Know the Residential Policies

The Office of Residence's Lifes Residential Policices reflect the rights and responsibilities of all Syracuse University SUNY-ESF residential students. Violation of these policies will result in meeting with the Residence Life staff and/or the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and may result in an educational and/or disciplinary sanction.

CLICK HERE to view these policies.


Register Your Guest

Subject to prior discussion with, and the express approval of all roommates, a student may host an overnight guest. In the interests of the rights of roommates other residents, there are limits to the duration and frequency of such visits. Further the resident host is responsible for the behavior of their guest. Please read the Office of Residence Life Guest Policy thoroughly before registering your guest.

Register Your Guest Here


Orange After Dark is a series of late-night events that enhance the total college experience.


#BeWise - The Be Wise Campaign

The BE Wise campaign strives to generate awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs, and how to respond to it.


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"We create residential communities where living and learning experiences prepare students to pursue their life goals."

We value...


Secure residential environments and healthy decision making.


Environments that support academic success, meaningful dialogue, and personal growth.


Welcoming communities that provide students opportunities to appreciate diversity, explore privilege, and embrace individual identities.


A sense of belonging created through caring relationships, collective responsibility, and respect for one another.

Engaged Citizenship:

Learning about, taking responsibility for, and engaging with the world.

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Celebrate Orange Central!

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You're invited...

Join the Office of Residence Life as we celebrate our SU and ORL Alumni! Join us for brunch on Saturday, October 11th in Ernie Davis Dining Hall's private dining room for meet and greet with past and current Office of Residence Life staff members, including RAs, Residence Directors, and Assistant Residence Directors! We hope to see you there!

Quesions? Please contact Catherine Kellman, Assistant Director of Residence Life, at

Resident Advisor Diversity Drive-in Conference

October 25, 2014 @ Syracuse University

RA Diversity Drive-in

The 2nd Annual Resident Advisor Diversity Drive-in is a one day drive-in conference for Resident Advisors in the Central New York area that will explore diversity and inclusion as campus leaders.

Click HERE to apply to be a presenter ($15 registration fee)!

Click HERE to register as an attendee ($20 registration fee)!

All costs include meals. Questions? Email us at or call 315-443-3637

employ guide

Click above the view our newly updated 2014 Opportunities for Employment Guide! Find valuable information inside regarding our open positions, working for Syracuse University, the Office of Residence Life, and living in Syracuse, New York! For more information on applying for a position within the Office of Residence Life, please email us at

livingSUlogo.jpg is students' one-stop-shop for all programs, resources, services, and events, within the Division of Student Affairs, designed to enhance their campus-life experience at SU.

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Students of Color Leadership Retreat


October 17-19, 2014

Join us for the 15th Annual Student of Color Leadership Retreat at the Oswegatchie Conference Center in Crogan, New York!

CLICK HERE to apply!


Please contact JaNomia Smith at or call 315-443-3637

NRHH "Of the Month"


Nominate a person or program for an OTM!

Nominate a person or program for an "Of the Month Award" (OTM)!


STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.

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