Syracuse Welcome 2014

New Student Orientation

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply for housing?
Once you have confirmed your attendance at Syracuse University by returning the Intent to Register Form, you will receive an email from the Office of Housing, Meal Plans and ID Card Services outlining the process of how to register.

What are the rooms like at Syracuse University?
Room sizes and types vary within each of the different residence halls.  To view information on each of the residence halls, click on "Our Halls" at the top of this page and select a residence hall to learn more about!

What are my meal plan options?
For more information on dining at SU, visit the Housing, Meal Plan and ID Card Services website.

What can I bring to campus for my room?

The Office of First Year and Transfer Programs has developed a great list of items that you can bring with you and what you should leave at home.

Click here for guidelines on WHAT TO BRING to campus...

When will I find out who my roommate is?

For students arriving on campus for the fall, you will receive an email in the last week of July to your Syracuse University email address with your housing assignment and roommate information.

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What is a learning community?

Learning communities are groups of students who live and learn together.  Learning community residents live together on a residence hall floor and have activities focused around a shared interest or academic pursuit.  Some learning communities have an academic course as a part of them.  Learning communities are a great way to connect with other students and explore all that Syracuse has to offer. 

Check out their website for more information on Learning Communities at Syracuse University.