New Student Orientation

Syracuse University offers orientation sessions for new incoming students at the beginning of each semester. Syracuse Welcome (fall orientation) and Winter Welcome (spring orientation) offer students a mix of academic, educational, and social programming designed to help their transition into Syracuse University.

Winter Welcome 2019

January 11-13, 2019

Winter Welcome  is Syracuse University's mandatory new student orientation program for all new first-year and transfer, undergraduate students arriving in January.    

Syracuse Welcome 2019

August 22-25, 2019

Syracuse Welcome  is Syracuse University's mandatory new student orientation program for all new first-year and transfer, undergraduate students arriving in August.  Syracuse Welcome begins for new students and families with new student move-in.  

Important Dates:

 

August 16 - International Student Move-In begins

August 18-20 - Pre-Orientation Programs (Optional. Please note: dates vary by program.)

August 20 - New Student Move-In Day 1

August 21 - New Student Move-In Day 2

August 22 - New Student Move-In Day 3

August 22-25Syracuse Welcome 2019

August 22 - Parents and families should leave campus at noon

August 26 - First Day of Fall 2019 Classes

2019 Pre-Orientation Programs

Prior to Syracuse Welcome in August, new first-year and transfer students can participate a pre-orientation program.  From outdoor adventure to on-campus acclimation, there are programs for all interests!  Students participating in a pre-orientation program move in to their fall housing assignment early, make connections with other new students, get familiar with campus, explore their new home, and have fun!

More information about the 2019 pre-orientation programs will be available in April 2019.