Syracuse UniversityParents Office


Family Weekend 2017

Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15

Family Weekend, hosted by the Parents Office, has a long history at Syracuse University.  We invite loved ones and friends to take in our beautiful Upstate New York fall season and share in the richly diverse campus community that is home to your student.  The weekend will offer a chance to; meet your student's dean and faculty, attend lectures on campus life, visit campus buildings; and enjoy a showcase of our very talented student groups. 

Get tickets for the Friday evening football game--Syracuse Orange vs. Clemson University Tigers

Start making your plans and watch for more details on registration and schedules starting July 17, 2017.

Lodging for Family Weekend

Hotel Information

Sheraton Syracuse University Family Weekend Lottery 2017

Due to the high demand for hotel rooms the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel opens a lottery one year in advance of Family Weekend to gather names of those who wish to reserve a room.

Lottery entries will be taken until Friday, April 28, 2017

To enter online:

or Call 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

Other hotel and lodging options: Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau