New Student Orientation

Syracuse University offers orientation sessions for new incoming students at the beginning of each semester. Syracuse Welcome (fall orientation) and Winter Welcome (spring orientation) offer students a mix of academic, educational, and social programming designed to help their transition into Syracuse University.

Syracuse Welcome 2018

August 23-26, 2018

Syracuse Welcome is Syracuse University's mandatory new student orientation program for all new first-year and transfer, undergraduate students.  Syracuse Welcome begins for new students and families with new student move-in.  All new students are required to register for Syracuse Welcome using the Orientation Registration Form  between June 1 and July 15.

Important Dates:

July 15 - Registration deadline for Syracuse Welcome 2018. For a complete list of new student deadlines, visit the New Student Checklist

August 17 - International Student Move-In begins

August 18-21 - International Student Orientation (Required for all new international students.)

August 19-22 - Pre-Orientation Programs (Optional. Please note: dates vary by program.)

August 21 - New Student Move-In Day 1

August 22 - New Student Move-In Day 2

August 23 - New Student Move-In Day 3

August 23-26 - Syracuse Welcome 2018

August 24 - Parents and families should leave campus at noon

August 27 - First Day of Fall 2018 Classes

2018 Pre-Orientation Programs

Prior to Syracuse Welcome in August, new first-year and transfer students can participate a pre-orientation program.  From outdoor adventure to on-campus acclimation, there are programs for all interests!  Students participating in a pre-orientation program move in to their fall housing assignment early, make connections with other new students, get familiar with campus, explore their new home, and have fun!

More information about the 2018 pre-orientation programs is available here.

Winter Welcome 2019

Dates TBA