list of cities and departure dates/times can be found here. Tickets are $99 round trip and can be purchased at the Schine Box Office.

Please note that the charter bus to Boston on Friday, November 18 is SOLD OUT.

The Campus Framework  works in coordination with the University’s Academic Strategic Plan to shape, guide and manage the Syracuse University campus environment and its physical form in support of the University’s mission. It seeks to foster an inclusive range of strategies to address the student experience, integrate accessibility and mobility, and improve the academic and research environments.

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