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E-Newsletter | February 2016

Save the Date!

Family Weekend 2016

October 28-30, 2016

Schedule information will be available at the link below this summer. The registration system will go live on Wednesday, July 20.

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Your student's voice is important.

Encourage Your Student to Complete the Campus Climate Survey

Please encourage your student to take the survey as a means of improving the quality of student life on campus. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take the survey in its convenient online format or in a paper-and-pencil version available at the information desks at the Schine and Goldstein student centers and other locations on campus.

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Gravitational Waves Group

From all over campus to all around the world, a momentous discovery in the world of physics—in our universe—was made known, confirming what Albert Einstein brilliantly hypothesized 100 years ago.
The announcement: Gravitational waves exist. A major prediction of Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity is correct. And the endeavors of many scientists, including the instrumental work of Syracuse University’s own physicists, has made it happen.

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Housing Lottery | Helping Your Student Prepare

The Housing Lottery for the 2016-17 academic year begins just after Spring Break.  In order to participate, your student should be sure that the advance housing payment has been credited to their Bursar Account by March 22, 2016; in addition, your student should review and accept the Terms & Conditions of Housing.
There is a live Housing Lottery Session for Parents on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. EST at If you are unable to attend, the session will be recorded and the video will be posted on the Parents Office website.

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Orange SUccess Initiative

The mission of Orange SUccess is to provide comprehensive tools for students to connect with Syracuse University resources. It is an advising tool (web-based program) intended to improve the way we work across all schools and colleges. The pilot phase, happening this semester, is a campus wide collaboration across all colleges and schools. It provides an efficient way to quickly offer coordinated support to all students ensuring they receive the right type of assistance/intervention to keep them on track.

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Orange After Dark

Orange After Dark is a series of late-night programs and events for Syracuse University undergraduate students sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. Activities begin after 10 p.m. as a way to provide students with fun and unique programs that enhance the total college experience.

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Spring Break Charter Buses

Tickets for buses to Boston, NYC, Northern NJ, Philadelphia and Washington DC are on sale at the Schine Box Office.  The box office can be reached at 315-443-4517.

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Free Spring Break Shuttles

Service to Airport and Regional Transportation Center (Amtrak, Greyhound/Trailways and Megabus)

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Summer College for High School Students

Are you the parent of a high school student?  Summer College provides rising junior or senior year high school students with an excellent opportunity to learn more about a particular academic area and experience life on a college campus.
Participating in this program helps prepare students for the transition from high school to college. Students choose from a broad range of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week programs offered through the various colleges and schools at Syracuse University.  For full program details visit

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