May 23, 2018
Dear Mighty Oaks!
On behalf of my colleagues in the Division of Student Affairs and across campus, I am thrilled to formally welcome you to the College of Environmental Science and Forestry community! We are busy getting things ready for your arrival in August. I hope you are looking as forward to that day as we are.
You likely chose ESF because you know you will get an excellent education here. You will take classes from outstanding faculty members who are highly regarded in their fields. And you may participate in research projects with these faculty members. In addition to an excellent academic experience, a hallmark of an ESF education is the learning and experience you will have outside the classroom.
In the Division of Student Affairs, our mission is "to advance individual student learning, well-being, and success by intentionally designing involvement and engagement opportunities to promote contributions to the College community and greater society" . We do this by planning programs and service projects, by helping you prepare for your internship and job searches, by coordinating tutoring programs, by assisting you with any challenges you may face, by helping you to get connected and involved on campus, and in many other ways. You will learn more about our office and other offices on campus during your upcoming Orientation.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dean Lombard
Anne E. Lombard, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs
First-Year Orientation begins Monday, August 20th!
Pre-Arrival Reminders
You should have received a letter from the Division of Student Affairs to let you know the New Student Checklist  on the MyESF Portal is live and waiting for you!

  • Activate your NetID so you can start using your College e-mail address! (Our e-mail service is through Syracuse University, hence @SYR.EDU). You can also upload your ID photo using your SUID Number and Net ID (Under Student ID Card Photo Details).

The MyESF Portal includes: emergency contact information, photo ID, policies acknowledgement, FERPA waiver (for billing and academic purposes), Math Placement exam, the required Student Health Assignment and much more..
Did You Know..?

We are helping with hurricane relief!

Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , other social media platforms and across the world !

Stay tuned for more ESF Fun Facts, Trivia and our Campus Abbreviations..
Student Involvement and Leadership
Student Involvement and Leadership is staffed by Director Laura Crandall and Coordinator Sarah Houck.
Student Involvement and Leadership also assists with:
  • All ESF student clubs, organizations and student government
  •  Leadership opportunities including Emerging Leaders
  • Weekly e-mail blasts called Oakie's Opportunities (Opps for short!), outlining activities at ESF
  • Insomniacs events held nearly every Friday night starting at 10pm in Nifkin Lounge
  • Student-run events (see the Student Planner!), such as Morning Munches, Ice Cream Socials, TGIFs, Earth Week events, and the awards banquet and dance
  • Campus-wide events including Family Weekend and Commencement
Get involved! Check your e-mail regularly for our weekly updates!
L ocated within the Division of Student Affairs (110 Bray Hall), be sure to meet our welcoming staff members. For more information, visit our website here !
Math Placement
Due July 1
Required of ALL First-Year Students
Administered Online 50 Questions (Takes about an hour)
To access the exam, log in to your MyESF Portal . (Under the New Student Checklist, go to Syracuse University Required Tasks.)
Head Orientation Leaders
Assisting in your transition, Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a group of 52 upperclass students that you’ll meet in August to welcome you into the ESF community alongside faculty and staff. OLs stay in touch throughout the fall semester and host a variety of social (and academic) events to further help you succeed at ESF!
Until then, you can read about us in the OL Bios . We have a ton of fun events planned so get pumped! Can’t wait to see you in August! 
Centennial Hall Overview
Housing Contracts are due June 15
 The contract includes access to RoomSync, the official method for meeting other students and requesting a specific roommate. If you do not select a roommate using RoomSync, Centennial Hall staff will use your housing application to assign you a roommate. The last day to request a roommate is June 29.
For any questions or concerns, please contact Centennial Hall directly! Their information can be found here !
Health Forms
Due August 1
We are upgrading how we receive your ESF Student Health Form and immunization information. Please watch your email for additional information. For now, please make sure you have a copy of your immunization record to send when requested as this is required by NY state law.  
Save The Dates!
First-Year (Centennial Hall Residents Only) Move-In and Orientation Begins

Transfer Orientation Begins

Fall Family Weekend
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF)
Division of Student Affairs
1 Forestry Drive, 110 Bray Hall
Syracuse, New York 13210