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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.

More information about Syracuse Welcome 2018 will be available on May 1st with the launch of the ReadySet website.

Syracuse Welcome 2018

August 23-26, 2018

New Student Move-in Day 1 - Tuesday, August 21
New Student Move-in Day 2 - Wednesday, August 22
New Student Move-in Day 3 - Thursday, August 23
Syracuse Welcome 2018 - Thursday, August 23-Sunday, August 26
Classes Begin - Monday, August 27

Syracuse University orientation takes place a few days prior to the start of classes. Students will not have a summer session orientation.

2018 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 2018 pre-orientation programs will be available on May 1st.

Winter Welcome 2019

Dates TBA