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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.