Required Tasks

Health Care Requirements

Due Dec. 15

Registering for your classes and confirming your housing assignment cannot be done until you submit your vaccination records.

In accordance with New York State law, the following vaccination records must be submitted by Dec. 15:

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

You may 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.

Your Health History and Immunization Forms are due by Dec. 15. Failure to submit vaccination records will prevent you from registering for classes and receiving a housing assignment, so be sure to submit your records using the Health Care 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 Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care Patient Portal, please contact Health Care at 315.443.8000 or via email at BarnesCenter@syr.edu.

How to Apply for Housing

Due Jan. 8

If you have not yet applied for housing, and you plan to live on campus, please submit your application immediately. Applications will be accepted online until Jan. 8, 2020.  If you have not applied by that point then, upon arrival, you will visit the Housing, Meal Plan and ID Card Service Center 206 Steele Hall for a housing assignment. 

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

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. Final transcripts should be mailed to:

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

Please note that federal financial aid (for U.S. 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.

Email your SU ID Photo

Due Jan. 8

As a new student to Syracuse, you are encouraged to take advantage of the online photo submission option for your SU I.D. card.  This unique submission option is only offered to incoming new students.  Your photo for the spring semester must be submitted to housing@syr.edu as an attachment by 5 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2020.

Benefits of submitting a photo online:

  • Your SU I.D. card will be available at your residence hall when you check in.
  • If you are commuting your card will be ready for pick up at the Service Center, 206 Steele Hall during Winter Welcome.
  • No waiting in a line to take a photo.

When submitting your photo please make sure the photo meets these guidelines:

  • High-quality clear color photo with plain background.
  • Send your picture in jpg. format no more than 2MB as an attachment via email to housing@syr.edu  Indicate your SUID number and status within the subject of the email “SU undergraduate/SUID #”
  • A front view of your whole face with natural smile with no other people and/or animals in the photo
  • Plain, solid white or off-white background (no patterns, textures or scenic backgrounds)

Please note that we reserve the right to refuse to use any photo we deem inappropriate. All photos will be digitally stored for University use only.

New students who do not email a photo prior to January 8 will need to visit the Service Center located at 206 Steele Hall during office hours to have their picture taken and SU I.D. card produced.  The Service Center will be open: 

  • Friday, Jan. 108:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 11, noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about I.D. cards, please call Housing, Meal Plan, & I.D. Card Services at 315.443.2721 or email housing@syr.edu.

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 spring semester electronic bill (e-bill) is created in November and an email notification is sent when the bill is available to view online. If you are on the Monthly Payment Plan, you may pay spring over six months. Otherwise, payment will be due on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. To confirm the student’s spring registration, your Bursar student account must be current. This means either paid in full or covered by anticipated financial aid (aid that has been awarded but not disbursed). Accounts on the Monthly Payment Plan are billed monthly and installments payments must be current as well to confirm registration.

Student Account and related financial information is available via Myslice.syr.edu under Finances. Share My Access 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 please visit the Bursar Office website or email bursar@syr.edu.

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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  answers.syr.edu, email help@syr.edu, call 315.443.2677 or visit the Information Technology Services (ITS) website.

Complete Health and Wellness Requirements

Mandatory Attendance is Due Jan. 11 or Jan. 22

"Be Well SU: Staying Healthy at SU" Presentation
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, 3 p.m., Stolkin Auditorium
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, 7 p.m., Eggers Hall, 032
As a friendly reminder, students are required to bring their SU I.D. to swipe into the event.

This workshop is designed as an introduction to health and wellness resources accessible on campus in addition to general information and tips about how to stay healthy. Additionally, students will be provided with a tour of the Barnes Center at The Arch. All new first-year, transfer and Discovery students, 20 years of age and younger must attend one session of the event.

Please note that failure to complete these requirements will affect your ability to register for fall 2020 classes.

Complete Health and Wellness Requirements

Mandatory Attendance is Due Jan. 14

“Speak About It” Presentation
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 8 p.m. 
Falk College, Grant Auditorium
As a friendly reminder, students are required to bring their SU I.D. to swipe into the event.

This performance-based presentation includes thought-provoking and sometimes humorous skits and monologues, all based on true stories, dealing with sexual consent, assault and misconduct, and bystander intervention. The program also introduces students to the many resources at Syracuse University. All new first-year, transfer and Discovery students, 20 years of age and younger must attend this event.

Please note that failure to complete these requirements will affect your ability to register for fall 2020 classes.

Complete Health and Wellness Requirements

Due Feb. 3

EVERFI Online Training Modules

All first-year and transfer students are required to take EVERFI online training modules, centered on sexual and relationship violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please follow the link below and log in with your SU NetID and password. This will then prompt you to begin the modules. Using the directions below, please complete each of the modules (AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

  • Visit the EVERFI platform to access the online training modules.
  • Click “Syracuse University Login” to begin.
  • To access, please enter your SU NetID and password.
  • Complete part one of each of the modules (AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

For questions and technical support information, please visit the FAQs webpage. For additional information or if you would like to request accommodations please contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion by email at healthpromotion@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.8000.

Please note that failure to complete these requirements will affect your ability to register for fall 2020 classes.

Student Health Insurance Requirement

Due Feb. 3

Part of this transition includes enrolling or waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan through an online system called MySlice

Syracuse University offers students a platinum-rated health insurance plan administered through Aetna Student Health. Each year, all full-time, matriculated undergraduate, graduate and law students must enroll in or waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan through their MySlice account. Online students are not eligible to enroll in or required to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The deadline to waive/enroll is Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. 

In MySlice navigate to the ‘Student Services’ section, then the ‘Student Health Insurance’ header and select the ‘Health Insurance Enroll/Waive’ option. The Student Health Insurance Plan premium is applied to your Bursar account and will be removed with proof of qualifying coverage. 

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Students must enroll or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Failure to take action or receive an approved waiver by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, will result in automatic enrollment into the Student Health Insurance Plan and the premium fee of $1,026 to remain on the student's Bursar account.

For additional information, please contact the Student Health Insurance Office by email at healthinsurance@syr.edu, calling 315.443.8000 or visiting the Barnes Center at The Arch Health Insurance webpage.

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 syr.edu 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

Please visit the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) website for helpful advice on personal safety, crime prevention, statistics, campus alerts and DPS news and events. Or call 315.443.2224 for more information.