Optional Tasks

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 complete our on-line registration form available on our website under Incoming or current students.  For more information about other resources provided please visit disabilityservices.syr.edu or email disabilityservices@syr.edu

Purchasing Course Materials

Boxed up and ready to go! Whether you select new, used, digital or rental books-ordering your textbooks online with the University Bookstore is economical and convenient. You can rest easily knowing that you are going to get the RIGHT books at the RIGHT time and will be ready for the first day of classes!

You can view your schedule on MySlice and then review the textbook information provided by your instructor on the Bookstore's textbook site

There is no New York State sales tax on textbooks required and recommended for courses. We accept Bookstore Charge, Bookstore gift cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for online purchases.  In addition the Bookstore accepts SUpercard PLUS, personal checks, and cash for in-store purchases.

For those who prefer to make their textbook purchases after they arrive on campus, our knowledgeable textbook staff will be available to assist students find their textbooks in our Schine Student Center Bookstore. Just be sure to have your class schedule and SU I.D. with you!  

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 January 2, 2019. 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 January 2, 2019. 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.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs

Schedule an appointment in Orange SUccess with a Syracuse Smart Money Coach to create your Orange Budget.  For more information, please email finlit@syr.edu or call 315.443.5909. Don’t forget to follow @Sufinlit for helpful tips and event information.

Buying Computers and Software

The SU Bookstore is the site of 'CuseTech – your technology center on campus for education priced Apple MacBooks, iMacs, and iPads; Dell PC’s, Microsoft Surface Pro’s, gaming systems and computer accessories.

The Bookstore has an array of Apple, Dell, and Microsoft computers in stock that are selected to meet or exceed the technical specifications of the University’s schools and colleges.

Visit our website for special offers during the spring semester including computers, trade-in programs, and extended warranties covering accidental damage and liquid spills.  

Updating Personal Information on MySlice

Syracuse University students have the opportunity and option to update their personal information within MySlice. Students may update their preferred name as well as their personal pronouns. This is not required, however, it is an optional task that students may update and change throughout their time at Syracuse University.

Preferred Name
Preferred names are names that may be chosen to be used instead of legal names. Please follow these steps to select your preferred name:

  1. Log into Myslice.
  2. Select the “My Profile” page.
  3. Click “Personal Details” from the “Personal” table.
  4. Click on the “+” icon above your name.
  5. Enter your preferred name and click “Save.”

Once students submit their preferred name it will appear on their Syracuse University email, Orange SUccess account, Degree Works, MySlice class and grade rosters, Blackboard and Handshake. For additional information, please visit the Preferred Name Type Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

Personal Pronouns
Personal pronouns are the way individuals refer to each other in the third person. For some individuals who are transitioning, they might choose to change their pronouns. Please follow these steps to change pronouns:

  1. Log into Myslice.
  2. Select the “My Profile” page.
  3. Click on the “Biographic” tab.
  4. Click on the “Pronoun” link.
  5. Select your personal pronoun and click “Save.”

Please note that you can go back and change your pronouns. Currently if you do not see the pronouns that you identify with there is not way to create your own option; please feel free to send an email with your pronouns to PGPNAC@syr.edu and it will be reviewed and discussed by the Pronoun, Gender Preferred Name Advisory Council (PGPNAC).

For additional information, please visit the Pronouns Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

The opportunity to update and change your preferred name and personal pronouns are brought to you by the Syracuse University Pronoun, Gender and Preferred Name Advisory Council. Please visit the LGBT Resource Center website if you have further questions or want to learn more about gender identity and personal pronouns.

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 visit the Treasurer's Office website.

Please 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).

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.

  • 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.
 
We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, SUpercard PLUS, Bookstore gift cards, cash and personal checks for purchases.  

Cable TV and Other Devices

Other Devices and SU's Networks

Many, but not all gaming devices, TVs, streaming devices, TiVos, VoIP phones, and other similar devices are supported on the Gadgets&Games wireless network. To connect your device(s), select the Gadgets&Games wireless network. All of these of devices are also supported on SU’s wired network and should connect automatically when the Ethernet jack is plugged in. They are not supported on AirOrangeX.

Most wireless printers will not work on campus WiFi networks, including Syracuse University’s, because they were designed for smaller, less secure home networks. We recommend a Bluetooth wireless connection or USB cable instead. A device needs an Ethernet port to connect to the wired network.

Cable TV Services

  • Charter Spectrum digital cable television service is provided in all SU residential facilities. All channels are transmitted in High Definition and Clear QAM format.
  • You will need to supply your own coaxial cable to connect your television to the CATV jack. Coaxial cables can be purchased at any store that sells consumer electronics.
  • If you have an internet-enabled TV, you will need to supply your own Ethernet cable to connect it to the wired network. Many, but not all internet TVs are supported on the Gadgets&Games wireless network.
  • To view all available channels, you must configure the TV. First, set it to receive a cable or CATV signal. Next, locate and run the TV’s “auto program” or initial setup.  Please refer to your owner’s manual or visit the Residence Hall Cable TV Step and Troubleshooting guide for FAQ’s and troubleshooting tips.
  • If you continue to have trouble, call the ITS Service Center at 315.443.2677 or email  help@syr.edu. If you email, please include a phone number where we can call you back.

Dome Season Tickets

Students entering during the spring semester can visit cuse.com/students to purchase single game tickets for the remainder of the 2019-20 Men’s Basketball season. Admission to both Women’s Basketball and Lacrosse are free of charge for all Syracuse University students! Season tickets are also still available in the form of the Student Pass. Student Pass holders receive additional benefits including a student section t-shirt, exclusive experiences and guaranteed seats for sold out games.