Fall 2019 New Student Checklist

Tasks for all new students

  • Activate your NetID. Visit netid.syr.edu for more information.

  • Log into your Syracuse email account and check it often. Visit sumail.syr.edu for more information.

  • *Due June 1: Complete your housing application if you plan to live on campus. It is recommended that you complete your application upon matriculation. Visit the MySlice My Housing portal for more information.

  • Take all applicable online placement exams before registering for your classes.  

  • *Due June 14: Complete your First-Term Enrollment Selections. 

  • RSVP for a New Student Send-Off in your area.

  • *Update your profile after July 27th in Orange SUccess, the University's web-based advising tool.
  • *Due July 1: Complete your Health Service Requirements and submit your immunization records. Visit the Health Services Patient Portal for more information. Click here for the Health Services Requirements Tutorial. Accessing your housing assignment, class schedule, and/or Syracuse Welcome Arrival and Parking Pass cannot be done until you submit your vaccination records.

  • Check your Financial Aid To-Do-List and complete any tasks to ensure financial aid appears on your bill. Access your financial aid account through MySlice.

  • *Due July 15: Complete the Orientation Registration Form to register for Syracuse Welcome - form will be available on June 1.

  • Due July 15: Register for a pre-orientation program. 

  • Due July 15: Register and request accommodations for a documented disability with the Office of Disability Services. (Preferred deadline)

  • *Due August 1: Submit your final, official high school transcript with your date of graduation. Mail to:

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

  • Check the Bookstore for special education pricing on Apple and Dell computers that have been selected by each school and college to meet or exceed their specifications. Visit bookweb.syr.edu for more information. 
  • Order your textbooks from the SU Bookstore and receive a free gift! Free and convenient on-campus pickup when you arrive. Visit bookweb.syr.edu for more information.

  • Rent a MicroFridge from the Bookstore. Place your order by August 1 and save $20 off the annual rental fee. Visit bookweb.syr.edu for more information. 
  • Sign up for Orange Alert, the University's crisis notification system on MySlice.

  • Complete the emergency contact information section on MySlice. The University does not require that this contact be a parent or guardian; it can be another relative or even a friend.

  • Sign up for direct deposit on MySlice for a convenient way to receive refunds or on-campus paychecks.

  • *Due August 15: Alcohol, other drugs, sexual violence prevention & healthy relationship, and diversity & inclusion online training will be available later this summer. 

  • *Due September 16: Complete the Student Health Insurance Requirement Waiver Form. Visit healthinsurance.syr.edu for more information.

  • *October 6 – Attend the BeWell Expo. All new students are required to attend this event.
  • Purchase your student season ticket package for basketball and football. Visit cuse.com for more information.

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International student additional tasks


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Transfer student additional tasks

  • * Complete the transfer student course selection and registration process for your home school or college. 
  • * Submit your final transcript from your previous institution to Syracuse University and your home school or college.
  • Request a Transfer Mentor using the Transfer Mentor Request Form.

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Student veteran additional tasks

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