First-Year Experience

Welcome to your first year at Syracuse University! We’re excited to have you join the Orange community as a first-year or transfer student.

In addition to the academic, educational and social opportunities during orientation, known as Syracuse Welcome, you can expect signature experiences to introduce you to the University, connect with your fellow students and successfully begin your academic journey!

Your first-year experience will be rooted in an Introductory Course, SEM 100 in your school/college that sets a foundation for your academic career in addition to Community Wellness Requirements to learn about supporting a healthy community and building connections across our campus.