August 7, 2019
Orientation Check-In
First-Year Students: Once you get moved in or arrive on campus, be sure to start your day at Orientation Check-In located on the 1st Floor Lobby of Baker Lab between the hours of 9am and 4pm.
Get your Orientation packet, Trailhead Meal Card, free gifts, have questions answered, and relax for a bit. Orientation staff will be here to help. We will provide lunch in the Gateway Center from 12pm to 2pm, but please note the Trailhead Cafe will be open on Monday from 9am to 4pm.

Commuters.. be sure to check your email for your temporary parking pass!

Transfer Students: Your Orientation Program will begin on Friday, August 23rd. Check-In will start at 8am in the Gateway Center and includes a Continental Breakfast. You will receive a one-day Orientation in which we cover the basics and finalize your schedule. Be sure to submit final transcripts by early August to the ESF Admissions Office.

Meet the Fall 2019 Orientation Leaders here !

All full-time ESF students are required to have health insurance coverage. The cost for the student health plan will be automatically added to your student bill. This is a fee of $2,007. If you already have existing coverage, be sure to waive out of this fee on your MyESF portal. Failure to waive out by September 30th will result in full responsibility of the cost. Further info can be found here!

ALL NEW students (first-year, transfer, graduate, and international) must submit the ESF Student Health Form and Immunization Records through the Magnus Health Portal. Failure to submit may result in a hold being placed on your account and having classes cancelled. For full details, please read this information. Your invitation to the Magnus Health Portal was sent to your SU email address (check yours here). If you did not receive this invitation, please request this via email ASAP!

This mandatory training program is now LIVE and due by August 26th. An invitation email was sent to your SU email address (check yours here) with a special code to sign up. If you did not receive this email, please call (315) 470-6660 to have that reissued to you.
Reminder to Activate Your Student Accounts
Want a closer look at all of your login info? Check out this helpful page!
Did you:
  • Activate your SU email ( (
  • Memorize your NetID Password?
  • Activate ESFiD and email?
  • Know the difference between MySlice and MyESF Portal?
Career Services
The Career Services Office offers personalized services, programs, and resources to guide in developing the skills necessary to advance through ESF and enter into a rewarding career. We can help you with exploring career paths, finding internships, conducting a successful job search, applying to graduate school, and preparing for your first professional job. It is never too early to start planning for your future! 
Learn more about our office by visiting their website!
Discounted Hotel Rates - Dates Extended!
Last minute change of plans? ESF still has blocks of hotel rooms available at a discounted rate! Check out the participating accommodations here! Please note, only a few have extended their dates. If you're interested in booking with Crowne Plaza Syracuse, please book directly with Sariah at (315) 703-1949. Also, Embassy Destiny has extended their rates until 8/9! Don't miss out on this great location - which is walking distance to Destiny USA!
Are you familiar with the most used abbreviation on campus?
This stands for "Lug Your Mug, Pack Your Plate"!

ESF has a commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the environment.
We encourage you to Lug Your Mug, and/or Pack a Plate to cut down on disposable dishware used on campus. Bring your reusable straws, cups, mugs, and utensils wherever you go! Most campus events do not provide paper products, cups, or utensils! Even faculty and staff stand by LYMPYP!
Students seeking academic accommodations can do so through the Office of Disability Services at Syracuse University. This is a shared service with ESF. For further information on setting up accommodations, please visit their website hereWe strongly encourage students to begin this process as soon as possible to avoid/minimize delay in having accommodations in place for the start of the semester.  ESF seeks to provide reasonable accommodations to students who may have need for additional assistance on campus. Visit our Student Access and Inclusion website for more information!