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, known as 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 Introductory Course in your school/college that sets a foundation for your academic career, Community Wellness Requirements to learn about supporting a healthy community, and a Discussion Series program that builds further connection across our campus.