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Disability Services

Syracuse University values diversity and seeks to promote equal access to educational opportunities for all Syracuse University students. Incoming students who believe they have a current and essential need for disability related accommodations and resources, should  fill out the “Registration Form” found on our website http://disabilityservices.syr.edu/students/.

For more information about other resources provided, visit disabilityservices.syr.edu or email disabilityservices@syr.edu.

Purchase Textbooks

It’s quick and easy to have your textbooks ready and waiting for you when you order from the official campus store of Syracuse University!

Whether you prefer new, rental, used, or digital books – advance ordering your textbooks online with the Syracuse University Bookstore is economical and convenient. You can rest easy knowing that you’ll have the right books at the right time and will be ready for the first day of classes.

Your schedule will be available for viewing on MySlice beginning August 1st.  After viewing your schedule go to the Bookstore's textbook site to find the books and other academic materials your instructors have ordered for your classes.  Once you place your textbook order online your textbooks will be pulled and packaged and ready to pick up at the Bookstore when you arrive on campus. There is no New York State sales tax on textbooks required for courses.

If you decide to purchase your textbooks in person the knowledgeable textbook staff will be available to assist you find your textbooks in the Bookstore, conveniently located in the Schine Student Center.  Be sure to bring your SU I.D. and class schedule with you! 

Buying Computers and Software

The Syracuse University Bookstore is the site of 'CuseTech – your technology center on campus for education priced Apple and Dell products and accessories. The Bookstore has an array of Apple and Dell notebook computers in stock that were selected to meet or exceed the technical specifications of the University’s schools and colleges.

Visit the Syracuse University Bookstore website for special offers including additional savings on computers, trade-in programs, extended warranties covering accidental damage and liquid spills, and educationally priced software.  

You may pre-order your computer for convenient on-campus pickup when you arrive on campus or have it shipped home during the summer. 

Rent a Microfridge

This all-in-one refrigerator, freezer, and microwave unit is approved by Syracuse University for use in residence halls and will help make your room feel a little more like home! Only $199.99 (plus 8% New York State sales tax) covers the entire school year, including free delivery to your residence hall room and pickup in the spring.

Order by August 1st to receive guaranteed delivery to your residence hall room by August 22nd!

Visit the Syracuse University Bookstore website to order. 

Banks and ATMs

For your convenience, you may wish to establish a personal bank account with a local bank prior to your arrival on campus. Information concerning types of accounts available, minimum deposits, and required identification to open the accounts is available from each bank. View the list of area banks and Bank and ATM Map, visit the Treasurer's Office website.

Note: local banks will not cash your personal checks unless you have an account with them. Therefore, you will want to plan ahead and establish an account to have access to funds via an ATM machine.

Veterans Educational Benefits

Whether you are a new first-year or transfer student, we hope you will visit the Veterans Resource Center at 700 University Ave (across from the Whitman School of Management) in room 107. For more information, visit the Veterans Resource Center website.

When you are ready to use your VA educational benefits, you must complete an SU Request for Certification form each term. For inquires pertaining to your specific eligibility, contact the VA at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551).

Parking Permits

First-Year Residential Students

First-Year students are not eligible for parking and must petition to request a permit. See the First-Year Parking Policy for more information.

First-Year Commuter Students

First-Year commuter students are eligible to purchase a campus parking permit starting on TBA. To purchase a permit, complete the Student Parking Permit Application and send the completed application to Parking and Transit Services.

New Transfer Students 

New transfer students are eligible to apply for a campus parking permit starting on TBA. To purchase your permit, log into your MySlice account and click on the Parking Services link. 

Questions? Contact Parking and Transit Services at parkmail@syr.edu or 315.443.4652.

Day Use Lockers

Lockers are conveniently located in the Schine Student Center. They measure 18"x12"x12" and are the perfect size to safely and securely store books, laptops, umbrellas and coats–anything that you just don’t want to carry during a busy day.

Free for SU and ESF students only, for use on a daily basis under the following conditions: 1. You are responsible for the security of locker contents. 2.  Lockers must be cleaned out and the lock removed by the end of the day.

** Student Centers and Programming Services reserves the right to cut the lock and confiscate the locker contents should the lock not be removed by the end of the day.

Locks are available for purchase at the Schine Bookstore and at http://bookweb.syr.edu .

For more information visit Student Centers and Programming Services in room 228D, Schine Student Center, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bookstore Charge Account

Matriculated Syracuse University students may open a Bookstore Charge account to pay for Bookstore purchases by completing and submitting a Retail Installment Agreement. The Bookstore Charge account may be used for both in-store and online purchases for all goods and services.

  • There is no late fee or annual fee.
  • There is no interest charged if the Bookstore Charge account balance is paid in full on or before the due date.
  • If you prefer to extend payments over time, an APR of 16% interest charge is applied.
  • Your SU I.D. card will be encoded for use as your Bookstore Charge card.
  • Bookstore Charge accounts are subject to a maximum credit limit of $2,000.
  • If you are under 21 years of age, a parent or guardian must cosign the agreement.

For complete terms and conditions, and to apply for a Bookstore Charge account, download the Retail Installment Agreement and mail it to the Bookstore before you arrive on campus. Agreements are also available at the Credit Department on the upper level of the Bookstore in the Schine Student Center.

Cable TV and Landline Telephone Services

Digital HD cable TV service is provided in all SU residential facilities via Clear QAM compatible technology. You need to bring your own television and coaxial cable, and an Ethernet cable if your TV is network-enabled (it can’t be used on the wireless network). See your manufacturer’s instructions to check for Clear QAM compatibility. Landline phone service is available for your residence hall room at addi­tional cost. You must supply your own phone.

For more information on these services, visit the ITS Student Services website.

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