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New Parent Checklist 2017

Preparing to send your first-year or transfer student to Syracuse University? This checklist may be of assistance.

Parents Office Communications

How Do I Get Them?

The Parents Office e-newsletter is a resource for both new and returning parents that will include among other things the latest news, upcoming family events and tips to help support your student.  Our e-news emailing list is taken from the parent information on your student's Myslice profile.  Your student can add, update or delete parent information via Myslice.

Shipping To Residence Halls and Apartments

Proper Address is Important

Shipping to a Residence Hall or Skyhalls
Please DO NOT put "Syracuse University" in the address.

Student Name
Residence hall and room number
Street address of Residence Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210

For street addresses of residential facilities go to:  http://orl.syr.edu/living_in_our_communities/_our_communities-.html When the package arrives students will be notified by email or a notice will be placed in their mailbox.  Residents may bring their package slips to the main desk to pick up their packages. 

Shipping to South Campus Apartments

Student Name
Building Address and Apartment Number
Syracuse, NY 13210

Smaller packages will be left in mailboxes, large packages will be left on the doorstep.  Items of value should be shipped with a signature required.

Student Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance coverage.  Coverage may be through an outside qualifying health insurance plan or through the SU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). For details on both of these options visit healthinsurance.syr.edu


Syracuse Welcome provides students with a mix of social, educational, and academic programs to help them settle in and prepare for that first day of classes.  It also offers informational programs for parents.  Details regarding SU Welcome will become available on Ready Set each May or visit First-Year and Transfer Program Office.


Concerns about your student's health and well-being area always a top priority.  Discuss available resources with your student so that they understand how to access health services (similar to a family doctor's office--appointments are necessary) and how to stay safe.  Prevention is a key aspect of staying well and staying safe. Your student will have access to flu shot clinics and other preventive care health opportunities. In addition, tips for staying safe are important to review--remind your student to travel in groups, pay attention to his/her surroundings, lock the door, etc.


Creating an evironment of inclusion, community, and global citizenship is important at Syracuse University.  We strive to provide the students the tools for a sucessful personal and professional life in the ever-changing world beyond graduation.  Programs and services that support this objective are widely available on campus.


Is your student looking for an internship? Is he/she uncertain about their major? Does he/she need coaching about how to solve a problem? If he or she is unsure about where to go or who to ask, there are many departments on campus that can help.