Parent and Family Newsletter | June 2019
New Student and Family Orientation
Residence Hall Move-In | Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday, August 22
  • ReadySet is the primary resource for new students and their families. Take some time to explore it with your student!

  • Remind your student to check their e-mail account once or twice a week for important information. Share the new student checklist with them.

  • Please note that parent and family orientation programs will be held from Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, August 23. Click here for a program preview. The complete Syracuse Welcome Schedule will be available soon.

Did You Know?
The Ready Set website has information on:
New Student Send-Offs
Attend a send-off near you!

 The Syracuse University Alumni Association is pleased to offer our New Student Send-Off series during the summer as we welcome the newest members of the Orange family to Syracuse University. Hosted by SU’s regional alumni clubs, members of the Board of Trustees, individual alumni, and/or SU parents, these gatherings are a perfect way for new incoming students to kick off their time as a Syracuse University student.

Send-offs allow members of the Class of 2023 and their parents to get to know current students and other new SU families. Registrants can have their questions answered by current students and alumni—all while showing off your Orange spirit! All new students will receive a special Syracuse gift.

This year, we have 41 send-offs planned in 38 cities around the country and the world. Check out our complete list of send-offs below and register for one near you. We look forward to seeing you at a send-off this summer! For more information on our send-offs, send an email to:  or call us at 315.443.3258.

Click here for a complete listing of send-off dates and locations, and to register for one near you. 
Immunization Records Due July 1
Health History and Immunization Records Deadline is Monday, July 1
The deadline is quickly approaching for students to submit health history and immunization records by Monday, July 1, 2019. New students cannot access housing assignments, class schedules, or parking and arrival passes until health history and immunization record forms have been submitted.
In accordance with New York Public Health Law Sections 2165 and 2167, all students who were born on or after Tuesday, January 1, 1957, and registered for six or more credit hours or residing in University housing, must demonstrate proof of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal disease.

The following immunization records must be submitted by Monday, July 1, 2019:

  • Two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations
  • One Meningococcal meningitis vaccination, within the last five years and after the age of 16
Your student may use their SU NetID username and password to log into the Patient Portal and submit the needed health history and immunization record forms.
Important Conversations
Talking to Your Student About Personal Safety

While Syracuse University has one of the lowest crimes rates in the city, and continues to experience less crime, it is important to talk to your student about personal safety. Here are some safety strategies to share:

  • Never walk alone. Walking in groups of three or more is safest--especially after dark.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Don't wear headphones or earbuds.
  • Never leave belongings unattended, even for just a minute.
  • Always lock all doors and windows
  • If you bring a bike to campus, secure it with a U-Bolt lock
  • Download the LiveSafe app, which acts as a “mobile blue light,” allowing users to connect with the Emergency Communications Center at the touch of a button.
  • Plan ahead and use the University's many different transportation options.

For more information, visit the Department of Public Safety's website at
Parent Information on MySlice
Please remind your student to keep information updated

  • Enter Emergency Contact information. In case of an emergency the University will contact whomever is listed.

  • Enter parent/guardian contact information. This is how you receive important communications--such as this e-newsletter. Students may enter separate information for each parent/guardian in the Parent1 and Parent2 screens. Please note that information entered here becomes active in late August.

  • Using Share My Access, students can set up an account for you so that you can view class schedules, bursar bills, end-of-semester grades, financial aid, etc. For their security, we discourage students from sharing their own MySlice password.
Disability Services launches OnTrack
Interested in having an Academic Coach during your first-year college transition?

This fall the Office of Disability Services is launching OnTrack at SU, a new fee-based program designed to meet the growing demand for individualized academic support for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities (LD).  
Please click here to visit our website at Office of Disability Services.
Billing Information
Sesquicentennial Exhibit at Bird Library
Visit 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University Exhibition

Syracuse University Libraries invites you to visit the Special Collections Research Center in Bird Library, 6 th Floor from September 5 through spring 2020. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, the exhibition can be viewed between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. On the 3 rd Floor of Bird Library there will also be an exhibit showcasing 150 years of Syracuse University in maps. Stop by to check it out.  
Family Weekend 2019
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