Mandatory Tasks

How to Apply for Housing

Due June 1

If you have not yet applied for housing, and you plan to live on campus, submit your application immediately. Applications will be accepted online until August 21, 2018.  If you have not applied by that point then you will need to walk into 206 Steele Hall for a housing assignment. Visit the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services website for more information.

Complete your Health Services Requirements

Due July 1

Accessing your housing assignment, class schedule, and/or Syracuse Welcome Arrival and Parking Pass cannot be done until you submit your vaccination records.

As part of your enrollment process, log into the Health Services Patient Portal and submit your health history form, upload your vaccination form, and complete your tuberculosis screening. All information collected is confidential and will be used only by Health Services.

In accordance with New York State law, the following vaccination records must be submitted by July 1:

  • Two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations
  • Meningococcal meningitis vaccination within the last five years and after the age of 16

You can obtain these records by contacting your high school or primary care physician. If you have any questions about your vaccination records, please contact your primary care physician.

All Health History and Immunization Forms are due by July 1. Failure to submit records will prevent you from receiving a housing assignment, accessing class schedules, and/or your parking and arrival pass, so be sure to submit your records using the Health Services Patient Portal. To log in, use your SU Net ID and password.

Health Services is available to assist you in obtaining the appropriate vaccinations if you have not been vaccinated or do not have documentation of your vaccinations. If you have questions or need help using the Health Services Patient Portal, please contact the Health Services Medical Records Office at 315.443.2667.

Financial aid and scholarship programs

Take advantage of the many services that the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs provides. Your personal financial aid counselor can answer your questions. Call 315.443.1513, or email us.

Submit your official high school transcript

Due August 1

Federal guidelines require that Syracuse University maintain proof that students who enroll at the University have graduated from high school. To meet your academic requirements, please ensure that an official copy of your transcript with date of graduation is sent from your school to Syracuse University. We must receive confirmation of your graduation from high school and a copy of your final high school transcript by August 1. Final transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210

Note that federal financial aid (for US Citizens and permanent residents) will be disbursed to the student account when all financial aid and admission requirements are met, including receipt of official degree bearing transcripts.

Upload your SU ID Photo

Due August 1

Your SU I.D. card will serve as your official University identification and will give you access to residence halls, dining centers, snack operations, athletic facilities, library privileges, vending machines, Carrier Dome and Schine Box Office event tickets, laundry services, and the Schine Copy Center. 

Upload your photo to insure that your SU I.D. will be waiting for you at your residence hall check-in at move-in. If you are living off campus or commuting, your I.D. will be at the Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center at 206 Steele Hall.

Upload your photo using your NetID and password to log onto the Syracuse University Photo upload website. Be sure to review the I.D. card photo requirements before selecting your photo.

For questions about I.D. Cards - please email or call (315) 443-2721.

Paying and Reading Your SU Bill

The mission of the Bursar Office is to facilitate the registration of every student in a manner that serves the best interests of the students and the University alike.

The first fall semester electronic bill (e-bill) is created in June and an email notification will be sent when the bill is available to view online. If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you may pay fall over five months. Otherwise, payment will be due on July 20, 2018. To confirm the fall registration, your Bursar student account must be current. This means either paid or covered by anticipated financial aid (aid that has been awarded but not disbursed). Accounts on the Monthly Payment Plan will be billed monthly. Those not on a payment plan will be billed for new charges approximately two more times each semester after the initial bills sent in June for fall term and in November for spring term.

Student Account and related financial information is available via the University website. Share My Access in MySlice is a feature used to set up parents/guardians to receive notifications of e-bills. This allows students to provide their parents/guardians with their own account and password necessary to view financial information online, as well as other University information.

For more information on tuition, financial aid, billing, and refunds  visit the Bursar Office website or email

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Need help?

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be providing technical support during Syracuse Welcome. We're happy to assist you at the ITS Service Center in room 1-227 in the Center for Science and Technology, off the Milton Atrium. Or you can visit our Knowledge Base at, email, call 315-443-2677 or visit

Online Training

Due September 1

All first-year and transfer students are required to take online training designed to help students make smart decisions in college around sex, alcohol, and drugs. More details and access to the training will be available in July.

Note that failure to complete this course will affect your ability to register for spring 2019 classes. 

Student Health Insurance Requirement

Due September 17

All incoming full-time and returning students are required to carry health insurance that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), based in the United State and covers services received in the Syracuse area. You may already be covered by an ACA-compliant insurance plan, and will therefore be able to waive participation in the University-sponsored plan. To waive the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) students must provide proof of qualifying coverage through MySlice by September 17. The waiver form will be available on MySlice starting May 3.  For more information about completing the waiver, visit

For more information about the 2018-19 Student Health Insurance Plan, visit

Attend the BeWell Expo

September 30

All new students are required to attend this event on September 30 at 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Come hear from Dan Harris, ABC News anchor and author of “10 Percent Happier” as he discusses the concept of mindfulness. The event will be followed by a wellness expo featuring the vast array of programs and activities Syracuse University has to offer!

Getting a Safe Start on Campus

Your safety is important to the University. The Department of Public Safety is a professional, full-service campus law enforcement agency committed to promoting a safe and secure educational, cultural, and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Once you’re on campus, be sure to log into MySlice and sign up for Orange Alert, our crisis alert notification system.  Orange Alert uses text messages, phone calls, e-mail alerts, social media notification, and a siren to provide rapid notification and instructions to members of the University community only in the event of a critical incident in progress.

You should also download LiveSafe on your Android or iOS smart phone for free. Set it to Syracuse University and sign up using your email address for instant access to safety maps of the area, a tip reporting feature where you can attach photos and video, and Safewalk, a virtual escort feature so you can make sure your friends get home safely

Visit the Department of Public Safety’s website for helpful advice on personal safety, crime prevention, statistics, campus alerts and DPS news and events. Or call 315-443-2224.