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Family Weekend 2016 | October 28-30

Family Weekend 2016

Please plan to join us for Family Weekend 2016.  The weekend runs from approximately Noon on Friday through early afternoon on Sunday.  Detailed schedule information will be available this summer and registration will go live on July 20, 2016.

Information will be regularly updated at

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Important Dates

Family Weekend 2016

October 28-30, 2016

Commencement 2017

May 13-14, 2017

Commencement 2018

May 12-13, 2018

Commencement 2019

May 11-12, 2019

Commencement 2020

May 9-10, 2020

Ensuring Your Student's Success


Parents Office

The Parents Office promotes parents' awareness of and involvement in their student's educational experience. We want to help you help your student to help himself or herself.

Parents and families are an integral part of each student’s Syracuse University experience. These pages will guide you to helpful resources that will help you be informed about and involved in the academic and living experiences that your student will have during his or her time at Syracuse University.

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Visit Syracuse

Many visitors to Syracuse remark on the beauty of the University campus. From the venerable Hall of Languages to the 50,000 seat Carrier Dome, Syracuse University's campus comprises a wide variety of distinct architectural styles and artwork. We invite you to see for yourself!

Directions to Campus
Connective Corridor
Syracuse University Athletics
Transportation Information
Syracuse University Parking & Transit Services
Hotel Information
Syracuse Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Downtown Syracuse

Sheraton Lottery for Commencement Weekend 2018

Enter between December 5, 2016  and January 27, 2017
Due to the high demand for hotel rooms at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel during commencement weekends, a lottery is conducted 18 months before commencement to gather names of those who wish to reserve a room. You must enter this lottery during your student’s junior year.

Enter by calling The Sheraton at 1-800-395-2105 (Mon – Fri 9:00am - 4:30pm EST)


  • This is not a lottery for free rooms only an opportunity to reserve a room
  • Only one lottery entry per student
  • The lottery selection will take place end of February 2017 
  • Only those who have been selected will be contacted

*Please note that this does not include the College of Law

Commencement Information


Full details about Commencement Weekend 2017 will be available on approximately March 1 at

For general information, please click the link below.

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