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What We Do

Parent and Family Services sponsors a variety of programs to engage parents in their student’s continued success at Syracuse University.  Through Family Weekend, Syracuse Welcome, Parent E-newsletters, webinars and more we strive to keep you well-informed and connected to your student and the Syracuse University community.  The staff can answer your questions, offer assistance in locating campus offices and resources, and provide guidance/suggestions on how to support your student.

Our Mission

  • To facilitate parental involvement at Syracuse University in accordance with institutional policy.
  • To act as a liaison between parents and the University.
  • To orient parents to Syracuse University organization and process.
  • To provide quality resources, publications, and events that enable parents to assist their students in learning to help themselves throughout the SU experience.

Parents and Family Services Guidebook Mobile App

Everything you need in one place

Use your smart phone to Download the SU Parents and Family Services Guidebook mobile app and access all the resources as well as the Family Weekend schedule and information quickly and easily.   The app is compatible with iOS 10 iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android version 5.0 or later devices.  All web-enabled devices (including Windows Phones, Windows PCs, Amazon Fire tablets, and BlackBerry devices) may access our mobile web version of Guidebook at

Using a smartphone: choose one of the methods below to access or download the guide:

  • Using your smart phone, go to the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store and search for 'Syracuse University Guides'.
  • Using your smartphone go to and have the download link sent to you via text message.
  • View the guide on the web using a computer SU Guides mobile site.
  • NOTE: You do not need a passphrase to sign up for the Guidebook app.