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Syracuse Welcome 2015

Syracuse Welcome 2015 is the orientation program for new first-year and transfer students. For more details about preparing for life on campus, please visit

New students should plan to arrive on campus Wednesday, August 26 or Thursday, August 27. Orientation programs for parents and supportive family members will be held on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28. Parents and families are encouraged to leave campus at Noon on Friday.

2015 Syracuse Welcome Guide

2015 Syracuse Welcome Guide: Parent and Family Programs

Family Weekend 2015

Family Weekend 2015 is scheduled for September 25-27, 2015.
The Syracuse University Football Team will host the Louisiana State University Tigers on Saturday, September 26. Kick-off time is TBA.

For planning purposes, the schedule will run from approximately Noon on Friday through early afternoon on Sunday.

Schedule and registration information will be available in late July.

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Ensuring Your Student's Success


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

New Student Send-Offs


New Student Send-Offs, hosted by SU regional alumni clubs, will be held in many locations throughout the summer. RSVP today!

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Important Dates

Family Weekend 2015

September 25-27, 2015

Commencement 2016

May 15, 2016

Commencement 2017

May 14, 2017