Move-In and Check-In

North Campus residence halls

When you arrive on campus, your first stop should be your residence hall. At the main desk or check-in point of each residence hall, you will receive your I.D. card (if you emailed your photo prior to coming to campus), room key, and important information. You will be asked to sign a locator card agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing.

South Campus Skyhalls

All Skyhall residents should first go to Skyhall II, 420 Lambreth Lane, where the main desk for the Skyhalls is located. You will receive your I.D. card (if you emailed your photo prior to coming to campus), room key, and important information. You will be asked to sign a locator card agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing.

South Campus Apartments

Residents of South Campus (Skytop) or Slocum Heights apartments should go to the Goldstein Student Center, 401 Skytop Road. You will receive your apartment keys, mailbox key, and important information. You will be asked to sign a locator card agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing.

For North Campus Residence Halls and the South Campus Skyhalls:  The halls will open for check-in at (date and time coming soon!).

For the South Campus Apartments:
Goldstein Student Center will be open for check in:

  • (Dates and times coming soon!)

If your travel plans require hotel accommodations, please refer to the Travel Information page on ReadySet. 

About your room

Once you receive your housing and roommate assignment we recommend that you visit our Residential Facilities page and take a look at building floor plans. All student rooms are furnished with a bed (extra-long twin 36”x80”), dresser, desk, desk chair, and closet or wardrobe for each student.

Housing Policies


Residence halls will remain open to campus residents during spring break (March 15-22, 2020). Dining Centers will not be open and other food operations (campus cafes and food courts) will be open on a limited basis during spring break.


You must vacate University housing within 24 hours after your last final exam—no later than Thursday, May 7, 2020, unless you are participating in Commencement.


If you leave the University due to withdrawal, leave of absence, study abroad, or graduation before the opening of campus housing, it is your responsibility to directly notify Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services to cancel your housing and meal plan charges. This also includes canceling FOOD and PLUS accounts. E-mail from your e-mail address. Be sure to include your name and SU I.D. in the body of your e-mail. It is your responsibility to notify your roommate of your change of plans.


Syracuse University requires you to reside in University housing during your first two years of enrollment at the University, as you enter your first year. You will be held financially responsible for the cost of University housing attributable to those mandatory periods even if you fail to occupy University housing as required by University policy. For more information on this policy, see the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing found here:


Housing agreements are for the full academic year—August to May. Room fees are charged by the semester, but the term of occupancy and your financial obligation are for both fall and spring semesters.


To help ensure a healthy, productive, respectful environment in which to work, learn and live, Syracuse University is committed to providing a smoke- and tobacco- free campus.

Your Roommate and Housing Assignment

Room and roommate assignments are emailed to you in mid-July. Your assignment reflects a random placement into one of 16 residential facilities on both North and South Campus. All new first year students are placed on North Campus while new transfer students are traditionally placed into our transfer student community within the South Campus SkyHalls.

We strongly encourage you to contact your roommate to become acquainted and begin a discussion on sharing a room. Once you arrive and get settled in your room, you will have follow-up discussions and complete a roommate agreement, administered through the Office of Student Living (OSL). The Office of Student Living is a great resource for information on living with and relating to your roommate. Tips on breaking the ice with your roommate are included in this section of the ReadySet website. For more information on this topic, click 

Both room and roommate assignments for new students are random.  We realize that sharing a living space with someone new can create anxiety and stress for some but we’re hopeful that you will be able to connect with your new roommate prior to coming to campus to get to know them.  You may already have an idea in mind of what you want in a roommate, or you may not know what to expect.  Regardless, you will have some important things to discuss and consider as you begin a relationship with your new roommate. 

Please understand that the University will not grant room changes for any reason prior to your arrival on-campus.  Collectively as a University we believe that the residential college experience is about learning new things and meeting/living with people who are different from you.  We think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the connections that you can make when you step outside of your comfort zone.  

Shipping and Mailing

Your shipping and mailing address is shown on your housing assignment confirmation. Do not include “Syracuse University” in your mailing address.

At the residence halls, your address is:

Your name
Residence hall and box number
Street address
Syracuse, NY 13244

For exact street addresses of residential facilities go to:

You will be assigned a mailbox at your residence hall check in.

For South Campus apartments:

Your name
Building number and street name
Apartment number
Syracuse, NY 13244

All South Campus apartments have mailbox clusters for mail delivery. They are located close to apartments and along walkways and driveways. Each apartment is assigned a mailbox. Residents are issued mailbox keys at check-in. Clusters also contain package delivery boxes for large items. 

Linens, Laundry, Housekeeping and Storage


You will need to bring your own bed linens, pillows, and towels to campus. Bed linens, blankets, and towels are also available for purchase at the SU Bookstore.


Clothes washers and dryers are available in all residence halls and are operated by coin or a PLUS account. The University Bookstore offers a dry cleaning service.


A full-time University housekeeping staff employed by Facility Services cleans lounges, public bathrooms, and other public areas seven days a week. You are responsible for cleaning your own room. 


There is no storage in the residence halls or South Campus apartments for the summer or a semester abroad. Lazybones is the University's official storage company for students. To sign up for storage services or get more information, go to or call 877-215-2105.