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Starting with the following highlights and learning more about the Barnes Center at The Arch, discover what wellness means to you!

Additionally, don't forget to complete important Required Tasks such as registering for Syracuse Welcome, Syracuse University's new student orientation program. This required program supports your college transition, introduces you to new friends and helps you navigate important academic requirements.

For additional information or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at 315.443.9187 or by emailing newtosu@syr.edu.
Register for Syracuse Welcome
Due: July 15, 2021

Please register by July 15, and take advantage of opt-in experiences that take place during this multi-day program.

Visit the Required Tasks webpage today to register!
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Health and Wellness Requirements
Due: Multiple Deadlines Starting July 1

To help build and support the Orange community, new students are asked to complete health and wellness requirements before the start of the semester. Explore below and check your Syracuse University email (i.e. @syr.edu) often for important information.


Visit the Required Task webpage for a complete list of required tasks.
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Discover What Wellness Means to You

As the hub for student wellness, the Barnes Center at The Arch features programs, services and offerings that promote holistic health and well-being, all in one accessible, centralized space on campus. Highlights include the following:

  • Counseling: Hosting individual sessions, group therapy and more, a variety of resources and programs are available.
  • Health Care: A team of physicians, nurses and more provide a variety of confidential general health care services.
  • Health Promotion and Education: Experience the Wellness Leadership Institute, Health Hubs, pet therapy and more.
  • Pharmacy: Within the Barnes Center, students are encouraged to explore the Pharmacy and retail space.
  • Recreation: Be Active from climbing, swimming, exercising with state-of-the-art equipment and more.
  • Be Active: Experience Drop-in Fitness Classes, sports activities, 'Cuse Fit Chat and more.
Dimensions of Wellness

Throughout your student experience, the Barnes Center encourages the exploration of resources, services, programs and more that weave together the Dimensions of Wellness. Similar to a guiding compass, the Dimensions of Wellness will help you learn and define what wellness means to you:

  • Career
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility
  • Emotional
  • Environmental
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Spiritual

Learn more about our Wellness Philosophy today!
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Resource Spotlight

Esports: The Barnes Center at The Arch features a designated esports gaming room. Get your game on with a virtual reality unit, 36 personal computer gaming stations and several console gaming stations for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo!