International Student Orientation

New international students at Syracuse University must complete mandatory International Student Orientation requirements in addition to attending Syracuse Welcome, the University-wide orientation. All new International Students must arrive to campus by August 17, 2019.

Planning Your Arrival - August 16-17

New international students can move into their residence halls beginning August 16, 2019. Students must arrive by August 17 to participate in mandatory international student orientation, which includes a required English language assessment exam.
Syracuse University will be offering free shuttle transportation from the Syracuse International Airport. Registration form coming soon!

International Student Move-In

International students may arrive in the United States 30 days prior to the start of their program as listed in the I-20 or DS2019.  All undergraduate international students should arrive on campus no later than Saturday, August 17, 2019. New international students can move into their residence hall on Friday, August 16, 2019.  

When you arrive in Syracuse, you should proceed directly to your residence hall to check-in, receive your room key and SU I.D. card.  Once you've checked in at your residence hall and moved in your belongings, you must go to the Slutzker Center for International Services with the following items:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20 or DS-2019 form
  • Copy of I-94 Arrival Record
  • Proof of health insurance if you are an exchange student

The Slutzker Center will be open on both Saturday and Sunday that weekend to allow you to begin the new student arrival process. 

For more information about other tasks new international students must complete, visit the New Student Checklist (will be released in early summer 2019) and pay attention to the international student additional tasks.


International Student Orientation - August 18-21

You must arrive no later than August 17.  To register for orientation, complete the Orientation Registration Form, available in Summer 2019. You will receive a complete orientation schedule when you arrive on campus.