The Center for International Services hosts the International Student Orientation for incoming matriculated undergraduate, graduate and law international students. A trained team of student leaders, the Welcome Ambassadors International will also support your transition to campus life.

Summer 2023 Graduate Student Orientation

Friday, June 30, 2023

9:00am - 10:15amImmigration Essentials: SEVIS advisor will go over essential immigration regulations and resourcesHall of Language, Room 105
10:30am – 12:00pmHealth and Wellness: Staff members from the Barnes Center will introduce services available to students for physical and mental health.Hall of Language, Room 105
12:00pm- 1:30 pmLunch: Center for International Services will provide free lunch310 Walnut Place
2:00pm- 3:00pmDepartment of Public Safety presentation on public and personal safetyHall of Language, Room 105
3:00pm- 5:00pmIce cream social with student leaders310 Walnut Place


Fall Pre-departure Information Sessions

Graduate Sessions:

June  1, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


June 29, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


July 6, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


July 27, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Undergraduate Sessions:

June 15, 2023 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


June 20, 2023 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)



Fall 2023 International Graduate Student Orientation

Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20

Friday, August 186:00- 8:00pmCampus Tour with current grad studentsStarting Point- 310 Walnut Place
Friday, August 188:15- 10:00pmIce Cream Social and Game Night just for international students. Join us for eSports, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, table tennis, and badminton, whilst socializing.Barnes Center
Saturday, August 199:00-10:00amHealth and Wellness Presentation. Barnes Center staff will discus health care procedures, including health insurance.K.G.Tan Auditorium, NVRC
Saturday, August 1910:15-11:15amPersonal and Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will go over resources and assistance on how to be safe while studying and living in Syracuse.K.G.Tan Auditorium, NVRC
Saturday, August 1911:30-12:30pmResources and Success Tips for New Graduate Students. Presented by current grad students.K.G.Tan Auditorium, NVRC
Saturday, August 1912:45-2:00pmLunchTent on the Shaw Quad
Saturday, August 192:00-4:00pmSmall Group Activities with Welcome Ambassadors. Activities will help students get familiar with campus, resources and community.Around Campus
Sunday, August 2012:00- 6:00pmShopping trips to Destiny Mall. Shuttle bus provided.College Place bus stop
Sunday, August 206:00- 10:00pmShopping trip to Target. Shuttle bus provided.College Place bus stop

Fall 2023 International Undergraduate Student Orientation

Sunday, August 20 – Thursday, August 24

Sunday, August 20All Day dorm check-inResidence halls open for international check-inResidence halls, Goldstein Center
Sunday, August 20All dayCenter for International Services Check-inOnline through Myslice
Sunday, August 2012:00- 6:00pmShopping trip to Destiny U.S.A MallCollege Place Bus Stop
Sunday, August 206:00- 10:00pmShopping trip to TargetCollege Place Bus Stop
Monday, August 2110:00-11:00amInternational Student Welcome MeetingSchine Student Center Goldstein Auditorium
Monday, August 211:00-2:00pmImmigration EssentialsHuntington Beard Crouse (HBC) Gifford Auditorium
Monday, August 212:00-4:00pmPersonal and Public SafetyHBC Gifford Auditorium
Monday, August 216:00-7:00pmInternational Talent ShowSchine Student Center Goldstein Auditorium
Monday, August 218:00-9:30pmPre-Welcome SocialSchine Student Center
Tuesday, August 2210:00-11:00amHealth and WellnessHBC Gifford Auditorium
Tuesday, August 2211:00-12:00pmBarnes Center Visit with WAI LeadersBarnes Center at the Arch
Tuesday, August 2212:00-2:00pmPre-Welcome Affinity SpacesHall of Languages
102. 105, 114, 202, 205
Tuesday, August 222:00-3:00pmImmigration Essentials (repeat)HBC Gifford Auditorium
Tuesday, August 223:00-4:00pmCommunity Standards and Academic IntegrityHBC Gifford Auditorium
Tuesday, August 225:00-7:30pmInternational Student Welcome DinnerJMA Wireless Dome
Tuesday, August 227:00-8:00pmGrocery BingoHBC Gifford Auditorium
Tuesday, August 228:00-9:30pmChristian Worship ServiceHendricks Chapel
Wednesday, August 2310:00-11:00amOn Campus ResourcesHBC Gifford Auditorium
Wednesday, August 2311:15-12:00pmCareer Services & On Campus Employment AdvisingHBC Gifford Auditorium
Wednesday, August 231:00-3:00pmResource FairSchine Student Center
Thursday, August 245:00pmNew Student ConvocationJMA Wireless Dome

All orientation programs can be found on the University Events Calendar!

Residential Check-In: 

The residence halls will be open for international students to check in starting Friday, Aug.18.  All international students should plan to arrive by Aug. 20, 2023, to participate in International Student Orientation. Syracuse Welcome, the orientation program for ALL incoming students, will take place Aug. 24-27, 2023.