First-Year Experience

Welcome to your first year at Syracuse University! We’re excited to have you join the Orange community as a first-year or transfer student.

In addition to the academic, educational and social opportunities during fall orientation, Syracuse Welcome, you can expect signature experiences to introduce you to the University, connect with your fellow students, and successfully begin your academic journey!

Your first-year experience will be rooted in an anchor course that sets a foundation for your academic career, opportunities to help you be well and healthy, and programs that build connection across our community.