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Pre-Enrollment Programs

Your first year at Syracuse university offers you a world of opportunities to engage on and off campus and in and out of the classroom. We invite you to browse through this menu of opportunities to create your own path in your initial year here, a path that will pave the way for the rest of your SU career. 


University College

SummerStart at Syracuse University is a six-week program designed to ensure a smooth transition from high school to college for newly admitted students. This six-week program provides pre-freshmen with an opportunity to become familiar with the academic, social, and cultural life at Syracuse. Learn more.

Pre-Orientation Programs

Office of First-Year & Transfer Programs

Syracuse University offers a number of pre-orientation programs to provide students with connections to ease the transition to college by connecting to other incoming students through a common area of interest.  These programs typically take place two to three days before the beginning of new student orientation.

International Student Orientation

Slutzker Center for International Services

This orientation will provide you with important information to help you as you transition into Syracuse University. This pre-orientation program will focus on items vital for international student success at SU and will lead into the Syracuse Welcome orientation program for all incoming Syracuse students. Learn more.