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SU Welcome!


The one-stop online resource with everything students need to know and do before coming to Syracuse University. It is a great tool for parents and families, too!

New Parent Checklist

Looking to keep your student on track for arrival on campus? Click here to access the New Parent Checklist.

SU Welcome! Programs

Be sure to take advantage of the many parent programs available during move-in.  The SU Welcome! program schedule can be found here and will be periodically updated so check back regularly. 

How Long Should Parents Stay?

While planning for your student's move-in and Syracuse Welcome, you may be wondering how many days you should plan to be on campus.  We offer parents a variety of information sessions and events on both Wednesday and Thursday, but each family is different, so customize your schedule to meet your needs.

Often, veteran college parents "know the ropes" and are comfortable attending only the Parent and Family Welcome and the New Student Convocation.  A first-time college parent may find some of the topically oriented information sessions helpful.  The Programs for Families schedule found on pages 22-24 of the Syracuse Welcome Guide has a schedule and description for each information session and event. Please review the schedule and decide what works best for you.

All parents should plan to leave campus by noon on Friday, August 24 when students will be engaged with their academic orientation.

Questions about Residence Halls

As you make plans to move your student to campus you may find the following links helpful.

Residence Hall Details: 

For specifications such as room measurements, room furnishings and room layouts that apply to the majority of the residence halls. Housing, Meal Plans, ID Services  

Note: Most double rooms are furnished with a bed, closet/wardrobe, dresser, desk and desk chair.  Dressers and desks are usually movable, but wardrobes may or may not be depending on the hall.

For a view of the layout of the floors in the residence halls.  Floor Plans

Immunization Records Due July 1

Records must be submitted via the Health Services Patient Portal.

Health history and immunization record forms are due to Health Services on July 1. Registering for classes and receiving housing assignments cannot be done until students submit their vaccination records.

In accordance with New York State law, the following vaccination records must be submitted to Health Services:

  • Two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations
  • A completed response form related to meningococcal meningitis vaccine indicating that the student has either been immunized within the preceding five years or has opted not to obtain immunization against meningococcal disease.

If you have your student’s records, you can send them to your student and encourage them to submit their records using the Health Services Patient Portal.  To log in, students use their SU Net ID and password.

Questions? Contact Health Services Medical Records Office at 315.443.2667.

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

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.