Syracuse UniversityParents Office


Family Weekend 2016

October 28 - 30, 2016

Visit on Family Weekend to get a peek into the richly diverse and stimulating campus community of which your student is now part.

Family Weekend Schedule Here

To access the Family Weekend schedule via your smartphone download the Syracuse University Guides Parents Office app.

Register For Family Weekend Here

Please register for Family Weekend. The $40 per family fee is not a charge for parking, but it does help to support the Parents Office programs and objectives.

Purchase Event Tickets Here

Please note that you must be registered to purchase tickets to the following events

The Orange After Dark Murder Mystery Dinners Friday 7:30 pm (SOLD OUT) and Friday 10:00 pm.

University Union Comedy show featuring Chris D'Elia

For details about these events please click the Family Weekend Schedule link above. 

Find a Place to Stay

Family Weekend 2017

Information for next year

2017 Dates

Family Weekend dates change each year.  The dates for Family Weekend 2017 will be announced in early March of 2017. 

Sheraton Syracuse University Family Weekend Lottery 2017

2017 Family Weekend Lottery Entry Dates; Monday October 29, 2016 to Friday April 28, 2017

Due to the high demand for hotel rooms at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel during Family Weekend each year, a lottery is conducted one year in advance to gather names of those who wish to reserve a room

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 May 2017 
  • Only those who have been selected will be contacted