Greeting Syracuse University students since 1944
What is the Goon Squad?
Since 1944, when the Traditions Commission established the Goon Squad, Goons have been helping incoming first-year and transfer students adjust to college life and spread school spirit throughout campus. In the early days, squad members would lead cheers at football games and host such events as the annual Goon Show. Goons also used to make sure first-year students wore their beanies, indicating first-year status. Today, Goon Squad members are best known as the friendly group of returning students who greet first-year and transfer students as they arrive on campus and help them move into their residence halls.
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GOON SQUAD SHIFT TIME OPTIONS:
Date: Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
2-5 p.m. (Wednesday only)
Location: Most campus residence halls
- All members of the Goon Squad must attend mandatory training on Tuesday, August 22nd at 7pm in Hendricks Chapel.
- The earliest returning students who volunteer can move into their on-campus housing is Tuesday, August 22nd starting at 9am.