The Syracuse Welcome planning team is committed to making an accessible experience for all new students and visitors. Below please find information on navigating campus and events during Syracuse Welcome, August 22-25, 2019. If you need additional accommodations, please do not hesitate to email the Office of First-Year & Transfer Programs at or via phone at 315-443-1012. This number will also be staffed during Syracuse Welcome.

Navigating Campus

A number of shuttles are available for visitors Tuesday, August 20-Friday, August 23. The shuttles run on the following schedule:

Residence Hall Route

August 20-August 21: 9am-10pm

August 22: 7am-11pm

August 23: 8am-2pm

Stops include:

  • Schine Student Center
  • Brewster/Boland/Brockway Halls
  • Sadler/Lawrinson Halls
  • The Dome* (Thursday after 4pm only)
  • Flint/Day Halls
  • Shaw Hall
  • DellPlain Hall
  • Haven Hall
  • University Avenue Garage (when needed)

Parking Route

August 20-August 21: 9am-8pm

August 22: 7am-9m

August 23: 8am-2pm

Stops include:

  • The Dome* (Thursday after 4pm only)
  • Shaw Hall
  • Flint/Day Halls
  • Manley South Parking Lot
  • Skytop Parking Lot

*After 4pm on Thursday, August 22, the residence hall routes will stop at the Dome for New Student Convocation.

Bus service will also run every 20 minutes from South Campus, Manley and Skytop. A parking shuttle will run from Day and Flint Hall (Mount Olympus) until 11pm both Wednesday and Thursday. While the shuttles have a published route, please do not hesitate to ask the driver to take you directly to where you need to go.


Visit the campus parking map for a list of campus parking lots. This parking map also denotes disabled parking spaces. Parking will be open for visitors in all legal parking spaces during Syracuse Welcome. There will be further details available in your Syracuse Welcome Guide as August approaches. 

If you need assistance parking during new student move-in, please ask a Syracuse University Parking Services staff member for assistance.

Accessing Buildings

A map of campus buildings including accessible entrances can be found online at For information on accessing the Carrier Dome during New Student Convocation on Thursday, August 22, please visit the Carrier Dome website.

Hearing Impairment

Most Syracuse Welcome programs will use CART (communications access real time translation).  Some will also have a sign-language interpreter.

Meals During Syracuse Welcome

Families can eat breakfast and lunch free of charge on Tuesday, August 20; Wednesday, August 21; Thursday, August 22; and Friday, August 23 (breakfast only) in the Syracuse University Dining Center. There is a small fee for dinner. Food Services offers a variety of items to meet all dietary needs. For more information visit the Syracuse University Food Services website.

The Syracuse Welcome Picnic following New Student Convocation on Thursday, August 22. A special buffet line will be available for Kosher/Halal needs.