Check out this issue for important information about Syracuse Welcome, housing, and SummerStart!

New Student Newsletter
May 16, 2018
Volume 1

Welcome to Syracuse University!  We can't wait for you to join us in August!

As you prepare to come to Syracuse in August, we will share a variety of information with you throughout the summer.  To ensure you do not miss any important information, be sure to check your email account on a regular basis. Visit the ITS SUmail site for more information about your email account.  You will receive the New Student Newsletter in your email on Wednesdays! (bi-weekly May-June, and weekly July-August) 

Another important resource is the ReadySet website.  ReadySet contains everything you need to know and do before arriving on campus.  Check it out!

Be sure to check your email on Wednesdays for the latest information about coming to Syracuse -- you don't want to miss anything!
S yracuse Welcome 2018
Mark your calendars!

Syracuse Welcome is Syracuse University's new student orientation program. This program is devoted to helping you make a successful transition to Syracuse University. You will not need to travel to campus for a summer orientation program.

International Student Move-in Days - Friday, August 17 or Saturday, August 18
New Student Move-in Day 1 - Tuesday, August 21 (limited availability)
New Student Move-in Day 2 - Wednesday, August 22
New Student Move-in Day 3  - Thursday, August 23
Syracuse Welcome 2018  - Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, August 26
Classes Begin  - Monday, August 27

New domestic students are able to move-in to their residence hall room on Tuesday, August 21; Wednesday, August 22; or Thursday, August 23. You will need to submit your preferences for your move-in date and time through the Orientation Registration Form available between June 1 and July 15.  

Your move-in date and time will be randomly assigned based on your housing assignment and move-in preferences received from the Orientation Registration Form.  Your Arrival and Parking Pass states your move-in date and time and will be automatically created and emailed to your email address on July 20, 2018.  (No Arrival and Parking Passes will be issued before this date.)  There are a limited number of passes for each date and shift.  More information about new student move-in can be found on the  New Student Move-In site.
*New international students are required to move-in on August 17 or 18 to complete mandatory international student orientation requirements.  For more information about these requirements and international student move-in, visit the  International Student Orientation website.
Apply for SU Housing
Deadline is June 1st
The Housing and Meal Plan application is still available for new students. Once you are matriculated and payment is received, you will receive an email from the Office of Housing and Meal Plans to go online to submit your housing application.  It is recommended that you complete this application upon matriculation. Any questions should be directed to our email account
For more information about the Housing and Meal Plan application, visit the New First Year Students page or the New Transfer Students page
Get started at SU early!

If you plan to attend the University in the fall, you should consider the many benefits of attending SummerStart, the University's pre-freshman program for entering students. SummerStart provides an outstanding opportunity to transition from high school to college.  You will:
  • Meet with advisors from your school or college and select your courses.
  • Earn 7-9 credits toward your degree.
  • Benefit from specially designed academic support.
  • Enjoy full campus life experiences: live in Dellplain Residence Hall, eat in the dining centers, and attend classes on campus.
  • Enjoy recreational and social activities, such as a talent show; bowling; sports; Students, Faculty & Staff Mixer; visiting nearby parks and lakes; including day trips to Darien Lake and Niagara Falls.
  • Make new friends, get acquainted with the SU campus, and enjoy the beauty of summer in Upstate New York.
Students who have been awarded a Syracuse University Grant for the 2018-2019  academic year may be eligible for financial assistance for SummerStart. Questions regarding financial aid eligibility should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs at 315-443-1513. 

We would love to have you on campus this summer! For more information, visit the SummerStart website. If you have questions, contact the SummerStart office at 315-443-5045 or email
Become a McLane Scholar! 
McLane Scholars are students who have a documented disability and intend to access disability-related resources and/or accommodations through the Office of Disability Services while attending Syracuse University. These students will receive a full scholarship to the SummerStart Program as well as additional academic support and technologies. McLane Scholars are recognized as potential leaders of the university and will participate in scholarly activities throughout their entire time at Syracuse University. 

Learn more and apply at the McLane Scholars page
to do list
New Student Checklist

Don't know what you need to do before coming to campus in August?  Check out the New Student Checklist!  Using the checklist is an easy way to keep track of what you've completed and what you still have left to do. 

You can also download the printable New Student Checklist and mark off the tasks as your complete them!

Learn your SU Traditions!
Official Syracuse University Color

Orange became the University's official color in 1890 when Syracuse became the first college to adopt only one official color. The original school colors, rose pink and pea green, adopted in 1872 were not popular. Orange was chosen to represent the golden apples of Hesperia; the story of the sunrise and the hope for a golden future. Blue is used as an unofficial accent color.
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